W.I. Poppies

This beautiful display of poppies made by Broadwindsor’s W.I. next to the village shop will be dismantled this weekend.

The idea grew from the ladies of the W.I. wanting to observe Rememberance Day with a display of poppies for their garden.   They were made from the bottoms of plastic bottles that were cut, melted and painted red to looks like poppies.  A small group of them got together and made 103 in total to signify the end of World War 1.
John Staff kindly made the frame for the display.  Hopefully, residents of the village have enjoyed them as much as they enjoyed making them. 🙂

W.I. meetings are usually held at the Comrades’ Hall, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QP (normally upstairs in the Lewesdon Room), on the third Thursday of each month, normally starting at 7.30pm. Members begin to arrive around 7.15, and the meeting would normally finish about 9.30pm.

Joining Broadwindsor WI
Their membership year runs from January to January, and the usual membership fee is normally £44.00. However, due to Covid restrictions, the fee is half-price at present, £22. If you are not sure if the W.I. is for you, why not go along as a visitor free to one of their meetings?  Just contact them to let them know you are coming!  Email: broadwindsorwi@gmail.com

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Blackdown Annual Show – Saturday, 5th September

It was Broadwindsor’s Annual show at 2pm on Monday but Blackdown’s W.I. will be holding their 63rd Annual Flower and Produce show on Saturday, 5th September at Blackdown Village Hall.
Entries close tomorrow (31st) at 9pm – so not a lot of time left. You can get entry forms from Broadwindsor Community Stores.
Doors open for viewing at 6pm with a modest 50p entry fee (Children are free).

Please direct any enquiries to:
Show Secretary, Sue Hibbard on 01460 432751 or 07500 002595.

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Broadwindsor’s Fun Day 2021

An excellent day! More photos of all of the Classic Cars to follow.

 

Contact: bwfunday20@gmail.com

Broadwindsor Fun Group

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Broadwindsor’s Fun Day – This Saturday, 14th August

It all starts at 10am…

There are over two dozen vehicles of Classic, Vintage and Sport nature arriving in the village on Saturday morning.  They will be parked at the Comrades Hall Car Park & at nearby properties from 10am and departing at 12.30pmStewards will be assisting with traffic control and apologies are made in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Meanwhile In Bernards’ Place at 10am

The swings will be out of action but there will be a range of different activities for all ages of children provided by 1st Broadwindsor Guides  until 4pm:

  • 10am – 12noon: Construction.
  • 12noon – 2pm: Craft For All.
  • 2pm – 4pm:  Tin Can Cooking

All their activities are free but donations to them are most welcome.
Follow the 1st Broadwindsor Rainbows, Brownies & Guides on their Facebook page HERE.

Baboo Gelato10am – 2pm: Baboo Gelato will be serving their delicious ice cream and sorbet. All crafted from local, seasonal and high quality ingredients. Visit their website HERE.

Also starting at 10am, the village’s Women’s Institute*, led by Dee Gray, will be offering their marvellous service of teas, coffees and cakes throughout the day until 3pm from the servery in the Comrades Hall with seating available inside and outside. 

From 1pm – 3pm, Strawberry Jam will provide entertainment for the younger residents of our village 🙂 Follow Holly on her Facebook page HERE.

Lots more from 2pm…

Inside the Comrades Hall, many stalls with local Artist’s & Crafter’s work on display and able for you to purchase.  They will be there from 2pm – 6pm. Please support them with your custom.

Outside in Bernards’ Place:

  • Potwell Plants and more stalls at the entrance to the Comrades Hall.
  • The Three churches are operating a Tombola stall.
  • There will be BAR facilities available from 2pm – 9pm
  • The BBQ opens at 3pm.
  • The LIVE MUSIC begins at 4pm with Nina Garcia.
  • Bill & Olly (not Ben as previously advertised) from The Leggomen start at 7pm.

We hope the weather will be kind and we all enjoy this much needed Fun Day.
We ask all to be sensible & respectful of social distancing due to the current viral pandemic which we are all learning to live with.

Thank you all for your support!

Aristotle

Love is Love

*Sending deepest condolences and  wishing a speedy recovery to the W.I. Chairperson recently involved in a tragic road accident in which she lost a close family member.
Stay strong. You have friends around you x 

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