Month: June 2014
The rector and churchwardens of St John the Baptist, Broadwindsor, cordially invite you to a cheese and wine evening
On Tuesday 22 July, 7.30pm at St John the Baptist Church, Broadwindsor
They want to hear your opinions about the future of the church in the village and how we might best use our building and resources to serve the whole community.
Saturday 12 July and 9 August, 9.30-11am
Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor.
Come join us for breakfast, then explore a Bible story with a range of crafts and activities, finally join in our celebration worship. All ages are welcome – children must be accompanied by an adult.
Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. It’s primarily for people who don’t already belong to another form of church and it is for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age, it is certainly not just for children.
Sidmouth Folk Festival
3 August 2014
Leaving Broadwindsor Square 10.30am
Leaving Drimpton Pub 10.40am
Returning from Sidmouth @ 9.30pm
Coach £9 per head
Ring Linda or Peter on 01308 867659
Payment secures seat
Letters from a Broadwindsor man to his daughter written in 1850 have surfaced in Australia.
John Davy, who lived in Broadwindsor in the 19th century, sent letters to his only daughter, Lucy Anne (born 1816), when she and her husband, Benjamin Dening, emigrated to South Australia in 1849.
His great-great-great grand-daughter, Tracy Harris (nee Dening) from Cooper Pedy, Australia, contacted the Broadwindsor Facebook page to say: “In this letter (dated Broadwindsor 12, Sept 1850) he recounts of several fires which destroyed the following properties in Broadwindsor between 1849 -50: his own property Hays and Johnson’s shop; George Inn; Mrs Bugler’s Barn Stable and Cowshed at Honeycombe, Park Barn Waggon house and cowsheds.”
Tracy is now looking for help the history of these places.
She added: “The family have several letters Lucy kept from her father – they are very interesting as he obviously had a very strong relationship with her and was devastated when they emigrated.”
If you’re interested in knowing more, please leave a comment or visit the village Facebook page.
(photo for illustrative purposes only).
Congratulations to everyone involved in Broadwindsor Community Stores, which has just been shortlisted in a national competition.
The shop is one of three in the ‘services’ category of The Plunkett Foundations’s community ownership awards to have reached the final of the competition. See more here.
The winners will be announced in July.