Month: July 2015

Broadwindsor Annual Show

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Broadwindsor & District Horticultural Society
Annual Show 2015 

Comrades Hall,  Broadwindsor
Monday 31 August

Official opening at 2pm
By Mrs Irene Francis

Entry to show: 50p
Children Free
Closing date for entries: Friday 28 August

Teas served all afternoon
President Mrs V. Joy Wright

Show Chairman Mrs Angela Frampton 01308 868596

Broadwindsor Parish Neighbourhood Plan

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Join with us to influence how and where development takes place and promote the aspirations of our area:

  • Transport
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Shops
  • Leisure
  • Energy
  • Health and Social Care

To find out more and be part of shaping the future of your area, please contact Steve Chubb by email

A copy of the neighbourhood plan area application, together with details of how to make comments can be found here. Information is also available at the district council offices.

Donations to good causes after Fun Weekend

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Broadwindsor Fun Day

Here’s a message from Broadwindsor Jubilee Group:

‘A huge thank you to everyone who helped make Broadwindsor Fun Weekend such a success. We couldn’t do it without you!

‘The Fun Day fete, with its theme of Summer Holiday, was great fun. We just about broke even but that’s OK, we want the weekend to be fun and affordable and, besides, we organise events throughout the year to subsidise it.

‘So, from the money we made during the year, we’ve been able to make the following donations: £300 to Comrades Hall towards the replacement train on Bernards’ Place; £150 to Broadwindsor Primary School for its environmental project and sheet music; £150 to the Church After School Club; £100 to the cricket club; £100 to the Brownies; £100 to the local branch of the Parkinson’s Society and £50 to the Beaminster branch of the Royal British Legion.

‘Next year will be the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. Who’s up for another massive street party in the Square and West Street, like we did for the golden and diamond jubilees?’

Swing ‘n’ Sinatra with Five Star Swing

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If there is no reply please try 01308 862857 or email your ticket requirements to


Broadwindsor Jubilee Group is proud to present

Swing ‘n’Sinatra

Back by popular demand: you loved their Hits From the Blitz, so here is another chance to enjoy an evening with

Five Star Swing

Sun 13 September 2015

7.30pm Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor


(Cabaret seating. Drinks available from our bar.)

Swing ‘n’ Sinatra is a journey through the decades of this unforgettable genre, featuring songs from Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Basie, Buble and even Jools Holland-style Jive!  Five Star Swing’s singers and multi-instrumentalists have appeared at the Leicester Square Theatre, TV’s Military Wives, BBC Children in Need, Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom and with TV’s Strictly Dance Fever contestants.

“A formidable Swing Band…beautiful ballads to glorious Big Band sounds !” Tony Parker, Encore Magazine

“.. at the finish, cheers rang out continuously until the house lights came up!” Jim Kennedy, Music Critic

“They Swing like crazy – Superb !” Sheila Tracy (BBC)

For more information or tickets please ring Donna Heys on 01308 868368


Open Mic Night and Spice and Rice

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Friday 10 July

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Coming to a screen near you: Broadwindsor Cinema

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Make a date in your diaries…

Forthcoming films at Comrades Hall:

  • 11 Sept The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • 9 Oct Queen and Country
  • 13 Nov Far from the Madding Crowd
  • 18 Dec Woman in Gold

Rosie’s Brave the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support

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98489_20150623202004Broadwindsor’s Rosie Leader is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. If you would like to help her meet her £1,000 target, see her Brave the Shave page.

Here’s her story:

I’m twelve years old.

I heard about Brave the Shave on the radio on the school bus and I thought it would be an amazing thing to do. My Gran died of cancer in her oesophagus 2 years ago, and she was cared for by a local cancer charity like the Macmillan nurses in her last days. Also, a family friend called Maggie had it but she got treatment and it went away, but now it’s come back again and she is having treatment now. Two of my Great-Grans also died from cancer, even though I never met them.

I thought that even though it may be an odd way to raise money, it would be really good because the more odd the challenge, hopefully the more money I will raise. I’m a bit nervous but I really want to do it, and I will do it. I want to do it for Gran, and Maggie, and whoever else out there who is battling cancer right now. Please donate! 🙂