Villager’s Allotment Takes First Prize

Bob Link, from Orchard Mead, Broadwindsor, took home first prize in the allotment category of the Melplash Show’s Annual Garden & Allotment competition.  The competition was cancelled last year.

Bob was praised by the judges who said it was ‘an excellent allotment‘ and ‘a lot of hard work has clearly gone into it‘ – they also praised his range of fruit and vegetables and a good use of companion planting. 🙂

The event was judged by the Mayor of Bridport, Ian Bark, his wife Anne and former society chairman Jo Sage. They were accompanied by society president Nigel Jones and society chairman James Vickery.

The winners received a voucher from Bridport-based William James & Co – manufacturers and suppliers of fruit cages, netting and garden equipment – and compost from Chedington Estate.

To view all the other Garden & Allotment competition results – Click HERE.

Well done Bob – Congratulations!

Photo Credit: Tim Russ


Peter Davies Wins Local Bowls Championship

It was mainly sunshine this afternoon and a brief rain shower was followed by a beautiful rainbow high in the sky over Fullers and our village.  Three local villagers were in competition.

The match was close at times and despite scoring the most Woody’s of the afternoon, Peter Davies (in main photo) had accumulated the most points over the last 14 weeks with 226 and at 3pm was declared the overall Winner of their championship.Christmas GarlandThe title of the most Woody’s overall could have been declared before the match began as Steve ‘Slick’ Kylie was so far ahead on this count!

Steve won this afternoon’s match but overall had accumulated 217 points and he received the Runner up trophy.Christmas GarlandThere was also a trophy for the one coming in last and the Loser’s trophy went to Mike ‘Slammer’ Steer who managed just 201 points.

With Christmas music playing, they enjoyed a barbecue at half time and a few passer’s by observing the action, they were fortunate with the weather although it was a cold wind.

The 3 winners: Mike, Peter & Steve.

Christmas Garland

The three now plan to have a week off next weekend and resume playing on Sunday, 10th January 2021.

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Congratulations to Fruit ‘n’ Two Veg

Anthony at Fruit and Two Veg in Beaminster has won Best Independent Food & Drink Retailer in this year’s Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards.

Beaminster’s local fruit & veg shop, throughout Lockdown has been providing home deliveries or shop collection. The team’s health is Anthony’s top priority, because of this customers are not allowed into the shop.
beat Frampton’s of Bridport who received a Highly Commended.  Other local winners include:

  • The Half Moon, Melplash won Best Dining Experience To Go with
  • Brassica, Beaminster receiving a Highly Commended.
  • Baboo Gelato, Bridport received a Highly Commended for Food Producer of the Year.
  • Bothen Hill & Furleigh Estate, Bacchus and Asparagus, Bridport won the Business Collaboration Award.
  • DarkBear, Bridport won Best Local Food/Drink Delivery Experience.

The Awards are held by Dorset Magazine and nominations are submitted by their readers. Due to Coronavirus restrictions they have been unable to celebrate this prestigious event with their usual glittering awards dinner for all their finalists and sponsors. Winners will have their trophy delivered by Helen Stiles, the Dorset magazine editor, when it’s safe to do so.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.





Comrades Hall 100 Club Results

The Autumn draw took place earlier today, Tuesday 1st September 2020 at the Comrades Hall Post Office. The numbers were drawn by John, the Post Office Outreach Clerk.

The winning numbers and names are as follows:

  •  1st – £75         No 74         Winner    Maureen Butcher
  • 2nd – £50        No 91         Winner    Dorothy Rowe
  • 3rd – £25         No 88        Winner    Liz Palmer
  • 4th – £15         No 35         Winner    Jackie Riley
  • 5th – £10         No 60        Winner    Bob Link
  • 6th – £5           No 76         Winner    Annette Nunn

The next draw will take place on Tuesday 1st December 2020 at Comrades Hall. This will be the first draw of the new season with a first prize of £100. Just in time for Christmas!

Joyce will be collecting renewal subscriptions at the Comrades Hall on the following dates in November, 3rd, 6th, 10th and 13th, between 10am and 12 noon and thanks all the Members for their continued support for the Comrades Hall.

Some numbers may be available for new members. £15 secures your number.

Remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Please contact Joyce Chumbley (01308) 868286 or Sally Sarling (01308) 867672 for details.