Tolpuddle & District

Incorporating: Bere Regis, Puddletown, Tolpuddle, Affpuddle, Briantspuddle, Turnerspuddle, Throop, Tincleton

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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.

Easter bonnets are on parade at the Pop in Place

Dorset Echo: Easter bonnets are on parade

7:52pm Monday 25th April 2011

Bere Regis

A Royal Wedding Celebration concert delights its audience

Dorset Echo: Woodbury Hill Singers members Hazel Cockburn, John England, Kath Jeeves and Megan Stone at the Celebration concert

8:04pm Wednesday 20th April 2011

Bere Regis

Fashion show raises funds for St Mary's Middle School

Dorset Echo: Teacher NickyBurg models a summer dress on the runwway at St Mary's Middle School

7:18pm Saturday 16th April 2011


Flower festival raises valuable funds for Dorchester Opportunity Group

Dorset Echo: Flower festival organisers Philippa Louden, Alison Cick, Carrie Diamond and Elizabeth Joliffe prepare the flowers

11:56am Saturday 9th April 2011


Classical guitar concert raises funds to save Puddletown's library

Dorset Echo: Friends of Puddletown library gather for the concert at Athelhampton House

12:14pm Wednesday 30th March 2011


Villagers enjoy Gwen Yarker's talk on Dorset paintings

Dorset Echo: Speaker Gwen Yarker (centre) with village hall committee members Peter Talbot, Jenny Beedle, Sue Jeanes and Philippa Thorniley

11:34am Saturday 26th March 2011


Bladen Social Club raises funds for Help for Heroes

Dorset Echo: Bladen Social Club's team of fund-raisers prepare for the table-top sale

8:21pm Saturday 19th March 2011


WI organise an annual pancake race for charity

Dorset Echo: The ladies toss their pancakes before the WI pancake race

7:06pm Tuesday 8th March 2011

Bere Regis

Aladdin is a huge success for Pop in Performers

Dorset Echo: Wishee-Washee (Pastor Jim Morris) remonstrates with the Wicked Abanazer (Daniel Lye).

3:27pm Monday 28th February 2011

ALADDIN (Ruth Hughes) is in love with Princesss Ting-a-Ling (Claire Syrett). He manages to outwit the wicked Abanazar (Daniel Lye) and secure the magical mystery teapot that, when rubbed, summons up the genie Thai Foo (Julie Lye), to grant his every wish.

Puddletown says farewell to Rev'd Benny Hazlehurst at benefice service

Dorset Echo: Rev'd Benny Hazlehurst is presented with a guitar card made by the children of Puddletowen First School

11:44am Thursday 17th February 2011


Burns night is celebrated in Puddletown

Dorset Echo: Richard Gracie addresses the haggis

10:14am Thursday 27th January 2011


Beauty and the Beast from Mars delights its audience at St Mary's School

Dorset Echo: The raffle table enjoys a brisk trade at the performance of Beauty and the Beast from Mars

5:47pm Tuesday 25th January 2011


Wassailers toast the apple trees to ensure a good harvest in Tolpuddlle

Dorset Echo: Air Ambulance volunteer Susan Dredge receives a cheque for £200 from Angie Bower of Tolpuddle village show committee

12:27pm Monday 24th January 2011


Puddletown celebrates the completion of repairs to St Mary's church

Dorset Echo: Archdeacon of Sherborne, the Ven Paul Taylor, and Rev'd Benny Hazlehurst gather with all those involved in the work on St Mary's church

8:06pm Sunday 23rd January 2011

Puddletown A SERVICE in St Mary’s church was held to celebrate the completion of the repairs to the church tower during which thanks were expressed to all who enabled this work to take place.

Swimming club gains awards at Lions swimarathon

Dorset Echo: Bere Regis Barracudas team receive awards from Wareham Lions president Mike Bartlett

2:46pm Monday 17th January 2011

Bere Regis

Puddletown Society members celebrate new year en francais

Dorset Echo: Guests entered into the French theme of the evening

11:47am Monday 10th January 2011


Good time had by all at the Garden Club’s New year’s party

Dorset Echo: Garden club members enjoy a festive new year’s party

12:35pm Wednesday 5th January 2011

A NEW year’s party for the garden club was a happy and festive evening with lots of conversation and laughter, and a delicious supper prepared by the committee.

Parish council receives presentation from police on the subject of trvellers

2:26pm Thursday 23rd December 2010


Senior citizens enjoy Christmas lunch in the village hall at Puddletown

Dorset Echo: Members of St Mary's Middle School Let's Get Cooking club assist as waiters and waitresses at the over-seventies' Christmas lunch

5:31pm Saturday 18th December 2010


Tolpuddle's coffee morning is a success despite snowy weather

Dorset Echo: Village show committee chairman Angela Reed presents a cheque for £200 to Hilly Cobban for St John's church

11:32am Tuesday 7th December 2010


Pop in Place goes green for Pudsey

Dorset Echo: Children from Bere Regis First School show everyone their green paintings

2:06pm Friday 26th November 2010

Bere Regis

Father Christmas comes to Briantspuddle village hall

Dorset Echo: Two year-old Robert Robertson tells Father Christmas what he would like in his stocking this year

3:23pm Tuesday 23rd November 2010


Annual gift day for the church is a happy and successful event

Dorset Echo: Audrey Grindrod, Doreen Sanderson, Erica Moriarty and Brenda Bunter on the cake stall at Affpuddle church gift day and coffee morning.

