01258 472419 - Marnhull Messenger

Marnhull
Messenger
ISSUE 52
March 2015
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EDITORIAL
ANNUAL DIARY 2015
I expect that having read last months edition
and heard the village jungle drums you are all
aware that the Messenger will have a new editor from April .
For Village Hall bookings please call
01258 821427 or 07786 667796
All events are held at the Village Hall unless otherwise
stated.
All usual church services and masses are listed under
“The Marnhull Churches”.
If you turn to page 4 you will be can see what he looks like
(he’s better looking than me) and read a small resume that
Chris kindly put together.
This is another fully packed edition, in fact I have added an
extra 4 pages in order to get everything in.
I hope you find it interesting reading and let’s hope my last
edition is as full.
Vaughan
Marnhull Messenger Contact Details
Editor - Vaughan Ham - [email protected]
01258 820344 - 24 Plowman Close, Marnhull, DT10 1LB
Advertising Manager - Vaughan Ham as above.
Please contact him on all relevant matters
Treasurer - Bill Shannon - [email protected]
01258 820890
Circulation - The Eveleighs - [email protected]
01258 821049 - Weavers House, Burton Street.
Chairman - Ian Gall - [email protected]
01258 820484
Web Mistress - Lisa House - [email protected]
org.uk 01258 821096
Marnhull Messenger Website - www.marnhullmessenger.org.uk
This is kept up to date on a monthly basis
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The opinions expressed in the articles and on the pages of the Marnhull Messenger are not necessarily those of
the Marnhull Messenger. All the dates and details are as supplied by the contributing organisations.
March
2
Parish Council Meeting 7.00 p.m.
4
Table Tennis Club - 2.15 - 5.45 p.m.
6
Lunch Club
7
Jumble Sale & the Legion 10:15 a.m.
9
W.I. - “Ten things a doctor must remember” Yvonne Varley
10
Garden Club - “So You Think You Know Gladiolus” by Gill Hazell
11
Mother’s Union - MU Matters - speaker, Rev. Collette Gamester
11
Table Tennis Club - 2.15 - 5.45 p.m.
13
Quiet Prayer 12 - 12.30 p.m. Methodist Church
Blackmore Vale Art Group
15
Farewell to rev’d Colin Greene
16 Marnhull Music Society - TBA
18
Table Tennis Club - 2.15 - 5.45 p.m.
24
Moviola - “Mr. Turner” 7.30 p.m. Doors open 7.00 p.m.
25
Table Tennis Club - 2.15 - 5.45 p.m.
April
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May
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Parish Council Meeting 7.00 p.m.
Mothers’ Union - TBA
Quiet Half Hour - St. Gregory’s church 12.00 noon
Blackmore Vale Art Group
Mothers’ Union - Bees and .conservation - speaker Brigit Strawbridge 2.30 pm in the Methodist Hall
W.I - Annual Meeting
Garden Club - “Gardens of WW1 – In the trenches” by Christine Stones
Garden Club - visit to Castle Gardens
Marnhull Music Society - TBA
Table Tennis Club - 2.15 - 5.45 p.m.
Moviola - “The Imitation Game”. Doors open 7.00 p.m.
Table Tennis Club - 2.15 - 5.45 p.m.
Lunch Club
Parish Council Meeting 7.00 p.m.
Mothers’ Union - Fund raising coffee morning 10.30am In The Methodist Hall
Quiet Half Hour - Church of Our Lady 12.00 noon
Blackmore Vale Art Group
W.I. - Resolutions & Beetle Drive
Garden Club - “Asparagus” by Elaine Spencer-White
Marnhull Music Society - TBA
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Reiki and Yoga tuition
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For appointments and information:
Tel:
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Email: [email protected]
Tanya Green ITEC
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m. 07729 301387
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Contact: Mr Kim Harden, FCA, FCCA
4 New Street, Marnhull DT10 1PY
SAUL MITCHELL
All types of stone walling undertaken
Patrick Houchen
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· Management
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NEWS AND EVENTS
NEWS FROM THE NICK
YOUR VILLAGE HALL
NEEDS YOU
News from the Nick.
Combating crime
in your neighbourhood
Unfortunately our secretary will be leaving the village in the
near future and will be leaving the V. Hall committee at the
end of March.
PC 2146 Phil Sugrue
07500 816 258
If you would like to join a friendly group and have a say
in the way the Village Hall moves forward we would be
delighted to welcome you, the position is not an onerous
one, I know, everyone says that but in this case , it is true.
We meet every two to three months at one another’s
homes and hold a full committee meeting in the Village Hall
once every three months.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Please contact Steven Bland on 820171
MARNHULL LUNCH CLUB.
As our lunch club in April falls on Good Friday there will be
NO LUNCH CLUB in April.
We shall look forward to seeing you all again in May, please
don’t forget your tins, jars and bottles for the bottle stall in
July.
Norval Faro
I
MEET THE NEW EDITOR
DESIGNATE
’m very excited to be given the opportunity to
take on such an important role in the village.
My wife and I fell in love with Marnhull when
we first visited last summer. What turned out to
be a mistaken address (a story for another day!),
sparked an exciting new chapter in our lives and saw us moving
here at the beginning of October.
I
’ve produced many different publications over the years. Examples include concert programmes for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, a monthly magazine for a group of Audi Dealerships,
various tourism brochures and a series of paperback books for a
local cancer sufferer. Charity and the community are very close to
my heart, so I’m looking forward to hearing much more from the
various groups in the village as the year goes on.
V
aughan’s done such a great job in growing the Messenger into
what it is today, so I’ve got some very big shoes to fill, but I’m
sure that with your support, the Messenger will continue to grow for
many years to come.
Chris Ryu
LAST CHANCE
The first draw for the Village Hall Supporters Club will take place
on 9th March.
Please ensure you buy your ticket(s) before the end of February.
Entry form on page 18 and the web site
NO TICKET, NO CHANCE OF WINNING
O
n the crime front, 4 crimes have been committed since my
last article. On the 25th of January St Gregory’s Church
was broken into and cash was stolen. On the 31st January
we had reported that 9 lambs had been killed in a field in the
Walton Elm area. On the 7th February a window at the village
hall was smashed and on the 11th February there was an
attempted break to a garage at a property on Crown Road. If
you have any information regarding the above crimes please
contact Dorset Police on 101.
P
lease be aware that we receive many calls from victims
who have been “scammed”. This is usually in the form of
a telephone call offering to provide services or the promise
of receiving more money in return for an up front fee. I have
even heard of someone purporting to be from a local Police
Station asking for money to advertise in a police magazine!
There is a very useful website www.actionfraud.police.uk
which is the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting
centre. The site is run and operated by City of London Police
who are taking a lead role in tackling this type of crime and
can provide you with all the necessary information to prevent
you from becoming a victim.
M
ay I take this opportunity to remind you of my monthly
surgeries held at Robin Hill Stores, Burton Street on the
first Thursday of every month at 1230 and at Spar Stores,
New Street at 1300. This provides you with the opportunity to
come and meet us and discuss any issues you think we may
be able to help with or advise you on. Alternatively please
contact us via 101 or email.
P.C. Phil Sugrue
Police Community Support Officer
PCSO 5952 Greg Downs
PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP THE INFORMATION ON YOUR
(Messenger) WEB SITE UP-TO-DATE.
IF YOU NOTICE INCORRECT DATA PLEASE E-MAIL THE
EDITOR OR WEB MISTRESS WITH THE RELEVANT
CORRECT DETAILS.
THEIR ADDRESSES CAN BE FOUND ON THE INSIDE FRONT
COVER
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All aspects of electrical work undertaken
 New Installations & Rewires
GENERAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
 Alterations & Additions
Musbury Close,
Marnhull
Electrical, Glazing, Gutters, Fencing, TV &
Telephone points, Painting (inside & out)
 Consumer unit (fuseboard) upgrades
 Fault finding & Repairs
and much more!!
For all those DIY jobs you cannot do!
Call Vaughan on
01258 820344
07762 044 022
 Condition Reports
Tel : 01258 808329
Mob : 07914 760295
Email : [email protected]
HOOK
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
All electrical works inc: Fault finding & repairs, Condition reports, New builds
Lighting design, Refurbishments, Ecclesiastical, Schools & Domestic.
Contact Ed Cudlip on Tel/Fax: 01258 820161 Mobile: 07956 281644
EMAIL: [email protected]
Crossword answers
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9) Horus 10) Mater 12) Nova Scotia 13) Bwana14) Abeam 18) Arable
19) Forte 20) Atlas 22) Lemur 23) Anti
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13) Braw 15) Britton 16) Cabaret 17) Tsar
19) Franc 21) Alma 24) Bartlett 25) Uzi 26) Speke 27) Shaker
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VILLAGE HALL HIRE CHARGES FOR WEDDINGS,
PARTIES etc.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m....£30.00
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.... £30.00
6 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. (midnight on Sat and Sun)... £50.00
Week-end (evening) parties ......£60.00
Weddings ...... £250.00
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NEWS & EVENTS
FAREWELL TO
May
Sunday 3 & Monday 4
ALLINGTON GRANGE
THE REVEREND DR COLIN GREENE, M.A.
