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Letting you know “What’s On” around the District, we are very grateful for the support of the Tourist Information Centre. If you or your organisation would like an event included please let us know. We also look forward to receiving your photos about events and activities as possible entries in our community features. Every Wednesday: Open Doors at the Wimborne 2 Meet the House & Collections United Reformed Church, Chapel Lane, 10-11.30am. Coffee, tea, friendship, second hand books & puzzles Manager for sale, also Traidcraft stall selling coffee, tea, Learn more about the Bankes family, Kingston household goods and gifts. Come along for a Lacy, Wimborne, 12pm-3pm, 01202 883402 browse, have a chat and a cuppa. 4 Concert Every first Wednesday: Wimborne Wine Society at By Canford School Choir, St Stephen’s Church, the Allendale Centre Wimborne at 7.30pm. New Pamphill, Wimborne, 7.30pm members interested in wine should contact Phil Harknett 691428 or Every third Wednesday: New Forest Storytellers’ c l u b n i g h t a t t h e E l m Tr e e , R i n g w o o d . Eat and drink and listen to some professional storytellers or perhaps have a go yourself. For more information visit the New Forest Storytellers On a Wednesday monthly: Moonrakers Writers’ Circle Workshop Contact Veronica 696436 for details First Thursdays: The Probus Club of Wimborne is looking for new members. The Probus Club is for retired men who meet on the 1st Thursday of each month, 12-3pm at Cobham Sports and Social Club, Merley, for lunch followed by a speaker. We enjoy a wide selection of outings, quizzes and skittles matches when partners and friends can join us. Contact Secretary, Derek White on 01202 8747667. Every Thursday: Wimborne Folk Club at the British Legion in Wimborne, at 8.30. Admission is free; collection for our hosts, Wimborne British Legion. Every Saturday eve: Live Entertainment St Leonards & St Ives Club, School La, St Ives. Details 01425 472087 Sunday once a month: Dorset Cyclists’ Network 2 to 3 hours at a gentle pace with lunch stop 01202 880966


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5 Table Top Sale

At Poole Sea Cadets, Sterte Ave West, Poole BH15 2AR. 10am till 2pm. Please come along and support this event.

5-7 Craft & Garden Fair

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Exhibition, demonstration & sale of traditional Sitting Being Sitting in in Being & contemporary crafts, Sherborne Castle, Wed evenings, Wimborne, 7:30 visit Wed evenings, Wimborne, 7:30–– 8:45pm 8:45pm visit Sherborne, 10am-6pm 01202 842407

6 Naming ceremony

Of the New Safety Boat, Dreamboats, Wimborne, 2pm-5pm, 01202 883442

6 & 20 5” Gauge Miniature Trains

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Rides are free, donations welcome, Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers, Cobham Sports & Social Club Ground, Merley, 11am – 4pm

6 Cycle Treasure Hunt

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 6.30pm-9pm, 01202 883402

7 Blandford Georgian Fayre

A great family day out, Blandford, 10am-5pm,

9 Meet the House Steward

Learn more about the House, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 12pm-3pm, 01202 883402

9 Talk by Mrs Earl

‘Embroidery of the Century’, Verwood Arts & Crafts Society, United Reformed Church Hall, Verwood, 7.30pm, 01725 517434

11-13 Volkswagen Festival

By VDUB at the PUB, Wimborne Football Club, Show & Shine, Live Music and Food, 07787825548

Stewart is running the 2012 Virgin London Marathon in aid of Livability’s sparkle appeal. I have set myself a target of fundraising £1500 for this worthy charity. I really need some kind donations. Please donate at (

15 Concert

By Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start 01202 590383

16 ‘The History of Deans Court’

Sir William Hanham’s personal & illustrated look at his home, Wimborne Historical Society, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, tea & coffee from 7pm, meeting 7.30pm

12 Coffee Morning & Plant Sale

17 Verwood Trad Jazz Club

12 Dorset Hardy Plant Society

18 2012 Brainstretcher Quiz

United Reformed Church, Wimborne, 10.30am, 07751 358611 Spring Plant Fayre, Colehill Memorial Hall, nr Wimborne 2.30pm 01202 882590

13 Mayor’s Civic Service

The Minster, Wimborne, 3pm, 01202 881655

13, 27 Open Garden

For the National Garden Scheme, ‘The Glade’, Woodland Walk, Ferndown, 1pm-5pm, 01202 872789

14 ‘Weeds as Medicine’

by Lucy Jones, Wimborne Horticultural Society, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 7.30pm, 01202 887006

Drusilla’s Inn, Horton, nr Wimborne, doors open 7pm for 8pm start, 01202 813955 Wimborne Rotary Club, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 7.00pm

