Yes – it’s time for the Horsington Open 2018!

 

The lovely ladies from Sherborne in the 2017 compeition

The Horsington Open is back, bigger and better,on Saturday 1st September 2018. The course has been lovingly improved and maintained, and we can’t wait to welcome you. Last year we raised over £800. Help us to make it £1,000 in 2018!

This year we return to  Henstridge Golf Club .

The 9-hole competition is in aid of 2  local charities – Wincanton Live at Home and St Margaret’s Hospice.

It is open to all comers. Ladies and non-handicappers are welcome. Entry is just £15 per player, including green fees. Individuals and teams of 4.

The prize (as befits an “Open”) is a claret jug, plus many other prizes generously donated by local businesses.

The competition tees off just after 10 am. The prize giving will be held in the Half Moon, Horsington at 6.30 pm, when there will also be a charity raffle.

This competition provides an opportunity for players at all levels to get together for a fun day of golf and raise money for charity. The field normally includes some really good golfers, some desperately bad golfers, many ladies and several beginners.

The Half Moon, Horsington, has generously agreed to sponsor some prizes and to host the prize giving.  South Cheriton’s White Horse pub has volunteered its customary support, with players and prizes. Henstridge Golf Club have been generous and wonderful, as usual.

The easiest way to enter is to book on line  Pay on the day.

Or you can get an entry form  and more information from the Half Moon, the White Horse, or Henstridge Golf Club,  ALL WELCOME!

The competition is organised by Horsington’s Richard Gaunt and David and Tricia Blake.

The Horsington Open Poster

Thanks to the estate of the late, celebrated cartoonist, HM Bateman for permission to use his cartoon in our poster. We will be offering one of his famous prints as a prize.

Download a poster

Re-live last the 2018 competition won by Jon Banfield of South Cheriton

July Diary

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).

Monday Pilates 1

Pilates 2

5.30 -6.30pm

6.45 – 7.45pm

Tuesday Upholstery 10.30am
Badminton 8 pm
Wednesday Free
Thursday Art 10am
Friday Art 10am
Saturday Free

Other activities

Mon 2nd Ladies’ pub lunch at Halsey Arms. Pulham Lunch
Wed 4th Music Night at the Half Moon 8.30pm
Thurs 5th W.I Strawberry meeting and talk “My life at Sea” by Jan Mcneill.  Contact Jackie Pyne  370713 7.30pm
Thurs 12th Parish Council meeting.  Village Hall 7.30pm
Sat 14th National Trust Association Talk.  Digby Hall, Sherborne` 2.30pm
Fri 27th  Wincanton Museum and History Society.  Talk on the History of the Memorial Hall by Brian Sales 7.30pm

Sun 29th

Mill Singers Male Voice Choir and The Jones Trio from Truro.  Cream Tea after the concert 3pm
St John’s Church Services
1st July Holy Communion with Sunday School 9.15am
8th July Morning Prayer 11 am
15th July Holy Communion 9.15 am
22nd July United Service at Templecombe to Bles the Roof 10.30am
29th July Holy Communion at Templecombe 10.30am
Churchwardens Anne Jones 370626
Rosemarie Wigley 371478

 

Village Hall Dinner

The Dinner to raise funds for the Village Hall, postponed from March, will now take place on Saturday 27th October.  Come and make a party of the evening and enjoy excellent food cooked and served by the Village Hall Committee and superb wine (because you bring your own).  There will be a Raffle, donations of prizes welcome

June 2018 Diary

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).

Monday Pilates 1

Pilates 2

5.30 -6.30pm

6.45 – 7.45pm

Tuesday Upholstery 10.30am
Badminton 8 pm
Wednesday Free
Thursday Art 10am
Friday Art 10am
Saturday Free

Other activities

Mon 4th Ladies’ pub lunch at Rose and Crown, Trent Lunch
Wed 6th Music Night at the Half Moon 8.30pm
Thurs 7th W.I Outing to Powderham Castle. Jackie Pyne  370713 All day
Sat 9th Village Fete at the School 12 – 3pm
Sun 10th Organ recital and talk at the Church 3pm
Thurs 14th Parish Council meeting.  Village Hall 7.30pm
Tues 19th  Garden visit. Cherry Bolberry Farm, Furge Lane, Henstridge.  Judy Easdale 220984 1.30pm

Fri 29th

Wincanton Museum and History Society.  Talk on Beekeeping by Jill Cleverly.  Wincanton Memorial Hall 7.30pm
St John’s Church Services
3rd June Holy Communion with Sunday School and Baptism 9.15am
10th June Morning Prayer 11 am
17th June Holy Communion 9.15am
24th June Holy Communion 8.30am
Churchwardens Anne Jones 370626
Rosemarie Wigley 371478

 

May 2018 Diary

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).