A
2
llington, Chippenham SN14 6LW. Mrs Rhyddian Roper 01249
447436 [email protected] www.allingtongrange.
com.
m W of Chippenham. Take A420 W from Chippenham. 1st R
signed Allington Village, entrance 1m up lane on L. Home-made
teas. Adm £4, chd free. Sun 3, Mon 4 May (2-5). Visitors also
welcome by arrangement.
I
nformal country garden of approx 1½ acres, around C17 farmhouse
(not open) with a diverse range of plants. Mixed and herbaceous
borders, colour themed; white garden with water fountain. Pergola
lined with clematis and roses. Walled potager. Small orchard with
chickens. Wildlife pond with natural planting. Many spring bulbs.
Mainly level with ramp into potager. Dogs on leads.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
DOGS ALLOWED
PLANTS FOR SALE
REFRESHMENTS
COTTAGE IN THE TREES
T
7
idworth Rd, Boscombe Village, nr Salisbury SP4 0AD. Karen &
Richard Robertson 01980 610921 [email protected]
m N of Salisbury. Turn L of A338 just before Social Club. Continue
past church, turn R after bridge to Queen Manor, cottage 150yds
on R. Cream teas. Adm £2.50, chd free. Sun 3 May, Sun 21 June,
Sun 2 Aug (2-5). Visitors also welcome by arrangement Mar to Sept
for groups of 10+.
E
nchanting ½ acre cottage garden, immaculately planted with
water feature, raised vegetable beds, small wildlife pond and
gravel garden. Spring bulbs, hellebores and pulmonarias give
a welcome start to the season, with pots and baskets, roses and
clematis. Mixed borders of herbaceous plants, dahlias, grasses and
shrubs giving all-yr interest.
PLANTS FOR SALE
REFRESHMENTS
WATERDALE HOUSE
E
8
ast Knoyle SP3 6BL. Mr & Mrs Julian Seymour 01747 830262
m S of Warminster. N of East Knoyle, garden signed from
A350. Do not use SatNav. Home-made teas. Adm £5, chd free.
For NGS: Sun 3 May (2-6). For other opening times and information,
please phone.
4
acre mature woodland garden with rhododendrons, azaleas,
camellias, maples, magnolias, ornamental water, bog garden,
herbaceous borders. Bluebell walk. Shrub border created by storm
damage mixed with agapanthus and half hardy salvias. Waterproof
footwear is essential as parts of the garden are very wet. Limited
wheelchair access.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
DOGS ALLOWED
REFRESHMENTS
GRAZING WANTED in or around the village.
If you have a small paddock or land that is
not being used, we would like to rent it.
A
s many of you know Colin and Karen Greene will be leaving
the village at the end of March or early April 2015. They
have both greatly enjoyed their time here at St Gregory’s
Church as well as being part of such a caring and lively
village community. Colin is retiring from parish ministry but
continuing with his teaching and lecturing at Sarum College
in Salisbury and his own consultancy work. As Karen is now
full time Director of Young Families and Children’s work at
Broadstone Methodist Church just outside Poole they will be
moving down nearer to Karen’s work.
O
n behalf of St Gregory’s congregation and many of the
wider Community we wish to express a great sadness
at their departure and wish them every good fortune in their
lives to come. It is understood how difficult it has been to
run a Parish with the very limited time available for the many
duties in the Parish, not least the lack of time to carry out
Pastoral Care. Others have tried to fill the gap and Colin is
very grateful to retired members of the clergy in Marnhull
and the many volunteers, not least the Church Wardens and
Treasurer, all of whom have tried to lessen the demands of
the day to day running of a crumbling, 900 year old, listed
building!
C
olin’s incumbency at St Gregory’s has been all too short
but we thank him for his warmth and cheerfulness that has
stimulated all those who have come in contact with him. So
it is with heavy hearts we wish him and his soul mate, Karen,
goodbye, or maybe au revoir? Maybe he could be persuaded
to return periodically to give one of his popular and thought
provoking sermons?
C
olin’s last service at St Gregory’s will be on the 15th
March (10.00 a.m. Family Service on Mothering
Sunday) when both Colin and Karen will be able to say their
goodbye’s to those of the congregation attending after the
service. For others of the wider community who would like to
do the same Colin and Karen will be at the Crown Pub from
12.45 - 3.00 p.m. on the same day when there will be a
buffet at which they look forward to saying goodbye to their
many friends in the village.
DORSET’S WILDLIFE NEEDS YOUR HELP
Are you good with people? Enthusiastic about
local wildlife? Looking for work that is flexible and
with a great rate of pay? If so
South West Wildlife Fundraising Limited (SWWFL) is looking
for self-motivated people to recruit members for Dorset
Wildlife Trust at pre-booked retail stores and shows within
the County. Hours negotiable. We welcome applicants of
all ages. Sales experience an advantage. Access to a car
essential. For a Job Description or more information go to:
www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/memrec
Telephone 07711 089403. Thank you.
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NEWS & EVENTS
GIVE YOUR DRIVING
SPRING CLEAN
A
D
orset County Council is
launching the spring older
drivers’ theory sessions with
the help of Valerie Singleton, who is best remembered for
presenting Blue Peter.
T
he77-year old television celebrity, who presented
Nationwide and The Money Programme and PM, is keen
to encourage drivers aged 75 years and above to take part in
these sessions.
T
he first of these two-hour session will take place at
Castle Gardens in Sherborne and covers subjects such as
negotiating roundabouts, observations and distractions and
looking at why things go wrong.
V
“
alerie said:
The course will help those drivers who learnt to drive
In the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The emphasis is on friendly
discussion and help to keep people mobile. Roads and driving
have changed so much since we learnt to drive and this can
wear away your confidence. This course is a great way to get
that self-belief back.”
K
wik Fit is also attending this session and is offering a free
chance to learn about checking over your car before the
start of a journey.
DORSET
COUNTY
MUSEUM
H
SPRING HOLIDAY FAMILY
ACTIVITIES
AT
DORSET COUNTY MUSEUM
oliday Family activities continue to
be FREE at Dorset County Museum
thanks to generous sponsorship from Battens Solicitors.
A
t Easter the family activities focus on some of the burial
customs from ancient times – looking at how people were
buried and what special objects were chosen to go into the
grave. There will also be an opportunity to find out more
about the Museum’s famous horned Ooser.
D
orset County Museum welcomes families and has a range
of family trails and plenty of activities for children in the
galleries.
For more information please Tel: 01305 262735 or visit our
website at www.dorsetcountymuseum.org.
Notes: Dates of Family Activities at the Dorset County Museum
as follows:
•
1st April: Brilliant Burials and Skeletons - 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.
•
8th April: Make a Dorset Ooser Mask - 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.
T
here are ten sessions being held around the county
throughout March. To book or find out more information
visit www.dorsetforyou.com/dorsetdriver
LIST OF THEORY SESSIONS
2 March, 10am – 12 noon, The Gallery, SafeWise, Radipole
Lane, Weymouth
2 March, 2pm-4pm, Drawing Room, Upton House, Poole
Road, Poole
10 March, 10am – 12 noon, WestBrookRoom, Gillingham Hub,
Riversmeet, Gillingham
19 March, 2pm – 4pm, AveryRoom, StroudenPark Community
Centre, Bradpole Road
Bournemouth
20 March, 2pm – 4pm, Lecture Room, Dorchester Fire Station,
112 Firehouse Road
Dorchester
24 March, 10am – 12 noon, Drawing Room, Upton House,
Poole Road, Poole
25 March, 2pm – 4pm, Skyrm Room, Public Hall, 8 Fleet
Street, Beaminster
27 March, 10am – 12 noon, Aviation Room, LV=Streetwise,
Unit 1 Roundways, Elliot Road, Bournemouth
Advance Notice
Help for Heroes Coffee Morning
Will be on
Saturday 16th May
At
S
MONTEVERDI APPRENTICES RECITAL
with
SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER
pringhead in association with St. Andrew’s Church,
Fontmell Magna is pleased to announce t there will be a
recital by The Monteverdi Apprentices at 6.30pm on 12 March
at the church.
I
ntroduced by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, eight exceptional
young people (selected from hundreds of applicants) will
perform a varied repertoire of choral music.
T
he Apprentice Programme was established in 2007 to
enable promising young performers to experience choral
performances at the highest professional level, with unrivalled
intensive specialist and training support. Further information
about the Monteverdi Choir’s Apprentice Programme can be
found at www.monteverdi.co.uk/education/apprenticeship.
A
limited number of tickets will be available for £12.00 in
advance and £15.00 on the door. (Tickets will be available
from 9 February 2015)
T
o book please call, write or email The Springhead Trust,
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0NU. Tel: 01747
811853. Email: [email protected]
Church Cottage, Church Hill, Marnhull
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www.friarsmoorvets.co.uk
email: [email protected]
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M
‘FREE TRIAL’ SCAMS
ost of us would find adverts for free
trials of some new, miracle antiageing face cream, slimming treatment,
or health cure tempting. But always
be wary, you rarely get something for
nothing.
Y
ou might be online and a pop up
advert appears, you select the ‘free
trial’ option, but you are required to give your bank details to
pay for postage and packing. Weeks or maybe even months
later though you discover that a much larger amount has been
taken from your account, maybe even hundreds of pounds a
month.