8:35pm Monday 15th November 2010


Villagers of all ages get together for the annual village tidy

Dorset Echo: Villagers gather to take part in the annual village tidy around Bere Regis and Shitterton

3:54pm Sunday 7th November 2010

Bere Regis

Emma swims to support Oxfam Unwrapped

Dorset Echo: Emma Menzies swims from Pottery Pier to Brownsea Castle to raise moeny for Oxfam Unwrapped

11:39am Monday 25th October 2010


Hank Wangford and Brad Breath delight a large audience at St Mary's Middle School

Dorset Echo: John Martin, Jim Chamberlain and Andrew Carney take charge of the bar at Hank Wangford's performance

1:58pm Friday 22nd October 2010


Floral Group president Joan Herridge wins a first prize at NAFAS area show

Dorset Echo: Dorset and Guernsey Area of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies president, Marilyn Nourse presents an award to Joan Herridge

11:03am Friday 15th October 2010

Bere Regis

Performer of the Year competiton attracts 27 entries

Dorset Echo: The Pop in Place staqges its tenth annual talent competion

11:00am Monday 4th October 2010

Bere Regis

Five churches fete is a great success

Dorset Echo: Seven year-old Caitlin Eavis-Harmes makes friends with a ferret held by Barbara Holden from Kingston Maurward animalcare

5:01pm Monday 27th September 2010


Fifty golden years for Mary and John

Dorset Echo: Mary and John England celebrate their golden wedding anniversary at the Dorset Golf and Country Club

5:43pm Saturday 18th September 2010

Bere Regis

Bladen social club presents £1,800 to Help for Heroes

Dorset Echo: Dorothy Reed, Colonel Nigel ffitch, Sue Jeanes and Maureen Kenny at the presentation at Bladen social club

12:13pm Monday 13th September 2010


Shoes Glorious Shoes step their way to Puddletown in aid of Lupus Awareness

1:26pm Wednesday 8th September 2010


Briantspuddle golfers hold open competition at Dorset Golf and Country Club

Dorset Echo: Competitors at the Briantspuddle Open Golf competition

3:34pm Tuesday 31st August 2010


Tolpuddle celebrates its new bus shelter at Orchard Meadow

Dorset Echo: Mike Oddy, Pat Stockley, John Bacon, Stephen Buck, Hamish Greene, Margaret Greene, Dennis Bennett, Martin Cooke, Lesley Robertson,Jan Hopkin and Bob Hopkin at the new bus shelter

1:20pm Friday 27th August 2010


Chapel SPYKIDS team defeat evil Mr Megabite

Dorset Echo: Pastor Jim as James Pond with the SPYKIDS team

11:57am Saturday 21st August 2010

Bere Regis

Villagers compete for awards at the village show

Dorset Echo: Award winners at the Bladen social club horticultural show

1:42pm Friday 13th August 2010

BLADEN Social Club's annual horticultural show was a successful event.

Toddler and pre-school children enjoy music in Bere Regis

Dorset Echo: The toddler music group members go under the waves

11:38am Monday 9th August 2010

LIZ Teather has been telling me all about the toddler music group she established in the village four years ago.

Great village sale raises funds for village hall

Dorset Echo: Customer Glennis Jinks with stallholders Gill Hunt and Ann Meadon-Rabjohn

12:08pm Tuesday 3rd August 2010


Louis' birthday party raises cash for Dreamflight

Dorset Echo: Louis Gale with mum Teresa Vass at Louis' 18th birthday ball

7:08pm Monday 26th July 2010


Impromptu and Dulcima are in concert for church funds

Dorset Echo: Impromptu and Dulcima ladies' choirs combine at St Mary's church, Puddletown

5:28pm Saturday 17th July 2010


Magnificent Purbeck stone sign is in place for Shitterton

Dorset Echo: Martin Debenham and Eddie Butterfield with the Purbeck stone sign for Shitterton

4:07pm Monday 12th July 2010

Bere Regis

Fete in the vicarage garden is enjoyed by local residents

Dorset Echo: Customer Sue Steggals peruses the bric-a-brac at the church fete helped by stall holders Karen Smith and Sybil Frampton

2:25pm Sunday 4th July 2010

Bere Regis

Church fete and dog show raise funds for the church

Dorset Echo: Rev'd Canon Ian Woodward, Stephen Sanderson, Doreen Sanderson with tombola customer Ron Jones

2:39pm Monday 28th June 2010


Gardens are opened for St John's church

Dorset Echo: Hilly Cobban, Julian Francis, Philipa Francis, Clare Dean and Christine Megram serve cream teas to the garden visitors in Tolpuddle

4:47pm Monday 21st June 2010


Garden party raises funds for school building work

Dorset Echo: St Mary's School choir entertain guests at the garden party at Southover House

12:13pm Tuesday 15th June 2010


Strawberry cream tea attracts crowds toOrchard Meadow

Dorset Echo: The maypole dancers at Orchard Meadow

8:20pm Thursday 10th June 2010


Scout group holds its AGM with a barbecue

Dorset Echo: Scout eader Christine Whitfield makes her promise for her warrant for assistant group scout leader  with district commissioner Alan Oxley

5:21pm Wednesday 2nd June 2010

Bere Regis

Cream tea raises funds to launch the coming village show

Dorset Echo: Alison Roff, Verity Pitman and Annette Pitman help to serve teas at Tolpuddle village hall

11:10am Friday 28th May 2010


Coffee morning raises funds for the church

Dorset Echo: Dorothy Reed, Jenny Silavs and Sue Jeanes help customer Joan Herridge to choose her books at the church coffee morning

3:06pm Friday 21st May 2010



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