The Wagon House Is At Bridport Food Festival

The increasingly popular Wagon House is in attendance at this year’s Bridport Food Festival.

They recently received full permission from their EHO to bottle their own milk and milkshakes for local establishments! If anyone knows anywhere that would like supplied with fresh milk and milkshakes then get in touch and they will add you to their growing list!

The Wagon House

Contact Louise on: 07943 782498

Email: thewagonhouse@hotmail.com
or Message through their Facebook page HERE.

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Platinum Jubilee 2022 #4 The Weekend

The final slideshows of Broadwindsor Fun Group’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations…

To view the others, please click on the links below –

Saturday, 4th June:

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Sunday, 5th June:

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These and more photos of our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations can be viewed at Annie Collins Photography‘s Facebook page HERE.  They are terrific. Thank you so much Annie!

Thank you to everyone who took part!

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Dorset Falconry Park Features On Countryfile

Last Sunday, 12th June, BBC’s Countryfile featured an excellent interview with Martin Ballam of Xtreme Falconry at Dorset Falconry Park which they visited at the end of last month.

You can watch the episode HERE (or on Catch up or BBC iPlayer) – 9 mins & 50 secs in.

Martin discusses the plight and controversy regarding the White Tailed Sea Eagle – something which he has offered to educate West Dorset MP Chris Loder on more than one occasion since his comments in February 2022 (read more HERE).

The photograph is of Brianna, their White Tailed Sea Eagle.

Xtreme Falconry, DorsetDorset Falconry Park is at Lewell Mill Lane, Lewell, Dorchester, DT2 8AN.  For more information, you can visit their website HERE or email your enquiry to: enquiries@xtremefalconry.co.uk.
You can also contact them by telephone: 01305 250710.

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Father’s Day – Sunday, 19th June

Honouring fathers, grandfathers and all things paternal, Father’s Day has been celebrated on the third Sunday in June since 1910.

Both the Stableyard Restaurant & The White Lion are offering a delicious dinner – please call to check availability!

Thank the Americans!

Founded by the daughter of a U.S. Civil War Army veteran in 1910, in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day. Then in 1972, President Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the 3rd Sunday of June each year. The U.K. follows this observation.

A customary day for the celebration of fatherhood in Catholic Europe is known to date back to at least 1508 and is usually celebrated on March 19th, recognised as the feast day of Saint Joseph.

In countries, including Spain and Portugal, Father’s Day is observed on 8th August.

Germany marks Father’s Day on Ascension Day in May or June, 40 days after Easter, while Australia and New Zealand commemorate it on the first Sunday in September.

In Thailand, Father’s Day is celebrated on 5th December, the birthday of their late king who was considered the ‘Father of the Nation‘.

Russia continues a tradition from the Soviet Union of celebrating “Man’s Day” on ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’ on 23rd February, which marks the first mass draft into the Red Army.

In addition to Father’s Day, International Men’s Day is celebrated in many countries on November 19th (on a Saturday this year) in honour of both men and boys.

Enjoy a Happy Father’s Day 🙂

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Platinum Jubilee 2022 #3 Childrens’ Parade & Poetry

Apologies for the delay, but here are some photographs from the Childrens’ Jubilee Parade and their poems which they wrote for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this month, after workshops with resident poet, Peter Roe. All were on display in the Comrades Hall over the weekend.

The Childrens’ Parade:

The winners, all from Broadwindsor school received a £10 voucher for Toymaster,

  • Emma – Thomas Hardy (KS1)
  • Clemmie – William Barnes (KS2)
    with Clemmie’s sister, Pearl – Mary Anning (KS1)

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Yes, there are even more photos to come on the site but if you’d like to view more photos now of our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – please visit Annie Collins Photography‘s Facebook page HERE.
They are wonderful. Thank you Annie!

 

The Childrens’ Poetry: … If I were King/Queen for a day… or perhaps a Guinea Pig?

The winners, also from Broadwindsor school were:

  • Sophie, ‘If I was Queen for a day…’ 
  • & the young boy who flagged G for Gorilla.

Each received a £10 book token for the The Bridport Bookshop on South Street, Bridport.
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A HUGE thank you to everyone who took part!

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Tikka Trak In Village Tonight 4-8pm

Visiting Broadwindsor village tonight and parking in the bay outside the primary school, Tikka Trak‘s mobile Indian Street Food van will be there!

Pre-orders can be made up until 3pm on 07843 199 781

Please note: there is a slight price increase due to rising fuel costs.