THE EXCHANGE CRAFT FAIR
Saturday 7th March
9am to 1pm.
Free Entry.
Lots of wonderful Artists and Crafters with a wide selection
of quality products on offer.
Commissions undertaken.
Contact Liz Wittingham
THE WEATHERBURY SINGERS
T
A
S
O
N
he Citizens Advice Consumer Service has seen a large
increase in the number of complaints about these socalled free trials. So what should you do? You should always
read the small print. If you had, you might have seen that
you had in fact signed up for a monthly subscription for the
goods once the free trial ended, or you might have found that
the free trial led automatically to a monthly subscription if you
didn’t cancel it.
o always check the small print very carefully on any
‘free trial’ offer to make sure you know exactly what you
are actually signing up for. If you can’t see the terms and
conditions or there aren’t any, don’t give the company your
bank details.
Y
ou should also bear in mind that when you buy these
types of products online, you have no way of knowing
what they actually contain or how they might affect you and
it is unlikely that the products have been tested, or proven to
work. Don’t be fooled by fake testimonials from apparently
satisfied customers. Also, although the businesses selling
them often appear to be in the UK, in fact they are often
based overseas making it much more difficult to contact them
or to obtain a refund if you are unhappy with the goods.
F
ll Singers Welcome: We are hosting a Come and Sing
Day at St George’s Church, Fordington, Dorchester on
Saturday 18th April from 10:00 to 17:15 for all singers in the
area. A day singing Mozart: Requiem, Taverner: The Lamb
and Mascagni: Easter Hymn. Cost £16 for the day to include
lunch, tea and all refreshments. There will be a sing through
of the music in the Church at 16:15 for anyone who would
just like to come and listen. A retiring collection (voluntary)
will be in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
ur Summer Concert will be on Saturday, 27th June at
Buckland Newton Village Hall.
ew Singers especially altos, tenors or bass, are welcome
to come and join us. If you are new to this area and/
or you are interested in joining our friendly community choir,
please give Judy Cooper, our chairperson, a call on 01258
837120. We sing a wide variety of music to suit all tastes.
Rehearsals are from 19:30-21:30 pm on Tuesday evenings at
St Mary’s Church Room in Puddletown.
A
ll the above information, including the registration form
for our forthcoming Come & Sing Day, can be found on
our website: www.weatherburysingers.co.uk.
Sue Chapman
or further information and advice call the Citizens Advice
consumer helpline on 03454 040506 or visit www.
adviceguide.org.uk
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The Marnhull
Flower Show
Saturday 18th July
News from SturQuest – The Community Partnership
for the Sturminster Newton Area
O
n Thursday 5th March we will be launching our new
Citizens Advice Bureau weekly service. Appointments
can be made to see Lou Austin, a former volunteer at the CAB
Sherborne, and receive direct connection to their services on
Thursday mornings between 10am and 1pm in the SturQuest
office. This is a result of recognised additional local need to
the already established North Dorset Citizens Advice Bureau
outreach service at the Medical Centre on Friday mornings.
T
o celebrate the launch of this new service, a Coffee
Morning will also be held in the SturQuest office on
Thursday 5th March. All monies raised will be donated to
the CAB. Do call in and support this worthwhile fundraising
event and take the opportunity to learn more about the
SturQuest organisation and volunteering opportunities.
F
or more information or to make an appointment to see
Lou, contact the SturQuest Community Office, on 01258
471456 or email [email protected]
A
Time to get those seed
packets out!
Get your cameras out for the
following classes;
Weather
A portrait
A black and white photo; human
hand or hands
A close up of a subject that might
go on a seed packet
s Spring approaches and the desire to go outside arises,
visit the SturQuest community office for inspiration. We
have a large stock of leaflets and invite you to call in and view
our display racks for information on local tourist sites and
attractions. Visit the office Monday to Friday (9.30 to 12.30)
for a fabulous welcome from one of our volunteers who will
help and guide you through the collection.
Jacqui Wragg
Community Resource Worker
YOU ARE INVITED TO:
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
on
Friday, 6th March 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
at
The Catholic Church of Our Lady
Old Mill Lane, Marnhull, DT10 1JX
This year the service has been written by
the women of The Bahamas.
Please come and join the ladies of The Catholic,
Methodist and Anglican Churches.
Refreshments will be served after the service.
If you would like transport please telephone:
Mary Jenks on 01258 821604
A local landmark
Open class
See the April Marnhull Messenger
for details of craft classes.
New Committee members and helpers for
Friday July 17th needed. Please contact
Rosie Gall 820484 or Joy Matthews 820375
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THE ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY
will take place
in
the Village Hall
on
the Tuesday 21st of April.
at 7.00 p.m.
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SURGERIES NEWS
H
ave you ever wondered why you sometimes find it difficult
to get an appointment? Well in January 2015, 17 people
failed to turn up for a GP appointment and 103, for a Nurse
appointment – makes you think!
Benefits Advice Sessions at Age UK Dorchester
… an initiative by Dorset Welfare Benefits
Partnership
Age UK Dorchester and Dorset County Council’s Welfare
Benefits Team are working together to provide benefits
advice and help to older people in West Dorset.
Advice sessions will be held on the fourth Thursday in each
month, between 9am and 11.00am at Age UK Dorchester
and will be by appointment only.
Dorset residents only please
To make an appointment, please contact Age UK Dorchester
on 01305 269444 or at Rowan Cottage, 4 Prince of Wales
Road, Dorchester DT1 1PW
www.ageuk.org.uk/dorchester
Future dates:
26th Mar
23rd April
28th May
DORSET WILDLIFE TRUST
U
The Mapping Seas Project
ntil quite recently, the features
and contours of the moon were
better known to science than those of
our own seabed. But now, the Dorset
Integrated Seabed Study (DORIS) is beginning to reveal the
shape and character of the seabed, as well as the extent and
distribution of seabed habitats. The Dorset Wildlife Trust has
collaborated on this project with several agencies, including
the National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton, to gain a
better understanding of the sensitivity of seabed communities
to increasing human activities in the seas around our shores.
O
ther organisations, such as the Maritime and Coastguard
Agency, benefit from the DORIS project as it helps to
update their navigational charts, whilst the Channel Coastal
Observatory gain valuable information to help with coastal
defence.
D
orset Wildlife Trust’s Marine Survey and Data Officer, Dr
Charlotte Bolton, will also explain the role DORIS played
in securing Marine Conservation Zones when she gives an
illustrated talk on Wednesday 18th March at Fontmell Magna
Village Hall (SP7 0JU). The talk starts at 7.30pm and costs £2
(including tea/coffee/biscuits). No charge for children.
A
date for your diaries: Wednesday 15th April ‘The Silent
World of Bats’ – an illustrated talk by renowned bat expert,
Nick Tomlinson. Fontmell Magna Village Hall (SP7 0JU) at
7.30pm.
Anna Davies
Staff
W
e are delighted to welcome Dr Keltie Dall to the team,
who joins us as a specialist doctor in training. Keltie is
a fully qualified doctor who is completing her training to become a GP and will be with us for 6 months, working two and
a half days per week at Sturminster & Marnhull and two days
at Shaftesbury. If you happen to see her in the practice please
join us in welcoming her to the team.
The Merger
A
s you are probably aware, we are merging in April with
Abbey View Medical Centre in Shaftesbury. Patients on the
ground will not notice much difference to start with, but we
will be reviewing how all of the sites work to try and streamline things and improve the experience for patients. Dr Brigid
Greenup and Dr Duncan Ward now work on alternate Thursdays at Abbey View Medical Centre and Dr Richard Emms
comes to Sturminster from time to time. This will gradually
be extended to all of the partners and doctors across all sites.
The purpose of this is to get to know how both practices
work, and what we can improve. The GPs will predominantly
be working in the surgeries in which they currently see patients, but annual leave and sick cover in the future, will mean
that we spread cover across the sites with the best use of the
resources we have.
O
ur agreements for the leases for both Sturminster Newton and Marnhull surgery have been updated to reflect
the new partnership and the partners at Sturminster Newton
will be joint owners of the premises at Abbey View Medical
Centre. W
e have come up with a name for the new practice, it will
be known as the Blackmore Vale Partnership and we are
working on a new logo, websites etc. and we are working with
the IT team at the Clinical Commissioning Group to merge
our two clinical systems together. Further details will follow as
we make progress, but please remember that you will still be
able to see your doctor or nurse at the location of your choice
after the merger.
P
lease feel free to ask us any questions or share any concerns you may have.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
E
ach time you visit the surgery, remember to take the one
question survey that is really simple to complete, either in
reception, or when you get home by logging into:https://www.leavemyfeedback.com/4720 CONTACT DETAILS
W
e are keen to use existing and new technology to communicate with patients, so if you have not already done
so, please let us have your mobile number and email address. This will enable the clinical team to contact you directly with
any test results, appointments needed or general advice. This will never be used in any urgent or emergency situation,
and the practice will not be sharing your contact details with
anyone else. If you would prefer us to contact you in the traditional way we will be happy to do so.
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NEWLY QUALIFIED LYNX PILOT RECIEVES HIS WINGS FROM HRH THE
DUKE OF YORK ,KG
T
he Fleet Air Arm closed a chapter of its history on Thursday, 29 January as the training
pipelines for Royal Navy Sea King Mk 4 and Lynx helicopters came to an end when 6
aircrew received their Wings from His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG.
