Village News – June 2016

Father’s Day Cream Teas

This month, we have the first Music afternoon with Cream Teas on Sunday, 19 June. Why not treat Dad to a lovely afternoon in the Purbeck Hills? We can offer spec­tacular views from the Tower, homemade cakes or a cream tea on the lawns, or listening to relaxing organ music. There may also be a fresh display about the church architecture and stained glass windows. Don’t miss it come between 2pm and 4.30pm.

Flowers, Crafts, Music Festival

Thank you to those who have already offered to demon­strate their skills at the Flowers, Craft and Music event which takes place on 16 & 17 September. The theme ‘Celebrating Life and Achievements’ enables us to offer a wide display of flower displays. There will also be some exciting ones based on the Brazil Paralympics which will be taking place around that time. Please contact Doreen Farr or Judy Forgan, if you would like to participate in any way, or promote your local cause through a floral display (480837 or doreen@farr988.orangehome; 481629 or This is an economical way to advertise your group or business across the Purbeck Community. It can also can be for any age – from children’s groups to charities, or even a some flowers to celebrate the life of someone dear to you. There will hopefully be an additional evening event as a preview evening – with the Military Wives Choir from RAC Boving­ton, followed by light refreshments and a chance to social­ise and enjoy the wonderful acoustics at St James’ Church, while appreciating the local crafts and flowers. On the Sun­day afternoon, another local choir, Harmony Rocks will be performing as the Festival draws to a close.

Kingston Country Courtyard Fair

Now in its third year, the Fair, in aid of Air Ambulance, on Sunday, 3 July is another event not to be missed. Even bigger, with classic cars, steam engines, dog show with agility, live music, arena events and lots for all the family – bouncy castles, face paints, games, local produce, hog roast and homemade refreshments… also an evening music event – see website for full details. If you are interested in running a stall, there is still space – contact Ann Tiller on as soon as possible.

Judy Forgan

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