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A 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.

To 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!

The 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.

 

The above will be a fascinating event - do come along!

 

Outbreak of WW1 - 100th Anniversary Church Service

On 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 Photograph above...

 

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...

 

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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