19 Wimborne In Bloom

Coffee Morning with bring & buy raffle, Wit’s End Corner, 34 Park Lane, Wimborne, 10am to 12pm, 01202 888703

19 New2you Sale

Sale of nearly new childrens clothes, toy, book, and baby equipment. In aid of Spring charity Poole Maternity, 2 til 3.30. Broadstone Methodist Church BH18 8DH

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21 Illustrated Lecture


Lighthouse, Poole, 3pm-5pm, 08444 068666

‘Jean Duc de Berry: Patron & Connoisseur’- by Dr Sally Dormer, Wimborne & Blandford Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne 2.15pm, 01725 552225

22 Special access day

For less mobile visitors, tractor/ trailer transfer from car park to the House, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 12pm-3pm, 01202 883402

24 Wimborne Decorative & Fine Arts Society

‘Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)’ talk by Rosalind Whyte, CLaRC, Wimborne, 7.45pm, 01258 840840

25 Knoll Gardens Free Open Day,

Knoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, 10am-5pm, 01202 873931

26 May-10 Jun Dorset Art Weeks,

Over 600 artists open their studios, various locations in Dorset, 01305 853100 or www. 26 May-10 Jun Dorset Art Weeks exhibition, a selection of makers, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, 10am-5pm & 11am-4pm Sundays 01202 841400 26 May-10 Jun Purbeck Art Weeks, various open studios, concerts, films & lectures in the Purbeck area,

26 & 27 Witchampton Open Gardens

Arts & crafts, music, & bottle identification, Witchampton nr Wimborne, 12pm-4.30pm, 01258 841405

27 Dorset County Diamond Jubilee Service

The Minster, Wimborne, 3pm-4.30pm, 01202 884753

27 BSO Benevolent Fund Concert Popular




27 Colehill Scouts and Guides

Grand Jubliee Fayre at St Michaels CE Middle School, from 2-4pm. Includes many exciting stalls, crafts, activities, demonstrations and displays plus an area promoting local craftspeople and their wares. Entrance is £1 (under 5s free) and includes entry to a prize draw.

31 Meet the House Conservation Team

Learn how they care for the House’s historic collections, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11.30am1pm 01202 883402



Friday 18th May 7.30pm GEORGIE FAME IN CONCERT A bona fide Musical Legend! Tickets £20 ~ ~~ Thursday 24th May 8pm CHRIS FARLOW with Norman Beaker Band Special Guest CLIFF BENNETT Tickets £16.50 ~~~ Thursday 21st June 8.00 pm DAVE BERRY with NORMAN BEAKER BAND Tickets £16.50 ~~~ Friday 22nd June 8.00pm GORDON GILTRAP & WOODY MANN A unique opportunity to see two talented musicians together Tickets £14 ~~~ Saturday 14th July 8.00pm CREGAN & CO Jim Cregan & Ben Mills playing the music of Rod Stewart Tickets £16.50

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The Community Learning & Resource Centre • Located in the heart of Wimborne • Fully Serviced space inclusive of utilities • Open plan environment shared with other local organisations

Optional extras include digital telephone, broadband, networked photocopier/printer, franking machine and onsite parking facilities. The Community Learning & Resource Centre is proud to support Voluntary & Community Group, Independent Tutors, Local Businesses and Education Providers. For more information see our pages on the website or call the office on 01202 847600 and ask to speak to Alison Cross the Centre Manager.

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Mill Lane Farmers Market – 2nd SATURDAY of every month

In celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Wimborne Minster, 9.30am-5.30pm, Sunday 12.30pm-5.30pm, 01202 888703

Wimborne Country Market every Friday morning at the Allendale Centre

2-4 Flower Festival

St Stephen’s Church, Pamphill, Wimborne, 10am-4pm (cream teas at Parish Hall, 2nd & 3rd at 2.30pm-4.30pm)

3 & 17 5” Gauge Miniature Trains

Rides are free, donations welcome, Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers, Cobham Sports & Social Club Ground, Merley, 11am – 4pm

Avon Heath Country Park 01425 478470 Kingston Lacy 01202 883402, Moors Valley 01425 470721


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With thanks to the Tourist Information Centre for compiling the dates

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children  To provide a fun packed nursery room  Ensure children are provided with positive experiences in order to develop a passion for learning  To provide an exciting and stimulating after school and holiday club

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With a no obligation, free quotation service where customers are able to see actual samples in the comfort of their own home, allowing them to get a better idea of colours and styles that will suit their tastes. Dream Doors can if needed create CAD (Computer Aided Design) images to show customers what a change of layout or an entirely new kitchen will look like. Members of BCTC, FSB and Checkatrade. You will receive a warm welcome from Angela and Clive. See their advert page 23.

