Cattistock & Maiden Newton

Incorporating: Frome St Quintin, Chantmarle, Chalmington, Chilfrome, Rampisham, Evershot, Frampton, Stratton

Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Dorset Echo: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Harvest Home

3:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CATTISTOCK Church Harvest Festival takes place at 11am on Sunday September 14, followed by a sale of produce and Sunday lunch at the Fox and Hounds.

Holiday business celebrates support of customers

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12:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

The new owners of a holiday complex near Maiden Newton invited people in to celebrate all the support they had received in setting up the business.

We will Remember Them

6:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TO COMMEMORATE the declaration of war, there will be a performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem at St Osmond’s Church in Evershot on Monday August 4, starting at 2.30pm.

Harping on again!

Dorset Echo:

8:42am Tuesday 1st July 2014

RESIDENTS of Maiden Newton and nearby villages were treated recently to a delicious cream tea in the village hall, accompanied by beautiful harp music from the very talented Florence Astley.

Village Summer

6:24am Friday 20th June 2014

CATTISTOCK Summer Festival takes place on June 28 and 29.

Back to Front!

Dorset Echo: Enjoying starters at the end of a meal! From left to right - Joka Ward, Roger Clark and James Moor

9:23am Tuesday 27th May 2014

GREAT FUN was had by all when the charity Children of Fiji organised a ‘regressive meal’ in Cattistock to raise money for their latest project. 26 people enjoyed a meal that moved from house to house for each course, starting with coffee and ending in the Fox and Hounds for starters!

Who Do We Think We Are?

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7:56pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

‘WHO DO we think we are?’ The next meeting of this group takes place on Wednesday May 21 at 7.30pm at 7b Dorchester Road in Frampton.

Giving it up for Lent!

8:41pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE LAST of the Lent Lunches in St Mary’s Church, Stratton takes place from 1pm on Thursday April 10. Lunch consists of homemade soup, bread and cheese.

Woodland Tales

5:08pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

FRAMPTON Footlights presents Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, a pantomime by Peter Denyer.

Come enjoy the snowdrops of Compton Valance

Dorset Echo: The secret life of snowdrops

12:42pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

COMPTON Valence is once again inviting visitors to come along to see the beautiful display of snowdrops in the village.

Local History Lesson

6:42pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

FROME Valley History Society meets at 2.30pm in Rampisham Village Hall.

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Dorset Echo: Neve and Matilda meet up with Father Christmas at Cattistock Christmas Bazaar

4:34pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

CROWDS of people turned up to support Cattistock Christmas Bazaar, trying to find some bargains and generally get into the Christmas spirit. It was an ideal opportunity to relax with friends over a drink and a cake, or to see if you might be lucky on the tombola or raffle.

Friday the Thirteenth!

4:43pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

THE BIG QUIZ takes place in Melbury Osmond Village Hall on Friday, December 13, the most feared date in history! Myths, legends and superstitions make up the theme for this occasion, so see how original you can make your costume!

Win for Town and Country!

Dorset Echo: Well done to quiz winners (Joanne Watson, Philip Watson, Judy Brooker, Mark Brooker, Christine Corben and Sheila Wareham.

8:47am Thursday 28th November 2013

CONGRATULATIONS to the team Town and Country for their well-deserved win in the recent Rampisham Quiz. The team, made up of members from Weymouth (town) and Rampisham (country) fought off some fierce opposition to come first in this very popular annual event.

A Solid Start!

Dorset Echo: Pauline Purdy and Pam Hatcher pore over the latest Children of Fiji quiz

8:50am Thursday 7th November 2013

THE CATTISTOCK-based charity Children of Fiji has produced a quiz on the topic of ‘Solids, Liquids and Gases’. This is a postal quiz with all answers relating to or leading to the name of a solid, liquid or gas. Questions are a mixture of factual and cryptic.

A Good Response

Dorset Echo: Winners of the First Responders Quiz - (from left to right) Erle, Nick, Hilary, Matthew and Julian

3:35pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

THE CATTISTOCK First Responders’ Quiz held recently in the Fox and Hounds was very well supported and raised much-needed funds for the organisation.

Lots of flowers for sale!

Dorset Echo: Neil and Phil seek bids for a pot of fuchsias

11:43am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

THERE was an excellent response at the recent Flower and Vegetable Show held at the Fox and Hounds in Cattistock. Locals brought in produce that they had grown in their gardens or in the allotments behind the Fox and Hounds. There were also entries in the handicraft, photography and home produce sections. Afterwards most of the entries were auctioned to raise money for the Intensive Care Unit at Dorchester Hospital. In total about £400 was collected from entry fees and the auction. Special thanks go to Edwin for organizing the event, to Scott and Liz for providing the venue and to Neil and Phil for running the auction.

