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material for a new book "Bere Regis a step back in Time",
to be sold in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society
I am in the early phases of sourcing material for a book I plan
to publish “Bere Regis a step back in Time". The content
will be of the Bere Regis of yesteryear, the villagers memories
of a time gone by captured in their own words and featuring the
amazing collection of old photographs and unseen images that we
would like to share.
The only chance I have of making this a success is to appeal to
the villagers to come forward with their stories and photographs,
anything you feel would be of interest to others to go in this publication.
Example if you worked at Bem’s the bakers or cut or bunched
the watercress, have memories of the Dances at the Drax Hall. The
old Church harvest suppers and Church fetes. If you can remember
Johnny fortnight ( Mr. Wellstead ) who used to come door to door
selling towels and dusters etc. Do you remember when there was nearly
more fuel stations in the village than cars? Arthur Janes on the
street corner? When the Bere Regis Football team during the 1950’s
won the Bankes Charity Shield. Do you recall the whirlwind that
devastated some of West Street.
am interested in absolutely any memory that you have of the village
in years gone by. You can contact me on 01929 472023 or email me
here, call in at the Pop
In Place on Friday Morning or send me your memories and photos to
3 Rye Hill Close Bere Regis.
do come forward and in doing so you will have a dual positive effect
to preserve a local memory and image in print for prosperity , secondly
to help to raise funds for a devastating disease that without much
more funding and research will without doubt be the final experience
of so many people.
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 471 215 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.
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