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Submitted by: Heskie       On: 25/2/2013 at: 21:06       Location: Drimpton

Village Hall Kitchen 3

This is a copy of the text in the first entry about the kitchen:

The original kitchen, and changing rooms extension, was built by W E Spurdle of Crewkerne, in 1977 and opened by Percy Goddard and Brian Hedditch's father. When Hardwills built the new Hall over the old one, they incorporated the existing kitchen and changing rooms, starting in August 1989 and completing in May 1990.

The current Village Hall and Recreation Trust Committee, under the chairmanship of Mike Saunders, is pressing ahead with an upgrade to the kitchen to significantly improve workspace, hygiene and usability.

Work has now started on the re-building of the village kitchen, this follows on from the improvements to the changing rooms, toilets and external access.

The first phase includes the removal of an internal partition in the kitchen; moving the partition wall beside the entrance - to make the kitchen bigger; improving the servery worktop height and readying it for a roller shutter; widening the door opening from hall to kitchen and closing off the ceiling hatch access to the sound and lighting gallery (new access is constructed, leading to a hatch in a changing room) and extensive wiring and socket placement.

This is being done by Ken Banks, with help from Brian Hesketh and sweeping up behind them both, Norman Marsden. At time of writing, it is pretty much ready for the plasterers.


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Submitted by: Heskie       On: 25/2/2013 at: 20:55       Location: Drimpton

Village Hall Kitchen 2

This is a copy of the text in the first Entry:

The original kitchen, and changing rooms extension, was built by W E Spurdle of Crewkerne, in 1977 and opened by Percy Goddard and Brian Hedditch's father. When Hardwills built the new Hall over the old one, they incorporated the existing kitchen and changing rooms, starting in August 1989 and completing in May 1990.

The current Village Hall and Recreation Trust Committee, under the chairmanship of Mike Saunders, is pressing ahead with an upgrade to the kitchen to significantly improve workspace, hygiene and usability.

Work has now started on the re-building of the village kitchen, this follows on from the improvements to the changing rooms, toilets and external access.

The first phase includes the removal of an internal partition in the kitchen; moving the partition wall beside the entrance - to make the kitchen bigger; improving the servery worktop height and readying it for a roller shutter; widening the door opening from hall to kitchen and closing off the ceiling hatch access to the sound and lighting gallery (new access is constructed, leading to a hatch in a changing room) and extensive wiring and socket placement.

This is being done by Ken Banks, with help from Brian Hesketh and sweeping up behind them both, Norman Marsden. At time of writing, it is pretty much ready for the plasterers.


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Submitted by: Heskie       On: 25/2/2013 at: 20:52       Location: Drimpton

Village Hall Kitchen

The original kitchen, and changing rooms extension, was built by W E Spurdle of Crewkerne, in 1977 and opened by Percy Goddard and Brian Hedditch's father. When Hardwills built the new Hall over the old one, they incorporated the existing kitchen and changing rooms, starting in August 1989 and completing in May 1990.

The current Village Hall and Recreation Trust Committee, under the chairmanship of Mike Saunders, is pressing ahead with an upgrade to the kitchen to significantly improve workspace, hygiene and usability.

Work has now started on the re-building of the village kitchen, this follows on from the improvements to the changing rooms, toilets and external access.

The first phase includes the removal of an internal partition in the kitchen; moving the partition wall beside the entrance - to make the kitchen bigger; improving the servery worktop height and readying it for a roller shutter; widening the door opening from hall to kitchen and closing off the ceiling hatch access to the sound and lighting gallery (new access is constructed, leading to a hatch in a changing room) and extensive wiring and socket placement.

This is being done by Ken Banks, with help from Brian Hesketh and sweeping up behind them both, Norman Marsden. At time of writing, it is pretty much ready for the plasterers.



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Submitted by: Heskie       On: 25/2/2013 at: 20:26       Location: Drimpton

Panto 2013 Rehearsal

Courageously continuing scenery painting and rehearsals whilst the village hall kitchen wall re-building, or rather the mess from it, crept menacingly towards the stage.

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Submitted by: Heskie       On: 17/2/2013 at: 20:17       Location: Drimpton

Barn Dance picture from the stage

It helps if I remember to post the picture too doesn't it!

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Submitted by: Heskie       On: 17/2/2013 at: 20:03       Location: Drimpton

Barn Dance, yet more

Just a view from the stage (where it was a fun night too, grateful thanks for the delicious food, especially our own tray of cakes).

Submitted by: chubb       On: 17/2/2013 at: 19:37       Location: Drimpton

More photos of the barn dance

Some people including myself enjoying a dance

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Submitted by: chubb       On: 17/2/2013 at: 19:30       Location: Drimpton

Drimpton barn dance Feb 2013

The second Drimpton village hall barn dance took place Feb 16th, over 70 people attended and enjoyed a great night, Raggie Annie a local band made sure everyone was up dancing the night away.
A break for food of jacket potatos served with either vegetable curry / chicken curry or bolognaise. A special treat of cakes finished the night off. As can be seen in the pictures the food was again served by the ladies of Drimpton, a big thanks to them.
Some not so local people asked where we learned the dances. Was it at school? My answer was not sure but after a few beers it comes naturally to most people, just ask the women the next morning after the husbands had stepped on their feet!!!

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Submitted by: Heskie       On: 10/2/2013 at: 20:56       Location: Drimpton

Potato Day 2013

Saturday 9th February woke to a cold drizzle, yet that didn't deter people from near (Drimpton, Greenham, Winsham, Marshwood, Hewish, Crewkerne) and far (Weymouth, North Perrott, Colyford, Cerne Abbas and Verwood) from visiting our 6th annual Potato Day.
It's not all about potatoes, even though there were more than 80 varieties to pick from in Pennard's colour coded tubs. There were heritage seeds, onions, fruit bushes, rhubarb, asparagus, garlic, apple trees and more. Not to mention, though I shall - some delicious food: cakes, soup, baked potatoes, mini shepherd pies and more cake. On the stage there was fun for anyone who didn't mind a bit of paint on the fingers, creating flowers for the panto scenery using potato printing.
There were people, lots of us, pondering, selecting, chatting, advising, querying and generally setting up a buzz of enjoyment in the village hall.

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Submitted by: School       On: 6/2/2013 at: 10:12       Location: Broadwindsor

Newsletter

January 2013 News
We have all returned from our Christmas break rested and ready for another busy Spring term.

The annual West Dorset schools Cross Country race at Colfox School takes place soon after returning to school and we have a large team representing us. It’s always a fun afternoon and includes a very steep hill which is bound to be muddy after all the rain we’ve had! We wish all our pupils the best of luck.

At the beginning of February, the Life Van visits – this is an annual event which offers children specially designed programmes to suit all age groups, with the theme of healthy living. This year sessions range from ‘All About Me’ to ‘Meet the Brain’ to ‘Friends’. The children always enjoy these sessions and come away with new ideas for dealing with everyday situations.

Finally - we are always looking for volunteers to listen to pupils reading – if anyone in the parish would be able to spare a couple of hours a week and would like to help, please contact me on 01308 868376.

Nigel Arnold


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