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11:12am Thursday 21st June 2012
I MISSED Village Club – Volcanoes, with Robin Miller – men loved it but I’m told (by men) that ladies found it hard going – too technical! Come on ladies is that true or just male prejudice?? All of you let me know if you like/dislike speakers.
10:37am Thursday 7th June 2012
FROM Saturday’s Elm Tree Garden Party – then the Benefice Picnic and service, with the Bishop of Sherborne preaching, at St Catherine’s (another very British do, ending in strong wind & rain!) - then on Monday evening the Beacon was a BLAZING success – huge thanks to Judy (for inspiration & drive) - Robert (for a beautiful beacon) – Andy & Dawn (for allowing it, preparing the site & LIGHTING the way) – and everyone who raised the money and participated!
10:25am Thursday 31st May 2012
9:39pm Wednesday 16th May 2012
THE CHESIL Bank Garden Club meets on Tuesday, 22nd May at 7.30 pm in Langton Village Hall – this is the final meeting until September & once the business is out of the way (as quickly as possible!) it is a fun evening with a garden based quiz, a glass of wine & some nibbles! So remember to be there.
10:44pm Wednesday 2nd May 2012
MY FAMILY, Sheelagh, Kate & Amelia, are again running the RACE FOR LIFE at Kingston Maurward on Saturday, 20th May, in aid of Cancer Research UK & if anyone would like to sponsor them, please get in touch with me or go on line to http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/beechcroft-babes . This is such an important charity, so many families are affected by cancer, let’s raise as much as we can!
8:47pm Wednesday 25th April 2012
TUESDAY, MAY 1st at 7.30 pm there is to be a presentation in the Village Hall by an excellent speaker, Chris Shaw on “Bear Necessities – the Arctic”. She told me it was a fantastic experience and she is looking forward to sharing it with us! Everyone welcome – visitors £2.00, coffee/tea available.
4:42pm Wednesday 18th April 2012
8:40pm Wednesday 11th April 2012
4:33pm Thursday 5th April 2012
< li> I HOPE you have all had a peaceful and blessed Easter and are refreshed for the new round of village happenings! THE FETE on 21st July is having homemade cotton bunting and, on Saturday, 14th April there will be a working party in the Village Hall from 10am till 4pm to cut, sew and attach flags to the tape - all volunteers, male or female (with or without sewing machines) will be very welcome! Come for as long or short a time as you can & join in the fun.
10:22am Thursday 15th March 2012
7:43pm Wednesday 29th February 2012
WE HAVE started Langton Lines - this is an information/reminder e-mail of what is going on in the village and also for you to share happenings or news; just let me know what you would like included and also if you would like to receive it – I send it as a blind carbon copy so only your address appears on the e-mail, I have 31 signed up so far!
10:17pm Wednesday 22nd February 2012
REMEMBER it is Village Lunch on Tuesday,28th February – how can it be the end of February already? - never mind, it will be good to meet & catch up with all the news, as well as enjoying a jolly good meal!
10:24pm Wednesday 8th February 2012
LANGTON Herring has come into the computer age – we now have our own FACEBOOK page! make sure you use it; checking for what’s on, remembering to put your forthcoming events on it and any interesting pictures.
8:50pm Wednesday 1st February 2012
THE BACON BUTTY Brunch & Coffee Morning is on Saturday, 11th February at 11.00 am, do put it in your diaries as there will be stalls with cakes, books etc. & the profit is all going towards funding our Queen’s Jubilee Street Party on June 5th!
9:35pm Wednesday 25th January 2012
THE NOSTALGIA Evening on Saturday night at the Elm Tree was thoroughly enjoyable – one room full of memorabilia, maps, photos, files , documents – you name it, there were even the horns from an old time, prize winning bull!
9:51pm Wednesday 11th January 2012
THERE IS to be a NOSTALGIA EVENING on Saturday, 21st January at The Elm Tree starting at 7 pm – anyone with photos, maps, articles, postcards etc of the village, bring them along and let others see them – or just come and learn more about the village!
10:13pm Wednesday 4th January 2012
CHRISTMAS got off to a flying start with our Candlelit Carols followed by delicious Wassail in the Hall – not yet all sung out, the Salvation Army came to The Elm Tree and led us through the old favourites around a lit brazier – then it was hot punch and mince pies – then on Christmas Eve - the Church was full for a beautiful Midnight service, lit again by candles - thank you all who joined in, the whole season was very special!
8:14pm Wednesday 30th November 2011
DON’T FORGET to give Martin Fielding (871403) your ‘Christmas Card to the Village’ (1/2 A4 maximum) with your greetings to everyone, to display on the boards outside the Church, all for a donation to the Church. You can be artistic and make your own, or cut up an old card – the notice board not only saves shoe leather - but the lovely trees as well!
9:53pm Wednesday 9th November 2011
5:10pm Wednesday 2nd November 2011
10:27pm Wednesday 26th October 2011
ALL YOU computer users need to know that there is a tax rebate scam out to get your money, I got an e-mail from the Inland Revenue – it really looked the proper thing, saying to fill in the form to claim my tax refund – but then it asked for my bank details and alarm bells started to ring.
10:23pm Wednesday 19th October 2011
9:10pm Wednesday 5th October 2011
9:12pm Wednesday 7th September 2011
OUR Horticultural Show was a brilliant success at the weekend (176 entries!) – the floral displays a veritable feast to the eye, and the produce a temptation to the taste buds, wonderful animal sculptures, cakes, preserves & shortbread to die for! – everyone has worked so hard, especially Mandy & Martin who were ‘in charge’, and all those who helped set up and do the myriad jobs that go into a good show - well done everyone.