D
uring the ceremony at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Lieutenant (Lt) Rhydian
Edwards from Marnhull Dorset was presented with his Wings as a newly qualified Lynx Pilot from HRH
The Duke of York. Lt Edwards said;
“The flying is really challenging yet very rewarding as all of the training is conducted using real situations and people
which gave you a real sense of how you could be employed in a real World scenario.
As a Lynx pilot with 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) day to day I train to fly the Royal Navy’s only Maritime Attack
helicopter, conducting training exercises ranging from winching to low level flying to fighter evasion to anti-surface
warfare. The aim being ready to deploy anywhere in the World to help defend the UK’s interests be they at home or
abroad.”
D
uring the ceremony that included a Royal Marine Band and a 48 person Guard in honour of the Royal guest, The Duke
who paid tribute to the Squadrons that had trained the pilots and observers. HRH who has flown both Sea King and Lynx
helicopters during his time as a Fleet Air Arm pilot. said,
“This is a very very important ceremony in the life of the Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm and has bought back memories
to me of when I stood where these six young people are, a very long time ago!”
A
ddressing those present The Duke added;
“I don’t think you really realise how much hard work and time those who receive their Wings have actually put in.
The work the Royal Navy does is vital to the interests of the UK and the work that these young people do make a huge
difference to all of us.”
T
he Navy’s Commando Sea Kings are being replaced by the battlefield variant of the Merlin helicopter, and the maritime
Lynx is being replaced by the Wildcat Mk2 helicopter. The transition will take place over the next 2 years and will end in
2017 when the last Lynx is due to leave Naval service.
L
t Edwards will remain with 815 NAS that trained him but now join the front line trained strength that will involve operations
in support of the Joint Helicopter Force and the Fleet at locations and on board ships around the world.
“Today is the culmination of a lot of hard work and I have enjoyed it immensely. I joined the Royal Navy to learn to fly
some of the Worlds premier aircraft in the most challenging environments possible anywhere in the World. What I love
about the job is that you never know what to expect day to day. You could be flying through the valleys of Exmoor one
day, then the next you could be practicing life raft drills getting winched out of the sea by the coastguard the next!.”
Lt Rhydian Edwards receiving his certificate.
Lynx course photo, from left to right Lieutenant (Lt) Max Cosby, Lt Danielle Welch, Lt Rhydian Edwards,
and Sub Lieutenant Christian Smith posing in front of Lynx aircraft.
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DORSET MOVIOLA
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN MARNHULL
in association with
LENT 2015
MARNHULL ENTERTAINS
presents
Mr Turner
with Timothy Spall
HUNGER LUNCHES - SOUP, BREAD AND CHEESE,
TEA/COFFEE
T
T
N
T
he Friday Hunger Lunches continue through March on 6,
13, 20 & 27 March.
he venue as usual will be The Methodist Church Hall and
lunch will be served between 12 noon and 1:30pm.
o charge – Donations to cover the costs. Any profits
will be sent to Riziki Children’s Organisation of Nakuru,
Kenya.
This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British
painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his
father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits
sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he
eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he
travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular
if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the
mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and
reviled by the public and by royalty.
In Marnhull Village Hall
Tuesday 24th March at 7.30 pm
Doors and licensed bar open 7.00 pm
Tickets: £5.00
Available from:
Robin Hill Stores: 01258 820959 or Marnhull Stores: 01258 820116
he Riziki Children’s Organisation rescues parentless
children living in abject poverty, and creates a new safe
and secure life for them. For further details please refer to
website – www.rizikichildrennakuru.co.uk.
LENT STUDY GROUPS
The study groups started on Tuesday 24 February 2015 and
run for five weeks. The booklet being used for this course
is “Centred on Christ” by Bishop Michael Baughan. Further
details have been published in your Church newsletter.
QUIET PRAYER HALF HOUR FOR WORLD PEACE
12.00—12.30PM
T
T
he Quiet Half Hour for World peace is held on the second
Friday of each month.
his month the venue is the Methodist Church on 13
March.
Family Information Service
BREAK IN AT ST. GREGORY’S CHURCH
A
s many of you already know, on the morning of the 25th
January, we discovered that St Gregory’s church had broken into. They gained access through the west door (on the
school side) by smashing the lock and cracking the door. They
then broke the lock and door jamb into the sacristy and finally
the lock on the money safe. We only keep a minimal amount
of money in the safe, so the maximum they might have stolen
would be around £30.00. We were grateful they didn’t damage anything else. Following the theft, we are investigating
increased security measures.
I
W
f anyone saw anything suspicious around that time, please
contact me or the police.
e are very grateful to Ed Cudlip and Pete Oxford who
worked very hard that day to secure the church for us.
Helen Butler - Churchwarden
Helping families in the local community
D
orset County Council’s Family Information Service offers FREE
support to parents and carers of children aged 0-19 (or up to 25
for young people with a disability) through its online directory and
over the phone. Families can access a wide range of information,
including details of nearby children’s activities, local childcare and
parent support groups in their area.
T
he directory also lists clubs and activities for teenagers, as well as
places where young people can go for help and guidance if they
are going through a difficult time.
T
he Family Information Service can also support struggling families
by pointing them towards help with childcare costs and other
local services such as Children’s Centres, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau
and family learning.
T
here’s even a handy e-newsletter, packed with useful information,
tips and news, which is emailed every month. To subscribe visit
www.dorsetforyou.com/parent-newsletter
For families who may be struggling to find the service or
information they need, there’s one to one advice to help you
access a range of support through our Family Information Outreach
service. This includes advice on finding and paying for childcare.
They are also available to attend local groups and events in your
community, subject to availability.
To contact the Family Information Service:
T: 01305 221066E: [email protected]
W: www.dorsetforyou.com/fis
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ST. GREGORY’S CHURCHYARD
T
he Parochial Church Council has responsibility for the maintenance of the Churchyard, but the gravestones and memorials
are the responsibility of the families of those buried therein. The PCC has recently carried out an inspection of the
headstones as required by the Health and Safety Executive. Most are stable, but several require some strengthening to make
them safe. Most of the ‘rocky’ ones are of the more modern type, smaller, with an integrated flower holder.
T
he PCC requests that anyone who has friends and family buried in the churchyard to please check the headstones and
make safe any which are unstable before the end of March, as after that date any headstones which constitute a hazard
will have to be laid down by the grave. The following are in need of attention:
West end to boundary wall and out as far as the path:
Robert Dyke
Jonathan Haskett
Edwin Haskett
T
North end as far as the slope: Middle section:
Constance Rifkin (?)
A memorial cross Hannah? next to Johnston
Edward Thomas Lewis
A memorial cross Eliza? next to the path
William Jennings
Annie Guy
Bernard HallettRobert Hatcher
Agnes Kendall
Frederick BilesLower section from the path to the wall/hedge:
? and Ray her husband
Memorial cross to the left of Aurea Conway
Winifred Adlem
Memorial cross to the right of Alice Galpin
George William Hawkins
Albert Fudge
Harry Roberts
he PCC hopes that in raising awareness of this situation they will avoid any distress for the families.
Helen Butler
Roger Payne
(Church Wardens)
Half an hour of silence in a busy week
Ping-Pong Poetry
We welcome you to a simple
half-hour of silent worship on the
second Tuesday of each month at
12.30
followed by optional light lunch
Quaker Meeting House
Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury SP7
8BB
01747 870070
[email protected]
Poets Corner Café
Sturminster Newton.
Discover the power of silence in Quaker Worship
There is also a Meeting for Worship each Sunday at
10.30
Read more about Quakers at www.quaker.org.uk/introquakers
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£3 donation to cover refreshments and a
contribution to a local charity
Every 2nd Monday of the month
We next meet on 9 March 2015
Doors open at 7pm and we finish at 9pm.
To find out more, call Mali on 01258 820177.
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STURMINSTER NEWTON FLORAL GROUP
invite you to join an
in-house
Flower Arranging Workshop
entitled
“Bring a Bunch”
on Wednesday 11 March 7.30pm at
th
The Exchange,
Sturminster Newton
for visitors there is charge of £5
For more details phone: 01258 473791
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS - CANDIDATES
‘
Elections’ will be held on 4th. May 2015. The
establishment figure is for 11 Councillors. At this
time, it appears that 6 members of the current Council,
together with one other person who has stated their
intention to stand, wish to continue into the next 4
year period of administration.
I
t is unlikely than an election will be necessary. It has
been a very long time since more than 11 persons
came forward.
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COMPUTER HELP IN NORTH DORSET
id you know that there are several places where you can
go for free help with computers?
ou can get help, advice and training on computers, laptops
and smartphones.
ou can use the computers regularly, occasionally or just to
help decide what to buy yourself.
ring your own computer if you have a problem or you
need a broadband connection.
he centres are staffed by friendly volunteers and equipped
with the help of grants from the likes of UK Online Centres, Dorset POPP (Partnership for Older People), Southern
Co-op and Microsoft.
C
H
ome and make use of the facilities provided for the community; refreshments are available too.
ere are the details of our local centres:
S
turminster Newton Learning Centre: In the Exchange.
