Once again, villagers turned out to help clear the weed from the Splash in time for July’s Cream Teas. Armed with welly boots and wheel barrows, they soon made short work of the copious amounts of weed choking the River Tarrant at Monkton Ford.
See more pictures in the Gallery 2017 tab above. Well done all who turned out.
You pull it, we’ll take it away
Barrows that pass in the Splash
All hard at work
On Friday 2nd June, another great quiz was held, organised by Mavis Carden and Lou Woollard, with the usual fascinating mix of questions posed by Paul & Bethan Speakman. The light supper was delicious, the company scintillating and a good time was had by all. A grand total of £600 was raised in aid of the New Village Hall Fund. Many thanks to all who helped and participated.
Villager David Andrews has located online the Protestation Returns for Tarrant Launceston and Tarrant Monkton (in the Hundred of Monckton-up-Wimborne).
See the explanatory text and the records in our Parish Archive under Records TL & TM.
The Protestation Returns of 1641–1642 are lists of English males over the age of 18 who took, or did not take, an oath of allegiance “to live and die for the true Protestant religion, the liberties and rights of subjects and the privilege of Parliaments.” These lists were usually compiled by parish, or township, within hundred. They are of importance to local historians for estimating populations, to genealogists trying to find an ancestor immediately before the English Civil War and for scholars interested in surname distributions.
The 30th annual Tarrant Valley 10 running race (and accompanying children’s race) will be held on Sunday 16 July, starting at 10.30 on Village Street adjacent to the Langton Arms. Race Director Andy Eastaugh has prepared a poster and village notice to introduce the event and call for assistance.
Many thanks for your kind assistance.
Fiona MacEwen provides a newsletter concerning how busy the Church has been of late
Church First web Newsletter 170502
Fun dog show
22nd April opens 2pm. First class 2.30 pm. £1 for each class.
East Farm Tarrant Monkton
Proceeds (£340.20) to maintenance of All Saints Church. Vicky Gumm
The Great Dorset Fabric Sale, held over last week-end, generated huge interest with large queues waiting to gain entrance. It looks like the sale might generate in excess of £9,000 for the charity Naomi Hospice & Jacks Place for Children. A huge thank-you to all the helpers and those who donated the materials etc.
Now it is over £10000, including £1000 promised to Lisa by a bank.