Book For Christmas At The White Lion

Kerry & Clive at The White Lion are delighted to offer their Christmas Fayre menu available From Thursday, 30th November, throughout the month of December, until Friday, 22nd December (not Tuesdays or Wednesdays).

In addition to this, for the first time in a long time, the pub will be offering a Christmas Day menu from 1.30-3.30pm ūüôā

Both menus require advance bookings and pre-orders as well as 50% deposits.
Please call them on 01308 867070 or alternatively,
email info@whitelionbroadwindsor.co.uk to make a reservation or for more information. They are excited to celebrate the festive season and Christmas with you all!

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Book For Christmas At The Stableyard Restaurant

Linda Paget and her lovely team at The Stableyard Restaurant, Broadwindsor are excited to announce their Festive Menu and dates for Christmas, starting from Thursday, 30th November!


Booking is always essential
as places fill up fast, so please be sure to call 01308 868362 or email:  hello@stableyardrestaurant.co.uk  to avoid any disappointment. They look forwards to catering for you this Christmas!

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Two New Additions To Compost Corner

Two more long standing locals have been included in the White Lion’s Compost Corner gallery by local portrait artist Sasha Slater.

Mr. Hugo Burnham (left) & Mr. Robert Golding (right) appear in the photograph with Sasha in the middle ūüôā

It was just before Christmas 2022 when the first three portraits were unveiled. Click below to read more about them & Sasha…

Compost Corner Memories At The White Lion

Fantastic work Sasha!

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Naomi Lancaster – Flute, Recorder & Music Theory Teacher

Naomi Lancaster, BSc. (Hons) PGCE (music specialism) CT ABRSM¬† is an experienced Flute, Recorder and Music Theory teacher offering Private or Group lessons for everyone ūüôā

Naomi holds a Post Graduate certificate in education and a certificate in Teaching from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Previously, Naomi was employed by Dorset Music Service for 9 years before completing her Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Exeter University and becoming a primary school teacher.

Naomi has taught people from ages 6 to 76 years and can capably tailor her approach as required to assist you meet your goals. Whether a beginner or an experienced musician, Naomi is there to support you in your musical journey.

Please call/text on: 07790 682860 or email your enquiries to: naomi.lancaster@btinternet.com .

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Meet Megan Simson – Circle Leader At WomanSpeak

Megan Simson, an Aussie girl living in Broadwindsor and an ambassador for the Life affirming, confidence building program, WomanSpeak‚ĄĘ.

A WomanSpeak‚ĄĘ Circle is a place of safety, growth and celebration. An environment where you risk and expand.
Giving you the opportunity to feel comfortable with the YOU you wish to be.

An introduction to WomanSpeak‚ĄĘ exposes women to the art and soul of public speaking, equipping them with unique tools and practices so they are empowered to speak up and express their truest thoughts and feelings with ease and confidence.
Megan looks forward in assisting you in claiming your voice and your true power.
All sessions below take place at The Comrades Hall:
  • The first session is on Monday, 11th September, 9.30am – 11.30am.
    An Introduction to WomanSpeak‚ĄĘ
  • Monday, 18th September, 9.30 – 10.30am
    WomanSpeak‚ĄĘ orientation for new participants, followed by
  • Monday, 18th September, 10.30am – 12.30pm
    WomanSpeak‚ĄĘ class.
  • Monday, 25th September, 9.30 – 10.30am
    WomanSpeak‚ĄĘ orientation for new participants, followed by
  • Monday, 25th September, 10.30am – 12.30pm
    WomanSpeak‚ĄĘ class.

Classes are £15 or £10 concessionary rate.

More classes are available in Axminster, Bridport, Dorchester and online – more details can be found at MeganSimson.com

To read more of Megan‘s journey with WomanSpeak‚ĄĘ– Click HERE.
To contact Megan, please call/text: 07379 747301 or

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100 Club Winners

The first draw of the newly established  Comrades Hall 100 club took place on Tuesday, 6th September 2023 at The Comrades Hall.
The numbers were drawn by John, the Post Office Outreach Clerk.The winning numbers and names are as follows:

  • 1st ¬£75 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No 92¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† Winner ¬† Jenny Frampton
  • 2nd ¬£50¬†¬† ¬†¬† No 80 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Winner¬†¬† Val Swan
  • 3rd ¬£25 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No 94¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Winner¬†¬† Graham Small
  • 4th ¬£15 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No 63¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬† ¬† Winner¬†¬†¬† Margery Hookings
  • 5th ¬£10 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No 68 ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Winner¬†¬† Keith Palmer
  • 6th ¬£5 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†No 5 ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬† Winner¬†¬† Cheryl Lim

The Christmas draw is due to take place on Tuesday 5th December 2023 at The Comrades Hall.

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Broadwindsor School Open Mornings

Broadwindsor C of E VC Primary School are holding two Open Mornings on Thursday, 21st September and Thursday, 5th October from 9am – 11.30am.

