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- CHIDEOCK NEWS – OCTOBER 2014
Just out – the October Chideock News.
- ‘CHIDEOCK IN THE WARS’ A COMMEMORATION OF 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT WAR
The ‘Chideock in the Wars’ event was so well attended that we had to hastily put out more chairs for people to watch the power point presentation and the play ‘The Chideock Egg Lady’. Many thanks must go to all who made the Exhibition and Commemoration such a success, namely, John Forsey, Robyn & Eve Symes, Raymond Jerrard, The Chideock Society, The Chideock Players, St.Giles Bellringers, The Chideock Trust and my fellow committee members Frances Colville and Colin Foot. I am told many found the Remembrance very moving with the names of all those commemorated on the War Memorial being read out whilst the bellringers ‘rang a peal’ in their honour. The wartime tea was a great success and many enjoyed the Aztec biscuits and Trench cake! I was very honoured to have been part of this tribute and all the research will shortly be available on this community website. A total of £215.50 was raised for ‘Help for Heroes’ charity.
- GREAT EVENING AT THE WELDMAR TRUST FUNDRAISER
A GREAT EVENING was had by all at the ‘sell out’ Weldmar Trust Fundraising Evening of Entertainment held in the Village Hall. The music by ‘The Buzztet’ was amazing and the ‘chat at the bus stop’ by our own ‘Cissie and Maud’ had the whole audience in hysterics. The evening included a Two Course Dinner which was not only excellent but served quickly and efficiently. The desserts were a sight to behold! £1,000 was raised at the Pledge Auction alone and whilst the final figure has not yet been announced I am sure it raised a considerable sum for the Weldmar Trust . Thank you to everyone for all the hard work that goes into organising an event such as this – it was a great night!
- CHIDEOCK NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2014
Just out – the September Chideock News.
- GREAT BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND!
A great time was had in Chideock over the Bank Holiday weekend. Saturday kicked off with the Chideock Fete which is always a firm favourite. The Playing Field was full of happy families all enjoing the ‘fun of the fete’. Families enjoyed the Craft Stalls, Tombolas, Raffles, Book Stall, Splat the Rat, Human Fruit Machine, Ice Creams, Table Skittles, Marble Game,Teas and Cakes and so much more. A particular favourite was the ‘Guess the weight of the Marrow’ – a huge marrow of giant proportions. Lots of monies were raised for various village groups and causes. Many thanks to all those who helped especially those ‘stalwarts’ who helped ‘set up’ and clear away. Sunday morning dawned with the Big Bank Holiday Breakfast in the Village Hall. This was an amazing success with Anna Dunn and her team raising nearly £400 for Village Hall funds. Thanks to Denhay Farm, Cains Farm, Hangers Dairy and The George for their support.
Sunday afternoon the ‘action’ was at Seatown with the Annual Duck Race. This always popular event held FOUR duck races this year with everyone ‘shouting’ for their ‘duck’ swimming valiantly down the River Winniford. A great afternoon was had by all. Thanks to The Anchor for their support and Keith Bayliss and the Seatown ‘team’. All profits will go to The Fete Committee Community Fund.