Edition 551 October 2022
Printed courtesy of Mrs Annette Haynes as a service to the community
Please email your entries for the November 2022 issue to ThePennant@mail.com by 21st October 2022
Bradford Abbas Parish Council
Please note the September Ordinary Parish Council Meeting has been rescheduled for 4th October in the Village Hall. The Ordinary Parish Council Meeting scheduled for 1st November will now be held on the 8th November in the St Mary's Primary School Hall. The agendas will be available on the website (bradford-abbas.uk) and Church Road noticeboard.
Neighbourhood Plan Update
The Working Group met for its monthly meeting on Thursday 15th September, and we are pleased to report the following:
- that the consultation period on our application to designate the joint Neighbourhood Plan between Bradford Abbas and Clifton Maybank has now ended;
- that we should hear the outcome of the application this week from Dorset County Council;
- and that we should shortly be in receipt of funds from our Locality funding application.
Our next steps include deciding what to put in the actual Neighbourhood Plan document, so we really want and need to hear from YOU! Worried about the future of businesses in the village, like the pub and the defunct shop? Are you interested in preserving footpaths in the area? Have you got views about the bus service or road safety in our locality? Alarmed by the thought of future flooding around Smith’s Bridge?
Whatever your concerns, we would love to hear them so come along on 3rd November at 7:30pm to the Village Hall where we will be holding a Surgery to gather your views. We hope to see you there!
Bradford Abbas History Society
Please note, the October meetings have been postponed until November:-
The next meetings will be in the Village Hall on Tuesday 22nd November at 2.30pm and Thursday 24th November at 7.30pm.
Tony White will be giving a presentation on ‘Unsettled Times in Bradford Abbas 1800-1850'.
Meetings are open to all at a cost of £2 per person per meeting or free to History Society members and to those 16 and under.
Bradford Abbas Women’s Institute
Our meeting in October will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18th at the Village Hall when we will have our own Antiques Roadshow. Members are encouraged to bring items of interest for Richard Bromell of Charterhouse Antiques, Sherborne, to assess for us. The competition will be ‘A family heirloom’. All welcome – come and join us for an interesting evening.
Forthcoming Events at Mill Farm
- Saturday 15th October – A musical evening featuring a band called The Little Unsaid performing live at Mill Farm. (The band played at Glastonbury this year and are doing an album launch that evening.)
- Thursday 23rd October – Mill Farm Dining Society celebrating the ‘Best of First Birthdays’, led by Chef Kahan, a Bradford Abbas resident.
Tickets for these events are available at: www.millfarmmusic.com/events/
St. Mary’s Community Trust - THE CHURCH THAT ROCKS 2
We hope that everybody who came along enjoyed THE CHURCH THAT ROCKS 2 on Saturday 10th September in the village playing field. Thanks go to Peter Littlewood, Leona & Darcy, The Ducks and the Wriggle Valley Jazz Band who played and sang their hearts out.
- We are helping to plan a choral concert in the church on 11th November.
- In December there will be a repeat of last year’s successful wreath-making evening (date TBA).
- On Christmas Eve we will again be helping to organize the church’s outdoor carol service.
Look out for details of all this in next month’s Pennant and on the Pennant’s FB page.
Jo, Alan, Rob, Ruth, Trevor and Gary
The ST MARY’S COMMUNITY TRUST team
Choir for the St Mary’s Christmas Carol Service
I gather that every year, folk who love to sing come together for a few weeks to form a choir that leads the Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols at St Mary’s Church. I have been asked to lead the choir in rehearsals, and would like to get an idea of numbers, and a possible rehearsal schedule.
So, whether you are a fine soprano reaching for descants, or a rusty but serviceable tenor, I would love to hear from you - and of course altos and basses! Please do get in touch with me, Jo Matthews, on 07802 839187 or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixed Ability Yoga
Come join us at Bradford Abbas Village Hall on Saturday mornings from 9.15--10.15am. These are friendly and fun classes, suitable for most. Start your weekend with movement and relaxation. £8.50 per session. For more information email email@example.com, message on Facebook @emmarileyyoga or call 07884246550.
Telephone Box News
Thank you for all your generous donations of books during the summer. We hope that you enjoyed the blissfully hot summer days relaxing in a lounger with a cool drink and a good book. As usual we would be grateful for more books for children, as they simply fly off the shelves.
