Welcome to the Chideock and Seatown Community Website. This website belongs to ‘the community’ and is all about Chideock, North Chideock and Seatown. We hope these pages will be of interest to both local residents and visitors to our village.
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.
- FUND RAISER FOR THE WELDMAR HOSPICE Saturday 6th September
An evening of fun, food and entertainment! Saturday evening 6th September in the Village Hall. Music provided by The Buzztet – an eclectic mix of jazz styles – together with our own ‘Sissy and Maud’. Tickets £20 to include a two course dinner and a glass of wine. All proceeds to the Weldmar Hospice Trust. Tickets from Guy Mills on 01297 489231. Reserve your now to avoid disappointment.
- DUCK RACE AT SEATOWN – SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST
- AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY ‘THE BIG BREAKFAST’
Come along to the Village Hall for the Bank Holiday Big Breakfast on Sunday 24th August between 8a.m. and 11.a.m. Indulge in Egg, Bacon, Sausage, Tomato and Black Pudding with Tea or Coffee for £6.50 or for the ‘Lighter Bite Breakfast’ of Dorset Cereal, Toast and Tea or coffee for £2.50. Anna and her team will be hosting this Breakfast in aid of Village Hall Funds.
- TEA IN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH – JOINT VENTURE
Would you enjoy a short stroll along a delightfully green and leafy lane? Especially if it ended with a cup of tea and a delicious home made cake? Or if walking is not your thing, how about a short car ride, with plenty of parking space, and tea and cake as well? Or maybe you are wondering how to amuse your Summer visitors without having to travel along the A35? Perhaps you or your visitors would like to know more of the history of our village, and a small intimate museum, dating back to the Civil War and beyond, but including pictures and artefacts up to the present, would be just the thing. Rounding off the visit with tea and cake would be – well, the icing on the cake! Please make a note of the dates and times when the ‘Friends’ of the two Churches are working together in this new venture. They be serving tea and cake, in the museum alongside the beautiful RC Church in North Road on the following Sundays, from 2:30 to 5:30pm. July 20th and 27th August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st and 7th September. Everyone is welcome
- BBC SOUTHWEST Monday 4th August NOW FRIDAY at 6-30pm
Chideock residents may be interested to hear that the story of Chrissie Squire, the Chideock Egg Lady, will feature on both BBC South West Spotlight and BBC Radio Solent during week commencing 3 August as part of the BBC’s extensive coverage of the First World War. There should also be an article on the same story in the September edition (available mid August) of Dorset Magazine. Anyone who wants to know more about this fascinating piece of village history may like to visit the ongoing exhibition at Bridport Museum or come along to the ‘Chideock in the Wars’ exhibition in the village hall on Friday12 September. Further information from Frances Colville on 01297 480833 or email@example.com UPDATE: The Radio Solent programme will go out on Thursday 7 August on the main show at 11.15 a.m., with a shortened version featuring on the breakfast show at 8.15 a.m. In case you miss the Radio Solent programme you can listen here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01p352m just click on the article about Chrissie Squire – The Chideock Egg Lady. I have just listened and it was amazing! UPDATE – UPDATE! Have just heard the BBC Spotlight programme featuring Chrissie Squire has been changed to Friday at 6-30pm – we think – that is the latest news from BBC but may well worth tuning in every evening this week!