Stalbridge Short Mat Bowls Club invites you to try Indoor Bowls at Stalbridge Hall. Your first three sessions are FREE! The bowls club takes place on Mondays at 1.30pm and 6.30pm and on Fridays at 1.30pm. No experience necessary. Come along and give it a try. We will loan you some bowls!
For more information call Clyde on 01963 364646 or Rick on 01963 363218
A Warm Welcome for Everyone from Near or Far
St Marys Church and The Hub at Stalbridge are holding a Marmalade Sale on 23rd March. There's still time to join in with this Seville partnership by making your own for the church to sell.
The sale will take place between 10.00am and 12 noon on Saturday 23rd March in The Hub at Stalbridge, just off Station Road. All proceeds go to The Church of St Mary in Stalbridge.
The word 'marmalade' comes from 'marmelo', which is Portuguese for 'quince'. The first marmalade consumed in Britain was a thick quince and rosewater paste, and was supposed to be eaten just after your meal to help with digestion.
Most European countries use "marmalade" as a generic term for jams of all flavours, simply adding the name of the fruit to the description. In Italy, for example, jam made from oranges is called 'marmellata di arancia'.
The earliest known British recipe for marmalade made from Seville oranges is "marmelet of oranges" in a recipe book written by Eliza Cholmondeley about 1677. But marmalade was not produced on a commercial scale until the beginning of the 18th century, when an offshore storm forced a Spanish ship packed with Seville oranges seek shelter in Dundee harbour. James Keiller, a local grocer at the time, purchased the entire cargo at a very keen price, only to discover that these oranges were not sweet but sour and he couldn't sell them to anyone.
His mother, Janet, came up with the idea of replacing the quinces she usually used to make marmalade with these oranges. She sold it in the family grocers shop and it proved so popular that she began to make it year in year out. Within 20 years the demand for orange marmalade in Scotland was so great that the world's first marmalade factory was opened in Dundee in 1797.
Grays of Stalbridge Creative writing workshop with Joan
Wednesday 13th February 6.45 - 8.15pm
Your thoughts can shape your experience
a series of 4 weekly workshops on solving problems through poetic expression.
EMPOWER YOURSELF in a fun and effective way, by releasing tension, stress and anxiety.
Gaining insight and understanding. No experience necessary. £12.50 per workshop refreshments included. To book please text Gray's on
07494620685 £12.50 in advance to secure your first session balance required prior to subsequent sessions. ( for further details please contact Joan on 07765449605 )
SATURDAY 30th MARCH 2019
Stalbridge Toddler Group are holding a Baby and Children Sale at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 30th March 2019 from 10.00am till 12 noon. DeClutter and sell outgrown items. Book a table for £5. Come along and grab a bargain. Tea, Coffee and Cake available. All proceeds to Stalbridge Toddler Group.
For More information or to book a table please contact Amy by phone or text on 07811 159743 or by phone on 01963 365727
WEDNESDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2019
Stalbridge Lunch Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every Month at Stalbridge Hall. Lunchtime is 12 noon and costs £6.50 so why not come along for some good company and good food! And not forgetting the chance to win on our Monthly Raffle! For more information please contact Marigold Edwards on 01963 363875. Our next lunch is on Wednesday 20th March 2019.
Stalbridge Town Council seek your views on the possibility of building a new multi fitness track at Jarvis Field. You can fill in a short survey on the council website by clicking on the button below. The idea is being proposed at the Town Council Meeting in March, so you have some time to air your thoughts on the subject.
Stalbridge Archive Group presents an evening of "True or False", The Fun Quiz for teams of up to six people, taking place in The Hub at Stalbridge on Friday 22nd February 2019 at 7.30pm. Tickets at £5 each are available from The Vintage Tool Shop at the top of Station Road. Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will be available or you can bring your own drinks and nibbles! We're not sure from the poster below what format the quiz will take but it seems to involve identifying what Vintage tools are used for, and quite probably entails a bit of Bluffing going on...
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Are you interested in becoming a Stalbridge Town Councillor? Elections for posts are on Thursday 2nd May 2019. Find out more by clicking on the picture above or the button below. You will find a guide to what you can expect and how you can serve your community via this link to the Stalbridge Town Council website.
The Blackmore Vale Group of The Somerset and Dorset Family History Society present
An Artist’s View of 19th century Rural Britain, with speaker Felicity Herring
Wednesday February 13th, 2019
2.30 pm Doors open 2pm
The Hub, Station Road, Stalbridge
EVERYONE WELCOME Admission members £3.00
Enquires Tel 01258 472942
The Arts Society of The Blackmore Vale presents a Lecture by Ian Swankie about the remarkable range of art outside in the streets, ranging from huge and expensive commissions to unofficial graffiti, sometimes audacious and often playful. He looks at why art is there, how it has developed over the years and discover many hidden gems. The lecture runs from 11.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday 7th February 2019 at Stalbridge Hall. For more information click on the button below to visit their website