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Submitted by: andrew       On: 31/3/2013 at: 18:59       Location: Drimpton

Robin Hood - The Cast and Programme

ROBIN HOOD- The 10th Drimpton Village Pantomime- 23rd March 2013

In NOTTINGHAM:
GRANDMA HOOD John Davies
Mrs THREADNEEDLE Kay Porteous
Mrs STINKER Jo House
Mrs FIDDLER Lynwen Davies
Mrs PADLOCK Eleanor Porteous
Mrs BUNCH Viv Watts
Mrs DITCHWATER Sue Rawlings

In SHERWOOD FOREST:
SNOW WHITE Rosie Marshall
ROBIN HOOD James Russ
MAID MARIAN Lottie Hyde
RED RIDING HOOD Ella Horne
LITTLE JOHN Jack Marriage
WILMA SCARLET Emily Russ
The DWARFS:
SCUTTLER Amy House
TRICKSTER Harry Rawlings
ALGIE Matthew Medley
WHISTLER Grace Bellorini
HATTER Emily Chubb
CLUTTER Abigail Lock
GLIMMER Georgia Hedditch
STRINGER Rebecca Hedditch
PICKLER Rosa Bellorini
SHOUTER Alfie Rawlings
SHUFFLER Jack House
NATTER Isobel Chubb
WHISPER Ellie Fooks
JESTER William Fooks

Also in SHERWOOD FOREST:
The THREE LITTLE PIGS:
BETTINA Melanie Russ
PORCINA Kate Hesketh
WINONA Leigh Carroll-Smith &
The BIG BAD WOLF Brian Hesketh

At NOTTINGHAM CASTLE:
SHERIFF of NOTTINGAM John Horne
LADY THIGH-SLAPPER Melody Newman
The SHERIFF’S GUARDS:
ERBERT Robert Fooks
AROLD Alan Clark
ORACE Dave Crane
ENRY Rod Bracher
featuring:
The LUMBERJACKS:
WILF Mark House
FRED Francis Medley
SID Richard Rawlings
TED Danny Kirk

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PIANIST Carol Saunders
DWARF CHOIR LEADER Ella Horne
SET, SCENERY & PROPS: Jenny Beck with
Ann & Lottie Hyde, Diana Leake, Tina Bryant, Jo House, Sue, Richard, Harry & Alfie Rawlings, John Lock, Brian Hesketh, Danny Kirk, Graham Wheeler & Cast
With ‘artists’ on Potato Day – Jean, John, Alex, Bryan, Rosemary C, Rosemary S, Rosemary, Anya, Verity, Ken, Brian, Matthew, Daisy, Marianne, Norman, Bob, Anne H, Anne, David, Diane, Lynwen, Tamsin, Nick, Barbara, Melanie, Emily, Nichola, Trish
MASKS: Mary Trott
MAKE-UP: Joanna Medley & Eleanor Porteous
COSTUMES: Rosemary Shepherd, Kate Hesketh, Hilary Baker, Anne Horne, Marianne New, Jeanette Winn, Lynwen Davies, Gloria Kirkwood, Mel’s Mother, & Cast
LIGHTING: Ken Banks
SOUND: Norman Marsden
REFRESHMENTS: Market Traders
BAR: Barbara & John Wright
FRONT OF HOUSE:
Linda & Roger Smith
BOX OFFICE: Stan Sach

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS:
Anne Horne, Rosemary Shepherd

SCRIPT & DIRECTION:
Andrew Pastor


Submitted by: Heskie       On: 20/3/2013 at: 17:10       Location: Drimpton

Paddy for St Patrick's Day

The Royal Oak invited back Duff Paddy to entertain us at the weekend, just as Ireland managed to avoid the wooden spoon in the 6 Nations.

With a good voice, great guitar, whistle and bodhran playing he took us on a world tour of music, not sticking with Irish tunes, and responding to shouted requests and demands for more; he must have been worn out by the time we let him go.

Thanks to Chris and Sandy for arranging a fun night.