Wednesdays 9:30 -4:30 & Saturdays 10:00-12:30.
Contact 01258 860905. Also Age Concern Mondays am.
C
S
harlton Marshall: In the Parish rooms. Tuesday to Thursday 10:30-12:30. Contact 01258 480020.
hillingstone: In the Parish Centre (Old School). 2nd &
4th Tuesdays of the month 10:30-12:30. Contact 01258
860905.
A
ll are welcome. Please call or visit www.ukonlinecentres.
com for more details.
T
he timescale is very short and all papers for
the Parish Elections will need to be delivered
between 30 March and 9 April at 4.00 pm to NDDC
Offices at Blandford. (bearing in mind the 3rd and
6th of April are Good Friday and Easter Monday
and the offices will be closed!)
A
pplication forms and further information can be
obtained from our Parish Clerk, Mrs. Sally Upshall
- Telephone 821231 or email - [email protected]
f2s.com
T
w
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ST.GREGORY›S CHURCH CONCERTS 2015
he main event this year is our Spring Festival from
Saturday 9th May - Saturday 23rd May
hich features Clapper Chaos, Quintessentials and Stephen
Binnington.
hildren from both St.Mary›s and St.Gregory›s schools
will be performing and there›s a special programme for
Ascension Day led St.Gregory›s Church Choir.
T
A
he 2015 series opens at 12 noon on Tuesday 14th April with
a 30-minute programme of organ music for Eastertide.
brochure of all events is available in the church.
ROBIN HILL STORES
We would like you to help us decorate our Easter Window.
We are looking for a homemade A4 colour
picture that represents Easter.
All entries to be handed in to the Post Office
by Tuesday 24th March.
Prizes for 1st & 2nd places.
Pictures to be displayed inside the shop.
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CLUBS & SOCIETIES
MARNHULL VILLAGE HALL AND SUPPORTERS CLUB APPLICATION FORM Name………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Address………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Post Code……………………………… I/We wish to become a member(s) and purchase……………tickets at £6 per annum each to be entered into the prize draws. I/We enclose a cheque for £……… made payable to “Marnhull Village Hall” Date…………………. Signature……………………………………. Send to : Mrs S.Blackford, 6, Musbury Close, Marnhull DT10 1JR MARNHULL VILLAGE HALL AND SUPPORTERS CLUB APPLICATION FORM Name………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Address………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Post Code……………………………… I/We wish to become a member(s) and purchase……………tickets at £6 per annum each to be entered into the prize draws. I/We enclose a cheque for £……… made payable to “Marnhull Village Hall” Date…………………. Signature……………………………………. Send to : Mrs S.Blackford, 6, Musbury Close, Marnhull DT10 1JR 18
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GB
“MISS IT – MISS OUT!”
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e have had a fun month. Our badge work has been going well. The explorers, our youngest girls have been looking at
going Out and About. We have played lots of games to help us look at different modes of transport and we’ve acted out
safe ways to cross the road. Do you know where to look for the green man that can guide you safely across the road? We
taught the girls how different crossings work and making green and red jelly baby buiscuit traffic lights was a great fun way
to do this. Of course being out in the countryside we don’t have many crossings and we don’t even always have pavements,
so we talked about walking safely at the side of the road, which way to face, and how to make sure we are seen in the dark.
This badge rounds off with being safe in the car, we weighed and measured the girls to show them the importance of still
being in car seats and how to keep themselves entertained in the back of the car.
T
he Juniors and Seniors, our older girls, have focused on Working Together. They have being doing activities each week,
including lots of cooking, to show how working together on things can make things better, easier, quicker and more fun.
W
e have also been fundraising to support Kirsty Plowman. Kirsty was in GB as a girl and her mum Marlene has been a wonderful constant support to the company for the last 20 years. This year Kirsty is running the London Marathon to raise
money for Parkinson’s Uk an amazing charity, close to the families heart. The girls donated food towards a hamper and we
raised over £60. This is wonderful and I’m really grateful to everyone that donated food and bought Hamper Squares. Anyone
can support Kirsty with her huge challenge by sponsoring her on http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KirstyPlowman.
T
he girls have also been thinking about something very close to our hearts. In April it will be a year since 250 girls were
kidnaped in Chibok, in Nigeria. 219 of these girls are still missing. Girls’ Brigade wants to bring these girls to the attention
of those in influence, to remind them, that these girls are still separated from their families. It’s been important to recognise
that these girls are family with us, with 6 of them specifically, because they are members of Girls’ Brigade. All GB girls have
been called to fill in a ‘Card of hope’ individualy named for a missing girl, which Head Office will deliver, in there thousands
we hope, to the UK government. It was a good opportunity to show our girls that GB is an international organisation, being
in over 50 countries around the world, and that all girls everywhere are precious. Our little company already has 50 ‘Hope’
cards to send off to show that we care.
All the best
Rachael 07771897262
www.girlsb.org.uk
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ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
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J
e have had a great half
term at St Mary’s. Having
welcomed Mrs Hilly Webb to
the team in January, we saw
Key Stage One transformed
into a green jungle setting!
The children have been given
a new lease of life through this
exciting learning environment.
St Mark’s classroom is a hive of
activity from the beginning of
the day to the end!
anuary also bought good news with regard to our new Preschool, St Mary’s Explorers. After successfully changing the
age range of the school to 3-11, we are pleased to announce
that we will be opening the pre-school on Monday April 13th.
St Mary’s Explorers will be led by Mrs Di Rumble and Mrs
Samantha Oram, both of whom previously ran Early Explorers
in Hinton St Mary. We are very pleased to welcome them to
our team and are really looking forward to seeing the preschool develop. The ethos of this provision will be focused
on outdoor education along with high quality interactive
activities. If you are interested in finding out more, please call
the school office on 01258 820417.
We are looking forward to seeing how this develops as they
are all now very interested in the outcome of the General
Election in May.
T
rees for Dorset paid us another visit this term to plant
some of the seedlings grown from the seeds we collected
last year. The saplings have been planted on the school
grounds to develop some shady spots that the children can
enjoy over the summer for years to come.
O
ur science topic is now in full swing and we have
been using the natural environment to enhance this.
Children in Year 3/4 have made the most of the cold
weather using it as a way of learning about temperature
and negative numbers. Year 5/6 have been thinking about
centrifugal force. They were lucky not to get wet when they
investigated how this would keep water inside a bucket as it
was swung around their head!
T
he cold weather has not dampened the spirits of our young
sporting enthusiasts this term. Our year 3/4 children did
fantastically well in the local schools football tournament
which took place at Gillingham School. Out of the 5 games
they played, St Mary’s won 3 matches which took them to 3rd
place in the tournament.
W
e are now looking forward to the next half term when
we will be preparing our grounds for the launch of St
Mary’s Explorers and also have plenty of events planned
by the ‘Friends of St Mary’s’ such as Easter Bingo on Friday
March 20th and a quiz evening on Friday April 24th. You are
warmly welcomed to attend both events.
Best wishes
Charlotte Targett
O
ur Year 5/6 children have been fortunate enough to visit
the Houses of Parliament this month. The children made
the journey to London on the train and then spent time
enjoying a tour and workshop in The Commons. They made
the most of their trip by visiting sights such as St James’
Park, The Mall, Buckingham Palace and Horse Guards Parade
where they were lucky enough to get a quick tour ‘behind
the scenes.’ This has led to a huge interest in politics and
has been taken back into the classroom through debates.
Marnhull Churches Sunday Services
These are the times of the usual Sunday services of the Marnhull Churches, together, with a contact telephone number for further information.
Anglican Church of St. Gregory the Great, New Street
8.00 – Communion [spoken] and 10.00 – Parish Service with Communion
Except 2nd Sunday when there is a Family Service without Communion. Weekday services as advertised
Contacts - Rector Reverend Dr. Colin Greene – 821130 or Helen Butler/Roger Payne - Church Wardens – 821767/820669
Catholic Church of Our Lady, Old Mill Lane
Mass 9.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m..
Contact: Father Martin Budge…820388
Marnhull Methodist Church, Burton Street
Morning Service 10.00 a.m. Contact:Reverend Paul Arnold 01747 823777
Mrs. G. Walsham
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ST. GREGORY’S C.E.VA PRIMARY SCHOOL
I
t may only be a short half term, but what an active one it
has been for us all at St Gregory’s. We have had some visitors into school over the last few days who have spent time in
classes and their appearances have generated real Speaking
and Listening opportunities and some excellent writing. We
thank the Fire Service, Police and the Guide Dogs Association
for making the time to come and see us.
O
ur Year 1 children had a fantastic time when they visited Longleat Safari Park. The children were also able to
spend some time in Pets Corner and the Butterfly House.
Year 5 children had a fun few days at Leeson House near
Swanage. Yes, it was rather cold but everyone enjoyed
themselves and got involved with the many activities including pond dipping, night orienteering, making sand models of
‘Old Harry Rocks’ on Studland Beach. They also visited Corfe
Castle and took part in a ‘smugglers night walk’. The snow
that arrived was an unscheduled extra bonus!
