Thank You From Beaminster Food Bank

Chairman of Broadwindsor Fun Group, Adrian Gray received the letter shown after a £200 donation was made to Beaminster’s Food bank from profits from this year’s Jubilee events.

A further £200 was donated to Bridport’s Citizen Advice Bureau.

With the coronation set for Saturday, 6th May, the group will be posting a questionnaire through villager’s letterboxes asking the local community what they want for a Fun Day in 2023. Please be sure to respond!

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Broadwindsor Fun Group AGM – Tuesday, 11th October, 6.30pm

Broadwindsor Fun Group will be holding their AGM in the Lewesdon Room at the Comrades Hall on Tuesday, 11th October at 6.30pm.  

Broadwindsor Fun Group navigated the immense task of our late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June (more HERE).

Following recent events, this is an apt time to reassess the groups purpose & future.  All are welcome.

Note: there are still a few places remaining for this autumn’s First Aid Training – more HERE.

 

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BFG Offer Free First Aid Training For Locals

As our village no longer has the service of any First Responders, Broadwindsor Fun Group are organising two sessions, dependant on interest, of a one day course of Emergency First Aid Training offering you a nationally recognised qualification certificate valid for 3 years.

The first one day course is being fully funded by Broadwindsor Fun Group*.  It will take place in the Autumn and numbers are strictly limited to 12 places for each course.

The course is being run by MICAS Training Ltd. It is a one day Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course, certified by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.  In line with guidance provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the qualification supports workplace emergency first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course.

The course content:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
  • Be able to assess an incident.
  • Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty (including CPR and the recovery position).
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking.
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding.
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock.
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries.

Learners must undertake a practical assessment of their competence along with a knowledge assessment, where learners are required to provide a short response to a prescribed series of questions.

*The first one day course will be offered free of charge for members of the local community who are both willing & able to support events & general village first aid needs. It is no longer required that those who qualify from this one day course would have their names and their contact telephone number on display in the Comrades Hall.

Dependant on interest, a second course can be arranged for others at a later date, but a cost would be incurred by the learner.

Broadwindsor Fun Group

 

To express your interest, please contact bwfunday20@gmail.com in the first instance.

Thank you.

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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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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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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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Platinum Jubilee 2022 #1 St. John the Baptist Church

Broadwindsor Fun Group would like to thank Annie Collins for all her work and fantastic photography over the long weekend of celebrations in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her magnificent achievement of 70 years reign 🙂

Remember to tag your photographs with #Broadwindsor & #BWFunDay or send them into photos@broadwindsor.org

There are sooooo many photographs and recordings that have been taken over the last few days, the Editor is currently compiling them in categories and we begin with #1 St. John the Baptist church. Annie was given special permission to go to the top of the church and take some marvellous aerial photographs of our village.  These particular photographs are copyrighted to Annie and can be downloaded FREE.

Please address enqueries directly to Annie at: annie221159@hotmail.com.

Please also enjoy her photographs of the beautiful Floral Displays which were inside the church. These photographs are also FREE to download or share.

 

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#BWFunDay – Share Your Jubilee Photographs On Instagram

Broadwindsor Fun Group are asking you to tag your photographs of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with #BWFunDay to share on Broadwindsor’s Instagram site – HERE 🙂

Village resident Annie Collins takes spectacular photographs of almost anything that moves and that includes you! Annie will be Broadwindsor Fun Group‘s official photographer over the full Jubilee event so do not be surprised if you see her all over the place including up the church!

Particularly on Saturday, 4th when many families & people will be celebrating, please let Annie know if you do not wish you or your child to be included and this will be accommodated to the best of her ability.

Some of Annie’s work will be on display inside the Comrades Hall and Annie’s photographs will available to purchase:

  • £5 each
  • £12.50 for a set of 3
  • £15.00 for a set of 5.

Please address all enquiries re: photograph orders or queries directly to Annie at: annie221159@hotmail.com.
If you have any other queries re: the Jubilee celebrations, please email: bwfunday20@gmail.com.

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The Bunting Is Up!

Our village is preparing for next weekend’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and began today by putting up the bunting around Bernards’ Place, inside and outside of the Comrades Hall, up the High Street, on the railings at Trusthams and down Back Lane as well as around the Square into West Street. Almost 2,000 triangles… 950 metres of it….

Chairman of Broadwindsor Fun Group, Adrian Gray said “Our thanks to all those that turned out to put nearly a km of bunting up. It took nearly four hours but has made the village look great.

Not one bit of plastic in sight – all the bunting has been made using recycled bed sheets, duvet covers, curtains and pillowcases. Stitched together by helpers ranging from an 80 year old tailor to Broadwindsor’s 1st Rainbows 🙂

A huge thank you to everyone who was involved – be proud of this accomplished monumental and sustainable task!

After the Jubilee celebrations, the bunting will be available to other village groups wishing to use it for their celebrations in the future.

 

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Jubilee Programmes Now On Sale – £1.00

Broadwindsor Fun Group’s Jubilee Souvenir Booklet is now on sale at both Broadwindsor Community Stores and the White Lion pub for just £1.00 🙂

With information on the schedule of events over the four days and the artists that are performing – a must buy for anyone living in the village celebrating this momentous occasion.

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