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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 further. Find out more by clicking the Image above...

 


Please click here for a summary of the changes to the subsidised network, which came into effect on 6th April.

Bus Timetables books have been produced and distribution will commence towards the end of this week. PDF copies have been loaded onto the Dorset For You website and can be found here.

 

Come to the Pop in Performers WW1 Commemoration Show - see details above...

 

Find out the latest news on our local NeighbourCar Scheme, by clicking the Photograph above...

 

Listen into the Village Community Radio 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.

 

Villager Rod Osmond has created a DVD of village life throughout the year, called 'Yesterday Today & Tomorrow'.

Here's Rod with more information -

"One of my favourite hobbies is making videos for others to watch and enjoy
I have already produced two DVD's about the places where I have lived previously and it has given me great pleasure to work on this one of Bere Regis
The contents include many 'Now & Then' scenes as well as scenes from different view points in the village
Literally hundreds of villagers are featured within filming as they attend the various events that have happened throughout the year
From the candle light Carol Service at St John the Baptist Church to the fantastic achievement of the opening of the brand new play park
I am sure that you will find this wonderful window on village life a pleasure to watch
Bere Regis 'Yesterday Today & Tomorrow' a lasting record of our vibrant village community to show generations to come
"

You can pre-order it online by clicking here.

A limited amount will be available to purchase at the Drax Hall Launch Cafe on Saturday 12th October at £10.00 each, from 10am - 4pm - refreshments available. Proceeds are going to the Church Tower Restoration Fund.

Any problems with the online order form, then phone Alison Bennett on 01929 472 023.

 

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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