T
o quote three of our children:
‘I enjoyed the night walk and the story of Isaac Gulliver,
we pretended to be smugglers’
‘The night orienteering was great fun’
W
‘Corfe Castle looked magical in the snow’
e took two teams to the Year3/4 Gillingham football festival and for most of them it was their first time at participating in such an event. Both teams played extremely well
and reached the semi final stages.
I
t will be a busy time for our Year 5 and 6 children during
March with football, high fives and hockey festivals and
tournaments all over the County.
O
ur School Council have been working very hard this term.
They take whole school issues from their own class peers
and feed them into the School Council. They also share ideas
and decisions from the School Council with their class. One
of the charities they will be supporting this term is ‘Red Nose
Day’, so look out on the 13 March when children will be coming to school not in their school uniform, but wearing red.
From all of us at St Gregory’s
T
he Poppy appeal collectors thank you
party was held in the club and Poppy
Appeal Organiser Val Eslick thanked all
those that were there for coming and said
that the total for the fortnight was nearly
£3,000 which was a great effort from
all concerned. One noticeable absentee
however was Colin Hayward who had a family function to
attend which was a shame as he was the winner of the cup
for the best collector. The shield awarded to the best static
collection point was once again awarded to Robin Hill stores.
N
ew Club Chairman Paul Bartlett and his wife Lyn made a
big effort to decorate the hall for Valentine’s Day and for
entertainer Pete Howell. The hall looked absolutely beautiful
but it was a shame that more people did not come to enjoy
it. Those of us that were there though had a great evening so
thank you Paul and Lyn for your efforts.
T
he bingo continues to attract a good crowd but remember
it starts at 7 p.m. not 7.10 as the Blackmore Vale magazine
insists. We keep trying to get them to alter it so hopefully
they get the message eventually.
T
he next jumble sale is on March 7th with the doors opening
at 10.15 a.m. so if you have anything you would like to
donate bring it to the hall and drop it in the porch if the club
is not open. If you would rather we collected it give me a call
and I will come to you.
O
n the evening of March 7th we have headland coming to
entertain us. The proceeds for the evening will be going
to the children’s hospice Julia’s House so there will be an
entry fee of £5 payable on the door. All are welcome so come
and hear this great local band and help a worthwhile cause.
J
ust another reminder that the 18th June will be the
bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and we are looking
for ideas to put something on to celebrate this famous victory.
If you have any ideas or anything appertaining to it that we
could display we would be pleased to hear from you.
W
e are looking to put on the Marnhull Legion Triathlon at
the end of April, this will involve pool, darts and skittles
and the monies top be divided between the Poppy Appeal and
the Air Ambulance. The format will depend on the number of
entries and there are entry forms dotted around the club so
come and put your name down.
A
lso the short mat bowls club meet every Friday afternoon
from 2 p.m. to 5 all are welcome to come and give it a try.
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FROM THE CHURCHES
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ST. GREGORY’S CHURCH
Thoughts from the Methodist Minister:….
ear Friends,
I
n days gone by you could poke a bit of fun at the
church - when talking about the Church of England, it
could be described as, ‘…the Conservative Party at prayer!’
Having a joke at the expense of my own Methodist Church
used to be easy as well - it was suggested that a regular
essay/examination question for sociology/politics students
was, ‘The modern Labour Party owes more to Methodism
than to Marx – Discuss...’ I have no idea if those descriptions
make you smile or seethe! Certainly, the generalisations
that lie behind those quotes, have long since evaporated
and Christian denominations cannot be easily linked to one
particular political party!
F
or the first time in modern history, the date of the General
Election was agreed at the start of the parliament (back
in 2010) - Thursday 7th May 2015. The ‘official’ start of
the Election campaign is likely to be at the end of March,
when Parliament is formally dissolved – but in reality the
campaigning for the General Election has already started (and
don’t we all know it!)
S
ome voices repeatedly cry out saying that ‘…religion and
politics should not be mixed’ – but that supposes a clear
and easy division between two subjects that are mutually
exclusive. For me, that just does not make sense – who
I am is defined by my Christian faith and the priorities of
God’s kingdom that are enshrined in ideas of justice, peace,
freedom, fairness, care for the vulnerable, security, etc.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu once famously remarked, ‘…I am
puzzled by which Bible people are reading when they suggest
that religion and politics don’t mix.’
T
he challenges facing our world are very great and cannot
be ignored, which is why I want to engage fully with
democratic processes - though I am quite sure I won’t do
it as effectively as Desmond Tutu! What I find dispiriting
are the voices of those who say they will not be voting, ‘…
because it makes no difference,’ or, ‘…politicians, Oh, they’re
all the same!’ No single Member of Parliament or political
party will be able to deliver all we might hope or pray for, and
I don’t believe that as people of faith it can be argued that
we don’t want the ‘dirty’ world of politics to tarnish our faith.
That won’t do.
Services & Activities March 2015
LENT
Sunday 1st - 2nd in Lent
0800 -Holy Communion [said]
1000 -Parish Communion
Wednesday 4th
0900 - Children’s Service with
St Gregory’s C of E Primary School
1100 - Holy Communion [said]
Sunday 8th - 3rd in Lent
0800 - Holy Communion [said]
1000 - Parish Communion
Wednesday 11th
0900 - Children’s Service led by
St Gregory’s C of E Primary School
Sunday 15th - 4th in Lent
Mothering Sunday
0800 -Holy Communion [said]
1000 - Family Service [No Communion]
Wednesday 18th
0900 - Children’s Service led by
St Gregory’s C of E Primary School
Sunday 22nd - 5th in Lent
0800 - Holy Communion [said]
S
1000 – Parish Communion
Wednesday 25th
Annunciation of Our Lord to the
Blessed Virgin Mary
0900 - Children’s Service led by
St Gregory’s C of E Primary School
April 29th - PALM SUNDAY
0800 - Holy Communion [said]
1000 -Parish Communion
Preceded by Palm Procession from the School and
I
includes Dramatic Reading from The Passion of St Luke
o, I am glad that Churches Together in Gillingham and
Shaftesbury have jointly organised an election ‘Hustings’
on behalf of the whole community which will allow us to
meet those who seek to represent us in Parliament. Five
candidates will be present and there will be opportunity to
hear their responses to questions submitted by members of
the local community in N. Dorset. None of the Churches has
a vested interest in a particular party, but together we can
ask questions and listen to the responses of those who seek
to hold authority in our name. Put the date in your diary –
the ‘Hustings’ will be held on Monday 27th April at 7.00pm at
Gillingham Methodist Church.
n the meantime, those of us who have faith will be
prayerfully considering the challenge of Jesus, who when
questioned about political allegiance replied, ‘Give to Caesar
what is Caesar’s… and to God what is God’s.’ (Mk. 12. 17)
Peace,
Rev Paul Arnold
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Changes to Morning Prayer
Morning Prayer is held every Tuesday to Friday in the
Hussey Chapel at 0830
From the Registers - See elsewhere in magazine
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OUR LADY’S CHURCH
Catholic Church of Our Lady, Marnhull
And St. Benedict’s, Gillingham
(www.marnhullmessenger.org.uk)
Sunday Masses - 9.30 a.m. & 6.00 p.m. (Marnhull) / 11.00
a.m. (Gillingham)
SAINTS IN MARCH
1 – Saint David, Bishop, Patron of Wales. It is thought that he
founded a monastery in Menevia and was consecrated bishop
in Jerusalem.
10 – Saint John Ogilvie, Martyr. St. John Ogilvie (1580-1615),
born in Banffshire, was received into the Church at Louvain
and joined the Society of Jesus. He was hanged on 10 March
1615 in Glasgow.
17 – Saint Patrick, Bishop, Patron of Ireland. St. Patrick
(385-461) was sent to Ireland as a missionary Bishop and
consolidated the faith in many parts of Ireland.
19 – Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
A village carpenter, Joseph, the husband of Mary and guardian
of the child Jesus, has become the guardian and patron of the
universal Church.
25 – The Annunciation of The Lord.
We celebrate Mary’s acceptance of the role that God had
chosen for her in his plan of redemption.
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Pause for Thought
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“Whoever needs less should thank God and not be
distressed”
From the Rule of St. Benedict.
THE METHODIST CHURCH
I learnt quite a bit about the TEARFUND CHARITY during
their service in February. The main thing sticking in my mind
is that they direct their funds through local church diocese in
Africa and other areas of the world where they operate. This
helps to ensure help goes to where it is needed and that the
money is spent wisely. I know a big concern we have when
making donations to charity is that the money may not reach
the intended area of need; it seems that we can be assured
that money given to TearFund does! They do sterling work
helping the world’s poorest folk and we give thanks for all
organisations that work to alleviate poverty.
Friday 13th March - Marnhull Quiet Prayer 12–12.30
This will be held at Methodist Church this month. Please do
come along and share a quiet half an hour of reflection and
prayer with others. It is an informal meeting where quiet
thought and prayer is given for the world, for others and for
our selves. You will be most welcome and could come to the
Hunger Lunch afterwards.
Lent 2015
HUNGER LUNCHES
Each Friday:
6th, 13th, 20th & 27th March.
The Methodist Church Hall 12noon – 1.30pm.
Soup, bread & cheese...
No charge, donations to cover costs – any profits to
Riziki Children’s Home, Kenya.