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Support For Application By Village Shop For Loan By BGPC

The meeting of Broadwindsor Group Parish Council (‘BGPC’) on 13 June 2022 considered the loan application from BADCE towards the purchase of the shop freehold, and there was overwhelming support for the proposal.

The following is the text of a report issued by BGPC after Monday’s meeting:

At last night’s Meeting BADCE asked the Parish Council to consider helping them to acquire loan finance which would allow them to purchase the freehold of the Old Telephone Exchange Building which has become available at a discounted price and thereby help ensure a more sustainable future for the Community Shop.

The Parish Council has access through the Public Woks Loan Board to finance with much lower interest rates than those offered by high-street lenders. The Parish Council successfully accessed a loan of £20,000 in 2018 to help meet a funding shortfall for the Multi-Use Games Area, which has proved to be an invaluable community asset

The proposed loan would be for £50,000 over a thirty year term and all repayments would be funded by BADCE. There would be no increase in the precept, the Parish Council will not incur any additional costs and will be offered security over the freehold property, which has a value materially higher than the £50,000 loan.

The Parish Council will be considering the proposal at its next meeting on 11 July, and we really want to hear from parishioners as to whether they would support tis. Please do leave comments, send an e mail, call or attend our meeting. We look forward to hearing from you.

As indicated above, the Parish Council wants to receive support from parishioners for its proposed loan to BADCE, so all supporters are please asked to confirm support for the loan, by contacting the Clerk, in writing, or by email on hello@broadwindsorgroup.gov.uk.
NB: Please include your address so the Clerk can confirm that you live in the Parish 🙂

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Platinum Jubilee 2022 #2 Beacon Lighting Ceremony

The Beacon lighting ceremony on Thursday, 2nd June began with the music of a Highland piper (recorded) then this performance from Tilly Jardine on her bugle:


This was followed by the debut performance of the Broadwindsor Platinum Jubilee Choir
(no recording as yet).

 

Then it was time for Pip Cadwell to light the beacon:

Do listen for Pip’s final instruction to Barry at the end of the video 🙂

 

Well done Pip – Thank you!

More photos to come on the site but if you want to view more photos now of our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – please visit Annie Collins Photography‘s Facebook page HERE.
They are fantastic. Thank you Annie!

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Motor Cycling Club 120th Anniversary Course Through Common Water Lane

The Motor Cycling Club (MCC)’s 120th Anniversary Dick Peachey Three Day Trial, named to honour their former Chairman Dick Peachey who died earlier this year, sees around 100 classic bikes and cars tackle a 530-mile course including on technical off-road trials sections.

It starts in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire on Friday, 24th June and go to Exeter and back AND includes Common Water Lane. The first cars are anticipated from 11.40am on Friday, 24th for approximately 3 hours maximum. Residents of Common Water Lane have been informed.

The Motor Cycling Club is one of the oldest in the world. At the turn of the 20th Century, a small handful of automotive pioneers established the Club with one mission in mind. To test themselves and their machinery by trekking along the unmade and unlit roads and hills between London and Edinburgh and back. The long distance Classic reliability trial was born.

The Club remains the only one that caters for such events in modern times, and takes much pride in this fact. Over 120 years of competition to date and their events are still capable of testing drivers and riders along with their machinery. These days, those unsurfaced hills have become synonymous with the Club and it’s trials, whether they’re in the Peaks or the South West.

There will be a whole range of bikes, side cars and 2 wheel drive cars on standard road tyres, from pre-war to homemade and everything inbetween, so if you’d like to watch, there should be something interesting to see passing by!

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Full Strawberry Moon – 14th June

Today’s Full Moon is also known as the Strawberry Moon, being the time of year for ripening strawberries.

There are many different names for the Full Moons experienced each year. Usually they’re not based on a colour, but on a common activity that takes place that time of year:

  • Blooming Moon is indicative of the flowering season.
  • Green Corn Moon and Hoer Moon suggest that it’s time to tend to young crops.
  • Birth Moon, referring to the time when certain animals are born in their region.
  • Egg Laying Moon and Hatching Moon are Cree terms that also hint at a time of many animal babies.
  • Honey Moon
  • Mead Moon

June was traditionally the month for marriages – it is even named after the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno. Following marriage comes the “honeymoon,” which give may give credence to one of this Full Moon’s names.

This is the second Supermoon of the year – Supermoons are often known to appear slightly larger than a normal Full Moon, up to 30% brighter and 17% larger, but in reality it seem to appear much the same, observed as a bright orb casting a slight golden tint.

The Summer Solstice is next Tuesday, 21st June.

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