To the Manor Born

1:56pm Tuesday 27th August 2013

FROME Valley History Society will be visiting Newton House in Newton Surmaville (beside Stoford Road into Yeovil) on Monday, September 2.

Sunday Treats!

1:15pm Saturday 27th July 2013

CREAM TEAS will be served in Frampton Village Hall on Sunday afternoons throughout August (and the first Sunday in September) in aid of various charities and village groups.

If You Go Down in the Woods Today .....

8:35pm Monday 1st July 2013

THERE WILL be a Teddy Bears’ Picnic from 2 until 5pm on Saturday, July 13 in Maiden Newton Village Hall. Activities will include games, face painting, a treasure hunt, a balloon raffle, music and lots of arts and crafts. There will also be tea, coffee and cake available. Entry costs £1 for adults. Children under 12 go free. All money raised will go to the Weldmar Hospice Trust.

Festive Fun!

7:06pm Monday 3rd June 2013

CATTISTOCK Festival takes place on the weekend of Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. In addition to some of the associated events already advertised, we would like to point out that there will be a Church Flower Festival throughout the weekend with beautiful arrangements that are well worth a visit. There will also be recitals by visiting organists and bell ringing in the church. On the Sunday there will be Hymns and Pimms at 6.30pm and a Grand Raffle at 7.30pm.

Voices are Raised

2:04pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013

A CONCERT by Parnham Voices will take place at St Michael’s and All Angels Church in Rampisham at 7pm on Saturday, June 1.

Anyone for Tennis?

8:23pm Tuesday 7th May 2013

CATTISTOCK Lawn Tennis Club will be holding a Coffee Morning at 10.30am on Saturday May 18. The event takes place in the Savill Hall, Cattistock, and stalls will include ‘New to You’ clothes, cakes, spring plants, bring and buy, photographs, a raffle and refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Please come along and give your support.

Lording it at Minterne House!

2:52pm Thursday 11th April 2013

FROME VALLEY History Society has organised a morning visit on Monday, April 22 to Minterne House and Gardens, Minterne Magna near Dorchester (on the Dorchester to Sherborne Road, 2 miles north of Cerne Abbas). There will be a guided tour of the house by Hon. Henry Digby or Lord Digby. Coffee and biscuits will be served, followed by a walk in the garden, which should be at its colourful best.

Sweet Smiles!

Dorset Echo: Margaret and Peter Long at the opening ceremony of their latest project in Fiji

4:36am Saturday 23rd February 2013

ONCE again we are sending this report from Fiji, where we are continuing with our work to help children throughout the islands.

Oh yes it is!

9:38am Tuesday 29th January 2013

OH YES it is – it’s that time of year again!

Making an Impact on the World

7:32pm Sunday 6th January 2013

THE NEXT Impact Lunch will be held in the Savill Hall, Cattistock, at 12.30pm on Thursday, January 17.

Christmas Spirit!

4:26pm Tuesday 4th December 2012

IT’S BEGINNING to feel a lot like Christmas here in our part of the world with lots of seasonal events organised to get people in a festive mood!

Going Mad!

Dorset Echo: Pictured receiving their prize at the Rampisham Quiz are (from left to right) Gill Lynch, Pam Cush, Mike Cush, Rob Yockney and Sue Yockney.

10:55am Monday 19th November 2012

QUIZ Night held recently in Rampisham Hall was as successful as ever. The hall was full and everyone attending enjoyed the challenging and entertaining questions, as well as the legendary supper!

Border Control in Melbury!

2:40pm Wednesday 31st October 2012

THE MELBURY Osmond Garden and Show Society is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7.15pm on Friday, November 9. Do come along to hear about amendments to the show schedule and afterwards to listen to the talk on ‘Planning a Border’ by the Castle Gardens Group. Admission is free to members and £2 to non-members. There will be refreshments available.

Operation Pooja!

5:34am Tuesday 16th October 2012

OUR WORK here in Fiji is continuing to go well. For those of you who have been following the story of 3-year old Pooja, we are pleased to report that she will be travelling to Melbourne tomorrow to begin her course of treatment.

Golden Opportunity!

Dorset Echo: Peter and Margaret Long meet up with Iliesa Delana, Fiji's gold medal winner in the Paralympics

12:24am Sunday 23rd September 2012

THIS REPORT is coming to you from Fiji, where we are continuing with our charity work.

