Our Queen is now Lying-in-State in Westminster Hall, London allowing the public to pay their respects.
On the morning of Monday 19th September, the Lying-in-State will end and the Coffin will be taken in Procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, where the State Funeral Service will take place at 11.00 hrs. BST.
Her Majesty’s State funeral will be streamed to the big screen at the Comrades Hall on Monday, 19th September 2022.
Doors will open at 10am. All are welcome.
Following the State Funeral, the Coffin will travel in Procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. From Wellington Arch, the Coffin will travel to Windsor and once there, the State Hearse will travel in Procession to St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle via the Long Walk.
A Committal Service will then take place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The streaming will continue until 12.30pm.
Non-alcoholic refreshments will be available. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments along.
The Book of Condolences which is currently in our church, will be available for those who would like the opportunity to contribute.
King Charles III and his siblings took part in the Vigil of the Princes on Monday, 12th September at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland after being driven down from Balmoral in Aberdeenshire accompanied by Princess Anne.
First occurring with King George V in 1936, this was only the third Vigil of Princes in recorded history. The Princess Royal became the first woman ever to stand guard at a Vigil of the Princes. They all stood vigil for a second time at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday, 14th.
At the time of publishing, the Comrades Hall Management Committee have reached just under £3,000 of their £20,000 Crowdfunder target. However, if they are able to attain just £5,000, a hopefully more achievable target, they will receive a further £8,000 from Sport England.
The Crowdfunder is now extended to Saturday, 15th October.
“It didn’t seem right to publicise the campaign following the death on Thursday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the period of national mourning that continues until the Queen’s state funeral on Monday, 19 September.
Our thoughts are with the Queen’s family and all those who are in mourning.”
You can still claim rewards for your donation 🙂 Click HERE.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far- please help continue to spread the word to all those in the village and further afield…
The Comrades Hall was gifted to the village in 1952, in the same year the Queen acceded to the throne. It will be celebrating its own platinum jubilee in November 2022 so expect some more celebrations 🙂
In 2 weeks time Rich and Dani will be closing the doors of their little bakery at Redlands Yard. Fear not they say, as they will be making a return just down the road in a very exciting new space in the heart of Broadwindsor.
They are currently working very hard on turning The Old Post Office (the old village shop) into their brand new bakery and the space has bags of potential. There will be new bakes, cakes and pastries as well as Local Honey, Beewrapuk will be back in stock plus so much more…
They also have a coffee machine incoming!
They hope to be back open by the second week in October, but with all things that require building works, this has to be fluid. Follow them on their Facebook page for updates and progress – clcik HERE.
They’re looking forward to seeing you all at the start of their new and exciting chapter!
We wish you every success Rich & Dani 🙂
Wife of the Chairman of Broadwindsor’s Community Pub, Sara Dyke has issued the following news:
The beginning of meteorological autumn on 1st September also saw the third, very successful Farmers’ Breakfast in the comfortable environment of the White Lion community pub.
28 farmers and family members met at 10am and enjoyed a delicious full English breakfast cooked beautifully by Kate and her family with locally produced ingredients. Izzy Masey, Michelle Hughes and I were the waitresses and heard many murmurs of approval and compliments on the quality of the food. There were lots of empty plates to return to the kitchen which is always a good sign!
The aim of the group with breakfast is not only to feed our hardworking local farmers, wives and farm workers, important as that is, but also to facilitate regular meetings where networking can take place, advice and support can be shared and also to provide an opportunity for education and innovation.
This month saw the first outside speaker attend, kindly organised by Andrew Frampton. The South West representative from Holland Tractors attended and talked about the new generation tractors which can be powered from methane from slurry lagoons.
He also went through tractor development over the last 20 years and other new technologies including driverless automated tractors which are entering the market.
The breakfasts are the first Thursday of each month and if you’d like to attend (this is limited to the farming community) please let Andrew Frampton know by the Tuesday of that week.
Andrew’s email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Sara Dyke
The Silver Lining Band performed at Broadwindsor Fun Group‘s Sunday afternoon Platinum Jubilee celebrations. They are making a welcome return to Broadwindsor on Friday, 30th September for The White Lion’s very first music night since becoming a community pub 🙂
We love the band for their Fifties and Sixties pop and rock and roll covers and it looks set to be a great evening!
Entry is free but you might want to get there early to bag a seat!
At 7.30pm at the Comrades Hall on Friday, 16th September, Broadwindsor’s Community Film Club will be showing Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG) which runs for 2 hours and 5 minutes.
Downton Abbey: A New Era is a 2022 historical drama film and the sequel to the 2019 film Downton Abbey. Both films were written by Julian Fellowes, the creator and writer of the television series of the same name, with the sequel being directed by Simon Curtis, replacing Michael Engler who directed the first film. Music by John Lunn.
The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly inherited villa.
- Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm.
- Film Club members – Free entry
- Guests – £4
- Refreshments available, including a bar.
- To help us cater for numbers, please book your seat in advance by contacting:
Emma Myers – email@example.com or
Margaret Wing – 01308 867252
As the UK is in mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, Broadwindsor Group Parish Council have postponed their meeting due this evening, Monday, 12th to Monday 26th September, 7.30pm at Blackdown Hall.
The full Agenda can be downloaded HERE.
Item 4: Councillor Dorothy Rowe‘s resignation. (Item 16a will address the Appointment of a new Footpaths Officer).
Item 5: APPROVAL OF SPECIAL RESOLUTION FOR THE REVERSAL OF PARISH COUNCIL RESOLUTION BGPC2022/07/6/10B (COMPLIANT WITH STANDING ORDER 17).
Item 10: only one Planning Application for councillors to consider this month, P/FUL/2022/04339, at Common Hill to erect an agricultural storage barn and form an access track – details HERE.
Item 11: APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC WORKS LOAN BOARD FINANCE
- a. Update on Application, Feedback from DAPTC
- b. Report to Council (Summary of the project, business case and budgets)
- c. To resolve to seek the approval of the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communitiesto apply for a PWLB loan of £50,000 over the borrowing term of 30 years to support the purchase of the freehold of the Old Telephone Exchange building by Broadwindsor and District Community Enterprise Ltd (BADCE).
The full Agenda can be downloaded HERE.
The press and public are invited to attend. Under the Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behaviour that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted. Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes. A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.
This afternoon at 3.30pm, Vice Chairman of Broadwindsor Parish Group Council, Jacqui Sewell, read out the Proclamation of King Charles III.
The fact that the signs on the photograph state ‘Monarchs Way‘ appears to have an additional significance!
FORM OF PROCLAMATION FOR PROCLAIMING THE
NEW SOVEREIGN IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose Decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George: We, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm and Members of the House of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty’s Privy Council and representatives of the Realms and Territories, Aldermen and Citizens of London, and others, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and proclaim that The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the Death of our late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories, King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom we do acknowledge all Faith and Obedience with humble Affection; beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy Years to reign over us.
Given at St. James’s Palace this tenth day of September in the year of Our
Lord two thousand and twenty-two.
GOD SAVE THE KING
Thank you to Peter Roe for the photographs 🙂