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 VILLAGE HALL A.G.M. Tuesday October 15th . 7-30pm Continue reading →
Chideock Village Hall AGM
Tuesday October 15th at 7.30pm in the Village Hall
Find out what has been happening at your Hall this past year
All Welcome to attend.
- CHIDEOCK ART GROUP WORKSHOP – MONDAY, 2ND DECEMBER Continue reading →
- CHIDEOCK COMMUNITY CAFE FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER in the village hall. Continue reading →
FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER 2019 From 2pm
Come along with friends or meet some new ones. Everyone is welcome
Tea/Coffee & Cakes/biscuits available
We look forward to seeing you!!
This is not a fund raising event
- ‘MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM’ – FOLK DANCE IN THE VILLAGE HALL. 26TH OCTOBER Continue reading →
MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM ARE COMING TO CHIDEOCK
A FOLK DANCE IN CHIDEOCK VILLAGE HALL 26th OCTOBER 7:30 TO 11:00
TICKETS £10.00 FROM VILLAGE SHOP OR FROM VAL ON 01297 489417
TO INCLUDE A PLOUGHMAN’S SUPPER DRINKS AT THE BAR
MISCHIEF and MAYHEM come from North Devon
Look them up on Facebook or Google them to see great revues
Caller is Gill Lambirth
Come and dance the night away or just listen to the music
- OCTOBER FILM NIGHT FEATURING ‘THE WAY’ – TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER. Continue reading →
CHIDEOCK HALL EVENT – FILM NIGHT
TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2019 7PM FOR 7.30PM
An American father travels to France to retrieve the body of his estranged son, who died while attempting the pilgrimage to Spain’s Santiago de Compostela. He resolves to take the journey himself, in an effort to understand both himself and his son.
£7.00 Non Members … £5.00 Members … Membership £2
Tea/Coffee & Popcorn. Choc Ices on sale during the interval.
Wine on sale!
- QUIZ NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE HALL 25TH OCTOBER Continue reading →QUIZ NIGHT 25TH OCTOBER 2019It’s the last one of the year already,so we may have a few early Christmas questions!!Looking forward to seeing everyone, especially meeting new residents to the village, and of course any visitors still with us!!Venue:- Village Hall 7.15 for 7.30 prompt startTeams:- a MAXIMUM of 4 persons Prizes:- for the top 5 teams£7 pp at the door To include super supperRaffle with a host of prizesCome and join in a really good community atmosphere (but competitive)If anybody could pop in approx 630ish to assist putting out tables and chairs it would be really appreciatedGuy and Nick are not getting any younger!!!Hope to see everyone on 25thOctober pitting your wits against the QM
- FOLK DANCE IN CHIDEOCK VILLAGE HALL. October 26th 2019 Continue reading →
- CHIDEOCK ART GROUP NEW PROGRAM Continue reading →
Monday Dec 2nd – Art Day with Richard Turner and watercolour and pastel £25 per person.
Monday Dec 9th – Christmas Lunch – venue to be decided.
- CHIDEOCK NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2019 Continue reading →
Here’s the September 2019 Chideock News.
- A35 CHIDEOCK SPEED REDUCTION TRIAL Continue reading →
Hopefully, everyone will have received a letter from Highways England detailing the proposed new 30 m.p.h. limit up Chideock Hill to the West as far as Muddyford Lane. However, there was a mistake in this letter inferring that the 30 mph speed limit would start at Ruins Lane and this was open to misinterpretation so for clarity
The eastern end of the 30 mph limit HAS NOT CHANGED. The letter from Highways England is wrong but this was not picked up until after it had been sent.
Should you not have received a letter a copy can be seen on the Chideock Parish Council website.
- CLAPPS MEAD PLAYING FIELD AND PLAY AREA Continue reading →
A Very Big Thank You to all who helped at Clapp’s Mead Playing Field.
A considerable amount of maintenance and refurbishment has taken place in the
Children’s Play Area with the painting of the picket fence, refurbishment of the two
seats and general painting and decoration of the See Saw, Slide/House, Cross Bars and
the Baby Swing. Many thanks must go to Shay Divine for his work on the two seats,
Lyn Crisp, Teresa Mudford and Lee Martin for the work on the Play Equipment and
Lyn Crisp, Teresa Mudford, George Dunn and Mick Kelson for the fence painting.
Also, to Alex Daniel who popped along to help as well. Thanks also to Shay Divine
who made such a magnificent job of the Grafton Commemorative stone – the
inscription can be read very clearly for the first time in many years. A reminder –
Clapp’s Mead Playing Field was granted to the Parish Council in 1938 by the Grafton
family to be held on behalf of the village for recreation in perpetuity – it is YOUR playing field.
- CHIDEOCK’S FIRST BLUE PLAQUE – CHRISSIE SQUIRE ‘THE CHIDEOCK EGG LADY’ Continue reading →
Chideock’s First Blue Plaque
Blue plaques are a nationwide symbol designed to commemorate outstanding achievements by an individual and we are delighted that Chideock now has its first blue plaque, installed to acknowledge the remarkable life of our Chideock Egg Lady, Chrissie Squire.
Chrissie Squire lived in Chideock all her life (1894 – 1976) and was a well-known and popular figure in the village. In the midst of the horrors of WW1 she found a way – by contributing fresh eggs to the National Egg Collection for wounded soldiers in France and by decorating those eggs with little paintings and messages as well as her name and address – not only to provide vital nourishment for those soldiers, but also to connect with them in a very real way and offer friendship, kindness and support. Many of the soldiers who received her decorated eggs wrote back to her, and the collection of letters shows just how much she touched their lives. More information about Chrissie’s remarkable story can be found on this website, or by contacting Chideock resident Frances Colville.
This story has been researched and written about by Frances, and has resonated with all the villagers who have heard it. In recognition of this, the Chideock Society decided to organise the installation of the blue plaque on Hollow Cottage in North Road where Chrissie spent much of her life. Many villagers contributed generously to the funding of this project and Howard and Deirdre Coates kindly gave permission for the plaque to be installed on the wall of Hollow Cottage.
On Monday 15 July, representatives of various Chideock groups, as well as the Chideock museum and the Bridport Museum, one of Chrissie Squire’s descendants and Frances met in the beautiful garden at Hollow Cottage for the unveiling of the plaque. There were speeches, tea and cake, and the chance to hear readings from some of the letters sent to the Egg Lady from soldiers who received her decorated eggs.
The Chideock Egg Lady plaque on the side of Hollow Cottage can be viewed from North Road and is well worth going to see.
Frances Colville 17/7/19