Chideock is an amazingly busy village with lots of groups that anyone can join and lots of entertainment and events that are happening so please take your time to look through our website – not forgetting our stunning Photo Galleries.
If you are a visitor to this beautiful part of West Dorset please check out our Accommodation Guide.
- CHIDEOCK NEWS - JUNE 2013
Just out – the June Chideock News.
- RECYCLING CALENDAR 2013/2014
This upgraded service will enable you to view your next collect dates for recycling, report a missed collection or view local information based on your postcode. If you have any further questions regarding the calendar or other recycling based enquiries, please contact Dave Levi Recycling Officer Streetscene, Poundbury West Ind. Estate, Dorchester, DT1 2PG or phone 01305 251010 ext 2616. Please click on this link or the image to see the Calendar (on page 2)
- BRIDPORT TO HONITON ROADWORKS STARTING 9TH MAY for 10 days
The A35 is being closed at three sites between Honiton and Bridport to carry out surface treatment works and associated maintenance activities. Throughout all closures, HA will also be taking the opportunity to carry out other maintenance activities, such as road markings, surface patching as required, sign cleaning, gully emptying, sign replacement and litter picking. When and where is this happening?
Works will be undertaken through a series of day and nightime closures starting on Thursday 9th May and completing on Sunday 19th May.
The three sites where works will be taking place are:
Site 1 – Wykes Farm overbridge to Trinity Hill – end of 40mph gateway just east of Axminster. Site 2 – Penn Duals to Thistle House (towards Charmouth roundabout). Site 3 – Miles Cross to Crown roundabout (Bridport).
For more information of dates and time the following links may be helpful http://www.highways.gov.uk/
roads/road-projects/http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/dorset/travel_news/ a35-honiton-to-bridport-mainten ance-works/
- THE ALFRED SQUIRE FAMILY 1854 - 1976 FROM NORTH CHIDEOCK
‘Glendale’ now named Hollow Cottage on North Road was the home of Alfred Squire and his family. Alfred Squire was the Manor Bailiff and he and his wife Sarah (nee Shute) had six children. Their first born Sarah Luise born in 1881 sadly died as an infant in a scalding accident. Next came Mercy Harriet (1883-1920) and Christina Mary (1894-1976) and then three boys Wilfred Alfred (1885-1973), Joseph Samuel 1888-1961) and Eleazar John (1891-1917). The three boys all joined up to fight in World War I with Eleazar, the youngest, being killed in action. Christina feeling she should ‘do her bit’ for the War effort became known as The Chideock Egg Lady as she decorated eggs which were sent them to the ‘front’ to help with soldiers nutrition. Eleazar is commemorated on the Chideock War Memorial and has a ‘page’ on the Chideock War Memorial section of this website. Many thanks to both Colin Foot and Frances Colville for their research. To read the stories of Christina and her three brothers please follow the link - Christina Mary Squire ‘The Chideock Egg Lady’. Joseph Samuel Squire. Wilfred Alfred Squire. Eleazar John Squire.
- JAMES HICKMAN AND DAN CASSIDY Thursday May 23rd
For an evening of entertainment and excellent food make sure you book for James Hickman and Dan Cassidy – a transatlantic duo inspired by the traditions of America and Britain who will perform in the Village Hall on Thursday May 23rd. at 7.00pm. A delicious Three course meal will be provided. Tickets are priced at £15 and to book please phone Guy Mills on 01297 489231. Please bring your own refreshments and glasses. Hosted by The Friends of St.Giles.