Huge thanks to Twilight walkers

Over 350 walkers turned Bournemouth promenade into a sea of pink for this year’s Twilight Walk in support of the Bournemouth Hospital Charity’s Jigsaw Appeal. The walk was started by the new Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Dr Rodney Cooper, and Mayoress Mrs Elaine Cooper. Walkers enjoyed fine weather and a party atmosphere and with more…

Ferndown Festival 2013

Ferndown Festival

The week long Ferndown Festival starts on Saturday 22 June at 10am with the annual Strawberry Fayre at the Barrington Centre in Pennys Walk. There will be a host of indoor stalls, entertainment, and cream teas. Entrance: 50p, U14s free. A Comedy Club at the Barrington Theatre on 28 June is also part of the…

Rugby inspiration at Harewood

 As the British and Irish Lions touchdown in Australia, former international rugby star Thinus Delport visited Bournemouth to help inspire local boys reach their full potential. The retired rugby union wing and fullback player spent a whole day at Harewood College, encouraging the students to reach for the stars. Thinus led two assemblies which shared…

SILVER WINGS IN THE SUNSHINE

Before 1939, Christchurch aerodrome was a popular centre for pleasure and leisure flying- activity that ceased with the outbreak of war. In 1945 enthusiasts sought to recreate those days with some success. The aerodrome and the airspace above it, – specially on sunny weekends – was full of small powered aircraft and gliders, until the…

Horsing around!

Bournemouth’s Castlepoint Shopping Park has formally re-opened a traditional Bridle Way which follows the eastern boundary, the 41 acre complex between Yeoman’s Way and Woodbury Avenue. 32 tonnes of special surfacing was laid in 4 days by a local contractor to make what has been used as a footpath over the last 10 years, safer…

With a spring in their step

Year 4 children at Verwood CE First School have just returned from a fantastic week at The Springhead Trust, Fontmell Magna. They enjoyed a week of brilliant sunshine, visiting the village and taking part in Woodland trails, stream trails and hill walks. During their time there they studied the wildlife both in the woodland and around the…