At 12 noon on Saturday 18th January, over 40 villagers met to celebrate Betty Crisfield’s 100th birthday. Alas, Betty was in Blandford Hospital recovering from a broken leg, but we all wished her well. Mavis had organised the village celebration and Tim planted the Cherry tree that Betty asked for. Here are some photos of the event …
Villagers gather …
Here’s to Betty!
Mavis by the Cherry Tree
There was a surprise snow shower on Boxing Day, thanks to Norma & Barbara Frampton. Also, a celebrity turned up – see if you can spot him!
Snow on Boxing Day
Another successful evening saw an interesting selection of tunes with associated reminiscences from David, Bethan, Paul and Ray. Many thanks to them for stepping up to the plate. And to Sue and John for running the evening show. The Village Hall Committee served a lovely light supper whilst we played a Name That Tune quiz. Minnie The Moocher by Cab Calloway foxed many. The evening produced £150 for the Village Hall fund. Who wants to have a go in 2020? JG
TARRANT MONKTON WINTER WARMERS – ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Another season of Winter Warmers is coming this Winter, beginning in November, and a further two in January and February. For your diaries the dates are as follows:
Thursday 28 November
By popular demand Richard Kay Auctioneer with Lawrence’s, Crewkerne is returning to give us a talk entitled “Discretion is the Better Part of Value”.
All Saints Church, 7.00 pm for wine and nibbles, talk prompt 7.30pm. Tickets £5.00
Thursday. 30th January 7.00 Our speaker is Stewart Timbrell, “Discovering Dorset Part 1”. This talk unfortunately had to be cancelled last year due to snow, hopefully history won’t repeat itself! All Sai yours sincerely Church, 7.00 pm for wine and nibbles, talk prompt at 7.30 pm. Tickets £5.00
Thursday 27th February.
We are very fortunate that The Rev
’d Jonathan Aitken has agreed to come from London for the evening to speak to us about his life and experience. On this occasion the talk will be a little earlier, time to be decided dependent on train timetable yet to be published, and on this occasion bookings will be taken. Fiona MacEwen 830560 or email@example.com
Every year the Parish Council enters our village into Dorset Best Village competition, run by Magna Housing. There are prizes for Best Large Village and Best Small Village.
This year, Pimperne won Best Large Village. We were placed 3rd in the Best Small Village category. Well done everyone. Let’s go for 1st place in 2020!
The quiz night is on 02 November, with teams of six or we can make teams up with individuals.
Food and Raffle, BYO Drink, £10 a ticket
From Mavis 830474 Little Launceston
You are warmly invited to attend a Remembrance Sunday curry lunch in Tarrant Monkton Village Hall on Sunday 10 November 2019, starting at 12.30 pm.
All proceeds from the lunch will be donated to SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association). Tickets are £12 per head and available by email from the
undersigned. Please bring your own drinks.
At the end of lunch there will be a 20 minute talk by Brigadier Andrew Freemantle CBE, entitled: “11 Months at War in Vietnam – some reflections”.
Please also note that earlier in the morning a Commemoration Service will be held in Tarrant Monkton Church at 10.30 am; followed by a short ceremony at the village War Memorial from 10.50 am. All welcome.
The 51st Steam Fair will be open to the public Thursday 22nd – Monday 26th August.
In order to help control traffic, a 30mph temporary speed restriction order will be applied to the valley road from Tarrant Hinton cross-roads to Guppys Cottage at the southern end of our village. This order will take effect on Friday 16th August and remain through to and including Tuesday 27th August.
The distribution of the free Steam Fair tickets (worth £20 each) will take place at the Village Hall from 12 noon to 1pm on Saturday 17th August. Donations to the Royal British Legion, for tickets obtained, will be appreciated. For any queries on the day, please contact Councillors M Carden and K Daly. See the notice-boards for details.
Another blooming success! All the Results and Photos can be found in the Flower Show section of the village web-site. Here are some photos:-
The Tarrant Valley 10K race was held on Sunday 7th July with 242 finishers in the 10K and 27 in the 1 mile Children’s race. Well done to Fiona Forbes, the organiser, and all the helpers who made it a great success. The results can be seen at TV10 Web site
The children’s race
The main race