Alternatively, please contact the school office to arrange a tour – office@broadwindsor.dorset.sch.uk or call 01308 868376

Broadwindsor CofE VC Primary School, Drimpton Road, Broadwindsor, Dorset DT8 3QL


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Make Some Pour Decisions

Situated in Redlands Yard, Broadwindsor, you can now purchase natural & bio dynamic wines & an array of fresh delicatessen provisions at Pour Decisions ūüôā

Run by Yasemin & Pete, they state their mission:

At Pour Decisions, we believe in the magic of natural winemaking. From grape to bottle, we celebrate the oldest and most authentic form of wine production. Our collection showcases exceptional wines that are a true reflection of their terroir. We take pride in sourcing a delightful selection of local produce and visit as many artisans as we can to bring you the tastiest morsels to pair with our natural wines – such as local cheeses, charcuterie, baked goods and sweet treats.

Currently open until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays – Do go and visit their shop, you can have a glass and a plate with them, or you can take any of their wines and produce home to enjoy with friends.

 Welcome Yasemin & Pete!

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Handicrafts Steal The Annual Show

As reported by Chair of Broadwindsor & District Horticultural Society, Brian Stone:

“The Handicraft section was the star of this year‚Äôs show, with 54 stunning exhibits, including a magnificent rocking horse, from Howard Foster, that took pride of place at centre stage.

Despite yet another difficult growing season, due to the weather conditions, there was still a good display of flowers and vegetables.

The mega marrows caught everyone’s attention, with the winner, grown by Bill Pearson, being an impressive 38 kilos (84 lbs). There were also a good number of entries in the other five sections: flower arrangement, photography, homecraft, art, and the classes for younger people.

We received a total of 417 entries (373 in 2022) from 65 people (60 in 2022).  The quality of the entries was very high and it was particularly pleasing to see ones from people who had never entered the show before.  Visitor numbers were similar to last year at 135 compared with 143 in 2022.


The winner of the Comrades Hall Cup for the highest total of points in the show was Kirsty Moore.

In the Fruit and Vegetables section, the winner was Bill Pearson. Second place went to Kirsty Moore.  The WL Giles Cup for the Top Tray was won by Bob Link and the Bennett Cup for the best onions was won by Roy Gunning.  In the Flowers section, the overall winner was Jo Love, who received the Jim Crabb Trophy.  The Reg Hansford Trophy, for a vase of mixed flowers, was won by Bob Link and the Ian Jones Dahlia Cup was won by Pauline Busk.  The Doug Creed Trophy for the best perfumed rose was won by Liz Studley. The Bob Wills Hydrangea Cup was won by Jo Love. This year, the Garden Cup was awarded for the best hanging basket and this was won by Mandy Turner.  In the Flower Arrangement section, the Floral Challenge Cup was won by Julia Borland and the Leonard Studley Cup for the best buttonhole was won by Jo Love.

In the Photographic section the Jubilee Photographic Cup for the best photo was won by James Dawson, with Ali Barton taking the Photographic Trophy for the most points in the section.

In the Homecraft section, the WI Challenge Cup was won by Mandy Turner, with Ali Barton winning both the Richard Thornburgh Chutney Challenge Trophy and the Maurice Yarham Cordial Trophy.


In The Handicraft section, Sheila Gray won the Art Trophy and Kirsty Moore won the Handicraft Cup.

In the Young People’s section, and for the second year running, Eden Nikolov won both the Children’s Cup for the most points and the Community Shop Cup for the best exhibit.

So, no prizes for me this year.¬† I will just have to try harder in 2024.¬† Many thanks to all the exhibitors for their entries, to the judges for their sterling work and to those of you who came along to support us on the day.¬† However. my biggest thank you must be reserved for that small band of people who come along to help us set up the show and then on the big day undertake all those small but vital tasks that ensure that the show runs smoothly. ¬†In this respect, it was a pleasure to be able to present a special RHS certificate to John Staff in recognition of his contribution to the society and the show‚Äôs success over the years.”

Note: this year’s AGM will be held in the Comrades Hall Servery On Tuesday 17th October with a 7:30pm start.
Also in October – the Autumn General Knowledge Quiz on Friday 27th starting at 7.30pm in The Comrades Hall.

Well done everybody!

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Trip To Longleat – Wednesday, 29th November

The Over 60’s Club are organising a fantastic day out to Longleat Safari Park and Festival of Light for just ¬£52 per person ūüôā All are welcome!

Your ticket price includes:

N.B.: Entrance to the house is extra.

There are 4 options for your Pick Up point:

  1.  9.20am РBridport
  2.  9.35am РBeaminster
  3.  9.45am РBroadwindsor
  4.  9.55am РMosterton

Arriving at Longleat at approximately 11.30am, you are free to enjoy the attractions Рand lunch Рat your own pace.  The lights come on at approximately 4-4.30pm.
Leaving Longleat at 6pm, you’ll be home by 7.30-8.15pm, depending on your drop off.

Pay the full amount of ¬£52 by cash or cheque, made out to Broadwindsor & District Over 60’s Club.
A £20 deposit will secure your seat. The balance of £32 to be paid no later than 15th October.

Please give your names to Rita, 868729 or Annette, 868639 as soon as possible as places are limited and filling fast for this marvellous day out ūüôā

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