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DORSET HEAVY HORSE FARM PARK A Great Day out for all (0 to 90 years!) Set amongst splendid countryside this friendly park prides itself on providing a great day out for every age group. There’s lots to learn in the various tours and talks throughout the day. Climb aboard for a Heavy Horse Wagon Ride or Tractor Trailer ride around the park.You can even try DRIVING a real farm tractor! (and they are all FREE!!). Get involved feeding and grooming many of the farmyard animals and meet their friends the Alpacas and Snow Dogs! Explore plenty of exhibits from days gone bye including the Blacksmith’s workshop, Gypsy Caravans and Romany talks, Showman’s vehicles and more! Children and adults can use up there energy in the undercover go cart arena, fun drop slide barn, toddlers play area and pony rides. There’s also a giant We s t e r n t h e m e d bouncy castle and old tyme fairground ride. However you may wish to just sit and relax in the cafe and try out some delicious home cooked food, while the children play safely. If the weathers not so good you will find lots to do undercover. Remember, by visiting the park you will be helping to provide a permanent home for over 20 rescued Heavy Horses. I t ’s g r e a t v a l u e educational fun! Open 10-5 daily, 30 t h M a rc h t i l l 28th October 012 0 2 8 24 0 4 0


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Photography – WIDE ANGLE PHOTOS Most people have a zoom lens on their camera. This allows control of the view from a wide angle to a telephoto setting. This month I shall deal with the wide-angle setting. View a scene When we view a scene our eyes take in the whole vista but when trying to capture this with a camera, the results are often disappointing. This is partly due to the camera lens not having the same wide view as our eyes and partly due to technique. Both issues can be addressed with a little knowledge and forethought. Capturing the scene You can get a wider picture by taking several photos and ‘stitching’ them together or by using the panoramic setting on the camera to blend them together. This allows the taking of several separate photos of a whole scene and using the camera’s built in features to stitch the photos together to create one large panoramic view. Results can be spectacular. Technique is equally important but is not always perfect. Sometimes the results can be disappointing because the joins show. Possibly due to miss-alignment or sudden changes in brightness usually in the sky tones. To over come this, consider leaving plenty of overlap with each separate image to minimize these problems. There is also, of course, very expensive computer software that can achieve this blending perfectly. Foreground interest Use this as a simple rule. Always include foreground interest. If not, the scene will often look empty leading to a lack of satisfaction with the image. Each of the illustrations this month is a single image taken in different parts of the world. All however have one element in common, there is foreground interest or an object.

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Organising the tent: Organise the tent as much as possible and try to only bring what you need. If you are camping with a car plastic boxes to stop things getting lost. Stuff bags are great storage solutions they are compact and can be filled with just about anything you can think of.

Cleaning: Take kids camping and one thing is guaranteed…they will get dirty. If you are away for longer definitely choose a site with shower facilities. To make it easier babies and toddlers can be bathed in a plastic box with water heated from your stove.


What clothing do they need: Waterproof jacket and trousers & wellies/ walking boots are really essential for camping in the UK. You don’t want to be stuck in the tent for hours with hyperactive children if it rains. Bring comfortable preferably quick drying clothing, fleece jumpers and trousers are brilliant. Also a head torch is a really good idea, helps them go to the loo in the dark.

How do I keep them warm at night: Two things are key, a camping sleeping bag and sleeping mat. In general stick to good quality “mummy shaped” synthetic bags and give them an extra layer of fleece clothing if it is cold. A good sleeping mat is what really helps keep warmth in when camping. A price worth paying to prevent being woken in the night by “mummy I’m cold”.


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golf courses, licensed clubhouses, entertainment teams and the hugely-popular Sammy Seahorse children’s club.



THE HOBURNE STORY The Hoburne story began on May 7 1912 when John Burry, a man in his late 40s, walked into a crowded London auction room and began bidding for ‘Hubborn Farm’. He had been the tenant farmer there for 14 years. This was his big chance to become a landowner – and he took it. Eight years on, in 1920, he bought nearby Naish Farm in New Milton, which was once a favourite haunt for smugglers. With its fantastic location – 100 acres on the cliff top with stunning views across the Solent – it’s perhaps not surprising that one by one people applied for permission to put up temporary holiday homes, including disused railway carriages and old buses, around the edge of the fields. By the time he died in 1947, there were some 400 holiday homes at Naish and with following generations purchasing more Parks and investing heavily in them, the rest, as they say, is history. Today, there are seven Holiday Parks in the Hoburne family in some of the most picturesque coastal and countryside locations the south has to offer. There are timber lodges, state-of-the-art caravans, fun pools,