A COURSE FOR REFLECTION & DISCUSSION
OVER LENT
The course is run at various times and venues in the village so,
hopefully, there will be a time and place to suit you! Weekly
group meetings cover relevant topics and hold discussions
in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. If you are interested in
joining one of the groups enquire at St Gregory’s Church, Our
Lady’s RC Church, or give me a ring for more information. The
sessions begin week beginning Feb 23rd and finish during the
week of the 24th March.
Gillian, Chapel Steward.
Tel: 820203.
HIRE THE METHODIST HALL!
The Methodist Hall makes an excellent, reasonably priced
venue for children’s parties, family gatherings etc. If you
would like to book it for your event, ring Marlene on 01258
820869.
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CLUBS & SOCIETIES
MUSIC SOCIETY
JANUARY MEETING
A
lan Lloyd presented an interesting variation on the theme
of Choirs to the January meeting. This included the purest form (the Dawn Chorus, blackbirds, robins & chaffinch
that I recognized amongst others), down to the deepest that
the human voice can produce (Russian Basso Profundo, the
Orthodox Singers) which was astonishing.
(The Arcadians, Monkton
W
Home they brought her Warrior, Dead, by The
Military Wives’ Choir
plainsong, St Benedict
e had light-hearted
), emotional (
), some religious (
Choir, Oregon), a German Requiem, and one from the Messiah. There was a lovely rendering of Heilig, Heilig by the Choir
of Trinity College Cambridge, then a choir accompanied by a
single guitar from the Pastor’s Conference, by a single voice
(a stunningly simple version of Miserere by Allegre), and by a
full-blooded orchestra (Carmina Burana, Orff), and a superb
Welsh Male Voice Choir (Morriston Orpheus Choir).
O
f the three songs by South African choirs, the rendering
of the National Anthem was very moving. (My husband
said that one of his most beautiful memories of that country, in Bloemfontein in 1943, was sitting under the stars in
the Native compound listening to the workers singing tribal
songs).
T
he penultimate piece was totally out of character and
totally delightful – a Magic Roundabout piece regarding
Zebedee’s stolen moustache!
Shirley Blackford
FEBRUARY MEETING
W
hen an individual compiles a music programme that person’s particular taste and preference is certain to show.
He or she may favour choral music or chamber music or opera, or lean towards to the martial or the romantic. That’s
fine, and it can be very revealing, but one of the great things
about our “Choice” programmes is that the music offered by
the members covers the whole spectrum.
T
he February “Ladies’ Choice”, presented by Judy Fyfe, did
just that and it threw up some startling contrasts. For example the precision and refinement of Vivaldi’s Concerto for
two guitars was followed by the smooth and dreamy sound
of Ludovico Einaudi’s Una Mattina. Then Marquez’s Conga del
Fuego, ( a real skirt-flouncer if ever I heard one) preceded a
very gentle and silky piece by Vaughan Williams.
T
he second half of the programme gave us Mozart’s Flute
Concerto No. 1 and Glen Miller’s String of Pearls in juxtaposition, then brave sound of Crispian Steele Perkins playing Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto beside the poigniant Ashokan
Farewell.
T
here’s nothing like variety to keep the audience interested, and there was certainly something for everyone in this
programme.
N
ext month there is a joint presentation by Jean and Colin
Shiner. We welcome new members so do come along as
a visitor and see if you enjoy the evening.
Yvonne Vintiner
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MARNHULL CRICKET CLUB
ricket has been played in Marnhull for many generations.
The earliest account we have dates back to September
1833, when the Salisbury & Winchester Journal reported a
match played between “eleven yeomen of Marnhull and eleven
of Stalbridge”. No scores were published but the result was
apparently in Marnhull’s favour, and the article went on to say
that “the party then adjourned to the Crown Inn, Marnhull,
where an excellent dinner was provided”. Some things have
changed little in nearly two centuries, for the Crown Inn still
features as a popular place of refreshment when stumps are
drawn.
V
illage cricket matches in the 19th Century were typically
played in an afternoon over two innings per side, and
scores were very low by modern standards. In 1855 for
example, in celebration of the fall of Sebastopol, a special
match took place between the married and single men of
Marnhull. The marrieds were victorious on that occasion by
24 runs after posting totals of 34 all out and 52 all out, with
replies from the singles of only 29 all out and 33 all out. The
highest individual score by any batsman in the four completed
innings, was 13 not out, and there were 15 “ducks” recorded.
Batting performances in the present era have, arguably,
shown a degree of improvement, as indeed has the pitch on
which our matches are played.
T
here are at least three different fields in Marnhull where
cricket is known to have been played. The present home
of Marnhull Cricket Club is the recreation ground, where the
club has been happily situated since the early 1930s. The
21st Century cricket club takes very seriously its youth work,
investing time and resources in bringing boys and girls from
the surrounding areas through its approved coaching system.
In doing so it is envisaged that we will enjoy a long, happy and
successful future. We are a Clubmark Club, currently running
youth teams at Under 15, Under 13, Under 11 and Under
9 age groups. We aim to be very much a community club,
welcoming players of all ages and abilities, and recognizing
the intrinsic value of all individuals. We currently field two
adult Saturday league sides, and also a friendly XI which will
play a number of midweek and Sunday fixtures during the
2015 season. Last year due to the kind generosity of The
ECB, The Spectrum Housing Group Community Form and
The Bernard Sunley Charity, we were able to install new ECB
approved nets which will play an important part in our future
development.
W
e are of course always looking for additional players, and
also a range of other support on and off of the cricket
field, without which the club could not properly function. In
particular we would welcome volunteers to help with ground
keeping and pitch preparation, with scoring, and with a
number of other important roles. If you feel you might have
something to offer, or would just like to be involved with us in
some way please don’t be shy, but contact our Chairman, Rob
Norton, on 01258 821183 or [email protected]
co.uk
A
lternatively, just show support by popping along and
watching us on a Saturday afternoon in the cricket season.
We look forward to meeting you.
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Safe garden
Good parking
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FUTURE EVENTS
Mondays – Art classes during the day plus one Thursday
Fridays Short mat bowls from 2pm to 5pm.
Monday March 2nd - Bingo 7pm
Saturday March 7th - Headland £5 (In aid of Julia's House)
Monday March 16th - Bingo 7pm
Saturday March 28th - Rip It Up
Saturday 4th April - The Silhouettes
Saturday March 14th - Elvis 56
Saturday March 21st - Jeffers n Jon
Monday March 30th - Easter Bingo
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PARISH COUNCIL
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THE DOG POO FAIRY SAYS
og-Mess Causes Blindness through Toxicara-Risk
Toxocara causes blindness. This disease is caught from contact
with dog and cat poo. However many animal owners are lazy when
it comes to picking it up.
lthough it is illegal to allow pets to soil the pathways in public
spaces it is a sad fact that many pet owners shamelessly ignore
this responsibility. A walk in a suburban park will soon convince
one of the truth of this.
t is time to send a message to irresponsible dog and cat owners
that they need to be more vigilant about picking up dog mess.
hat is Toxocara & how is it Transmitted?
Toxicara is caused by a roundworm parasite that can be
transmitted in dog, fox or cat faeces. The parasite burrows into
the eyes causing tumours or detached retina and consequential
blindness. The parasite can also enter the bloodstream and infect
internal organs. Children are more at risk than adults as they may
play in infected dirt or sand and then rub their eyes or swallow the
parasite.
egular Dog Worming is Very Important to Stamp out Toxicara
Risk
ogs need to be wormed regularly as they too can become
infected through contact with eggs in the soil. Unfortunately
many dog owners never worm their dogs, a cause for concern to
anyone who uses public parks for recreation.
lthough foxes are infected with Toxocara they do not really
present a problem to the public as they tend to frequent farmland more than urban parks. The main risk of infection comes from
dog owners who fail to clear up after their pets.
hy Dog Owners need to be More Responsible about Dog Mess
Dog mess is particularly unpleasant because it is extremely
smelly and sticks to the shoes. Children walk in it or fall in it, creating hygiene problems and risk of infection by Toxocara. Often dog
owners allow animals to soil next to the path, but hidden dog mess
is worse because walkers can easily step on it without knowing.
here really is no excuse for dog owners to be lazy. The question
they need to ask themselves is how would they feel if their own
child or grandchild became blind through contact with dog faeces?
Or how would they feel if they were responsible for somebody
else’s child being blinded? It is a sobering thought that might persuade irresponsible pet owners to think again.
o please help our village in keeping the streets, bridle paths and
recreation ground clear of this hazard and help by confronting,
reporting and even taking pictures of miscreants so that the Parish
Council can take action.
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he scam usually involves a ‘pop up’ on your computer or a text
message advertising a free 14-day trial. In signing up to this
trial you are asked for your credit or debit card details and after the
14 days have elapsed, recurring payments are taken.
ecurring payments or continuous payment authorities are similar to a direct debit, but can be much harder to cancel or identify who is debiting your account. In most cases victims are finding it
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either not delivered or are inferior.
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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
PLAYING AT
GILLINGHAM
RIVERSMEET
COMMUNITY
CENTRE
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T
lub nights are Monday 8pm-10pm (social) Tuesday (Club) 8
pm–10pm
Thursday (League) 8.15pm-10.15pm.
he Club is presently recruiting new players of all standards
and I know a few of you in Marnhull have shown interest.
