Jubilee Group

Village Christmas Tree lighting

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Saturday 12 December

Bernards’ Place, Broadwindsor, at 6pm

Official lighting of the Christmas Tree on the village green by Wessex FM’s David Goulden, followed by Christmas Carols around the tree, led by The Rev Jo Neary, and organised by Broadwindsor Jubilee Group.

Get together afterwards at the White Lion.

Participating children will receive a gift from landlords Richard and Kate Moulsdale.


Fireworks and BBQ

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Friday 6 November

Bernards’ Place, Broadwindsor


BBQ from 6pm

Fireworks at 7pm

Kindly sponsored by Symonds & Sampson.

Donations in the bucket, please, to help meet the shortfall.

Organised by Broadwindsor Jubilee Group

(Sat 7 Nov if wet)

Pictures from Fun Weekend 2015

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Broadwindsor Fun Days

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Thank you to everyone who helped make Broadwindsor Fun Days 2014 such a success. The Jubilee Group was overwhelmed by your support and it was lovely having the Gallery Quire and Broadwindsor House on board this year.

As you know, the group puts on events during the year to fund the Fun Days weekend. The whole idea is to make the event affordable and fun for all the family.

After expenditure, the weekend made a profit of £419.33.  This means, with the money raised during the year, the group had just over £2,000 in the bank. They are keeping back £1,000 as a buffer, putting £500 towards fireworks in November and giving the remainder to good causes in the village.

The group has have decided to give £300 to the church fabric fund, £150 to the Brownies and £50 to Fullers.

There will be more events during the year to help finance Fun Day 2015 and Broadwindsor Jubilee Group will be looking for sponsorship towards the cost of putting on the fireworks event.

In the meantime, please make a note of the following dates:

  • Fireworks, Bernards’ Place – Sat 1 Nov (Fri 7 Nov if wet)
  • Quiz night, Comrades Hall – Sat 15 Nov
  • Hot cross buns, Comrades Hall – Fri 3 April
  • Coffee morning and plant sale, Comrades Hall – Sat 16 May
  • Fun weekend, 5-7 June

If you would like to see a copy of the accounts, please speak to a member of the Jubilee Group.


Scarecrows 2013

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Broadwindsor Fun Weekend

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Theme – 2013 Superstitions, Old Wives’ Tales and Sayings

9- 10.30am come and join a BIG BREAKFAST in Comrades Hall
8pm Comrades Hall BARN DANCE led by Crooked Furrow
Entry only £1.50 and children free (accompanied by an adult)
Bar and Bacon Rolls on sale
Celebrate the many groups and activities that thrive in our village at a 11.00am SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICE
2pm FETE
on Bernards’ Place (village green) beginning with the parade of banners

(if wet in the Comrades Hall)
Music from The Paper Boys & Duff Paddy
Malcolm the Magician, fortune teller, teas & BBQ, games, stalls etc.
Scarecrows on show around the village all weekend

Jubilee Group payout 2012

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Recipients and jubilee group members

Broadwindsor Jubilee Group has made a bumper £1,500 pay-out to village causes after a year of fun events.

Cheques were presented by group treasurer Heather Bunch at a thank you party at Comrades Hall for all those who helped over the Diamond Jubilee weekend earlier in the year.

Broadwindsor was one of the busiest places in the area, with a pram race, church service, scarecrow competition, street party and live bands in the village square, a display of flowers and memorabilia in the church where handmade quilts were also on display, cream teas in the churchyard, a village artwork, a community poem with residents contributing a line each, children’s games and a Jubilee party for older residents at Fullers.

A big money spinner was a raffle of hampers put together by village groups and run by Brenda Smith and Fran Waters

A planned rounders match on the cricket pitch did not go ahead because rain stopped play.

Jubilee Group chairman Andrew Hookings said: “It was a fantastic weekend, with organisations from the village putting on their own events as part of a busy timetable that everyone had a hand in and enjoyed.

“We raised the money from various events throughout the year to enable us to have a real weekend to remember. After paying expenses, we were left with £1,500 which the group decided to donate to eight worthy causes.”

The community enterprise that will be running the village shop received £500, the church £450, £100 each to Fullers, the over 60s club, the community sports field, the cricket club and Comrades Hall and £50 to the allotments group.