9:22pm Wednesday 24th August 2011
SUNDAY, 4th September is the Langton Herring Horticultural Show followed by a BBQ (you must buy your tickets beforehand!) – the show is meant to be fun so rules are at a minimum, but we want lots of entries!
8:57pm Wednesday 6th July 2011
THE SONGS of Praise was a great success with a good sized congregation singing their favourite hymns in honour of our Patron, St Peter (whose symbol is a fish) – we then retired to the hall where we had coffee and two wonderfully decorated fish shaped cakes, courtesy of Merle, and an enjoyable social time.
4:47pm Wednesday 22nd June 2011
11:20am Wednesday 15th June 2011
Thank you to everyone who supported my family (& anyone else you sponsored!) in the Race for Life – the Beechcroft Babes raised over £600 so far – well done everyone, it is such a worth while charity.
8:27pm Wednesday 8th June 2011
I have been very remiss & not yet welcomed Debbie & Jamie Walker & family, who have taken over the Elm Tree Inn – it is great to see it looking so smart and busy and I’m looking forward to trying the new menu soon.
10:22pm Wednesday 18th May 2011
ON SUNDAY, May 29th there is a United Benefice Communion in Portesham at 10.30 am., it is going to be very special as we will be saying goodbye to the Rev. Jack Elwin, as he retires from his ministry in the Benefice.
10:15pm Wednesday 4th May 2011
THE RACE for Life is with us again! – at Kingston Maurward on Sunday, 22nd May. This year, my daughter & granddaughters are part of the Beechcroft St Paul’s Primary School Team, but are still competing in their sister & auntie Rheta’s, memory. Anyone who would like to support this brilliant Cancer Research UK Charity click on: http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/beechcroftbabes and make a difference (if you don’t have a computer, contact me or the school for a sponsor form). Many thanks.
11:35am Thursday 28th April 2011
THE CHESIL Bank Garden Club annual Plant Sale is on Saturday, May 7th 10am to 12 noon – this is always well worth a visit, especially if you get there in good time to bag the choicest plants! – refreshments are available, also. VILLAGE Club meets on Tuesday, May 5th at 7.30 pm – the speaker is Brian Bates and he will be guiding us on ‘A Walk Thro’ 17th Century Dorchester’ which sounds interesting & it will be fun to see what we can still recognise! - visitors welcome, £2.00. WHAT a splendid Coffee & Hot Cross Bun morning we had – thanks to all you lovely people over £250 were raised toward speakers for the Village Club! – many thanks everyone. We also had a Ragbag collection on the same morning and sent off 11 large bags – I will let you know how much we make for the Village Hall & Church at a later date. Don’t forget – go on saving your old fabric, I will always accept it, if you can’t keep it till the next collection (probably after the fete!).
8:29pm Wednesday 23rd March 2011
6:32pm Wednesday 16th March 2011
THE FIRST of our Safari Lent Lunches was a great success – delicious home made soup and crusty bread to fill the inner man and then we started on the York course: ‘ Rich Inheritance – Jesus’ Legacy of Love’ led by Rev. David Plumb of the Weymouth Methodist Circuit – then we studied ‘the Empty Tomb’, which was to feed the soul.
10:14pm Wednesday 9th March 2011
5:06pm Wednesday 2nd March 2011
VILLAGE Club was treated to an excellent presentation by Sue Hennessy on ‘Hidden Depths – Women of the RNLI’- she was fresh from Virginia, where she had given her talk to the American Coastguards. Women have been deeply involved in the RNLI for over 180 years; not, it is true, as crew members (they are now – even as coxswain & helmsman) but as the muscles - heaving the boats up and down beaches for launch/recovery, also in the more recognised tea making, fund raising and moral support.
12:04pm Wednesday 23rd February 2011
CHRISTCHURCH’S earthquake tragedy took on a personal note for many in the Chesil Bank area, as several members of the community are visiting those beautiful Islands – so our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by it, especially our residents.
4:48pm Wednesday 9th February 2011
THE VILLAGE Club AGM business was dealt with quickly, as the committee was re-elected en bloc, there was no increase in subscription, which at £5.00 for 10 meetings each with a speaker must be the bargain of the year! Forward notice of our annual coffee morning being held on Saturday, April 16th was announced, this is very important as it helps pay for our speakers & if we raise enough we will give some funds to a charity.
4:55pm Wednesday 2nd February 2011
4:51pm Wednesday 26th January 2011
WE ARE all bewildered by the decision of the ‘Powers-that-be’, to turn down the plans for replacing the eyesore of The Bungalow at the entrance of the village, with an attractive dwelling, keeping the ‘look’ of the old building on the roadside, but digging out at the rear to give the extra space in the ‘basement’ area, out of sight.
5:26pm Wednesday 19th January 2011
ST PETER’S Church are looking forward to welcoming the rest of the Benefice for the Candlemas Service on January 30th at 10.30am, when we celebrate the end of the Christmas & Epiphany seasons (40 days after the Birth of Christ).
5:24pm Wednesday 12th January 2011
THANKS for a lovely ‘special birthday’ party Fay! Good company, good food, good wine, all enhanced by the still decorated hall –we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did – we look forward to 10 years time! Well done all those who worked to make it a success.
4:55pm Tuesday 4th January 2011
WHAT a white Christmas! It certainly looked beautiful but my goodness wasn’t it icy? – the village roads were skating rinks, with ONE spread of grit on a couple of lanes in 3 weeks. Earlier, DDC promised we would have a dump of grit at one of the farms but it never materialised, so even when some stalwarts did some clearing (using hammers to break the ice before shovelling it up!) it was privately bought grit that then made for safe walking. Thank you to all those concerned.
6:40pm Wednesday 8th December 2010
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