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Submitted by: Heskie       On: 7/3/2013 at: 08:17       Location: Drimpton

Panto Workshop, more pictures

See the previous entry for comment

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Submitted by: Heskie       On: 7/3/2013 at: 08:14       Location: Drimpton

Panto workshop

Although there is something magical about pantomime, unfortunately the stage, hall and costumes do not ready themselves by magic and volunteers have been working away for weeks building, knitting, painting and fixing. Then on Saturday quite a crowd gathered to have a really good go at some of the jobs where quite clearly it was demonstrated that many hands make light work.

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Submitted by: Heskie       On: 7/3/2013 at: 08:07       Location: Drimpton

Village Hall improvements - update

No doubt, by now, many people in the village will have had the chance to see that the plasterer has been and Ken has been doing second fix on some of his wiring. If you look at the pictures, you will see how careful the plasterers were covering the hall floor.
Two intrepid ladies even found a dishwasher under the rubble and hey-presto ... cleaned just about every bit of crockery and cutlery in the village hall kitchen in a marathon session on Sunday morning.

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Submitted by: andrew       On: 6/3/2013 at: 20:48       Location: Drimpton

In the Little Axe

This afternoon while Jeanette and Rosemary were discussing costumes for the pantomime in Kingfisher Cottage (18 Chard Road) they saw a little egret in the Little Axe (the stream that runs directly by the house). And not only that, as they watched the egret caught an eel. A special moment.

Submitted by: School       On: 6/3/2013 at: 08:33       Location: Broadwindsor

News for March

The PTA put on the most wonderful show in February – Broadwindsor’s Got Talent! Many of our pupils, either on their own or in groups, showed what talented children we really do have – from groups singing and dancing to individual musical instrument players to comedy sketches – the range of talents was impressive. A lovely evening for the children, their parents and friends who came to watch. I thank all those who were a part of organising it all.

Cross-country took place for a second time this term – this time at Beaminster School. Our boys team came a very close second – one point in it and an individual third. Well done to everyone who took part.

We held a non-uniform day before half term, raising funds for UNICEF’s Day for Change. Well done to everyone – together we raised £86.00.

We are looking forward to the Community shop opening on the 4th March. It will be great to see such an important asset back in the village.

www.broadwindsor.dorset.sch.uk
Nigel Arnold


Submitted by: chubb       On: 5/3/2013 at: 19:54       Location: Drimpton

Spring on it's way

Took some photos of Sam & Mary's delightfull flowers that are blooming in March, this week so far with the morning frosts disappearing giving lovely fine weather, no rain so far.

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Comment from: Heskie   On: 7/3/2013 at: 08:02

Great pictures

A colourful pick-me-up, especially this morning now that we are back to grey skies and rain!

Submitted by: andrew       On: 3/3/2013 at: 09:27       Location: Drimpton

extracts from village newsletter for March

TICKETS…TICKETS…TICKETS…TICKETS…TICKETS…!
HAVE YOU GOT YOURS YET?
DRIMPTON proudly presents its 10th Family Pantomime
R O B I N H O O D
On SATURDAY MARCH 23rd at the Village Hall

The evil Sheriff has a plan to cut down Sherwood Forest!
Can Robin Hood & his Merry Men (& Maids!) stop him?
Not without help from Snow White and her gang of more than 7 Dwarfs.
Throw the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs into the mix,
and who knows who will end up living happily ever after.

TWO PERFORMANCES : MATINEE at 2.30pm / EVENING at 7.30pm

TICKETS: Adults £3.50 / Children £2.50 / Under-5s FREE
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YOUTH CLUB – as most Youth Club Members are in ROBIN HOOD, March’s meeting of the Youth Club is cancelled. Youth Club Film Night starts in April.

WED 6th & WED 27th MAR: LENT LUNCHES at the Village Hall from 12.30pm
Organised by the congregations of the Church and the Chapel. £3.50. Everyone is most welcome.
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SAT 9th MAR: COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING at the Village Hall from 10.30am to 12.30pm
Come along to the Village Hall and enjoy Great Coffee and Cakes and meet up with friends and neighbours.

