Broadwindsor Film Club – Friday, 19th July

At 7.30pm at the Comrades Hall Friday, 19th July, Broadwindsor’s Community Film Club will be showing…

Anatomy Of A Fall (15)

Directed & Co-written by Justin Triet
Starring Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado-Graner & Samuel Theis.
(Running time 2hrs 31mins)

An eerily riveting courtroom thriller that examines the line where truth becomes fiction and fiction becomes truth. When her husband Samuel is mysteriously found dead in the snow below their secluded chalet, Sandra becomes the main suspect, with their blind son facing a moral  dilemma as the sole witness, as the police begin to question whether he fell or was pushed  The trial soon becomes not just an investigation, but a gripping psychological journey into the depths of Sandra and Samuel’s complicated marriage.  With conflicting evidence and inconsistent testimony, words are wielded like weapons and shocking truths come to light in this thrilling Palme d’Or winner.


  • Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm.
  • Film Club members – Free entry
  • Guests – £4 (cash please)
  • Refreshments available, including a cash bar.
  • To help estimate numbers, please book your ticket(s) in advance by contacting:
    Emma or
    Margaret Wing01308 867252

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ightAtTheMovies #OffToTheFlicks #BeKind #BeSafe #StaySafe

Discover Dizzy Co Designs

At Redlands Yard, Broadwindsor, Dorset  you will find Dizzy Co Designs, Gifts, Gallery and Workshops….


Run by owner Katherine Alexander, Dizzy Co Designs consists of a shop with an ecletcic collection of over 25 of the best artisans from Dorset, Devon and Somerset all in one gallery and gift shop. All gifts are handcrafted by time served artisans including:

  • art work,
  • ceramics,
  • weaving,
  • leather work,
  • cards,
  • fused glass,
  • jewellery,
  • wood turning
  • stunning chainmaille jewellery and much more…

You can also attend a workshops there throughout the year – check Broadwindsor’s What’s On page for dates. Don’t see a date which suits? Then contact Katherine to make a date to suit 🙂

Click HEREto visit the Dizzy Co Design website.

Click HERE to follow Dizzy Co Designs on Facebook

Contact Katherine directly on 07932 040338
or alternatively, email

Wishing Katherine every success with her business!


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Richard’s Chip Van At The White Lion On Tuesdays

Following the awful news of Richard‘s traffic accident in L&F’s Catering van last weekend, Chairman of the White Lion Community pub, Rick Dyke and chef, Clive Dammert met to discuss how the community could help…

Happy to say Clive is opening his kitchen for Richard and his team to operate from on Tuesday evenings, serving from 6pm until their van is back on the road 🙂

Pre-orders would be preferred – 07942 467 656

To reserve a table at the White Lion – please telephone 01308 867070.

Wishing Richard and Charlotte the best wishes for their challenging future.


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Singers & Instrumentalists Wanted For ‘Gallery Quire’

The newly formed Broadwindsor Gallery Quire meets every other Tuesday in Comrades Hall at 7.30pm.

They are singing West Gallery music from the Thomas Hardy era . The tunes are catchy and easy to pick up and they would love to welcome new members from the village and surrounding areas 🙂

Not sure what West Gallery Music is? Check out for some general information about this style of music and song. The West Gallery Music Association is a charity. Established in 1990 as an association of singers, instrumentalists and scholars, it became a charity in 2017.

There are spaces for both for singers and instrumentalists, a range of voices, high and low and instruments to accompany the singing.
If you would like a taster session to see what goes on please do go along (next Tuesday, 25th) or contact Clare on 07816 490021 for more details.

They are a friendly bunch and look forward to meeting you soon.

Next meeting – Tuesday June 25th: Gallery Quire 7.15pm.
and then on July 9th & 23rd.


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Exmouth Coach Trip – Wednesday, 10th July

Broadwindsor Over 60’s Club invite you to join them for a day coach trip to Exmouth on Wednesday 10th July.
Cost: £22 per person.

This trip is open to all ages – not restricted to over 60s!
You can be picked up from:

  • Broadwindsor 9am,
  • Mosterton 9.10am,
  • Beaminster Square 9.20am,
  • Bridport Co-op 9.30am.

Please contact Rita on (01308) 868729 to book your seat and secure your place 🙂

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Broadwindsor Film Club – Friday, 21st June

At 7.30pm at the Comrades Hall Friday, 21st June, Broadwindsor’s Community Film Club will be showing…

Wicked Little Letters (15)

Directed by Thea Sharrock
Starring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Timothy Spall & Anjana Vasan.
(Running time 1hr 40mins)

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy.  Based on a stranger than fiction true story, Wicked Little Letters follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley).  When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime.  The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town’s women, led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan), begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss and Rose may not be the culprit after all.

  • Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm.
  • Film Club members – Free entry
  • Guests – £4 (cash please)
  • Refreshments available, including a cash bar.
  • To help estimate numbers, please book your ticket(s) in advance by contacting:
    Emma or
    Margaret Wing01308 867252

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ightAtTheMovies #OffToTheFlicks #BeKind #BeSafe #StaySafe

100 Club Winners

The Comrades Hall 100 Club draw took place on Thursday, 6th June 2024 at the Comrades Hall Post Office.  The numbers were drawn by the Post Office Outreach Clerk and are as follows:

  • 1st              £75      no. 12              Constance Case
  • 2nd            £50      no. 53              Keith Haggett
  • 3rd             £25      no. 56              Donna Heys
  • 4th             £15      no. 40              David Watson
  • 5th             £10      no. 5                Cheryl Lim
  • 6th             £5        no. 9                Megan Jones

Congratulations to all 🙂  The next draw will take place on Monday, 2nd September 2024 at The Comrades Hall.

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The Broad Palate – June ’24

This month, The Broad Palate offers you:

Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille – serves approximately 6

Very versatile made in a big batch and frozen in portions. I like to add some braised celery as it adds a lot of flavour, similar to fennel but at a fraction of the price. Also try…

  • Adding a can of  butter beans, serve on toast with a fried egg on top.
  • Blend to make a smooth pasta/lasagne sauce (packed with hidden veg!)
  • Lay cod steaks (+ orange or lemon zest?) on top of  4-5 ladlefuls of ratatouille in a frying pan. Cover with a lid and heat through gently so that the fish steams on top of the ratatouille. Garnish with chopped parsley & sliced olives.


  • 4-5 sticks celery, de-strung and cut into 2-inch lengths (optional)
  • Knob of butter
  • 2 aubergines/2 courgettes/2 medium onions, peeled/5 large tomatoes/2-3 peppers (all cut into approximately 1.5 inch  chunks, roughly equal in size)
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Large pinch of chilli flakes (or to taste – for flavour, not heat)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 cartons passata (or 2 tins tomatoes blended until smooth)
  • 1 vegetable stock cube dissolved in ½ cup hot water
  • 1-2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
  • Olive oil and salt/pepper plus sugar to season


Preheat oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
Put the the celery (if using ) on to braise in a lidded pan on the hob with a little water and knob of butter until softened.
Meanwhile, mix the other vegetables in a large bowl. Add olive oil, salt and pepper to coat everything well and roast on oven trays for approximately 25 minutes or until softened and slightly charred.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large, deep frying pan or hob-friendly casserole and gently heat, then add the garlic and chilli and cook for 2 minutes, followed by all the other ingredients. Let the mixture bubble gently for about 25 minutes*, stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t stick, then season well with more salt, pepper and sugar to taste. (*Alternatively put everything in a slow cooker on low for 3 hours!).

Jean’s Tea Loaf (makes 1 loaf)

Great with a cup of tea – you can leave the butter out completely if you prefer, but I add a little in as I prefer the texture. You can always slather salted butter on a slice before eating!  N.B. You’ll need to soak the fruit and sugar in the tea overnight. This is adapted from my cousin Jean’s recipe (from Llanbedrog, North Wales 😊) – Ann.

  • 400g mixed dried fruit
  • 300ml strongly brewed tea of your choice (use 2-3 teabags)
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 50g cold butter, diced (optional)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Zest of 1 orange or of 2 satsumas


The night before, put the dried fruit, sugar and tea in a large bowl, mix well and cover.

The next day, preheat oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.  Grease and line a 2lb. loaf tin.
Rub the butter (if using) into the flour. To the fruit/sugar/tea mixture (i.e. do not discard any of the liquid), add the flour /butter mix (or just the flour), plus spices, zest and egg and mix well.
Transfer to tin and bake on lower shelf of oven for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Cool before removing from tin. Keeps well in an airtight tin for a week, and freezes well (double-wrapped in foil).

Many thanks to Ann Shaw 🙂

Bon Appetit!

Ann’s previous recipes:

The Bishops' Kitchen

To revisit the Bishops’ Kitchen recipes provided by Richard Childs
Please click HERE🙂

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Broadwindsor’s Bells Ring Out On 80th D-Day Anniversary

The Bells at St. John the Baptist Church rang out yesterday afternoon as part of the commerative honours for the fallen.  For those who missed them and for those who have been missing the sound of our church’s bells – the following is a ten minute recording taken while sat in the back garden of The White Lion

Many watched on as the children from the local primary school stood by the new war memorial and some read out facts from their research they had been conducting at school.

The beacon was lit in the evening at the allotments.

Thank you to Margery Hookings for the photographs 🙂

❤️ Lest We Forget ❤️

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