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.
- 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.
- Chideock WI Centenary Talk – Tuesday, September 3rd Continue reading →
- CHIDEOCK COMMUNITY CAFE. FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST Continue reading →
Chideock Community Café
Held in Chideock Village Hall
Come along with friends or meet new friends.
Everyone is welcome.
Tea/Coffee & Cakes/biscuits available
We look forward to seeing you!!
THIS IS NOT A FUND RAISING EVENT
CHIDEOCK HALL EVENT
- 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.
- FILM NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE HALL. ‘FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS’. 27th August Continue reading →
TUESDAY 27 AUGUST 2019
7PM FOR 7.30PM
The film is based on a true story about Port
Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends, a group of
Cornish fishermen from Port Isaac who were signed by
Universal Records and achieved a top 10 hit with their debut
album of traditional sea shanties.
£7.00 Non Members … £5.00 Members …
Tea/Coffee & Popcorn. Choc Ices on sale during
the interval. Wine on sale !
- 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
- CHIDEOCK NEWS – AUGUST 2019 Continue reading →
Here’s the August 2019 Chideock News.
- ‘PARTY IN THE PARK’ a great success Continue reading →
PARTY IN THE PARK
To Commemorate Fields in Trust Day The Party in the Park was a great success with over £1,000 being taken by all the stalls for their different groups and charities. Over £100 was presented by way of the 10% to the Parish Council Community Fund which helps purchase new play equipment, football nets, etc., The weather was wonderful and the kids loved the egg and spoon race, sack race etc., cheered on by the crowd! Thanks to The Chideock Society for hosting this event.
- “Scentenary”, Chideock WI Centenary Diffuser Continue reading →
This is the first photograph of the Chideock WI Centenary Diffuser, taken in the kitchen where it was imagined, researched, designed, mixed and ultimately produced. It is made of natural oils carefully researched with expert advice. The fragrance which we have named “Scentenary” in celebration of 100 years of the WI in our village, was selected by WI members from three which were initially developed, and the winner was then trialled for its lasting qualities. Members submitted designs for the label to reflect Chideock’s Jurassic Coast location. The glass bottle and packaging are recyclable, with the transparent wrapping and ribbon chosen to be plastic free and therefore more environmentally friendly. This is a limited production, priced at £12 to reflect the quality of the oils and the cost of similar commercial products.
Our “Scentenary” room diffuser makes an ideal special gift or keepsake and will be on sale at the Party in the Park on Saturday 6th July. Don’t miss out
For further information or to purchase contact Tish Wynford-Thomas (01297 489200) or Lee Ramsden (01297 480941)
- SALISBURY DIOCESAN GUILD OF BELLRINGERS FEATURING CHIDEOCK BELLRINGERS WHO DIED IN WWI Continue reading →
PUBLICATION DATE: 1 MAY 2019
This Booklet has been produced after four years of commemorations across the Guild marking the centenary of the Great War. It is fully illustrated throughout and its cover is taken from an original artwork created for the Guild by Westbury artist Helen Chester (www.helenchesterarts.co.uk).
Contents include: Guild Memorial and Cathedral Commemorations, Ringers from the Diocese who Died (biographical details and details of ringing commemorations), Towers and Branches, The ‘Ypres Bells’, Other Commemorative Ringing and Events, Armistice Centenary and Post war. The Booklet also contains wartime extracts from Guild Reports and The Ringing World.
For the first time, in this publication, you will have in one place information that previously stood separately. The impact of the whole is all the more moving. Guild members and those from beyond will value and appreciate this Booklet both now and in years to come.
An extract from the Foreword to the Booklet by Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury and Patron of the Guild.
Lest we forget, this history reminds us of real people and costly lives–people from our communities, our predecessors committed to ringing bells in towers where we now stand. It is good to know them by name and to recognise their significance for us today.
- YOGA IN THE VILLAGE HALL Tuesday mornings from 7th May 2019 Continue reading →
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS With Angie
CHIDEOCK VILLAGE HALL
TUESDAY MORNINGS 11.30am TO 1pm
£9 PER SESSION
FOR MORE INFORMATION PHONE
01297 489996 or just turn up!
All ages, men & women are welcome! Come and give it a go…
Warren House Bed and Breakfast Main Street Chideock Dorset DT6 6JW 01297 489 996 www.warrenhousechideock.co.uk
- HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT SERVICE Continue reading →
Do you own a holiday cottage in Chideock or the surrounding area? This fire risk assessment service, which is aimed specifically for holiday cottage accommodation, is offered by local Chideock-based business, Ignite South West, to help you and your guests stay safe with fire safety regulations.
20% discount for any owners with a holiday cottage in Chideock when quoting “FIRE STARTER”!
For more details: