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Wimborne Minster Dorset

An Essential Guide to the Shops, Eating Out and Visitor Attractions of this Historic Market Town


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for coffee lovers Enjoy fantastic Italian coffee and traditional teas in relaxing surroundings at Costa Coffee in the heart of Wimborne. With seating inside and out we also offer a delicious range of cakes, pastries, sandwiches, paninis and refreshing iced drinks. We’re open 7 days a week and can be found next to Barclays bank in the Square. 1-4 Crown Court, Wimborne BH21 1LP Tel: 01202 881903

Celebrating 12 years in the Town 2001 – 2013 A Modern Estate Agent with Traditional Values Andy Hampton (Wimborne Town Councillor) and his dedicated Team pride themselves on providing a friendly, professional, knowledgeable local service, using every modern media and marketing techniques to promote and sell or rent YOUR property In Association with

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Welcome to our 2013 Wimborne Minster Town Guide. There is always a lot happening so check out the calendar on page 38. For more details on the Chamber see page 9. Whatever you want you are most likely to find it in Wimborne Minster and what’s more you will be supporting our local independent shops and businesses. Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade & Commerce

YOUR LOCAL SHOPS

LOCAL BUSINESSES WIMBORNE TOWN MAP MAJOR ATTRACTIONS CALENDAR OF EVENTS EATING OUT

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Fair Ground In recent years sufficient shops, businesses, churches, cafes, with the support of the Town Council, have signed up to the fair trade criteria for Wimborne to be awarded Fair Trade Town status. One shop in Wimborne is 100% fair trade: Fair Ground in the Cornmarket, which sells a wide range of products from food to fashion, babywear to bath-time goodies, crafts to cards. Fair trade isn’t charity. It enables communities worldwide producing tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar, cotton, wine and much else literally to grow themselves out of poverty. Fair trade is about a sustainable future, providing a good deal for the producers and great products for us.

A Brief History of the Town of Wimborne Minster Archaeological evidence suggests that this part of Dorset has been home to people since prehistoric times. Situated between the rivers Stour and Allen each generation has left its mark and today Wimborne Minster still has something to offer visitors of all ages.

St.Margaret’s Almshouses are on the site of a mediaeval leper hospital. In the centre of the

the Souths’ premier sweet shop here in the lovely town of Wimborne. Why not browse all the Sweets, Chocolates, Fudge and Novelty items that we have in store.

There are many beautiful and historic buildings around the town which is dominated by the twin towers of the Minster Church.

There are over 300 jars to choose from filled with all your old favourites, plus Carte D’or Ice Cream and Frutina Slush drinks.

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Many Special Offers throughout the year.

Stockist of major appliances, with one of the largest stocks of small electrical goods in the area Come in & see us ~ Your friendly independent dealer Web: www.briandryden.co.uk

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Recognising changing times the economic difficulties facing the country and more importantly our local area, the team have been determined to review the role of the Chamber and make adjustments accordingly. The change of name to Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade and Commerce reflects the fact that we intend to be all inclusive, we would like to encourage all businesses in our local area to enrol.

Shoe Tree proudly supports the ‘Shoe Recycling Scheme’ in aid of the Variety Club.

We recognise that key to the success of the new Chamber of Commerce will be open and accessible communication with you, the businesses of our town.

We keep stock of the following shoes: Startrite · Geox Trainers · Ricosta · Padders · Pediped

We look forward to supporting the businesses of Wimborne in 2013.

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From Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade and Commerce - your very own local Business Community Forum. A dedicated team of volunteer committee members have been working to re-work, re-brand and re-vitalise the Chamber of Trade, which has served the town for 60 years.

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The Shoe Tree has been based in Wimborne for over 36 years We are Startrite childrens fitting specialists and also stock mens and ladies shoes and slippers.

Buffets • Weddings Dinners

Contact Sandra Bond: 01202 882353 or 07813 042828 enquiries@sorrelscaterers.co.uk • www.sorrelscaterers.co.uk

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Special Customer Loyalty Cards are available and give regular customers money off childrens shoes.

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Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, granddaughter of John of Gaunt and mother of Henry VII, founded a School “to teach grammar to all comers” in 1497. In 1562 Queen Elizabeth I re-endowed the School. Today’s School still bears the name Queen Elizabeth’s.

town the Cornmarket was the original market place where the stocks (now in the museum) were in constant use. Isaac Gulliver, one of Dorset’s most successful smugglers, eventually became a respected resident living in a house in West Borough which still bears his name and on the north wall of the Minster is a tombstone to his memory. It is said that Charles Dickens saw the names of ‘Snodgrass’ on a small tablet in thwe Minster together with that of ‘Wardell’ in the baptistry and used these in ‘Pickwick Papers’.

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History crowds in on visitors and residents alike. In the first century Roman soldiers settled here and later (in AD705) Cuthburga, sister of King Ina, built a Benedictine nunnery which at one time housed 500 nuns. The nunnery was destroyed by the Danes in 1013 and never rebuilt.

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concerns to relevant authorities.

Our mission statement reads:‘The Chamber will seek at all times to assist in the creation of a sustainable business environment in which all retailers, manufacturers, professionals, service providers and others... can become established and thrive in the historic market town of Wimborne Minster and its surrounds’.

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This family of like-minded folk will be able to join together and find a loud voice through the Chamber. Re-establishing close links with the Town Council and East Dorset District Council is a priority, as is developing ideas alongside the BID team (Business Improvement District) to ensure value for money and tangible results. We publish a Town Guide annually which is distributed free and helps advertise Wimborne and its businesses to our visitors. To find out more about the chamber and to see what we do visit: www.wimborne-minster.co.uk

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Mill Lane Farmers Market

For the less mobile Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am, 1pm & 3pm *

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Every Friday morning

Wimborne Country Market at the Allendale Centre.

Every Friday, Sat & Sunday

In aid of “Rebekah Fund”, Allendale Community Centre 7.30pm

Number 9’s new shop, opposite the Minster Green, offers the finest produce including:

10 & 11 Spring Gathering

» Award Winning Long Crichel Organic bread

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» Local cheese and ham

Gaunts House, Wimborne

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9 March - 31 July

Allendale Community Centre, 10am-4.30pm

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Marquee with stalls, The Square, Wimborne

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Weekends & school holidays, Riverside, nr Wimborne Market

Open Garden

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Charity Event

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For Great Ormond Street

By Emma Ayling, Wimborne Historical Society, Wimborne Minster Town Hall Council Chamber, Wimborne, 7.30pm

Millstream Bistro, Walford Mill Crafts, 7.30pm

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Storytelling

Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, 7.30pm

Knoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, 2pm-3pm

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34 Park Lane, Wimborne, 10am-12pm

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Wimborne In Bloom

Wimborne Minster Green, 10am-4pm

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Concert Grandma’s Attic Antiques Fair 21 Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society Concert

Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 10am-4pm

Allendale Community Centre, 7.30pm

7 May - 25 July

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Home made food and locally sourced ingredients

Music and storytelling, Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne

‘Land, Sea and Air’ by Gillian Downes, Community Learning & Resource Centre, Wimborne, Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm & Sat (term time only) 10am-4pm

Number 9 has also recently opened three boutique B&B rooms, sponsored by Farrow & Ball, above the restaurant.

Tel: 01202 887557 Facebook: Number 9 www.number9wimborne.co.uk

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‘Jubilees & Coronations’, Wimborne Recorded Music Society, Allendale Community Centre, 7.30pm

May Pole

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The Minster, Wimborne, 3pm

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Deans Court, Wimborne, 11am-6pm

NUMBER 9 restaurant has held two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence since opening. The team take pride in producing the most delicious food, you can choose from the lunch or Al la Carte menus and there is a lighter pre-theatre menu served from 6pm. All dishes, where possible, use local and fresh produce evolving with the seasons.

Situated opposite the historic Wimborne Minster on Cook Row it is not to be missed.

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The café, on two floors, offers breakfast, light lunches, Tapas evenings, and cream teas on vintage crockery – combine it with a glass of champagne for the ultimate weekend wind down!

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20 April - 2 June

‘Mapping the Way’,

Work inspired by maps, Walford Mill Crafts

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Dorset Hardy Plant Society, Colehill Memorial Hall, 2.30pm

‘The Games we used to Play’

Exhibition at the Priest’s House Museum & Garden

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The WImborne Minster Town Guide is published annually by the Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade & Commerce in association with Minster Marketing. For advertising or printing call 01202 882277. Thanks to Anthony Oliver for his photography contributions and to James Slocock for the new design & editorial contributions.

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A Brief History of the Town of Wimborne Minster Archaeological evidence suggests that this part of Dorset has been home to people since prehistoric times. Situated between the rivers Stour and Allen each generation has left its mark and today Wimborne Minster still has something to offer visitors of all ages. History crowds in on visitors and residents alike. In the first century Roman soldiers settled here and later (in AD705) Cuthburga, sister of King Ina, built a Benedictine nunnery which at one time housed 500 nuns. The nunnery was destroyed by the Danes in 1013 and never rebuilt. Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, granddaughter of John of Gaunt and mother of Henry VII, founded a School “to teach grammar to all comers” in 1497. In 1562 Queen Elizabeth I re-endowed the School. Today’s School still bears the name Queen Elizabeth’s. St.Margaret’s Almshouses are on the site of a mediaeval leper hospital. In the centre of the

town the Cornmarket was the original market place where the stocks (now in the museum) were in constant use. Isaac Gulliver, one of Dorset’s most successful smugglers, eventually became a respected resident living in a house in West Borough which still bears his name and on the north wall of the Minster is a tombstone to his memory. It is said that Charles Dickens saw the names of ‘Snodgrass’ on a small tablet in thwe Minster together with that of ‘Wardell’ in the baptistry and used these in ‘Pickwick Papers’. There are many beautiful and historic buildings around the town which is dominated by the twin towers of the Minster Church.

BRIAN DRYDEN of Wimborne No.1 in Electrical Domestic Appliances

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Stockist of major appliances, with one of the largest stocks of small electrical goods in the area Come in & see us ~ Your friendly independent dealer Web: www.briandryden.co.uk

email: sales@briandryden.co.uk

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Visit us in the Cornmarket, next to the White Hart for Fairtrade gifts, food, baby clothes, cards, wrapping paper, soaps, ladies clothes, accessories and jewellery

Open Mon - Sat, 10 - 5pm. Tel 01202 849898 email: fairground21@googlemail.com

Fair Ground In recent years sufficient shops, businesses, churches, cafes, with the support of the Town Council, have signed up to the fair trade criteria for Wimborne to be awarded Fair Trade Town status. One shop in Wimborne is 100% fair trade: Fair Ground in the Cornmarket, which sells a wide range of products from food to fashion, babywear to bath-time goodies, crafts to cards. Fair trade isn’t charity. It enables communities worldwide producing tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar, cotton, wine and much else literally to grow themselves out of poverty. Fair trade is about a sustainable future, providing a good deal for the producers and great products for us.

Emerald & Diamond Ring

A selection of fine Jewellery from our selection of and Silverware available fine jewellery

42 East Street, Wimborne BH21 1DX 01202 884282 · Closed on Mondays

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Sweet Memories the Souths’ premier sweet shop here in the lovely town of Wimborne. Why not browse all the Sweets, Chocolates, Fudge and Novelty items that we have in store. There are over 300 jars to choose from filled with all your old favourites, plus Carte D’or Ice Cream and Frutina Slush drinks. Many Special Offers throughout the year. Come and be amazed – You won’t believe your eyes.

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J. B. Antiques has been trading in genuine antiques for over 20 years Dealing in fine quality items from England and around the world

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A Unique Family Business, established in Wimborne since 1976 We have been supplying natural organic foods in Dorset for 35 years. We stock an extensive range of organic products and deli style foods as well as our classic whole food range. Save money with home baking. Buy your store cupboard ingredients as recommended by TV chefs and your Granny! We still sell many of our foods loose so buy what you need and cut down on wastage. If you are on a gluten free, wheat free or dairy free diet come and visit our store talk to our friendly helpful staff. Try out some of our special Natural Skin, Hair & Body Products suitable for babies, children and the rest of the family. Made from Organic ingredients and free from many of the harmful substances found in high street brands.

Find us in the backstreets 6a & 7 West Street, Wimborne BH21 1JN 01202 888989 www.spillthebeanswimborne.co.uk Please mention the Official Wimborne TG when responding to advertisers

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The Shoe Tree has been based in Wimborne for over 36 years

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Special Customer Loyalty Cards are available and give regular customers money off childrens shoes.

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Hello and a Warm Welcome to Wimborne Minster... From Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade and Commerce - your very own local Business Community Forum. A dedicated team of volunteer committee members are working hard, in support of the businesses in the town. The Chamber of Trade, has actively served the town for 60 years. Recognising changing times, the economic difficulties facing the country and more importantly our local area, the team have been determined to review the role of the Chamber and make adjustments accordingly. The change of name to Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade and Commerce reflects the fact that we are inclusive and would like to encourage all businesses in our local area to enrol.

We recognise that key to the success of the new Chamber of Commerce will be open and accessible communication with you, the businesses of our town. We look forward to supporting the businesses of Wimborne in 2013.

• Acting as a sounding board for the businesses of WImborne • Discussing and informing on business priorities and strategies -

helping the business community.

• Identifying, recommending and supporting specific campaigns

in support of the business community.

• Receiving presentations from businesses on pertinent issues. • Providing regular updates on any business communities’

concerns to relevant authorities.

Our mission statement reads:‘The Chamber will seek at all times to assist in the creation of a sustainable business environment in which all retailers, manufacturers, professionals, service providers and others... can become established and thrive in the historic market town of Wimborne Minster and its surrounds’. This family of like-minded folk will be able to join together and find a loud voice through the Chamber. Re-establishing close links with the Town Council and East Dorset District Council is a priority, as is developing ideas alongside the BID team (Business Improvement District) to ensure value for money and tangible results. We publish the Town Guide annually which is distributed free and helps advertise Wimborne and its businesses to our visitors. To find out more about the chamber and to see what we do visit: www.wimborne-minster.co.uk

Wimborne Minster Chamber of Trade and Commerce Please mention the Official Wimborne TG when responding to advertisers

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WIMBORNE in Bloom WE DID IT! For the first time in the 20-year history of Wimborne in Bloom the town achieved the top spot by winning the RHS National Small Town Title with a Gold Medal Award in the 2012 Britain in Bloom Competition. This had only been made possible by a huge team effort by all our many volunteers who spent long hours weeding, cleaning pavements and picking up litter. The judges said it was ‘perfect’ and asked for their thanks to be expressed to the whole community who contributed in making Wimborne a lovely place to live in and visit. In the Discretionary Awards the Green Man Public House was one of only three nominated for the RHS Britain in Bloom Commercial Award whilst Anthony Oliver received one of the RHS Britain in Bloom Community Champion Awards.

In the 2012 Regional Competition the town was awarded a Silver Gilt Medal and the Green Man was highly commended. Wimborne in Bloom thanks everyone who helped us achieve National Recognition on such a grand scale and for assisting to keep the town clean and tidy for the enjoyment of all who live and work here and for those who visit us. Now in our 21st year we will have to work even harder to maintain the very high standards achieved and therefore appeal to everyone to support and help that little bit extra. If you feel you can help please contact Chairman Richard Nunn – 01202 888793 or Secretary John Hare-Brown – 01202 889667 or visit our website for more details:

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Situated in The High Street, Salamander Wimborne’s specialist cookshop is celebrating 20 years in business. Opened in 1993 Salamander has built a reputation for having just the right item when a knotty cookery problem arises or a TV chef creates a demand for some obscure piece of kitchen kit. Salamander has always prided itself as selling good value product as well as the aspirational items we’d all like to have in our dream kitchen. Behind the scenes Salamander has a very active

website with over 20000 customers around the world selling some of the best kitchen paraphernalia also sourced from around the world. Here’s to the next twenty years... The staff at Salamander are always happy to give advice and swop recipes or just chat about food!

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Welcome to Lesro Models Shop, we are RC enthusiasts ourselves and want to provide a reasonable price and service for parts and accessories. Lesro Models has been leading the way for over 30 years as the UK’s premier supplier of Radio Control Models. We offer a complete and comprehensive Mail Order Service. We aim to get your order to you as quickly and economically as possible.

Radio Control Model Specialists. For the best advice based on 30 years of experience with repairs workshop on site. www.lesromodels.co.uk

CARS • PLANES • HELICOPTERS • MOTORS • TYRES • SPARES • ACCESSORIES

Call us on 01202 499354 / 01202 476902 Stony Lane, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 7LQ • Opening Times: 9.00 - 17.30 Mon - Sat

Shop and Showroom - You can come and view many of the models we supply, already assembled and displayed, together with a vast range of spares and accessories, in our shop and showroom at Christchurch, Dorset. To contact us, email info@lesromodels.co.uk or lesroinf@aol.com. If there is a product you want that is not yet available please send us an email with your requirements or contact us on 01202 499354 and we will endeavour to source what you need at a good price.

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Local BUSINESSES

HARKER & BULLMAN - Sign Branding

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Specialists in Letting & Property Management A complete personal and professional service for landlords and tenants for over 20 years

(01202) 889088 Mulberry House, 2 Park Lane, Wimborne

www.harkerandbullman.co.uk

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25 Wimborne Minster Town Council

Hire the elegant council chamber for Civil ceremonies / meetings / training courses also Modern Ground floor committee room available Contact: Town Hall 37 West Borough Wimborne Minster BH21 1LT Tel: 01202 881655 email: office@wimborne.gov.uk www.wimborne.gov.uk

26 HouSing - cAre - Support - repAirS - gArdening A specialist provider of affordable housing and housing support services. East Boro Housing Trust has been established for over 50 years and is based in Wimborne working across Dorset. East Boro offer: Housing Accommodation including sheltered elderly & supported living, support & repair services

Always Help at Hand Service Personal care, home help, gardening & support

t: 01202 883503

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East Boro Housing Trust, Faulkner House, 31 West Street, Wimborne, BH21 1JS East Boro Housing Trust is a Registered Charitable Industrial & Provident Society

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Hill & Son Ltd * used car sales *

* Fixed Price Repairs & Servicing * * M.O.T.s while you wait or by appointment * * Air conditioning service centre (all makes) * Service Service * Diagnostics * Tyres (at competitive prices) * Unit 2, 26/30 Canford Bottom, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2HD Tel (01202) 882261 Fax (01202) 849448 Email: hill_son@btconnect.com

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Closed 9.00am to 5.00pm 9.00am to 8.00pm 9.00am to 7.00pm 9.00am to 6.00pm 9.00am to 5.00pm

14 East Street 路 Wimborne 路 Dorset 路 BH21 1DS

01202 884700

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Across every area of property, Savills has the right people, the right advice and the right knowledge. So next time you think property, think Savills. Savills Wimborne Wessex House, Priors Walk Wimborne BH21 1PB 01202 856800 wimborne@savills.com

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Douch & Small Funeral Directors Traditional Funerals

Woodland Burials

www.douchandsmall.co.uk Pre-paid Funeral Plans

Memorials

The Douch and the Small families have been helping local families arrange funerals for over 100 years.

Find out why generations have chosen F C Douch

882936 / 882372 7 Leigh Road, Wimborne BH21 1AB

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OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY COMMERCIAL PROPERTY COURT OF PROTECTION WILLS & PROBATE

A warm welcome awaits you at

ThE RISING SUN Tuesday night Quiz Thursday night Live Music Friday & Saturday Disco NightS Heritage menu - bar snacks - daily specials traditional sunday lunches Sky Sports Local Real Ales Dine “al fresco” on our riverside patio

38 East Street, Wimborne 01202 883464

CIVIL LITIGATION FAMILY MATTERS MOVING HOME EMPLOYMENT INVESTMENTS

serving the people of Wimborne for over 125 years

TAX PLANNING INJURY CLAIMS

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Wimborne Cemetery This typical Victorian cemetery was inaugurated just over 150 years ago and contains a listed Chapel, a Workshop and Lodge, all part of the 20 acres of well tended and tranquil grounds on the fringe of Wimborne Minster. The first interment on 1st April 1856 was that of a two year old from the town workhouse. Perhaps more poignant was the 4th interment, that of John Easton, the builder of the chapel, who died after being thrown from his horse while inspecting the new cemetery. Many visitors come to view the gravestone of Montague John Druitt, one of the chief suspects in the Jack the Ripper murders. Yet other famous names from Wimborne’s past lay buried here also. A full pictorial history is in the Chapel which can be seen on request. All visitors are welcome, whatever their reason, whether in tracing family history, reading the tributes on the headstones or just to sit and reflect. Wimborne Cemetery still provides full burials and interment of ashes of both parish members and non-parishioners. The cemetery is open 9-5 October to March and 9–9 April to September. Any enquiries please contact The Clerk and Registrar, Anthony C Sherman, 5 Hamilton Court, East Borough, Wimborne BH21 1UX clerk@wimbornecemetery.co.uk 01202 882403 Information on the history of Wimborne Cemetery or on the Jack the Ripper connection is also available from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre, 29 High Street.

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Wimborne Cemetery This tranquil 150 year old Cemetery is owned by the three local Councils. Both Parishioners and Non-Parishioners may be interred in the Cemetery. Plots may be purchased in advance, and will be maintained for a term of 100 years. Opposite Victoria Hospital.

For further information, please contact:Anthony Sherman, Clerk and Registrar, Wimborne Cemetery Joint Management Committee. Telephone 01202 882403

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A ‘Truly’ Independent Family Funeral Director Since 1974 Nicholas O’Hara DipFD, MBIFD, MBIE Anthony O’Hara DipFD, MBIFD Christopher Antell DipFD Philip Evans DipFD Simon Kearley DipFD MBIE

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35 Honeybrook welcomes all ages for a safe, friendly and importantly inexpensive Family Day Out. Very reasonable entrance fee, bring your own picnic there is definitely no pressure to spend, spend spend! Our delightful ‘olde world’ School Room is perfect for Birthday Parties. Loads of lovely friendly animals both large and small with plenty of bugs to discover in and around the farm and in the ponds! All the family can let off steam on the outdoor giant bouncing pillow, if the weather turns there is the indoor soft play area.

TEL: 01202 881120 EMAIL: info@honeybrook.org WEB: www.honeybrook.org

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CLaRC, 41-44 King Street, Wimborne The Community Learning & Resource Centre (CLaRC) is located in the heart of Wimborne and for the last 10 years has been managed by Dorset Community Action. Open six days a week the centre is fully accessible and maintained to a high standard throughout. Providing quality, affordable and flexible room hire for organisations and individuals across the county. The centre has five meeting rooms on offer and regular activities held at the centre include Pre school and baby sessions, A level Biology, Furniture Restoration, Jewellery, Painting, Creative Writing as well as a local theatre school. All of our activities are run by individual tutors or local groups.

In addition to our fantastic rooms CLaRC can also offer office desk space within an open plan office. Fully secure with independent access our desks are a cost effective alternative to working from home. If you are looking for a venue in East Dorset then why not see how CLaRC can help you? Drop in any time and we’d be happy to show you around.

Why choose CLaRC? We are committed to help support independent groups and local businesses and we pride ourselves in our flexibility to individual needs. The rooms are set up to your requirements ready for your arrival and a member of staff in present on site at all times.

CLaRC The Community Learning & Resource Centre 41-44 King Street. BH21 1EB Available for hire Monday – Saturday for Meetings Training Courses Conferences Classes Events

Generous discounts available to charities www.dorsetcommunityaction.org.uk roomhire@dorsetcommunityaction.org.uk Tel. 01202 847600 Registered Charity No. 1060910

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Dorset Community Action An independent organisation and charitable company. Known as the Council for Voluntary Service and the Rural Community Council for Dorset offering support and services to voluntary groups and communities and groups across Dorset. Dorset Community Action can help you: Start a community group or charity Plan a community event or project Improve community facilities Take action from town/parish plan Find money for new projects

Find out more www.dorsetcommunityaction.org.uk Tel. 01305 250921 Registered Charity No. 1060910

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Minster Hairstylists

Specialist Fabricators and Engineers From Design to Completion Stainless Steel & Glass Balustrades Mild Sheet Fabrications Site Welding

All areas of Hairdressing Ladies and Mens Cutting, Blow Drying Perming & Colouring A Member of the Hairdressing Council A State Registered Salon

2 East Borough, Wimborne Telephone: 01202 885585

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Welding Ltd. Call (01202) 881267

Fax (01202) 849523

Email: tgwelding@yahoo.com

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Architectural Features Floorboards Cast Iron Radiators Chimney Pots Statues Urns Fireplaces Bricks Roof Tiles Slates Oak Beams Sanitary Ware Railway Sleepers New & Old Stained Glass Quarry Tiles Flagstones Wood Burners Scaffold Boards OPEN: Mon-Fri 8.30-4.30 & Sat 9.00-2.00

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• the Minster housed the original firefighting equipment in medieval days? Two leather fire buckets can still be seen in the Baptistry. • the 10 bells in the Minster weigh over 111cwt. • that between 10 and 30 nuns, who were trained at Wimborne, joined St. Boniface in Germany to evangelise the pagans there in the 8th century. • the stocks are now in the Priest’s House Museum? • The Square was created in the early 19th century when the mediaeval church of St. Peter’s was demolished? • the group of low, thatched St.Margaret’s Almshouses occupy the site of a mediaeval leper hospital and that parts of the chapel which served the hospital and now the Almshouses, date back to the 13th century. • Julians Bridge, which crosses the River Stour on the road to Dorchester was built as a pack-horse bridge in 1636. It was enlarged in 1844.

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• that there are reputed to be 2 Kings and a Queen buried in the Minster? St. Cuthburga founded an abbey at Wimborne in the year 705. She was sister to King Ina of Wessex, therefore a Princess. She married the King of Northumbria so became his Queen. On the death of her husband she established the Abbey where 500 nuns were educated and trained. She died August 725 and was buried in the Saxon Church on what is believed to be the same site as the present Minster. • King Ethelred was killed by an arrow at Martin in a battle against the Danes in 871. His brother Alfred had his body brought to Wimborne for burial. Alfred became King Alfred the Great. • King Sifferth was a Danish king who met with some kind of accident, or he may have killed himself in 962. He too was buried in the Minster.

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Wimborne based House Builders, Harry J Palmer are celebrating their 75th year of building in the Dorset area. Now run by the third generation of the Palmer family, the Company continues to enhance its reputation for high standards of construction. While principally working on their own residential development projects, the Company undertakes work for a variety of private clients. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance in your future building project.

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43 Right in the heart of Wimborne • • • •

Conveyancing Services Probate & Wills Family Issues Dispute Resolution

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Develop your skills in Botanical Illustration with watercolour on our Tuesday & Wednesday courses (10am - 12:30 noon). Tea & cakes provided of course.

The Administrative Trustees, 4 Onslow Gardens, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2QG.

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Explore and experience the unique and fresh taste of Indonesian, Thai and Japanese cuisine at Yayu’s Cookery Classes, in her newly designed purpose built bespoke kitchen.

Yayu also offers catering for Special Occasions - Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas or Office Parties and can even come to you.

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Book advance tickets for: The Mayflower Theatre and Salisbury Playhouse Plus local and national events such as

Royal Bath & West Show RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime Enjoy & (Deans Court) Entertain New Forest Show Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show Great Dorset Steam Fair Dorset County Show and many more!

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National Express Wilts & Dorset and Seaview Coaches 29 High Street, Wimborne Minster, BH21 1HR tel:01202 886116 e-mail:WimborneTIC@eastdorset.gov.uk

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Gallery Shop Shop Craft Craft Exhibitions Exhibitions Gallery Workshops Workshops

On-site On-site Makers Makers

Community Community Projects Projects

Café Café

Open Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm

Stone Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NL

01202 841400

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discovery Kingston Lacy

An ancient estate, where a great Dorset family created its dream set in 300 acres of formal gardens, park and woodland, with way marked walks and play areas. 1½ miles outside Wimborne on the B3082 Blandford road. Call 01202 883402 for details or download our FREE App www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kingstonlacy

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T h e Ti v o l i T h e a t r e Having survived the threat of demolition in 1979 for a rapidly abandoned road scheme, the Tivoli will celebrate nineteen successful years in November 2012. Following a lengthy campaign to save the building, restoration could finally begin. All through 1993 volunteers worked long and hard to get the building into a fit state to open to the public. The Tivoli now has a permanent team who give their time to on-going maintenance and further improvement of the facilities. The Tivoli was built in 1936 as a cine/theatre and the tradition of showing both films and live stage shows continues to the present day. Big audiences for major shows were traditional at the Tivoli and the theatre has once again achieved the status of a major 500 seat venue. Local people enjoy the finest and latest films available and with full surround sound. The Tivoli is justly proud that for a theatre of its size it has brought productions to this area which would not have been thought possible back in 1993. The feedback from artistes and agents backs up the claim to this phenomenal success. The Tivoli Theatre would not be what it is today without its army of volunteers. Thanks to them and their professional attitude, the Theatre is alive and as well as can be expected. The Tivoli needs everyone to support it, so if you think you can help with anything, from fund-raising to to front of house staff, from tea making to technical assistance, please do get in touch. The easiest way is to become a Friend of the Tivoli.

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Tivoli volunteers We are always looking for new volunteers. Giving your time to the Tivoli is great fun and very rewarding. If you are interested in becoming a Tivoli Volunteer and require more information please contact the appropriate department at the Theatre. The various options open are:Â Front of House Staff - Tickets sales, ushers, bar staff, sweet sales, ice cream sales and coffee shop. Technical Staff - Stage hands, film projectionist, lighting and sound technician. Box Office - Day time staff selling advance tickets on the phone and over the counter. Back Office Staff - General admin incl. marketing. Maintenance Staff - General repairs and improvements to the building. Fund Raising - Organising and helping our many fund raising events throughout the year.

ACCESSIBILITY We have a few spaces available for Wheelchair users - please contact the Box Office to book. A stairlift is available to assist less abled customers gain access to the foyer. We also have a Loop System for the hard of hearing.

The Tivoli Theatre, West Borough, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1LT Box Office Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm Tel: 01202 885566 email: boxoffice@tivoliwimborne.co.uk

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23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR

Tel: 01202 882533

PRIEST’S HOUSE museum & garden

The Priest’s House Museum & Garden is located in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne Minster. Using collections rich in archaeology and costume, and childhood and local history material, the museum tells the story of East Dorset.

Discover our stunning period rooms, from a 17th century hall to the working Victorian kitchen. Displays include audio descriptions and children’s activities. A beautiful walled garden, gift shop and tearoom complete any visit. Our new Open Learning Centre (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) includes a multi-purpose learning and community space in addition to our new tearoom where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink and a selection of delicious cakes.

New exhibitions 2013 The Games We Used to Play

29 March to 31 July

Suits You Sir

29 March to 2 November

Every Pitcher Tells a Story

31 August to 2 November

Opening times

www.priest-house.co.uk

29 March to 2 November Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm

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Dreamboats has some special events planned for this season.

We opened on April 21st and are now open every weekend and also every day from July 14th through the summer, closing at the end of Winning the Dreamboats Silver Challenge Cup in 2012. September. This years race will be on Sunday July 14th. On Sunday July 14th we are holding our annual Race Day when teams of three are invited to compete for the Dreamboats Silver Challenge Cup. There will be teas, homemade cakes, barbecue, bar, music and generally a fun time for everyone. On Sunday August 25th we are having a Family Fun Day. There will be games and entertainment for children, refreshments and music for all as well as the opportunity to take a row on the river. It will also be a chance to see how things are progressing with all the changes that are planned for the banks of the River Stour. We are hoping the new play area will be finished by then. A special new idea for this year is the opportunity to buy a gift certificate that enables the recipient to enjoy the delights of rowing on our beautiful River Stour when they choose. A good idea for an unusual gift! Do visit our new web site www.dream-boats.org.uk to get all the news plus directions about where to find us.

Seven boats available to hire Weekend, public holidays & school holidays, 11am - 5pm Special bookings by arrangement. Car parking available. Location: Station Rd, Riverside Point (follow signs to Wimborne Market)

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The Wimborne Militia and the Jubilee “Physick” Garden We are a rather unusual group of people who are dedicated to historical re-enactment of aspects of life in the town during the end of the tumultuous 17th century in Dorset and this Kingdom. In the popular world of historical re-enactment the Wimborne Militia is somewhat unusual and certainly unique. The Militia was raised by The Town Mayor’s Serjant Chris Brown in 1999 and we have the honour of holding a formal commission to bear arms, protect the Town, the Council and the Mayor. We wear the red coats with yellow facings of the Dorset Militia of 1685 who played a significant role in the Dorset & Somerset revolt also known as the Monmouth Rebellion. The Militia delight in taking on many roles in the town’s civic and cultural life both in fun and as part of serious historical re-enactment and research, but with a strong The Jubilee “Physick” Garden has already had some memorable moments, the first plant was heeled in by Sir Bob Geldof and the official opening was conducted by Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex. We hold lectures and talks in the garden and aim to share our enthusiasm and learning. The garden can be found behind the Town Hall at 37 West Borough. Free entry every day.

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If anyone is interested in becoming a ‘Friend of the Physick Garden’ or wishes to find out more please contact Wimborne Minster Town Council 01202 881655, email office@wimborne.gov.uk; or for garden enquiries call Mark Southgate on 07759 029676 or email marksouthgate@thebigworld.co.uk. See us on www.wimborne.gov.uk

emphasis on the civilian side of life, donning our martial airs, as did our forbears, only when summoned. Early in 2002, the Town Council accepted the Militia’s proposal for the planting of a 17th century Physick garden as part of the refurbishment of the derelict ground behind the Town Hall and its first plantings were finished in time to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee, thereby named ‘Jubilee Garden’. Although not originally created to be used as a physick garden, this is now properly planted and labelled as such, and it has rapidly become an informative and fun place to learn and reflect, or relax and have your lunch, and sense of historic place has developed, set against the backdrop of the gazebo. The Militia hopes that local adults and children, tourists and historians will enjoy the scents and sight of plants that in the past have played an incredible part in all our lives. A plant will only earn a place in this garden if it was in existence in the 17th century and was used for either medicinal or culinary use or for dyeing clothes. As you enjoy your visit imagine what life would have been like all those years ago; how these plants would have played a central role in our past. We are keen to encourage people to join in this effort and that does not always mean wearing costume – but we do recommend it as a valuable experience of how differently the public treat you ! We also involve ourselves in events further away when they meet our interest in educational and charitable aims, and our members have been welcomed abroad and praised for their efforts and energy. We are from very diverse backgrounds and welcome people to share our remarkable and rewarding experience. Chris Brown, Town Mayor’s Serjant The Wimborne Militia.

Wimborne has a rich history and we aim to keep adding to it!

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Re-Loved Furniture, ceramics, glassware, paintings, mirrors A chance to buy previously owned treasured items

After 25 years of trading as a Charity shop at Number Nine East Street, Age Concern Wimborne now has another shop three doors along at Number Six.

Re-Loved, the trading name of Age Concern Wimborne, is selling furniture, ceramics, paintings and glassware moving charity shopping into a new dimension in the market town of Wimborne in Dorset. The net profit from both shops is all used locally and goes towards running the Dorothy Hibberd Day Care Centre at Colehill, now in its 40th year, the Information Centre situated in Number Six East Street and the Age Concern Ambulance/Minibus.

Donations of good quality furniture and household effects are always needed and we are able to arrange house clearance if necessary. Volunteers are always required to cover the shops; just three hours a week or fortnight is all we ask! Re-Loved is also home to our Age UK Information Centre for older residents providing leaflets and private consultations with a member of our staff.

Some would describe our stock as ‘second hand’ but we prefer the description “Re-Loved”. At one time it was special to someone, and will hopefully be loved once again. Our stock is changing all the time.

Age Concern Wimborne Ltd is a friend of the national charity Age UK Re-Loved 6 East Street Wimborne Dorset BH21 1DS 01202 884835 Please mention the Official Wimborne TG when responding to advertisers

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Hanham Rd, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

25 years of East Dorset Heritage Trust! Allendale House is home to East Dorset Heritage Trust and 2013 is a momentous year as they mark 25 years since its founding. Much has happened over the years, as the Trust has evolved with the changing times and is now host to a busy hub of the Wimborne community. It’s the place to learn about our history and heritage, to take a course to improve your French, IT skills, Creative Writing or Art History and meet new friends along the way. How about trying Tai Chi or maybe even Pilates? There is a lot going on through its doors, so why not come in and have a look? The house itself is a beautiful building with lots of elegant rooms for hire which are light and airy – the perfect place for training or meetings

Tel: 01202 888992

with excellent facilities and catering too. Wi-fi is a new addition for 2013 and Windows 8 will be available in the IT suite from the summer; for all those who are struggling to get to grips with Microsoft’s new features……. The programme of heritage events continues through the year with guided walks, talks at Allendale House or visits to interesting and unusual places. Minibus tours through Dorset of a historical or heritage theme are another new development for 2013, so why not pick up a brochure to see what else there is on offer? Please drop in anytime and the friendly, helpful staff will be happy help you with what you are looking for or to simply show you around the beautiful historic building.

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THE MINSTER

Photographs taken by Sean Tucker - Organist “For more than thirteen hundred years the Minster has been a centre for pilgrimage, prayer and worship.”

a myriad of carefully chosen gifts and a beautifully illustrated and knowledgeable guidebook are on sale.

“It is not a Museum although we have inherited some wonderful treasures from the past. It is a living centre for work, worship and prayer.”

Times of the Services can be found on the Notice Boards in the Porch.

A Minster signifies that the church was attached to a religious house. Before entering the Minster glance up at the west tower to see the famous Quarter Jack. Originally the figure was of a monk but in Napoleonic times “he” was changed to depict a brightly uniformed grenadier who still strikes the quarters every hour, day and night. The oldest part of the Minster is the massive 12th century central tower which was once crowned with a spire. This fell during a Service in 1600, miraculously without loss of life or injury. The rest of the building dates from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. Among the many interesting, fascinating and historical treasures in the Minster are a small piece of tessellated pavement which is believed to be Roman, a Saxon chest, a remarkable early 14th century astronomical clock, a small 15th century brass tablet recording that King Ethelred (brother to Alfred the Great) was buried in the Minster in 871 having died of wounds while fighting the Danes some 15 miles north of Wimborne, the Beaufort Tomb, a mediaeval glass window reputed to have been made by Flemish craftsmen in the 15th century, the famous Chained Library, as well as thirteen fine bells housed in the west tower which today ring for 9.45 am Parish Eucharist and 6.30 pm Evensong on Sundays, Weddings, and special occasions, as well as during practice on Tuesday evenings. The Crypt Chapel is kept as a quiet place for daily prayers. If you are able to attend Evensong you will witness a custom from the past when the Verger walks up and down the aisles during the reading of the lessons with a long wand “in order to keep the congregation awake!” There is a shop just to the right of the entrance where

Wimborne Minster Chained Library The Chained Library of the Minster can be found by going through the Choir Vestry and ascending the spiral staircase of 26 steps. It was founded in 1686 by a bequest of the Reverend William Stone a former Presbyter. The gift consists solely of ‘Fathers and Commentators’ of the early Christian Church. In 1695 Mr Roger Gillingham, the Treasurer of the Middle Temple, who had been born at Cowgrove died and left a collection of mainly secular works. These books were to extend the Library of his friend the Rev Stone and were intended not just for the use of the clergy but also for the ‘shopkeepers and better class of person of Wimborne’. He insisted that the books be chained as was usual for public libraries of that period and this makes it one of the earliest in the country. The collection now consists of around 400 books all leather bound and the majority still chained. The oldest book is the Regimen Animarum from 1343, only two other copies have survived and of the three it is believed this is the best. It is written on vellum with a quill pen with ink made from oak apples. The oldest printed book dates from 1495 and is the collected works of St. Anselm. Amongst the books will be found some of the earliest printings of the Gospels and Bibles in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. There are works recording Atlantis, Halley’s comet, where to find unicorns , how to catch elephants, and even how to choose a wife. There are books on other subjects such as etiquette, politics, gardening and wine making. In amongst the rare bindings can be found one made by Henry VIII’s binder. The Library is open most weekdays from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm and 2 - 4 pm, from Easter to the end of October (Details: 01202 884753).

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In 2002 all the local Watch groups merged to form the Wimborne & Colehill Home Watch. We aim to extend the benefits of the Home Watch system, to help protect people and property by fostering community co-operation and communication. Email Graham: g@gpmcs.co.uk for details.

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• the unusual handrail on Eastbrook Bridge was deliberately retained when the bridge was widened? • according to the late Dick Sheppard, a well-known ghost researcher, unsuspecting motorists who park at Badbury Rings when the light begins to wane have reported seeing the distorted face and mutilated body of a wounded warrior pressed against the window of their car? “It” is known as the Phantom of Badbury Rings. • the infamous smuggler Isaac Gulliver lived out his late law-abiding years in Gulliver’s house in West Borough? He became Churchwarden of the Minster and a tombstone bearing his name can be seen in the Baptistry. • Montague Druitt, a barrister and second son of Wimborne’s leading surgeon William Druitt who lived at Westfield House, was thought by some to be Jack the Ripper? Apparently Sir Melville Macnaughton of Scotland Yard was one of the many people to be convinced of this. Druitt drowned himself in the Thames shortly after the last murder.

Our Twin Towns Wimborne Minster is twinned with Valognes in France and Ochsenfurt in Germany. Visits by groups or individual members can be arranged by the town twinning associations. For further information phone: (01202) 887669 for Valognes www.wvta.org.uk (01202) 848922 for Ochsenfurt www.stadt-ochsenfurt.de

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 8 & 24 Tractor/trailer rides

Regular Events

2nd Saturday of every month Mill Lane Farmers Market 9am-1pm

For the less mobile Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am, 1pm & 3pm *

Every Friday morning

10 Soul, Swing & The King

In aid of “Rebekah Fund”, Allendale Community Centre 7.30pm

Wimborne Country Market at the Allendale Centre.

10 & 11 Spring Gathering

Every Friday, Sat & Sunday

Gaunts House, Wimborne

Wimborne Market

11 Spring Plant Fayre

9 March - 31 July

Dorset Hardy Plant Society, Colehill Memorial Hall, 2.30pm

‘The Games we used to Play’

12 The Great Wimborne Bake and Craft Sale

Exhibition at the Priest’s House Museum & Garden

20 April - 2 June

‘Mapping the Way’,

Allendale Community Centre, 10am-4.30pm

Until 30th Sept

Marquee with stalls, The Square, Wimborne

12 Vintage Fair

Work inspired by maps, Walford Mill Crafts

12 Mayor’s Civic Service

Dreamboats Open

Weekends & school holidays, Riverside, nr Wimborne Market The Minster, Wimborne, 3pm

Deans Court, Wimborne, 11am-6pm

‘Jubilees & Coronations’, Wimborne Recorded Music Society, Allendale Community Centre, 7.30pm

May

1 Open Garden

13 Concert:

As part of the NGS

4 May Pole

15 ‘50 years of the Priest’s House Museum’

Minster Green, Wimborne, 11am-4pm

4 Charity Event

For Great Ormond Street

By Emma Ayling, Wimborne Historical Society, Wimborne Minster Town Hall Council Chamber, Wimborne, 7.30pm

Millstream Bistro, Walford Mill Crafts, 7.30pm

4 Storytelling

16 Walk & Talk with Neil Lucas

Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, 7.30pm

Knoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, 2pm-3pm

6 Southern England Town Crier’s Championship

18 Coffee Morning Wimborne In Bloom

34 Park Lane, Wimborne, 10am-12pm

Wimborne Minster Green, 10am-4pm

Concert 6 Grandma’s Attic Antiques Fair 21 Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society Concert Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 10am-4pm

Allendale Community Centre, 7.30pm

7 May - 25 July

25 JAMINAROUND

Photographic Exhibition

Music and storytelling, Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne

‘Land, Sea and Air’ by Gillian Downes, Community Learning & Resource Centre, Wimborne, Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm & Sat (term time only) 10am-4pm

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25-27 Craft & Garden Fair Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 10am-6pm

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10 Talk

25 May-1 Jun Self-directed craft activities

11 Connoisseur Art Tour

Witchampton Village Hall, Witchampton, 10am-5pm

Priest’s House Museum & Garden, Wimborne, 10am-4.30pm

27 Grandma’s Attic Antiques Fair

Wimborne Horticultural Society Talk, Allendale Community Centre, 7.30pm Kingston Lacy, Wimborne*

11 Tractor/trailer rides

Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 10am-4pm

For the less mobile a ride around Badbury Rings, nr Wimborne*

28 Tractor/trailer rides

15 Summer Fayre

For the less mobile Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am*

28 Bike Treasure Hunt

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 6.30pm-9pm*

for ‘Rebekah Fund’ Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 10am-4pm

15 & 16 Open Garden

30 Fun art & craft activities

As part of the NGS

30 Children’s activities

16 Vintage Fair

30 Practical Gardening with gravel

17 Illustrated Lecture

For all the family, Priest’s House Museum 10am-4.30pm Kingston Lacy, Wimborne*

JUNE

Knoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, 2pm-3.30pm

1 Competitive show & plant sale

Alpine Garden Society, Q.E.School, Wimborne, 9am-4pm

1 Poole Bobbin Lace Circle Day

Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 10.30am-4pm

7-9 Wimborne Folk Festival

Deans Court, Wimborne, 11am-6pm In the Square, Wimborne, Wimborne Bid event By Mary La Trobe-Bateman, Wimborne & Blandford Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Allendale Community Centre 2.15pm

20 Tractor/trailer rides

For the less mobile Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am & 1.30pm*

21 The Anonymous Travelling Market Deans Court, Wimborne, 11am-4pm

22 Storytelling

Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, BH21 5RP 7.30pm

22-23 The Romans

Willow Walk, Town and Square, Priest’s House Museum Wimborne BID event

23 Wimborne In Bloom

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8 Wimborne Minster Summer Fayre On the Minster Green, Wimborne, 10am-4pm

8 Corfe Mullen Carnival

Recreation Ground, Corfe Mullen, 1pm-4.30pm

8 Jun-21 Jul Silversmith Show

Chien-Wei Chang Silversmith - solo show, Walford Mill Crafts

Private gardens open for viewing around the town, 11am – 5pm

25-29 ‘Anything Goes’

Wimborne Musical Theatre, Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne, 7.30pm evenings or 2.30pm Saturday matinee

26 Talk

Dorset Hardy Plant Society, Colehill Memorial Hall, Wimborne, 7.30pm

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28-30 Open Air Theatre

‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’– Production by Wimborne Drama, Deans Court, Wimborne, Fri & Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5pm, tickets available from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre 01202 886116 or Tivoli Theatre 01202 885566 (ticket only)

14 Dreamboats Annual Race Day

29 Farmers’ Market

Laundry Courtyard, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 10.30am-1.30pm

29 Strawberry Fair

Dreamboats, Wimborne, 2pm-5pm

29 & 30 Sweet Pea Show

In the Square, Wimborne, Wimborne Bid event

14 Vintage Fair

Pamphill School, Wimborne, 11am

15 Illustrated Lecture

Stewarts Garden Centre, BH217DF Sat 11am-5pm Sun 10am-4pm

july

‘The history of Piers’ by Jackie Marsh-Hobbs, Wimborne & Blandford Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 2.15pm,

1-5 Midday Music Box

Concerts by five schools, The Minster, Wimborne 12 noon daily

15-21 Archaeology Week

2 Tractor/trailer rides

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, check website for details

2 ‘Moonfleet’

Church House, Wimborne, 10am-5pm

For the less mobile Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am & 2pm*

Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne, 7.30pm Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in association with Michael James Music Trust

3 Open Garden

16 Concert

Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society concert, Allendale Community Centre, 7.30pm

18 Tractor/trailer rides

As part of the NGS

For the less mobile, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am & 2pm *

Deans Court, Wimborne, 11am-6pm

20 ‘Earth Detectives’

6 Fair Trade

Priest’s House Museum & Garden, Wimborne, 10am-4.30pm

Promoting Fair Trade, Wimborne BID event

6 & 7 Help support the National Gardens Scheme At Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 10.30am-6pm

20-22 Flower Festival

Wimborne St Giles Church, 9.30am-6pm

21 Annonymous Travelling Market Deans Court, Wimborne, 11am-4pm

7 Italian Market

28 The Secret Garden & Serles House

8 Talk

47 Victoria Road, 2.30pm-5pm

In the Square, Wimborne, Wimborne Bid event

Open for NGS

Wimborne Horticultural Society Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 7.30pm

26 Teddy Bears’ Picnic

9 Connoisseur Art Tour

27 & 28 Viking Weekend

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne*

Priest’s House Museum & Garden, Wimborne, 10am-3pm

13 Traditional Village Fete

27 Jul-8 Sep Crafts Exhibition

13 Traditional Village Fete

‘Going Full Circle’, Walford Mill Crafts

Horton & Chalbury at Horton, nr Wimborne, 12pm-4.30pm

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27 Jul-31 Aug Self-directed craft activities

Priest’s House Museum & Garden, 10am-4.30pm

Gussage All Saints 1.30pm-5pm

13 Storytelling

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11.30am-2pm Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, BH21 5RP 10am-4pm

13 Archaeological Finds Surgery

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15-27 Wimborne Art Club Exhibition

29 & 30 Children’s summer holiday activities Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am-3.30pm*

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24 Open Air Theatre

4, 8, 10, 25, 26 Secret Garden & Serles House

By Rain or Shine Theatre, Walford Mill, 7.30pm*

AUGUST

3 President’s Summer Fete

Priest’s House Museum & Garden, Wimborne, 10am-4pm

Open for NGS

47 Victoria Road Wimborne. 2.30pm-5pm

5, 6, 12, 13, 19, Children’s summer holiday activities Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am-3.30pm, booking

8 Open Air Theatre ‘As You Like It’

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, Gates open 6.15pm

‘A Comedy of Errors’

24-26 Craft & Garden Fair Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 10am-6pm

25 Church Fete

Wimborne St Giles, on the church green, Wimborne St Giles,12pm-4.30pm

26 Grandma’s Attic Antiques Fair Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 10am-4pm

26 Multicultural Day Celebrate Italy

11 Vintage Fair

Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, 10.30am-4pm

12 Talk

Laundry Courtyard, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 10.30am1.30pm

In the Square, Wimborne, Wimborne Bid event Wimborne Horticultural Society Talk, Allendale Community Centre, 7.30pm

15 Garden Mini Beasts

Art & Craft activities Priest’s House Museum & Garden, 10am-4pm

31 Roman Day

Priest’s House Museum, Wimborne BID event

31 Aug-2 Nov Ceramic Exhibition

Priest’s House Museum 10am-4.30pm, (Closed Sundays)

Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, 7.30pm

1,7,8,15,22 Secret Garden & Serles House

17-26 Sting in the Tale

47 Victoria RoadWimborne 2.30pm-5pm

Storytelling launch

A festival of stories

Open for NGS

2 & 3 Children’s summer holiday 17 Church Fete & Horticultural Show activities in unique and unusual settings across Eastern Dorset.

