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As part of the Purbeck: Nature Improvement Area, Smallwood Association and the Dorset Wildlife Trust have created an exciting woodland training opportunity.

A one year part time work placement on the Isle of Purbeck is on offer, to a hard working individual keen to learn the basic skills needed to begin working within the woodland sector.

Click the Leaflet above, to enlarge it for more details...

 

BERE 14-18

On Sunday 3rd August, which is the eve of the declaration of war in 1914, there will be a thoughtful and memorable service in our parish church at 7pm led by Ian Woodward, our vicar and by Pastor Jim Morris, to which every one of any faith, or none, is invited.

The service will include hymns and readings including a number of First World War poems on the themes of reconciliation and peace. The service will end with a procession to our War Memorial, led by children and young people from all sections of the parish carrying 28 candles in remembrance of our 28 war dead. The candles will placed around the memorial before we disperse.

Our next commemorative event will be the first in a series of lectures on Saturday 1st November 2014 in the Drax Hall about the naval battle of Coronel in 1914, when the speaker will be Rod Arnold of the Western Front Association. Tickets costing £2.50 (children free) will be available in the autumn.

 

The Entry Form and Agenda for the Bere Regis Village Show are now available. It will be held on Sunday 10th August and you can find all the details, by clicking the Photograph above...

 

The Pop In Performers have been producing wonderful Shows for over 15 years now. To celebrate the fantastic work of these talented villagers, we are gradually uploading all their past Shows onto this website. This means you will soon be able to relive every one of their past events and share them with others. You can watch them by clicking the logo above...

 

Wonderful news! The Bere Regis Bell Tower Appeal has reached its target! Find out more by clicking the image above...

 

BERE 14-18

A small group of people representing some of the village organisations, are regularly meeting to plan how Bere Regis might commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. They have now developed the plans in particular for the Battlefield Tour further. Find out more by clicking the Image above...

 

Christmas Day Lunch 2014

Would you like to spend Christmas Day with friends but don’t have the space at home? Fed up of cooking a turkey for one or two people? Bought a box of Christmas crackers and will still be using them in 3 years?

If you could have lunch cooked and served to you with no shopping or washing up to do – for a fraction of the cost of going out to a restaurant – would you be interested?

Well we might have the solution for you! Plans are being made to hold a Bere Regis Village Christmas Day lunch at the Scout Hut but we need to find out if there is any community interest and an idea of numbers before we can go ahead. We don’t need to know exact numbers or get a commitment from you – just putting feelers out to the local community to find out if we need to book Santa Claus to visit.

Please could you contact Karen on 07789 005 630 or Andrea on 01929 472 588 to register your interest.

 

It took over 6 months of emails back and forth, but we finally now have the entire Dorset County Museum's Bere Regis related Historical Photograph Collection on our website. All 121 Photographs, (ones we didn't have already), can be seen in our Historical Photograph Galleries, by clicking the Photograph above. Just scroll down each Gallery, until you see the Museum Watermark on each Photograph...

 

We have digitised every available Bere Regis Parish Magazine, since the very first one published in February 1887. That's approx 1,200 of them! Click the Photograph above to look at the digital Archive...

 

As part of the community Bere 14-18 Commemorations, a small team is researching the lives of the men of our three local parishes (Bere Regis, Winterborne Kingston & Affpuddle/Turnerspuddle) who served in the forces in the Great War. Their names are listed if you click the Picture above. If you think you are a descendent of any of the men listed and may have some family or service history or mementoes (Photos, medals, service papers, cuttings, etc ) about them, could you kindly contact Philip Ventham on 01929 471215 or email here.

We would be very pleased to speak with you. Any information, however insignificant, is of interest as very often, family recollections can fill gaps in the official records. All contributions will be acknowledged and mementoes recorded and returned.

 

There are many things that people in the Village can do to help the environment. Click the Photograph above for some ideas. There are also some general everyday living tips that may help make your life a little bit more simple and successful...

 

We would love to hear your views on the Village Website. We have created a 2 minute online survey that we would really appreciate if you could complete. Click the image above to see it...

 

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