around the site and find out all the local information, history
and news about our Village...
recently published book, by John Pitfield, contains most of all
the early village records for each surname in the parish and nearby
surroundings - about 1,000 surnames. Histories on some names stretch
from 1370 to 1939. The Book is £20 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 and can read about all the Surnames ending in H,
for example, by clicking here
Regis - A Step Back In Time"
be On Sunday 22nd November 10am until 4pm at the Drax Hall
are £10 each and (due to sponsors) all money will go to the
is a unique opportunity to read the stories of the people of the
village from a time gone by, that is now recorded for future generations
in this book.
publication also includes some beautiful old black and white images,
some from personal collections and never seen before
you are unable to make this event please telephone Alison Bennett
01929 472023 to arrange to purchase a copy.
Village has run a Village Scarecrow Compeition every year since
2011. Click the Photograph above to see all the entries over the
have created a Photographic History of the plans, creation and ongoing
development of May's Wood. You can see it all by clicking the Photograph
Villager John England wrote a book in 2012 on the Wells, Pumps &
Boreholes of Bere Regis, called 'Well Well Well'. Over 250 Wells
are recorded with over 100 Photographs to illustrate. The book is
only £5 and can be bought direct from John via email here
or calling him on 01929 471 469. It also available at the village
Post Office, with a copy to read at the Parish Church of St. John
the Baptist. You can read an extract from it, by clicking the Photograph
above, of the Well at Honeycombe Cottage, in Shitterton...
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.
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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