Your Feedback Wanted Please – Broadwindsor War Memorial

Local farmer Andrew Frampton and Broadwindsor Fun Group chairman, Adrian Gray are looking to get support from the Group Parish Council and villagers for a war memorial on the corner at Cross Keys opposite the wild flower gardens. There are currently two black fencing stakes in the ground to mark the site.

Andrew has a 2 tonne stone limestone slab from their farm quarry which he would like to sink into the ground and then attach an A1 size acrylic info board with a war scene and all the names of the soldiers from WW1 and WW2 from our parish ward (Blackdown, Drimpton, Seaborough, Burstock and Broadwindsor) 57 in all for a permanent memorial. The main photo shows the finished proof. This with one or two metal Tommy silhouettes.

The board at Lewesdon hill.

The proposed acrylic board is the same as the one on Lewesdon hill for the Lost Pilot – Jean De Cloedt.  It looks very professional and won’t dominate the stone as the stone is 220cm x 120cm and the board 84cm x 63cm.

And… no expense to the village!

A Tommy silhouette.

It is proposed to have an opening ceremony on Friday, 11th November at 11am involving the school of who’s pupils have great grandfathers and great great uncles on it.

It will be discussed at the next Group Parish Council meeting on Monday, 17th October and your feedback would be most welcome before they proceed.
Would you welcome such a memorial?  Do you agree with the placement of the proposed memorial? Please send your comments to: info@broadwindsor.org or comment on this post on Facebook @Broadwindsor.Org

Thank you.

Lest We Forget

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Would You Like To Plant A Tree This Winter?

Broadwindsor Eco Group has established a small tree nursery on a vacant plot on Broadwindsor allotment site with a generous donation of saplings by Groves Nurseries of Bridport.

Saplings are all 2-year old native species – Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Field Maple, Hornbeam and Dogwood. We are all aware that planting trees is good for saving carbon, protecting wildlife, enhancing the landscape and alleviating flooding.

If you have ideas for public spaces for tree planting , or a small area of hedging infill Broadwindsor Eco Group would love to hear from you; or perhaps you would like to plant an individual tree in your own garden?

Trees will be available for planting, without cost, from December 2022 – February 2023.

Please contact Sheila Hawkins at 11esgh528@gmail.com so that she can arrange to discuss requirements.

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Meet Nick Serpell – Professional Genealogist

Nick Serpell is resident in Drimpton. For more than ten years Nick worked as the BBC’s Obituary Editor, spending his time delving into the lives of some of the most famous people on the planet, and telling their stories.

Have you ever wondered about your ancestors? Let Nick take you back to meet them… here is what he can do for you:

“You may just want a straightforward family tree of your direct ancestry. On the other hand, you may have a query about one particular family member. Did great grandfather Smith actually run off with the maidservant?
Perhaps you have started your own research and hit one of the famous ‘brick walls’ and cannot find a way to break it down. Don’t worry, that can happen to all of us. Or maybe you have an old letter or document that mentions a distant relative and you want to find out more about them.
Has one of your ancestors just disappeared? I once researched someone who abandoned his wife and family and seemed to have vanished off the face of the earth. Ten years later he popped up 200 miles away having changed his name and acquired another wife while still married to the first one!
Or, maybe you’d like a narrative history of your family, based on the facts I discover. I have written widely for the BBC website so have plenty of experience to enable me to write an engaging history of your family and its times.
Whatever your query, I can probably help.”

Nick charges a flat rate of £25/hour for all his services be it analysis and report writing or travelling time if he needs to visit archives or record offices. He also charges for any parking fees or rail fares at cost.  Nick also offers the facility to photograph headstones for those who cannot make the journey to the burial place.

Available to give talks to organisations, large or small, about any aspect of family history, including giving people an idea as to how they can start researching their own ancestors, get in touch with Nick for more information.

His full terms & conditions are HERE.

