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Tolpuddle & District

Praise from sponsors at the Dorset Tourism Awards

Praise from sponsors at the Dorset Tourism Awards

World's Biggest Coffee Morning - Macmillan

Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Easter bonnets are on parade

Easter bonnets are on parade at the Pop in Place

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

A Royal Wedding Celebration concert delights its audience

Teacher Nicky Burg models a summer dress on the runwway at St Mary's Middle School

Fashion show raises funds for St Mary's Middle School

Flower festival organisers Philippa Louden, Alison Chick, Carrie Diamond and Elizabeth Joliffe prepare the flowers

Flower festival raises valuable funds for Dorchester Opportunity Group

Friends of Puddletown library gather for the concert at Athelhampton House

Classical guitar concert raises funds to save Puddletown's library

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

Villagers enjoy Gwen Yarker's talk on Dorset paintings

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

Bladen Social Club raises funds for Help for Heroes

The ladies toss their pancakes before the WI pancake race

WI organise an annual pancake race for charity

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

Aladdin is a huge success for Pop in Performers

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

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

Richard Gracie addresses the haggis

Burns night is celebrated in Puddletown

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

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

Air Ambulance volunteer Susan Dredge receives a cheque for £200 from Angie Reed of Tolpuddle village show committee

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

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

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

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

Swimming club gains awards at Lions swimarathon

Guests entered into the French theme of the evening

Puddletown Society members celebrate new year en francais

Garden club members enjoy a festive new year’s party

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

Parish council receives presentation from police on the subject of trvellers

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

Senior citizens enjoy Christmas lunch in the village hall at Puddletown

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

Tolpuddle's coffee morning is a success despite snowy weather

Children from Bere Regis First School show everyone their green paintings

Pop in Place goes green for Pudsey

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

Father Christmas comes to Briantspuddle village hall

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

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

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

Villagers of all ages get together for the annual village tidy

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

Emma swims to support Oxfam Unwrapped

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

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

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

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

The Pop in Place stages its tenth annual talent competion

Performer of the Year competiton attracts 27 entries

At the fete, seven year-old Caitlin Eavis-Harmes makes friends with a ferret held by Barbara Holden, Kingston Maurward animalcare

Five churches fete is a great success

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

Fifty golden years for Mary and John

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

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

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

Competitors at the Briantspuddle Open Golf competition

Briantspuddle golfers hold open competition at Dorset Golf and Country Club

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

Tolpuddle celebrates its new bus shelter at Orchard Meadow

Pastor Jim as James Pond with the SPYKIDS team

Chapel SPYKIDS team defeat evil Mr Megabite

Award winners at the Bladen social club horticultural show

Villagers compete for awards at the village show

The toddler music group members go under the waves

Toddler and pre-school children enjoy music in Bere Regis

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

Great village sale raises funds for village hall

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

Louis' birthday party raises cash for Dreamflight

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

Impromptu and Dulcima are in concert for church funds

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

Magnificent Purbeck stone sign is in place for Shitterton

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

Fete in the vicarage garden is enjoyed by local residents

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

Church fete and dog show raise funds for the church

Hilly Cobban, Julian Francis, Philippa Francis, Clare Dean and Christine Megram serve cream teas to the garden visitors in Tolpuddle

Gardens are opened for St John's church

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

Garden party raises funds for school building work

The maypole dancers at Orchard Meadow

Strawberry cream tea attracts crowds toOrchard Meadow

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

Scout group holds its AGM with a barbecue

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

Cream tea raises funds to launch the coming village show

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