As if by magic an Indian Restaurant has appeared in Stalbridge! Saffron Indian Restaurant and Takeaway opened its doors yesterday at The Stalbridge Arms. They are now fully licensed ! and the takeaway service is up and running, so dine in or order out every day from 5.30pm to 10.30pm and you can book your table by phoning 01963 364322.
Spirehill Therapy in Stalbridge is having a Christmas Open Evening this Friday 26th November starting at 6pm at Spirehill Farm. There will be an opportunity to purchase some lovely Christmas gifts from their 'local sellers' area as well as supporting local representatives. See their facebook page for more details.
Amber Corbett runs Agile Living Sports Massage Therapy at The Guggleton in Station Road, Stalbridge. Amber doesn't only work with sportspersons; "massage and soft tissue therapy can help a wide range of people and problems!" To find out more and to message Amber to discuss the most appropriate treatment for you just click on the button below to visit her facebook page.
Stalbidge Primary School Tassimo and L'OR recycling programme is closing. Please drop off your last pieces of Tassimo waste and L'OR capsules by Monday 10th December 2021. You can keep recycling after this date by using www.podback.org
The 2021 Lighting Up Stalbridge Event will take place on Friday 3rd December this year. After a successful crowdfunder campaign by the Stalbright Group the Ring Tree in Stalbridge will be lit up once again, and colourful Christmas Trees will adorn the walls of houses and businesses from Church Hill to Ring Street and beyond. There are several things happening in the evening, so scroll down to find out!
Mulled wine and mince pies will be served outside Anglesey Cottages from 5.30pm in aid of St. Mary's Church in Stalbridge
Stalbridge Churches, led by Sandra Turner and Judy Waite will present their Christmas Story at The Ring from 6.00pm, including Carols and a blessing.
The Stalbright Christmas Lights will be switched on at 6.30pm
From 5.30pm The Stalbridge Scouts will be running their ever popular Barbecue outside the Scout Hut
Also from 5.30pm there will be a Charity Christmas Fayre inside The Scout Hut
Doors open at 6.45pm for the STALBRIDGE HALL CHRISTMAS BINGO, with Eyes down at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. The Bingo will take place in the Community Hall. There will be a prize for every line.
18 years ago The Lime Tree on the Ring in Stalbridge was lit for the very first time. It was the 9th November 2003 and a small team of brave souls set about the task of adding up to 4000 lights to the Lime tree on The Ring, in Stalbridge. An autumnal Sunday morning, dull and overcast - but by 8am the team had gathered... they carried on until nightfall - and still hadn't quite finished - that gives an idea of the scale of the job in hand! "As you may know, Stalbridge has been raising funds throughout 2003 to enable the purchase of the lights for the tree on The Ring. Organiser Julian Else (pictured below in red!) has been overwhelmed by the level of local support... including those mad enough to offer their services in climbing trees on cold November days." It's all part of Stalbridge christmas celebrations which are proving to be better and better as each year passes. With no fear of heights, the team of volunteers are pictured below, setting up to light the Lime tree on The Ring at Stalbridge for the first time, this Christmas.
Stalbridge Independent Supermarket Dike & Son have started a loyalty card scheme at the store, and for five weeks from 15th November they are offering 5 points on your card for every £1 spent - that's 5p in the pound saved! If you haven’t joined the Dike & Son Loyalty Card Club yet you can pick up a card in store or if you shop online with them you can simply email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will activate one for you. For more details, offers and promotions visit the Dike & Son facebook page by clicking on the black button below. To visit their online store click on the white button below.
The Church of St Mary in Stalbridge presents a Christmas Concert with The HMS Heron Volunteer Band and The Stalbridge Singers on Thursday 16th December 2021 at 7.30pm. There will be Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Carols! Tickets at £8.00 (£15 for two) go on sale at Williams Nursery and Stalbridge Post Office from Monday 22nd November.
The HMS Heron Volunteer Band "is a friendly and welcoming wind ensemble which performs as a concert band and marching band. Its members are drawn from serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces and civilians from the unit and local area. The repertoire is common to most concert bands and includes popular classics, overtures, film music, selections from West End shows, military marches and contemporary works. It is constantly refreshed with new and challenging pieces".
The Stalbridge Singers, led by singing coach Rebecca Rocheleau are "A fun, friendly community choir with a creative spirit. A group of individuals singing in harmony!" Their concerts are joyous and uplifting. The Stalbridge Singers have earned themselves a deservedly great reputation over the years.
Thyme after Time Café in Stalbridge proudly presents "An evening of Festive Food" on Friday 3rd December from 7pm. "Great food and light musical entertainment by Ben Court, combining both festive and all year round musical numbers. Price per head is £40. Includes special festive drink on arrival, 3 delicious courses and fresh coffee. Please note that pre-booking, pre-payment and pre-chosen main course and dessert are required please when booking your table. View the menu here and download it to print out and drool over....but don't take too long as tables are filling up as we speak!
The Swan Pub in Stalbridge presents a 1950's FANCY DRESS UP THEMED NIGHT with the superb musical talents of Rip It Up! "This is going to be brilliant..!" Dust Down Them Old Drapes, put on your Crepes and Get Down To The Swan Pub in Stalbridge on Saturday 20th November 2021 for a very special evening! Rip It Up will be kicking off their set from 9.00pm. PRIZE FOR BEST 1950's DRESS UP! See You There..!