Monday Pilates 1

Pilates 2

5.30 -6.30pm

6.45 – 7.45pm

Tuesday Upholstery 10.30am
Badminton 8 pm
Wednesday Free
Thursday Art 10am
Friday Art 10am
Saturday Free

Other activities

Wed 2nd Coffee Morning in aid of the Children’s Society.  Half Moon Inn, Horsington 10.00am- 12.00pm
Wed 2nd Music Night at the Half Moon 8.00pm
Thurs 3rd W.I AGM and talk on Costa Rica.  Village Hall 7.30pm
Mon 7th Ladies’ pub lunch at Cole Manor Tea Rooms Lunch
Mon 7th MAY DAY HOLIDAY ALL DAY
Thurs 10th Parish Council meeting.  Village Hall 7.30pm
Sat 12th  National Trust association talk.  Digby Hall, Sherborne 2.30pm

Sat 19th

Air Ambulance talk.  St John’s Church, Horsington 7.30pm
Fri 25th Wincanton History Society – Roman Life around Wincanton by John Smith 7.30pm
Mon 28th SPRING BANK HOLIDAY ALL DAY
St John’s Church Services
6th May Holy Communion with Sunday School and Baptism 9.15am
10th May Ascension Day – Deanery Service.  Holy Communion at Bruton 7.00pm
13th May Morning Prayer 11.00am
20th May Pentecost United Service Holy Communion at Templecombe
Evensong at Henstridge
10.30am

6.30pm

27th May Holy Communion 8.30am
Churchwardens Anne Jones 370626
Rosemarie Wigley 371478

 

The North Dorset Choir

The Mill Singers (North Dorset’s Favourite Male Voice Choir) will be joined by The Braintree Male Voice Choir ,on tour from Essex, in presenting Music for a Spring Evening at St John’s Church Milborne Port, on Sunday 13th May at 7 p.m. This will be a highly entertaining concert with Songs from the Shows, Spirituals and Folk Songs.  Tickets are £10 and include a glass of wine and nibbles – they are available from Wayne’s Butchers in Milborne Port, or on the door.

Cuckoo’s back

Mrs Badger Writes. . .

Dear Mr Editor,

May I once again claim the hospitality of your esteemed blog to report that I heard the first cuckoo of the summer whilst walking my dog Winkle on the marsh.

The time was precisely 10.55 this morning, Saturday 21 st April.

This has put a spring in my step, and I hope it does the same for you, as the Blog has been very quiet these past few months.

Yours ever,

Amelia Badger (Mrs)

MPO show opens to rave review

 

Richard Gaunt and Oscar Shave step out in “Murder at Shakerley House”

What the “Fine Times Recorder” said about the MPO’s double bill, playing until Saturday 7th April at the Milborne Port Village Hall.

“Two of the silliest musical tales ever put on stage get a rousing, vivacious and thoroughly enjoyable performance by Milborne Port Opera”

Trial by Jury is “a delight from start to finish.”

Murder at Shakerley House is “all very silly and very funny”.

“Hats off to MPO for a double-bill of musical delight.”

Read the full review here

Book your tickets at www.mpopera.co.uk. Just a couple of clicks away from a delightful evening.

Trial By Jury – a delightful musical gem.

April Diary

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).

Monday Pilates 1

Pilates 2

5.30 -6.30pm

6.45 – 7.45pm

Tuesday Upholstery 10.30am
Badminton 8 pm
Wednesday Free
Thursday Art 10am
Friday Art 10am
Saturday Free

Other activities

 

Wed 4th Milborne Port Opera. Trial by Jury and The Murder at Shakerley House.   Milborne Port Village Hall 7.30pm
Wed 4th Music Night at the Half Moon 8.00pm
Thurs 5th Milborne Port Opera 7.30pm
Thurs 5th  W.I.  Donkeys, dolphins, foxes and fish. Kevin Little 7.30pm

Fri 6th

Milborne Port Opera 7.30pm

Sat 7th

Milborne Port Opera 7.30pm
Mon 9th Ladies Pub lunch. Manor House, Ditcheat Lunch
Thurs 12th Annual Parish meeting followed by Parish Council Meeting.  All welcome. 7.30pm
Thurs 12th  Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
Fri 13th Moviola Film: The Mountain between us. Milborne Port Village Hall 7.30pm
Sat 21st Where West Begins Film: King Kong (1933) Westlands Leisure Centre with animation workshop by Jim Parkyn (Aardman animation) 3.00-5.00pm
Sat 21st Film: Journey’s End (2017) Westlands Leisure Centre followed by Q&A with Producer Guy de Beaujeu 6.30-9.00pm
Fri 13th Film: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Wincanton Town Hall followed by mentoring workshop with Lynne Franks 7.00-9.30pm
Fri  27th Wincanton Museum and History Society .  Mothers, mistresses, wives and Queens. Women of consequence in the 12th century a talk by Brian Garton.  Wincanton Memorial Hall 7.00pm
St John’s Church Services
1st April Easter Sunday Holy Communion with Sunday School 9.15am
8th April Morning Prayer. 11.00 am
15th April Holy Communion 9.15am
22nd April Holy Communion 8.30am
29th April United Service. Holy Communion Milborne Port 10.30am
Churchwardens Anne Jones 370626
Rosemarie Wigley 371478