Bad news for Crows!

9:54am Tuesday 4th September 2012

CATTISTOCK Church ‘Harvest Festival Weekend’ begins on Saturday, September 15. There will be a jazz concert by the Sunset Café Stompers in the church at 7.30pm.

In an English Country Garden

3:38pm Saturday 18th August 2012

MELBURY Osmond WI will be holding their Open Gardens on Wednesday, August 29 from 2.30 to 5pm.        There will be four gardens open to raise funds for Melbury Osmond W I.         The entry charge is £3 per person. There is parking at the village hall.         Tea and cakes will be on sale in the gardens, as well as plant, book, cake and bric-a-brac stalls.         In case of wet weather, teas will be served in the village hall!

Tea Time Treats

10:55am Monday 30th July 2012

CREAM teas will once again be served in Frampton Village Hall throughout August. The next of these will be on Sunday, August 12 and will be in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. St Mary’s Church in Frampton will benefit from proceeds from the cream tea on Sunday, August 19 and Julia’s House on Sunday, August 26.

To be earnest ....

7:14pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

ARTSREACH presents Miracle Theatre in ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’ on Friday, August 3 at Melbury Osmond Playing Field. Gates open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. There will be a bar during the evening. Tickets for adults cost £9, for under 18’s £7. A family ticket (2+2) costs £28.

The 6 of Diamonds!

Dorset Echo: Diamond Geezers - the winning team in Cattistock Fete Quiz. From left to right: Oewn Sherring, John Swatridge, Viv Swatridge, Hilary Sherring, Margaret Read and Nick Read

10:33am Wednesday 4th July 2012

FETE Week in Cattistock got off to an excellent start with another very successful quiz evening. The Savill Hall was packed with people, all desperately trying to recall snippets of information hidden away in the dark recesses of their brains!

Long may she reign!

4:53pm Monday 18th June 2012

CATTISTOCK WI will be holding an open meeting for local WI’s and any interested women at 7.30pm on Thursday, July 5.

Celebrating in Style

Dorset Echo: Gloria Eveleigh and Marjorie Long enjoy themselves at the Cattistock Street Party

4:23pm Monday 4th June 2012

RESIDENTS of Cattistock gathered to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a Street Party.


10:23am Monday 21st May 2012

EVENTS to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee dominate this week’s community news.

Same to you - with Knobs on!!

Dorset Echo: Jonathan and Joshua Nicholas see how many Knobs they can eat in a Minute!

11:06am Monday 7th May 2012

THE SUN shone for the Dorset Knob Throwing and Frome Valley Food Festival in Cattistock over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Tudor Music

12:02pm Monday 16th April 2012

THERE will be an Evening of Musical Entertainments inspired by the Tudors, at St Mary’s Church in Frampton at 7.30pm on Saturday, April 21.

Tropical News

Dorset Echo: Margaret and Peter Long are handed the scissors to cut the ribbon and open their latest kindergarten at Rukuruku

7:00am Sunday 18th March 2012

ONCE again this report is coming to you from the hot and humid Fiji Islands, where we continue to carry out projects to benefit disadvantaged children.

Baaasssiiilll !!!

9:50am Sunday 19th February 2012

Frampton Footlights presents Fawlty Towers by John Cleese and Connie Booth on Thursday, March 15, Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 in Frampton Village Hall.

Calling all Davids!

11:44am Monday 13th February 2012

THE MELBURY Osmond St David’s Day Lenten Lunch will take place on Thursday March 1 between 12 noon and 2pm at the Dairy House (Forrests).

Pancake Race!

9:12am Monday 6th February 2012

STRATTON and Bradford Peverell WI invites you to their Annual Pancake Coffee Morning at 10.30am on Tuesday, February 21.

Tower of Strength

10:46am Wednesday 1st February 2012

AT A SERVICE in Cattistock Church on Sunday January 29 the Bishop of Sherborne commissioned the Rev Graham Perryman, team rector of the Melbury Team Ministry, to be the new Rural Dean of Sherborne.

Stunning Snowdrops!

12:00pm Tuesday 17th January 2012

COMPTON Valence is well worth a visit at any time, but is particularly beautiful in early February, when the snowdrops are in flower.

Birthday Book

7:08pm Wednesday 4th January 2012

CATTISTOCK WI will hold its next book group meeting on Monday, January 9, when ‘Birthday’ by Alan Sillitoe will be discussed.


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