Our tribute in the phone box to her Majesty, the late Queen Elizabeth, was to express our grateful thanks for her devotion to her people for seventy years.
As we move into autumn our thoughts turn again to bulb planting. We would be very grateful for any donations of daffodil bulbs, small tete-a-tete bulbs, crocus or red tulip bulbs. These lighten everyone’s spirits after the long days of winter.
Thank you for all your support, the telephone box team
Bradford Abbas Sports & Recreational Club
New members are always welcome. The Club Function Room can be hired for Private Parties. For bookings, please contact the club:
Tel: 01935 420575
Visit our Facebook page: Bradford Abbas Sports and Recreational Club
Crib Morning - Mondays from 10:15am. Tea, coffee and lots of laughs are available.
Bingo - Monday evenings - Starting at 6:45 pm with eyes down at 7:15pm.
Arts & Crafts - Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm. If you are feeling artistic, why not join like minds.
Cycling Club - Wednesday evenings. Meet at 6:45pm. We cater for all abilities and welcome ladies and children to join us for a leisurely cycle ride of varying distances.
Bat and Trap - Wednesdays from 7:45pm. Join us to learn this ancient game and have some fun.
Happy Hour - Every Sunday we are open from 1:00pm-5:00pm and we have a happy hour 3:00pm-4:00pm
From Tuesday 20th September we will be open from 7:30pm as there will be skittle matches taking place, so please do come along and support the teams. During the skittles season we will also be open on Thursday evenings for another of our skittles teams.
Yeovil Railway Centre at Yeovil Junction
- Saturday 29th and Monday 31st October: Halloween Evenings 5.30pm to 9pm, admission £7 pre-booked for all ages, or £8 on the night. One child admitted free with a paying adult.
- Saturday 29th is a disco and ghostly steam train ride
- Monday 31st is Halloween evening and ghostly steam train ride, plus Fancy Dress competition
- Further details on our website yeovilrailway.freeservers.com
Further details on our website: yeovilrailway.freeservers.com, or our Facebook page.
All scary stuff whoooooohooooo
Sherborne Bradford Abbas Camera Club
8th October: Photoshoot at Abbotsbury – Chesil Beach, The Fleet, Tropical Gardens, St Catherine’s Chapel, Abbey, and the village with thatched cottages, so lots of photo opportunities.
Tuesday 11th October: It has always been our intention to use Zoom whenever the opportunity arose to present an outstanding photographer from overseas someone who would otherwise be unavailable to us. This is such an occasion…… Inaki Hernández-Lasa FRPS FIPF AFIAP is an outstanding Spanish architectural
photographer originally from Bilbao, now resident in Limerick. Speaking to us via Zoom, he will be beamed into the village hall interacting directly with us. His iconic images of the world’s great architectural achievements including the Guggenheim in Bilbao and The Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA are world renowned. In his talk to us, titled ‘Architectural Photography, in search of the genius loci’ (the spirit of place), Inaki immerses himself in the architecture, interpreting what others have not seen, studying light, materials, and angles. In his powerful presentation he explains the concepts behind his images.
Tuesday 25th October: Bradford Abbas Shield Competition. There will be five digital images and five prints per club. The theme is ‘After Dark’ and will be judged by Malcolm Macnaughton
Further information at sbacameraclub.co.uk
St. Mary’s Church, Bradford Abbas
SERVICES IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER
EVERYBODY IS WELCOME – PLEASE DO COME ALONG. WE ARE ALWAYS DELIGHTED TO SEE NEW FACES.
- SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER 10am Welcome to Worship (lay-led)
- SUNDAY 16TH OCTOBER 10am Harvest Service and Holy Communion
- SUNDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 10am Welcome to Worship (lay-led)
- SUNDAY 13TH NOVEMBER Remembrance Service starting at 10:50 at the War Memorial then in church
- SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 10am Holy Communion
On weekends when we are without a service in Bradford Abbas, we encourage villagers to join a service at one of our neighbouring churches. These are posted on the notice boards outside the church
HARVEST AND PARABLES
Back in the spring, we had a special event in the church with various stations to tell parts of the Easter story. The children from our village school all came in and had a mini-lesson at each station. In the days before our Harvest service, we shall set up the church to tell some of Jesus’s parables and we will again welcome the schoolchildren in to share this with us.
FRIDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 10:50am Remembrance Service at the War Memorial.