50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾

As the Half Term Holidays approach, many parents may wonder how they can keep their children both occupied and stimulated.  Expense is frequently a consideration too.

The National Trust have 50 suggestions of what you could do – at no or minimal expense – on their 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾. From Welly wandering and flying a kite to setting up a snail race and making a home for wildlife – fun is practically guaranteed 🙂

Print out their chart and get planning! There’s absolutely nothing to prevent those over 11¾ taking part too!


Instructions and guides on each of the fifty activities can be found HERE.

You can download the complete list to view and/or print out for your child’s wall to mark off – Click HERE.

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URGENT Diversion – B3164 Closed ‘Til 3.30pm

Closure of the B3164 between Broadwindsor & Whetley Cross @ 09:30 > 15:30

Summary of Route Alterations:

From Yeovil

Normal route to A3066 Whetley Cross, then continuing on the A3066, then on to Tunnel Road towards Beaminster, then right on to B3163 Clay Lane, then the B3163 towards Broadwindsor, then the B3164, then the normal line of route towards Bridport.

From Bridport

Normal route to Broadwindsor, then on to the B3164 High Street, then on to B3163 Clay Lane, then left on to A3066 Tunnel Road, then the A3066 towards Whetley Cross, then the normal line of route towards Yeovil.

NOTE

09.30 & 12.50 services 6 from Bridport towards Yeovil are affected.

12.55 service 6 from Yeovil towards Bridport is affected.

The service will run approximately 15-20 minutes late.

They apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to your travel arrangements.

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Master Margery With Merit

Congratulations go to village resident Margery Hookings on her academic achievement. Margery recently gained her degree ‘Master of Arts in Creative Writing with Merit’ through the Open University.

Margery is the editor of the Broadwindsor News, the monthly parish magazine for the Beaminster Area Team Ministry and regularly contributes to the People’s Friend‘ publication as Maddie Grigg.  She is on the Steering Group committee and has been campaigning hard, and successfully with many others, for the Save The White Lion Crowdfunder.

Margery is also leading the village project, The Place I Love on Saturday, 12th February which includes the unveiling of our new village map.

Congratulations Margery 🙂

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Telephone Box Book Exchange Update #4

Our telephone box is looking magnificent having been completely renovated by village resident Chris Edgerley and his helpers. A magnificent achievement – our sincere thanks to Chris.

The etched glass effect was done by Karen and Godfrey at Bridport Banners.

 

 

 

Purpose made shelves have been constructed by Malcolm Heaver – our sincere thanks to Malcolm.

Wendy Shields & Ruth Stevens will be managing the books on an ongoing basis – NO MAGAZINES PLEASE!!

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Spaces Remaining At 8 Week Patchwork Course

There are spaces remaining at Becca’s Fabric Larder’s 8 week Patchwork course which started on Monday, 24th January at the Comrades Hall in Broadwindsor.
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  • Week 1. Snail’s Trail.. various versions & colour inspiration.
  • Week 2. Mini Dreson Plate, or normal if you haven’t done one before.
  • Week 3. Satin stitch Applique. A butterfly or Rose of Sharon design.
  • Week 4. Alphabet squares… making initials, design a word or just one letter in squares & triangles.
  • Week 5. Cut back applique / funky florals.
  • Week 6. A machine quilting lesson. A main pattern of leaf or tree with background infil.
  • Week 7. Happy Scrappy. Crazy applique, reflecting on different styles & their effects.
  • Week 8. Hexagon hues & a honey bee!
  • Week 9. Bonus week.. Circles & suffolk puffs.

Give Becca a text or call if you’re interested: 07486 062343
or email: info@beccasfabriclarder.com


Follow Becca‘s daily updates on Instagram HERE.
Becca and Florry (her lorry) are at Bridport market every Wednesday and Saturday.

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Save The White Lion Features On BBC Spotlight

Once reaching the target of £30,000, The Save The White Lion campaign has hit the media the past few days, featuring in the Dorset Echo, the Bridport News and on Dorset Live.  Today, they featured on BBC‘s lunchtime edition of Spotlight…it is hoped that it may get more air time in this evening’s edition at 6.30pm.


…and it did…

 

The Crowdfunder campaign runs until 9th February.
Please click HERE to donate.

SaveTheWhiteLion.Org

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Drimpton Film Club – Wednesday, 9th February

At Drimpton Village Hall on Wednesday, 9th February they are showing: “THE LAST BUS” (12) 82 minutes.

Directed by GilliesMacKinnon and starring Timothy Spall and Phyllis Logan.

Tom, an elderly widower, takes a nostalgic journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End using just his bus pass and local buses.

This is a mission to fulfil a promise made to his late wife. There are incidences…good and bad…and Tom finds himself a focus of interest as local people that he comes across are drawn into his progress and he becomes a bit of a celebrity.

  • Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
  • Drimpton Film Club Members – Free entry.
  • Guests – £4
  • Refreshments available: Wine, Beer, Tea & Coffee.

The hall will be ventilated, seats socially distanced and we ask that you wear a mask until seated. For any queries, information etc. please contact Diana Leake on 01308 867172.

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SOLD OUT! Curry Night At The Comrades Arms – Saturday, 19th February

NOW SOLD OUT!

The Comrades Arms’ doors continue to open at 6pm on Tuesdays (Nat’s Chippy Van night), Fridays and Saturdays.

You might want to book in for the Curry Night which is happening on Saturday 19 Feb. Looks set to be deliciously good fun, with profits going to White Lion funds. Our village chefs will be Simon, Peter, Val and Malcolm. The menu of choice is below:

Sounds delicious!

Book To Avoid Disappointment!

Contact Andrew Hookings: AndrewHookings@yahoo.co.uk

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Broadwindsor Film Club – Friday, 18th February

At the start of the Half term holiday, Broadwindsor Community Film Club’s February offering is ‘Cruella’ (12)

Directed by Craig Gillespie and starring: Emma Stone, Emman Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby howell-Baptiste , Mark Strong & John McCrea. 

Emma Stone stars as one of cinema’s most notorious and stylish villains, Cruella de Vil.  Determined to become a successful fashion designer, a creative young grifter named Estella (Stone) teams with a pair of mischievous thieves to survive on the London streets.  But when her flair for fashion catches the eye of the legendary designer Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson), Estella rises to become the raucous, revenge-bent “Cruella”.

  • Film Club members – Free entry
  • Guests – £4
  • Refreshments available, including a bar.
  • Please wear your mask when moving around the hall.
  • Seats MUST be booked in advance by contacting:
    Emma Myersbroadwindsorem@gmail.com or
    Margaret Wing01308 867252

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Success With Save The White Lion!

We’ve done it!

The Save the White Lion Crowdfunding campaign has achieved it’s target of £30,000.

The following statement was released:

“This is a real testament to the power of a close-knit, caring community in which good things happen.
Thanks to you, we can now sign a tenanacy agreement with the brewery and get the refurbishment done.  If all goes according to plan, we hope to open the doors of The White Lion well in time for Easter.
Additional money raised above the £30,000 target will help woth additional working capital and give us a good start on sprucing up the courtyard garden in time for the summer season.

In the meantime, take a collective bow. Thank you to all of you. you’re phenomenal!”

Well done everybody!

SaveTheWhiteLion.Org

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