around the site and find out all the local information, history
and news about our Village...
Wood in Bere Regis, Dorset celebrated its first anniversary on September
28th 2014. We take a quick look back to when the first saplings
were planted in 2013, and Linda Lamon shares her images of their
growth through the seasons. Huge thanks to Dr Brian May for providing
a place for wildlife and wildflowers to thrive. Original music track
© Linda Lamon. Created by Linda Lemon on 18th September 2014.
reminder for village history buffs! Here are two books on local
history, written by villager John Pitfield. To the left is 'A Guide
Book for Bere Regis' (published in 2011). Its 170 pages have a wealth
of Photographs and information about the history of the Village.
the left is 'Bere Regis Names' (published in 2014). It contains
collected family information of about 1,000 surnames recorded in
all the Bere Regis parish records. Histories on some names stretch
from 1370 to 1939. Some classic names covered are Rodigine Elrudge,
Mellyer Hellyer, Joseph Joseph, Page Savage, Gabriel Shitler, Penticost
Skutt, Theophilus Snell, Siberia Snook, Julius Squibb, Thomas Thomas,
Hercules Trewe, Plucknett Tutty and Shadrach Whittle!
Books are £20 each and can be bought at the Post Office, or
ordered for an extra £5 P&P. You can contact John by email
for more info, or look here for more
information on these and other books on the village.
above will be a fascinating event - do come along!
of WW1 - 100th Anniversary Church Service
Sunday 3rd August, there was a thoughtful and memorable service
in our parish church at 7pm led by Ian Woodward, our vicar and by
Pastor Jim Morris. You can see Photographs from the Event (courtesy
of Bernie Lightfoot, Matty Maunder & Robin Pitcher), read the
Order of Service and find out about future events, by clicking the
part of the Purbeck: Nature Improvement Area, Smallwood Association
and the Dorset Wildlife Trust have created an exciting woodland
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.
the Leaflet above, to enlarge it for more details...
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...
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...
news! The Bere Regis Bell Tower Appeal has reached its target! Find
out more by clicking the image above...
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...
Day Lunch 2014
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?
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?
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.
could you contact Karen on 07789 005 630 or Andrea on 01929 472
588 to register your interest.
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...
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...
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
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.
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...
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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