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.
- Chideock Society present ‘The Great Crane Project on the Somerset Levels’ – Tues 11th March
The Chideock Society are pleased to present ‘A film and presentation’ called The Great Crane Project on the Somerset Levels by Susan Anders , Community Officer of the RSPB Somerset, followed by questions. Tuesday 11th March at 7.30pmChideock Village Hall. All are welcome. Entry £4.00 Members Free
Raffle – Refreshments, including real coffee and interesting biscuits.
- ‘A snapshot of life in chideock during world war two’
LIFE AT ‘BEEZARS’ IN RUINS LANE, CHIDEOCK DURING WORLD WAR TWO Read how Chideock residents dealt with the deprivations of War time life in our village – a ‘snapshot’ of everyday happenings for those living in the village. Jennifer Emrys-Roberts, Edward de Broë-Ferguson, Alison Brooke and, Pauline de Broë Ferguson share their memories with our Editor, Lyn Crisp.
- CHIDEOCK SOCIETY host A Taster of Chideock History – ‘ 1940′s FILM’ of CHIDEOCK. 8th April in the Village Hall.
Hosted by The Chideock Society – A ’taster’ of Chideock history, a unique film of Chideock and the surrounding area taken in the 1940′s has been given to the Society recently and will be shown on April 8th with a commentary by Denys Brunsden. This exciting event will take place in the Village Hall at 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Excellent coffee will be being served. Everyone is welcome.
- CHIDEOCK SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND 5th and 6th July in The Village Hall
Where were you on July 5th 1989? If you were in Chideock Village Hall that evening, you were present at the inaugural meeting of The Chideock Society. 156 people joined and a committee was formed. Twenty five years on the Society is still going strong and busy preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary with a weekend exhibition in the Village Hall on July 5th-6th, 2014. The exhibition will include films taken at events held during the years, featuring founder members, plus photos of some memorable outings made over the years. The Society has helped unearth and record important historical and social history of the Parish and has donated to projects conserving several heritage features. The Society has arranged to deposit copies of all their archive material in the Dorset Record Office after the exhibition is over, to be available to all.If anyone has cine or video film or photos of past events and would like them included in the exhibition, please contact the Secretary on 01297 489422.
- ROADWORKS ON THE A.35
BT will be working on the eastbound carriage way of the A35, from Chideock Hill through the village and on to Miles Cross, Bridport. The work is scheduled to take place OVERNIGHT from 5th – 12th March and will involve the use of “rolling” 2 way temporary traffic lights.