Stalbridge Royal British Legion Club are hosting their Christmas quiz on Wednesday 8th December at 7.30pm. Tables of up to 6 people available at £2 per person. To book your table please either: Book by text on 07939009490 or, by phone on 01963 362995 and leave a message with your contact details.
Stalbridge History Society Talks present "Women's Suffrage in Dorset, The forgotten Stories" on Saturday 20th November. The talk takes place at The Congregational Church in Station Road, with doors opening at 10.30am and talk at 11.00am. £3 entry for non-members. Free parking is in the Hub car park in Station Road.
The Fundraising Campaign to Light up Stalbridge This Christmas has been a great success, but we need just a few more people to donate in order to achieve our target. If you are able to do online banking you can make a donation by visiting our crowdfunder page. Alternatively you can take your cash or cheque donation to The Stalbridge Community Library in The Hub at Station Road during their opening hours:- The library is open from 2.00 pm to 5.00pm on Tuesdays, 12 noon to 2.30pm on Wednesdays, 3.00 pm to 6.00pm on Thursdays and 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays. There is a Stalbright Donation Box at the Library ready to accept your donation. Every year since 2003 the splendid Lime tree on The Ring at Stalbridge has been lit up for the Christmas season with 4000 lights, paid for by the Stalbright Group. We have not been able to fundraise this past year and a half and so we would really appreciate your help in maintaining this long tradition of lighting the Lime tree. We are hoping to reach a target of £1000 to pay for the maintenance of the lights, the repairs and replacements and the contractors and machinery needed. We have so far raised £930 of our £1000 target but need those last few donations to reach it. Please help us if you can, from as little as £1.
Thank you from the Stalbright team
Stalbridge Hall presents a Blondie and Ska Tribute Music Evening at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 4th December 2021 from 8pm to 11.30pm . Tickets available from Williams Florists in Station Road, Stalbridge. Tickets are £10 each. Have a look at the 2 videos below and check them out on their own website by clicking on the button below.
"a dazzling show; a precise Blondie tribute meshed with other two-tone classics"
Stalbridge Hall and ArtsReach present West Gallery Carol Concert by the Ridgeway Singers and Band, led by Phil Humphries and Tim Laycock on Saturday 11th December 2021 in Stalbridge Hall at 4.00pm. "A joyous celebration of all things Dorset featuring traditional West Gallery carols, local wassails, midwinter stories and sparkling instrumentals". Tickets: £8, U18s £5, Family £20, available in advance from Williams Nursery in Station Road, Stalbridge or online at artsreach.co.uk by clicking on the logo below. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available.
The Ridgeway Singers and Band were created as part of a 2013 Artsreach project - ‘Rooting Round the Ridgeway’. Every Christmas since, the group have performed West Gallery Carol concerts in churches and village halls across Dorset. With their roots in the South Dorset Ridgeway and inspired by the rich sources of locally collected folk songs and West Gallery carols, The Ridgeway Singers & Band led by Tim Laycock and Phil Humphries have once again tuned their fiddles and voices to present a joyous celebration of Christmas past and present for Artsreach this winter.
Traditionally sung by village choirs in English country churches from the 18th century onwards, West Gallery music’s demise was brought about by changes in musical fashion and the innovations of the organ and harmonium. The accompanying musicians, usually performing from a gallery at the west end of the church, who played the fiddle, the cello and the serpent might have become no more than a footnote in history: but thanks to Thomas Hardy and his first novel, Under the Greenwood Tree, the carols that his grandfather and father played ‘Going the Rounds’, and the local traditional songs and dance tunes that they played so vigorously, have not only survived, but have been kept alive in grand style! The result is a joyful and toe-tapping musical celebration of the midwinter season.
Delicious, made to order pizzas are available every Thursday evening from 5.00pm to 8.00pm at The Gugg, Station Road in Stalbridge. If you haven't tried one of Dan's succulent, stonebaked pizzas you have been missing out! Have a look at the menu below...packed full of delicious ingredient combinations. Why not visit Dan's FB page and order your pizza to collect?
The Gugg in Stalbridge are hosting a Wreath Making Workshop on Saturday 4th December and Saturday 11th December from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Join them and get into the spirit of Christmas! Cost is £25. All materials will be supplied, plus Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Festive Music! Booking is Essential so please call or Message Laura on 07969 993059 to book your space.
The Last Post and Reveille will take place on the Ring at Stalbridge on Thursday 11th November 2021 at 10.45am
The Remembrance parade will take place on Sunday 14th November. Everyone is welcome to join in, so please meet in the Town Car Park on Station Road. Be ready to start at 10.30am. The Claysemore School Pipe Band will parade with us up to St. Mary's Church for the Remembrance Service and laying of wreaths afterwards at the War Memorial. The parade will return to the RBL club on Barrow Hill, where everyone will be welcome.
Stalbright Special Events for Stalbridge is crowdfunding to raise money to light up Stalbridge for the Christmas season. You can help them by visiting their crowdfunder page and making a donation from as little as £1. Click on the button below to visit the page.
Louise King Pilates classes are running at Stalbridge Hall at 9.30 on Wednesday mornings. PILATES can increase your strength and mobility AND improve your sense of well-being. Come and join this fun, sociable and nurturing exercise session, which is suitable for most abilities. Spaces are limited and booking essential. Please email: email@example.com, call 07779 712305 or message Louise for more details by visiting her facebook page below.