Jubilee video raises the roof

Sales of the video of the Jubilee street party have raised over £480 for the church roof fund. There are plenty more copies for sale at £10 from the Half Moon.

Make sure you have a record of this unique event, as there  unlikely to be another celebration like this in the lifetime of any of the people present.

Virtually everyone who attended is featured in one way or another, along with the team of volunteers who put the event together.

The video has been made to a high professional standard, and has two bonus tracks – the Horsington Bellringers, and original archive footage of the Coronation in 1953.

The blog has learnt that the DVD will not work in some players. The manufacturers have put their hands up and owned up to a technical fault, and replaced the lot. If your copy does not work, pick up a  replacement from the Half Moon.

New sluice for pond

Horse pond sluice
Putting the finishing touches to the horse pond sluice gates

Thanks to Charles james and Phil Shrimpton, the horse pond has a set of spanking new sluice gates. These will maintain a decent level of water in the pond, and regulate flooding (Surely cause flooding -ed).

A big thank you to both for their hours of work and engineering expertise. Plus thanks to Kev Wigley, who supplied the gates.

Charles James and Phil Shrimpton

The Horsington bell ringers strike success.

Horsington Bellringers
The Horsington Bellringers

Anna Piechna writes: June 16 this year was Horsington School’s village fete.  I wonder if anyone noticed anything else going on?  140+ people descended on us for another reason.

It was the Bath & Wells Association of Church Bells Ringers’ six bell striking competition.

Through out the Bath & Wells there are 11 branches, from Dunster up to Bath, who each held a local competition in their branch.  The top two teams from each branch were then sent forward to the final, which was hosted by our Cary Branch.  Each branch takes it in turns to host the event so we will not get another chance for 11 years!

Heats were held in Horsington, Maperton and South Cadbury with the final at Templecombe.

We were very kindly lent some lovely outbuildings to squirrel away the judges so they could not be knobbled!

Our local team came third in our heat and Preston Plucknett, who toppled the two favourites, Bathwick and Chilcompton, won the event.

As host we had to provide teas which proved a mammoth task for 140 +.  Thanks must go to Andrew and Phillipa Tarling who provided much needed advice and food for ploughmans, helping to keep the cost down.  With their help and all the others who contributed cakes etc., we managed to make over £300 which will go towards much needed work on Templecombe bells which are in need of serious repair.

Roll on another 11 years!

Thanks Anna. Remember, contributions are always welcome -Ed

See the Bellringers in action on BloggoVision

Two bonus tracks added to Jubilee DVD

Horsington Jubilee DVD
2 bonus tracks on the Horsington Jubilee DVD

The DVD of the Jubilee celebrations, which is being sold in aid of the church roof fund, is now in production and will be delivered later this week.

As a special bonus, two extra videos have been added:
• The Horsington Bellringers ringing their Jubilee Peal
• Some rarely seen archive footage of the Queen’s coronation in 1952

The world premiere of the video will be on Sunday 15th July at the Half Moon at 2 pm, and everyone is welcome.

Copies will be on sale then, assuming they have been delivered. The initial order is 50 copies. You can reserve your personal copy by emailing bloggovision@idnet.com. Each DVD costs £10.00.

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Me and My Girl – The “Blackmore Vale” speaks

Your editor has not yet had the fortune to visit Shaftesbury Arts Centre to review “Me and my Girl”, so we must rely on the drama critic of the “Blackmore Vale  Magazine” for a verdict on the show. Here are a few choice quotes from this week’s review, in case you haven’t seen them.

“a huge amount of musical talent at Shaftesbury …”

Sophie Lester (director) . . .  has found and unleashed an energy, enthusiasm  and joy in her cast that also infects the audience.

“…some brilliant directoral ideas…”

“Many Shaftesbury Arts Centre stalwarts give the performance of their lives…”

You get the picture.


Everyone invited to a World Premiere – Sunday 15th July

Half MoonHollywood comes to Horsington. And the village itself , plus its inhabitants, are the stars. And we’re not forgetting South Cheriton either.

The film in question is the long awaited documentary on the Jubilee street party, which will be shown for the first time on Sunday 15 July at 2pm in the Half Moon. Everyone welcome.

Virtually everyone who contributed to the event, or attended the splendid lunch is featured, so come along to see how you look on TV.

The video will be placed in the “Time Capsule”. But you can buy a DVD with additional bonus footage of the village and the Jubilee event.

The DVD costs £10, and net proceeds will go to the church roof fund.

Copies will be available from the church and the Half Moon. You can also order a personal copy by emailing bloggovision@idnet.com, with your name, address and number of copies Please help this important cause and receive a valuable memento of a fabulous day. Cash on delivery please.

Jubilee Street Party made £480 for village funds

The highly successful village street party on 3rd June made a profit of £481 after all expenses. This surplus will be used for some kind of memorial to the event, plus a time capsule for future generations.

The Blog has sponsored the video of the event, which is currently being edited and we hear is nearly complete. This will go into the time capsule, but copies will be on sale in aid of the Parish Church Roof fund.

Look out for announcements of the World Premierie, to be screened on the Half Moon’s big telly, soon.

Horsington Celebrates the Jubilee in Style

BloggoVision Over 300 people sat down to a delicious lunch at the Horsington Street Party of Sunday June 3rd.  Everyone had a fabulous day, and the Blog sends a big thank you to everyone concerned – Andrew and Philippa Tarling and everyone at the Half Moon; Chris and the Bailward family who provided and roasted  delicious pork and beef, Alec and Rachael Davis who spent several hours carving it; all the ladies who made all those delicious salads, puddings and cakes. Plus all the other helpers who turned up to erect and dismantle the marquees, John Sampson and his team and many others. Thanks.

A full length video will show the days events. The video is for the “Time Capsule”, but you will be able to buy a copy in aid of the Church roof fund.

In the meantime, here is a preview.  httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0aOKz-qrys&feature=youtube_gdata