PLUS
The Gardening Club/Hort Soc will have a SALE of LOVELY SPRING BULBS,
coming into flower in time for Mothering Sunday, all at reasonable prices
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SUN MAR 10th: MOTHERING SUNDAY at NETHERHAY CHAPEL from 10-11am. St Mary’s and the Chapel invite you to a joint service with a difference! Thoughtful and enjoyable for adults, with plenty for children to do. We start with coffee and hope you can join us.
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MOBILE LIBRARY: From Wednesday, March 20th the Mobile Library will be at Oxhayes from 11.55am to 12.25pm and every other Wednesday afterwards.
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FILM CLUB at the VILLAGE HALL at 7.30pm
WED 13th MAR : ‘ANNA KARENINA’
‘Kiera Knightley's Anna Karenina is a headstrong, inescapably actressy creation, full of fussy vitality and verve.’
WED 3rd APR: ARGO (Oscar for Best Film)
‘Ben Affleck's smart comedy about a bogus film shoot cooked up by the CIA to rescue Americans trapped in Tehran takes an unfortunate last turn.’
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PUB NEWS:
Rugby Union World Cup England v Italy on 10th / England v Wales on 16th March
SUN 3rd MAR : QUIZ NIGHT from c8pm
TUES 5th MAR : FOLK NIGHT from c9pm for Musicians & Audience
SAT 16th MAR : Live Music from DUFF PADDY, Irish Folk Acoustic music, from 9pm

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WED 20th MAR: HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING at the Village Hall
7.15 pm for 7:30 start. Open to members, guests and visitors (small entry fee for non-members).
... and now for something completely different ...
"WEEDS AS MEDICINES" with guest speaker, LUCY JONES
Lucy is a Registered Medical Herbalist, trained in Tibetan Medicine as well as Western Herbal Medicine. Lucy may well challenge perhaps not just our thinking on "weeds" but much else besides.
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SUN 24th MAR: PALM SUNDAY SERVICE
This will be a combined service at St Mary's with Members of the Methodist Chapel starting at 6.30pm. At this celebration of Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem the traditional palm crosses will be given to each member of the congregation.
So do come along and enjoy the well-known rousing hymns sung at this service.

FRI 29th MAR: GOOD FRIDAY - There will be a procession starting at 10am at the Methodist Chapel, beginning with a short act of worship led by the newly appointed Minister, The Revd Rachel Hope. The cross will be carried through Marksmead and Applefield Road to the grassed area by the bridge on Chard Road. There it will be placed to remind us of Christ's crucifixion. Here there will be a short act of worship. On Easter Day everyone is invited to place flowers on the cross or at its foot. At 11am on Good Friday there will be an informal meditative act of worship in St Mary's Church. Do come and join in on this very special occasion.

SUN 31st MAR: Easter Sunday. Why not celebrate the resurrection of our Lord by coming along to St Mary's for a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am, which will be led by Canon Dick Butler. You will be most welcome.
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Messages from Mike Saunders regarding the Village Hall:
Village Hall Improvements.
‘A big thank you to Ken Banks and Brian Hesketh for their fantastic work in building the new partition in preparation for the new kitchen. They certainly kept disruption to a minimum. The plasterer will be in soon, and I will fit the door and shutter once the plaster is dry.’

Your Village Hall needs YOU.
‘Three members are retiring from the Village Hall Committee this year having given great service to our community. Without these volunteers the Village Hall and Recreation Trust will not survive. I know how busy you all are but please consider a little bit of pay back by volunteering to join the committee.

Submitted by: stanleyG       On: 1/3/2013 at: 14:36       Location: Drimpton

Monthly rainfall

RAINFALL AT Drimpton Cross in FEBRUARY
50.5 mm.(2012 16.5mm) OR 2. Inches(2012 .6 ins)

As I started to gather February figures I was wondering if there were any figures to report. It has been a dry month, but when I gathered my figures it is clear that February is usually a dry month and last year was even dryer.
I’m sure that if anyone keeps the temperature figures, we would find that it was also a very cold month. We will all welcome some warmer weather.


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