Hoburne has produced a book to commemorate its centenary. The scrapbook-style, coffee table book is the result of a year of research, pulling together the history of Hoburne, the caravan industry and the family holiday. It tells the tale of the world’s first leisure touring caravan, the early holiday parks and the effects of both World Wars on the industry through to Hoburne in 2012. Memories from people who have stayed on the Parks as far back as the 1930s bring the story to life as do the many fascinating old photographs. Also, as part of the centenary celebrations, Hoburne has pledged to raise a minimum of £100,000 for children cancer charity CLIC Sargent. At the moment, due to lack of funds, the charity can only help two out of three children and young people who need its care and support. The £100,000 Hoburne raises could help the charity to improve the lives of 26 young cancer patients, providing physical, social, emotional, psychological, educational and practical support. A £1 donation from every book sale will go to CLIC Sargent and a number of fund-raising events are planned throughout the year, including a sponsored parachute jump and two members of the Hoburne team taking part in the London Marathon. Swimmers from Hoburne Torbay are planning to swim 100 lengths of the outdoor pool every day for 100 days, Hoburne’s managing director James Continues on page 42

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CA M P I N G & CA RA VA NNING Lapage is cycling more than 350 miles between all seven Parks and the general manager of Hoburne Doublebois will spend the night in Bodmin Jail (as seen on TV’s Most Haunted). And there will be lots of families on the parks to help this family business make the most of 2012. The popularity of the UK holiday hasn’t waned. Hoburne has seen holiday booking figures increase year-onyear since 2008 and was named the KPMG Company of the Year in the 2011 Dorset Business Awards. “What a fantastic start to our centenary year. I was so proud to collect our Award in front of 600 local business colleagues. The Award went to the company that demonstrated all-round business excellence, and we were competing against all other business types, not just tourism-based ones, so it is a great accolade to our extraordinary Hoburne team,” said Chairman Rosie Kennar, John Burry’s great-granddaughter. “As fourth generation Chairman, and a member of the Burry family, Hoburne has always been in my life - my earliest memories of it are of walking through a field of kale – now the site of the Hoburne Farm Estate opposite Hoburne Park at Christchurch – and of dear Mr Punch, the carthorse, who lived and worked at Naish. Picking up litter and working in the coffee shop at Bashley was my first work experience in the 60s (I am not sure how I escaped the toilet cleaning done by some of my sisters!) My Dad, also John Burry, used to go off to work saying he was going to the office ‘to play with the ink’, so it was some time before I realised what he was actually doing! “When I became fully involved in the business in 1986, I quickly learned that the Hoburne philosophy was to reinvest in quality locations, facilities, accommodation and customer care, to provide the very best holidays and holiday homes for sale, for families and couples, at prices that offer true all-round value for money. At the heart of the Hoburne brand is integrity, and to this day it is our hard-won reputation for quality, fairness and honesty that I, and my senior management team, work to protect in all we do. “I am immensely proud of our product, our eversupportive customers, and of course our extraordinary, professional and committed teams who bring the Hoburne brand to life. Together we have come a long, long way in 100 years – who knows how far the next 100 will take us!” The book ‘100 Years of Happy Holidays’ is available from Hoburne, RRP £12.00. Order at or call 0844 288 2012. ISBN 978-0-9571543-0-8


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Invited guests enjoyed Champagne Cocktails and Canapés in the early evening sunshine before The Mayor performed the cutting of the celebration cake.

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The showing season is now underway, The Wimborne riding club held a showing demonstration recently to help people understand what they need to do and how to prepare to show their horses to their best advantage. I hope everyone found this useful, showing can be great fun but can be a mine field i.e. what classes to put your horse in, what to wear in different classes, what tack to use, should you plait or not. There are books available but I think going to a demonstration like this is much nicer as you can ask all the questions you have and get the right answers so let’s hope they hold more of these events to help us all get it right; but most of all have fun. You can join the W.D.R.C. by phoning Diana on 01202 738066 for a membership form. Trish 01202 600550.

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Invited guests enjoyed Champagne Cocktails and Canapés in the early evening sunshine before The Mayor performed the cutting of the celebration cake.

The Waterside Cafe is open Monday to Saturday from 9.00am serving a great selection of freshly

prepared meals, snacks and drinks. James Waterfield, The Allendale’s catering manager explained, ‘All of our food is freshly cooked, baked and prepared in our own riverside kitchens. In addition to our

standard menu we offer a range of home-cooked specials everyday. We also bake all of our own cakes, muffins and cookies.’

James added, “One of our single biggest investments during the refurbishment was our new coffee

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have undergone Barista training to make what we believe to the best coffee and hot chocolate in town.” James and his team welcome you to join them soon on the waterside for breakfast, lunch or just a cup of our great coffee and a freshly baked cake or cookie. The Waterside Cafe is fully licensed and offers free WiFi, it is pushchair and wheelchair friendly and with riverside seating and water bowls, dogs are welcome too.

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