Kingston Lacy House grounds 12pm-4pm St Stephen’s Church Fete & Horticultural Show

20 Tractor/trailer rides

For the less mobile to enjoy at Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am *

20 Concert

Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society Concert, Allendale Community Centre, 7.30pm

24 Wimborne in Bloom Duck Race

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne,

11am-3.30pm, Booking may be required for some activities please monitor website for details

3 Tractor/trailer rides

For the less mobile Kingston Lacy Wimborne, 11am & 1.30pm*

September

17 Sting In the Tale

31 Farmers’ Market

5 Walk & Talk

With Neil Lucas, Knoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, 2pm-3pm

7 Caring for Kingston Lacy’s Books

Discover how to care for the books in the Library, 11.30am1pm & 1.30am-2.30pm, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne

9 Talk

Wimborne Horticultural Society, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 7.30pm,

11-19 Open Days

Dorset Architectural Heritage Week Open Days River Allen bottom of Mill Lane, Wimborne, 4pm

East Dorset Heritage Trust, Wimborne

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SEPTEMber

5 & 6 Cranborne Chase Woodfair

For the less mobile at Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am, 1pm & 3pm*

Braemore House, Fordingbridge, 10am-5pm

12 Ornamental Grass Masterclass

8 Tractor/trailer rides

Knoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, 2pm-4.30pm

For the less mobile at Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 10.30am & 1.30pm*

14 Flower Show

10 Walk & Talk

Wimborne Horticultural Society Flower Show Allendale Community Centre, 12pm-4pm

With Neil Lucas, Knoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, 2pm-3pm

12 Ancient Harvest & Apple Day

14 Heritage Open Day

Free entry to Kingston Lacy House, Park & Gardens, Wimborne

14 & 15 Guided tours of the New Museum Stores

* & free opening of the Priest’s House Museum & Garden, 10am-4.30pm

The Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, 10am-4pm

13 Vintage Fair

OCTOBER

11 & 27 Tractor/trailer rides

In the Square, Wimborne, Wimborne Bid event

14 Talk

Wimborne Horticultural Society, Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 7.30pm

14 & 15 Dorset Street Feast

17-19 ‘An Inspector Calls’

14 & 15 Cheese Festival

18 Talk

14 Sep-27 Oct Craft project

19 Storytelling

Wimborne Drama, Tivoli Theatre, 7.30pm & Sat matinee 2.30pm

‘Street Food’- Cooking demos & entertainment, Walford Mill Crafts

Wimborne Historical Society Wimborne Town Hall Council Chamber, 7.30pm

Sturminster Newton

‘Exploring the nature of mending’ Walford Mill Crafts

15 Vintage Fair

Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, BH21 5RP 7.30pm

26 Verwood Arts and Crafts Society

In the Square, Wimborne, Wimborne Bid event

Verwood Memorial Hall, Verwood, 9.30am- 4pm

18 Talk

26 Talk

About floral arrangements

Dorset Hardy Plant Society Colehill Memorial Hall, 2.30pm

from Kitchen Garden Kingston Lacy. 11.15am-1pm

26 & 27 Wimborne Food Festival

18 Talk

‘The History of Wimborne Model Town’ Stuart Bevan, Wimborne Historical Society, Wimborne Minster Town Hall Council Chamber. 7.30pm

19 RHS Ornamental Grass Masterclass Knoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, 2-4.30pm

20 Garden Tour

With Neil Lucas in aid the RNLI, Knoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, from 11am

21 & 22 Roman Open Weekend

Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne,BH21 5RP 10am-4pm

25 Talk

Dorset Hardy Plant Society Talk, Colehill Memorial Hall, nr Wimborne, 7.30pm

28 Traditional Harvest celebrations In the Kitchen Garden, Kingston Lacy 11.30am-4pm

28 Festival of Choirs

In the Square, Minster, Priest’s House Museum Wimborne Bid event

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Street market, Demo kitchens, Tops Fun Food Factory, Theatre & Music, Literary Fringe and much more, Wimborne Town Centre

31 Spooky art & craft activities

For the family, Priest’s House Museum & Garden 10am-4pm

31 Hallowe’en Spooktacular, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am-5.30pm

31 Garden Tour

Exploring the mini arboretum, Knoll Gardens, nr Wimborne, from 11am

31 Ghostly storytelling

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November

Mixed contemporary gifts for sale, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne

2 Divali Festival

In the Square, Wimborne, Wimborne Bid event

2&3 Frances Bankes’ Ball,

6,7 & 8 Christmas at Kingston Lacy Wimborne, 11am-3pm

7 ‘Shottesford Peelers’

Traditional & seasonal tunes on handbells Kingston Lacy, 2pm-4pm

7 Ancient Winter Day

Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne BH21 5RP 10am-4pm

Re-live the Ball of 1791 including dancing by the Ring of Eight, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 11am-4pm

8 Jubilate Singers

6-9 Literary Festival

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 2pm

Wimborne, Wimborne Bid event

9 Wimborne In Bloom Charities Fair Around 40 charity stalls, Allendale Community Centre

9 Music Concert

Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne BH21 5RP

16 Wimborne In Bloom Coffee Morning

Singing songs and carols until twilight

9 Talk

Wimborne Horticultural Society Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 7.30pm

13, 14 & 15 Christmas at Kingston Lacy Wimborne, 11am-3pm

With bring & buy raffle, Wit’s End Corner, 34 Park Lane, Wimborne, 10am to 12pm

14 The Great Pudding Stir

19 Concert

14 Christmas Fair

By Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society, Allendale Community Centre, 7.30pm

23 Storytelling

Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, BH21 5RP 7.30pm

24 Grandma’s Attic Antiques Fair Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne, 10am-4pm

30 Farmers’ Market

Laundry Courtyard, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 10.30am-1.30pm

30 Christmas Tree & Town Lights Switch On

december

1-9 Wimborne Literary Festival 2 Nov-31 Dec ‘Inspire’,

Priest’s House Museum & Garden, Wimborne, 10.30am-4pm In Laundry Courtyard, Kingston Lacy 1pm-4pm in aid of St Stephen’s Church

14 Save The Children Christmas Parade Wimborne town centre, Parade of floats & walking tableau from 2.30pm

17 Concert

Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society Allendale Community Centre 7.30pm

20 Carols in the Cornmarket by candlelight, Wimborne, 6pm-7pm

20 - 22 Bear Feast

A Pagan Midwinter celebration, Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne

20 - 22 Christmas at Kingston Lacy Wimborne, 11am-3pm Turning on of the Christmas tree lights & town lights, The Square, Wimborne, 3.30pm-4.30pm

21 Dancing & Music

With Bourne River Morris, Kingston Lacy, Wimborne, 1pmdusk

*Booking Essential (Some other events may also require booking): The Priest’s House Museum & Garden Avon Heath Country Park 01425 478470 01202 882533 Moors Valley 01425 470721 Tivoli Theatre 01202 885566 The Allendale Community Centre 01202 887247 Walford Mill Crafts 01202 841400 Kingston Lacy 01202 883402 Wimborne Model Town 01202 881924 (events leaflet available from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre) Please note some telephone numbers provided are for the organisers not necessarily the venue.

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NUMBER 9 restaurant has held two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence since opening. The team take pride in producing the most delicious food, you can choose from the lunch or Al la Carte menus and there is a lighter pre-theatre menu served from 6pm. All dishes, where possible, use local and fresh produce evolving with the seasons. Number 9 has also recently opened three boutique B&B rooms, sponsored by Farrow & Ball, above the restaurant.

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Visit Wimborne Minster a town for all reasons - a town for all seasons

The historic market town of Wimborne Minster An enticing blend of old and new Relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Wimborne’s setting on the River Allen and the historic architecture of the Minster Church of St Cuthburga. Shop in Wimborne’s high quality modern stores and charming independent boutiques. The colourful Town Square and attractive streets offer a diverse mix of clothing, furnishings, gifts, jewellery, crafts, books, music, florist and antique shops as well as all those handy food, hardware and everyday stores. Enjoy a relaxing lunch, tempting afternoon tea, or a delicious evening meal in one of a range of places to eat, including cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Lots of places to visit: The Tivoli Theatre, the Model Town, Walford Mill and the Priest’s House Museum to name just a few. Festivals take place throughout the year such as the Folk Festival, Festival of Choirs, the Literary Festival, the Food & Drink Festival in October and the Diwali Festival in November.

For more information on what’s going on in Wimborne go to: www.wimborneminster.net This advertisement is published by Wimborne BID Ltd. a Business Improvement District making Wimborne great!

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