Art evening at Village Hall 7 Oct

Indulge your inner artist and come along to the Village Hall Wednesday 7 October 7-9pm. £2 entrance fee.

Bring everything you need.  No tuition.

We all do the same subject, selected on the night.

Pen, pencil, oil or water colour, your choice.

Just turn up!!

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Talk on Rena Gardiner – 12 November

RENA GARDINER (1929 – 1999) Artist and Printmaker.

There will be a Talk by Martin Andrews, University of Reading,
on Thursday, 12th November at 7.30pm at All Saints Church, Tarrant Monkton.
Entrance: £5.00 to include glass of wine. All proceeds to All Saints Church.

To reserve seat contact Fiona MacEwen 0n 830560 or

Rena lived in Tarrant Monkton for many years and contributed her art to several Village Festival programmes and Church Christmas cards.


Card for Church Fund

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MacMillan Coffee Morning 28 Sept.

There will be a coffee morning, in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, at the Village Hall from 10.30 – 12.30 on Monday 28 September.

Having a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious for a great cause.

One in three of us will face cancer, and the money we raise at this Coffee Morning will help make sure no one has to face it alone.

For more details, contact Barb at 830196

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Harvest Festival Sunday 27 September

All produce will go to the Blandford Food Bank. Tinned food and cereals gratefully received. Fruit and veg will be distributed to the elders in the village.

The Harvest Service (10.30) will be followed by a hot lunch of Cottage Pie, Blackberry and Apple Crumble, vegetarians catered for. Cost is £5 a head to cover expenses, children under 10 free. This is not a fund raiser but the Church would like to share the bounty of the Harvest and there will be a speaker – Jim Collis on Organic farming.

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Cream Teas 2015

The 10 Cream Teas produced the grand sum of £2157.21 (to be verified by Paul)

Well done us, nearly the highest so far, despite the awful weather.  According to the paper today, August had 3 times the average rainfall!  Thanks to all the children who helped.  What would we do without you?
Also thanks to
Millie for the publicity, which was great.

For the record,

2003-£850.00,  2004-£831.00,  2005-£901.88,  2006-£1165.76,  2007-£1141.58,
2008-£1255.16, £2009-£1400.00,  £2010-£1746.44,  2011-£2400.00,  2012-£1343.89,  2013-£1515.46,  2014-£1656.10, plus £135 to Save the Children,  2015-£2157.21

Overall donations given to the Church  £18,364.48

June Davey

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Flower Produce Show 2015

The Flower & Produce Show results can be found on their own web-site – see menu options above. Although down on entries this year, there was a wonderful display of blooms, arrangements, vegetables, home cooking and children’s creations.
The following photo gallery is courtesy of Geraldine Stone:-

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TV10 Results

The 28th Tarrant Valley 10 race was held on July 19. As usual, Barbara gave us the use of the field and toilets, and Gerard the Chapel field for car parking. The conditions were good: dry, with cloud and a little sun. There were 116 entries for the 10k race. There were 25 entries for the 1 mile children’s race, the youngest being Sebastian Seaford aged 1 1/2. One of the youngest runners in the 10k was Ryan Walbridge of Tarrant Launceston, aged 18. He came 6th. Other valley runners included Steve Claxton, Andy Eastaugh, Nick Jenkins, Victoria Panther, – and a lot of the children too. Over 50 people from our villages helped as officials, running stalls or dealing with practical jobs. Generous donations to our running costs came from Sarah Worrall, Traci Handford, Robin Hooper and Jonathan White, and others. The day’s efforts raised enough to give our three main charities £588 each – Leukaemia Educating and Fundraising (of Pamphill), the British Heart Foundation, and Tarrant Monkton Church. More details about the race, and full results, can be seen on the website:
Thanks to Simon and Geraldine Stone for help with organisation. And thanks to everyone over the last 10 years from James Malden. We are looking for someone to take over in 2016!

James Malden

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