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.
- ‘POLICE SURGERY’ (drop in) Wednesday 30th July
- CHIDEOCK SOCIETY EXHIBITION
Last weekend The Chideock Society Exhibition featuring their large collection of film, photos, recordings and information, gathered over 25 years of activities and occasions, was truly superb. It was a wonderful opportunity to re-live great events and also to share memories of some of those villagers who are no longer with us. A steady stream of visitors from as far afield as Australia and Holland, nearby Exeter and Salisbury joined in the experience with Chideock locals and many from nearby villages. The exhibition was opened by Mrs. Pat Hussey, who at 95 is the oldest Chideock resident and was one of the founder members who participated in the production of The Parish Map. Many visitors bought along photographs from their collections and one of particular interest was a the Design and Plans for the unique Mortuary Chapel Gates which was bought in by a Mr. Scadding from Salwayash who is the great grandson of the Blacksmith/Farrier who designed them in the 1800’s. The second showing of the 1940’s film narrated by Prof. Denys Brunsden was very popular with over 100 people attending. Many people purchased copies of this DVD along with other DVD’s available showing ‘Postcards from Seatown’ and other events such as the VE and VJ Day Celebrations. CD’s of recordings of the memories of the older villagers needed when preparing for the publication of the book ‘A Wander Through Chideock’ were also available on Audio. The Committee and ‘willing friends’ supplied a vast array of superb refreshments. I am sure all the villagers would like to join me in thanking the Committee for their hard work in organising this exceptional exhibition.
- George Inn, Chideock July Events
Sat, 5 Jul 2014 – Gut n Steel
Sun, 6 Jul 2014 – Bingo
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 - Jess, Steve and Robbie
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 – Folk Night
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 - Jack and Benny
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 – Quiz Night
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 - Ansell & Gretel
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 – j cats
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 – To be confirmed
- THE CHIDEOCK FETE – Saturday 23rd August at 2pm in Clapps Mead Playing Field
The ever popular Chideock Fete will take place on Saturday 23rd August at 2.p.m on The Clapps Mead Playing Field. If you would like to be part of the fete or have a stall please contact Lyn on 01297 489098 or Sarah 01297 489905
- HIGH TEA – CHIDEOCK HOUSE GARDENS ON FRIDAY, 11TH JULY
Join us for High Tea in the garden of Chideock House.
Where: Chideock House Gardens, Main Street, Chideock
When: Friday 11th July at 3 pm
What’s There?: High Tea to include hand made savouries, small cakes, tea or coffee. Raffle.
Price: £7.00 per person
All proceeds for the Village Hall Maintenance Fund.