Please come along to the centre and we will be delighted to
welcome you.
Wessex Cup – Salisbury District
T
he Club’s mixed B team has surpassed themselves by beating
Tisbury A (Division higher) 17-1 to reach the finals of the
Wessex Cup. With the B team having a useful handicap they took
full advantage and played an extremely offensive game this put
Tisbury on the back foot right from the start to which they had
no reply.
T
o do this in their first year is an achievement and complements
the ethics of the Club as the majority of those playing in the
B team started with us on a Monday night as social players. Our
A team reached the finals last year, so let’s hope the B team can
go one better?
Improvements in the League
T
he mixed A team found their form in spectacular fashion
against Tisbury A beating them 18-0. The score reflected
the power and understanding we had with new partnerships
being played. The A team have a very tough match coming up
against the League leaders; however with the new confidence
and experience they now have I am sure they will be looking
forward to it.
T
he Men’s in Division One are still bottom, but they managed
to get a few games off Downton A before losing 3-9. Again
we started very well and were 3-2 up, but we were unable to
maintain the pressure!
Club Players achieve County Level
C
A
ongratulations to Peter Self and John Arathoon our Division 1
Men players in obtaining the shirt to play at this level.
lthough both had played Badminton before joining the Club
they both started on a Monday night at a social level, so we
are dead proud of them
Rob Tulk
Chairman
01258 820728
PARISH COUNCIL cont.
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registering your details and financial information.
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you have paid for a product and received it, this cannot be recorded as a fraud. If you have already entered your card details on
one of these websites, call up you bank immediately to stop these
payments and give us a call on 0300 123 2040 for advice.
If you have a problem and think the Council can help give us a call.
Cllr Trevor Vaughan
Marnhull Parish Council
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SHAFTESBURY AND GILLINGHAM UNIVERSITY
OF THE THIRD AGE
February meeting notes.
T
he AGM of the Club took place on 10th February, and over
50 members attended. We heard Reports from the Chairman and the Treasurer, and also from the Outings Organiser,
of the events of the previous year. Membership is increasing
and the Club is in a healthy position financially, so the sub will
remain unchanged at £15pp. The outings proposed for the
coming year include Exbury Gardens in May.
T
he Committee were all (bar one) willing to stand again,
and were duly re-elected by the membership. A vote of
thanks was given to them for their hard work.
T
here followed an American Supper which was enjoyed by
all. The next meeting is on 10 March, “So you think you
know Gladiolus” by Gill Hazell. Visitors are always welcome.
S
ubscriptions are due next month.
Shirley Blackford
J
MARNHULL WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
ennifer Spiers gave a very detailed history of Charles Rennie McIntosh (1868-1928) and the Art Nouveau movement. CRM and his wife Margaret Macdonald produced some
fantastic artwork, and he is best known for the design of
Glasgow School of Art building (which was sadly damaged
by fire in November last year). The group of artists of that
period are now known as the Glasgow School.
T
he movement was born out of the pre-Raphaelites, and
then William Morris and the Art & Crafts movement,
heavily influenced by Egyptian art and architecture and after
1853 when Japan opened up to the West and Japonism became extremely fashionable (think Mikado), all added to the
mixture that became Nouveau. This is best expressed in the
School of Art Building – the slides of which were extremely
interesting. The almost obsessive nature of symbolism and
the use of design over comfort eventually led on to Art Deco.
T
he Glasgow Art School actively encouraged women to
earn from art, and that was where he , Margaret and other member of the School produced some stunning furniture,
fabrics and jewellery, most of which is instantly recognisable
as of its period. CRM also designed for Liberty of London
amongst others, though he was better known in Europe, particularly Austria and Germany, than in the UK, which was
sad. However, one of his greatest designs, the Art Lover’s
House, was actually built in 1989. The pictures of it were
most exciting.
M
ike Spencer gave us a step by step account of his
strenuous 60 mile stroll along the Great Wall of China.
Mike joined the fund raising charity challenge for the 30th
anniversary of St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice. They provide
hospice care in Somerset and parts of neighbouring counties
and their commitment is to improve the quality of life for
patients with a life threatening illness, while extending support
to their families. Mike, along with the other participants had
spent a year on fund raising for the event. But admitted that
once they had arrived in Beijing after 35 hours traveling and
then moved to their accommodation near the wall, just 70
miles from Beijing, they were not anticipating such a change
in facilities. They had been told that their accommodation had
been renovated and this meant glass in most of the windows,
doors in most of the door frames, but most were unable to
be shut, and washing facilities which either had no water or
caused a flood.
T
he wall as we know it today had is last major construction
during the Ming dynasty which ran from 1368 to 1644.
Apart from the short tourist sections of the wall, the steps
were very uneven, this was deliberate as if any invader had
managed to get on the wall they would not be able to mount
a concerted charge at the watch towers.
T
he daily routine consisted of a hearty breakfast of 2 slices
of hairy potato with various dumplings throughout the
week and soft white bread and butter. Apparently it was
impossible to spread hard butter onto soft bread with chop
sticks. After breakfast there was the daily pre-walk exercise
warm up by their tour leader, this also served to provide the
local populous with some early morning entertainment.
I
t was a most interesting, humorous and informative talk
with some wonderful slides of the precipitous scenery
encountered during the daily walks. Even the views through
the mist were enough to make you take a step back, and may
be think twice before volunteering for a charity challenge.
O
ur meeting at 10am on March 5th at the Father’s House,
Shaftesbury will feature Kathy Macnally – Making of the
man who made James Bond
Details of all SGU3A groups and activities can be found at
http://www.sgu3a.org.uk/
A
fter 1918 the McIntoshes went to live in the South of
France, and we were show slides of the pictures CRM
produced, which were totally unlike anything produced before and absolutely stunning. I could happily live with them
on the wall.
T
he next meeting is on 9th March, “Ten Things a Doctor
must Remember” by Yvonne Varley. Visitors are always
welcome.
Shirley Blackford
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MARNHULL MOTHERS' UNION
n February we welcomed our members to our AGM. It
has been a successful year all round and we have had
good support from Marnhull Friends in our fund raising
activities and have been able to give handsomely to The
Women’s Refuge in Salisbury and to our Projects with the
Holiday caravan and our overseas work. We also give to
St. Gregory’s Church to support the church expenses.
O
ne of our committee members has retired from the
committee, but we are very fortunate because we
have now got two new committee members, so the good
work goes on. We have during this year had new members
join us, so thank you to those who have joined us and we
hope all members will enjoy the New programme which
has been arranged.
W
e also thank our new Bookkeeper, who is helping
with our accounts, and the kind member of our
community who has audited our accounts this year.
O
ur next meeting is an open meeting, so all are
welcome. We will welcome Rev. Collette Gamester
who is speaking at our next meeting. This will be at
2.30pm 11th March in the Methodist Hall.
Audrey McRory
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A
s it was recently Valentine’s day, we would like to remind
you that you can look after your heart (and every other
part of your body) by having a free NHS health check. You
need to be between 40 and 74 and not already have a diagnosis of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes
or dementia, to be eligible. W
e are writing to patients to offer them this service, but
you can give us a call if you have not yet received your
invitation. The check is likely to take 20-30 minutes, you
will be offered testing of your cholesterol with the results
available immediately, blood pressure check, height, weight,
blood glucose etc. You will receive a personalised plan that
explains the results of the check and what might need to happen next, for example whether you should have a follow up
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and there are clinics all across Dorset. An abdominal aortic
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ationally in 2013-14 nearly 500 men received lifesaving
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1) South American cowboy.
(6)
4) See 11A.
6) Type of health resort
named after a town in
Belgium. (3)
7) New Zealand apple with
red and orange streaks. (8)
8) Pop duo of the early 80’s.
(4)
11) and 4A) Film director
born in 1897 in Italy. (5-5)
13) In Scotland fine or
good. (4)
15) Actor Tony, father of
presenter Fern. (7)
16) Musical that was set in
pre-war Berlin. (7)
17) Russian emperor. (4)
19) Monetary unit in France
prior to the Euro. (5)
21) and 10D) A person’s old
school from the Latin for
‘bounteous mother’. (4-5)
24) Early ripening dessert
pear. (8)
25) Type of sub-machine
gun named after it’s Israeli
inventor. (3)
26) 19thc African explorer.
(5)
27) Member of an American
Christian sect famous for
making furniture . (6)
Jane Dawes – Managing Partner
Ian Gall – Chair, Sturminanswers on page 6
ster Newton & Marnhull Patient Participation Group.
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1) Cannabis especially in the
West Indies. (5)
2) Beneficial weed with an
intense blue flower. (10)
3) Last letter of the Greek
alphabet. (5)
4) Make a boat’s seams
watertight. (5)
5) German armoured unit. (6)
6) Name adopted by T. E.
Lawrence as an aircraftman.
(4)
9) Egyptian god often depicted
with a falcon’s head. (5)
10) See 21A.
12) Second smallest of the
Canadian provinces. (4-6)
13) Swahili word for master.
(5)
14) At right angles to a ship’s
length. (5)
18) Land suitable for growing
crops. (6)
19) In music loudly. (5)
20) Titan in Greek mythology
who has a certain type of
books named after him. (5)
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23) Prefix meaning opposed
to. (4)
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