Carnival fun

Verwood Carnival took place on 29 June with a scaled down procession of walking floats only followed by arena events in the carnival field. There were plenty of stalls to visit, including one run by Pam Smith who was fund-raising for Macmillan Cancer Support in Dorset and Hampshire. Pam said, “It was a lovely sunny…

Fete brings village together

On Saturday 29 June, Hinton Martel held its annual village fete.

The weather was ideal, with not a cloud in the sky. Jez Barfoot, a finalist in TV’s Masterchef and the proprietor of the Tickled Pig in Wimborne, was on hand to open the event and to judge the hotly-contested Victoria Sponge competition. A meal at the Tickled Pig was the prize for the winning baker.

Broadstone Summer Jam

A picnic in the park with a huge amount of family entertainment. Traditional, all day, family event includes: Donkey Derby, Dog Show, Vintage Car Show, Live Music, Raffle, Face Painting, Cake and Food Stalls Date: 14 July 2013 Time: 11am – 5pm Venue: Broadstone Rec, Plainfied Farm, Lower Blanford Road, Broadstone Contact: Tony Fisher bfitachairman@gmail.com…

£1500 raised in evening of 21s

Lewis-Manning Hospice raised over £1500 last week with the charity’s special ’21 themed’ Summer Starlight Stroll, which saw both supporters and staff complete the 7km evening circular walk from Whitecliff Park, along Baiter and Poole Quay, returning through Poole Park. The annual fundraising event took place last Friday (21 June) at 2100 hours to celebrate the…

From the Capital to the Coast

  A special day excursion train from London to Corfe Castle and Swanage – bringing in 300 passengers to boost the Isle of Purbeck economy – is to make history this weekend, thanks to the volunteer-run Swanage Railway working in partnership with SouthWest Trains and UK Railtours. It is the first time that SouthWest Trains…