Vive la ‘Beer’

Teaching the French to drink real English beer could be considered to be an impossible task. Not so. A recent visit to the Blandford brewery of Hall and Woodhouse proved revealing, not just for the members of the Rotary Club of the Cote du Nacre in Caen northern France but also to their hosts, the…

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.