Contact Nick: 07811 433134 or 01308 868892
email: contact@nickserpell.com
Website: https://www.nickserpell.com/

Only a genealogist thinks a step
backwards is progress

 

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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. 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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Pub Is The Hub’s Support For The White Lion

The White Lion’s new kitchen was opened with the expert help and a Community Services Fund grant from Pub is The Hub. As they now increase their food service, they are planning to offer a takeaway menu too. You can already have one of Louise’s delicious puddings to take home if you can’t manage one after your meal 🙂

All dishes are home-made with locally-sourced produce, with meat and cheese supplied by Nick Tett Butchers, Beaminster and fish from Davy’s Locker in Bridport, and fruit and vegetables from Washingpool Farm, Bridport.

Manager Kate Staff (above) said: “The new food offer has been attracting more local people into the pub and helping to create connections. We had 36 farmers meet up on pie night which was a great way to get them talking and socialising.”
Our vision is to make the White Lion the hub of Broadwindsor where everyone feels welcome.

To book your table, please speak to Chloe when in the pub or telephone: 01308 867070.

Reg Clarke, regional advisor from Pub is The Hub presented Chairman Rick Dyke with the certificate recognising the importance of The White Lion to the local community.
The plaque reads:

This pub has been
recognised for its important role
at the heart of
local community services

So what is Pub is The Hub?

Pub is The Hub is a not-for-profit organisation, which offers independent specialist advice to publicans on rural services diversification or the options for the community ownership of pubs, so they can all provide viable local services at the heart of their community.

With a proven track record of rural project development and delivery over the last 20 years, Pub is The Hub has worked with great publicans to open shops, libraries, cafes, community cinemas, allotments, play areas and much more. Since 2013, the organisation has also been able to offer small grants through its Community Services Fund.

Pub is The Hub has helped over 600 pubs diversify, with almost 200 of these benefitting from help through the Community Services Fund.

Building on its community services work, in 2018 Pub is The Hub conceived its ‘Join Inn – Last Orders for Loneliness’ campaign. ‘Join Inn’, specifically looks to support publicans and their communities to become better connected, helping local people feel less isolated and, in the process helping to alleviate loneliness.

Find them on Facebook HERE or visit their website: https://www.pubisthehub.org.uk.

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Car Park Fully Booked – Thursday, 4th & Saturday, 6th

For your information:

On Thursday, 4th August and Saturday, 6th August the Comrades Hall have two Car Park Only bookings. The Hall itself is not hired out to anyone else and signs will be put in place to advise non-Hall users and visitors not to park there on these days.


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Bull In Field – Gate Is Closed

A message from our local farmers 🙂

We have some younger animals in the lower fields at Lewesdon and the Angus bull, which is up in the higher fields, is desperately trying to get with them as he has done his business with his older girls.

The gate connecting the two groups has been pushed open by him a couple of times or left open unwittingly by walkers. We have put a chain and lock on it and ask if people could use the pedestrian gate in the east corner of the field if they are unable to climb over.

The ramifications of a big bull on young heifers is not a good outcome so hopefully people understand this temporary measure until the grass grows and we can move him elsewhere.

Many thanks,
The Frampton’s.


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Quiz – Sunday, 7th August, 6pm – The White Lion

A Quiz night with a cash prize for the winning team!  Proving to be popular – Booking essential!

  • £3 per person (CASH ONLY)
  • Maximum of 4 persons per team.
  • CASH PRIZE!

A fun way to end your weekend 🙂

Please speak to Kate when in the pub or telephone: 01308 867070.

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Editor’s Facebook Hacked

On July 6th, the Editor’s personal Facebook page was hacked.  The incident has been reported to the police due to the seriousness of the event. Consequently, nothing can be published to Broadwindsor’s Facebook page and, at the time of publishing, it is not known at this time whether the matter can be resolved nor how long this will take.  I can only apologise for the inconvenience this may cause some people.

Local news and information continues to be published direct to the website, Broadwindsor.org, on Twitter and more will be appearing on Broadwindsor’s Instagram account. Please forward your news and events to info@broadwindsor.org.

Thank you for your support.

~ Wendy Shields, Editor.

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