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The Wareham District

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The independent directory of local businesses serving the residents of Wareham, Wool & Bere Regis

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May 2014


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The Wareham Welcome...

District

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Stephen & Debbie Corney and Martin Budden at Purbeck Publications

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Copy deadline for the June 2014 edition: 25th May 2014

Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that data in this publication is accurate, the publisher cannot accept any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause. The Wareham District Directory does not officially endorse any advertising material included within the publication. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval systems or transmitted in any form, without prior permission of the publisher.

Dear Wareham, Wool & Bere Regis! Did you have a good Easter break? With two bank holiday Mondays this month as well, we really are being spoiled. We had a very busy April going over to The Isle of Wight for a family celebration of my Mum and Dad’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. The weather was wonderful and with 180 degree sea views from the house on the cliff top, it was really rather special. I have to say I do like the Isle of Wight. We were there for a holiday last summer and we couldn’t wait to go back. Straight after returning, and an overnight unpack and repack, we went off to The New Forest for a long weekend camping in Nellie! We joined the Caravan Club as Stephen’s parents are already members and we met them at the Centenary Site which is a lovely park with good facilities. Stephen’s sister has a new, retro, bright yellow VW Campervan - Jessie Phyllis named after Rachel’s two grandmothers. She shines! We were not quite so lucky with the weather but sitting in the van playing games and then watching a movie on the computer, all cuddled up together, made the weekend very special and a great end to a fantastic ten days. All in all it has taken some effort getting back to work, but we are glad to say that The Wareham District Directory is full of local information for you as well as trades people who would love to hear from you. Please mention the magazine when making any calls. This makes all our work worth while and keeps the trade local. The lucky winner of the wordsearch last month was Mrs E R Lawrence. Well done to you! We hope you all have a great month of May and we look forward to receiving your wordsearches as well as any ideas you have to add interest to your local Directory. All the best,

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WarehamTown Museum Wareham Museum is 40 years old this year, and to help celebrate the event we invited the town’s young people to take part in a competition to design a logo for the anniversary year. We had a fantastic response with over 200 entries. Choosing the winning designs, shown here, from many outstanding entries was a challenge! The winners were presented with their certificates and prizes by the Mayor of Wareham Cllr Malcolm Russell, at the opening of the museum for the season in April. Photos of the event can be seen on our website, www.wtm.org.uk The museum’s honorary education officer, Sue Cullinane, said: ‘We devised the logo competition to encourage local children to really think about the town’s past. It’s important to promote an interest in their heritage in young people because they will be the archaeologists, the historians and curators of the future – the caretakers of the huge wealth of archaeology and history we have not only here in Wareham, but throughout Britain.’ Wareham Museum is situated in the Town Hall; it is open Monday to Friday, 10-4, and entry is free. The museum is run by volunteers and if you would like to help, call in or contact us through the website. Ben Buxton Assistant Curator & Curator of Collections

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Aleisha AmosTaylor was the winner of class A (age up to 11) as well as the overall winner Lucy Pritchard & Bella Torrance were the joint winners of class B (age 11-16) Ronnie Lane was ‘Highly Commended for Archaeological Accuracy’ and is just six & a half years old

The winners: Lucy Pritchard and Bella Torrance (back), Ronnie Lane and Aleisha Amos-Taylor (front). Also in the photo are Wareham Museum’s education officer Sue Cullinane (left) and curator Louise Seymour-Smith (right). Photo: Pam Bowyer-Davis


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Where is Nellie? Do you know the South of England? Can you recognise these places? These are just some of the sights that Nellie, the rather large Purbeck and Dorset Publications Campervan has travelled to in just the last month. The answers are at the bottom of the page so you can immediately see if you are right. Most are easy, but one or two maybe a challenge…? Have a go and see how many places you know! You can also follow her...

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Recruitment campaign underway to... support front line services A key aspect of ensuring we provide high quality care for all of our patients is our staff – having the right staff in the right place delivering the right care at the right time Last year at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals we invested over £1m in nursing but recruitment doesn’t stop there. We are currently recruiting a range of additional consultant, nursing staff and other clinical roles to support our front line services.

New consultant positions

We currently employ 161 consultants and on completion of the recruitment programme towards the end of the autumn, an additional 22 consultants will be providing care for our patients. The additional posts will support increased seven day working and consultantled care across all specialities, including the Emergency Department. Mr Basil Fozard, the hospitals’ Medical Director said: “Our consultants and their teams play a central role in the diagnosis and treatment of our patients every single day. This avoids delay in patient care and ensures the smooth flow of patients throughout the hospital. “We know that having the right medical experts on hand, whatever day of the week, will ultimately help improve care further.”

Qualified nurse recruitment campaign

We continue to recruit additional experienced nurses through a number of routes and due to the national shortage of experienced band 5 nurses, this includes overseas recruitment. By the end of June we aim to have recruited a total of 97 qualified nurses from the UK and Europe: Paula Shobbrook, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “An important part in providing excellent care is ensuring we have the right staff delivering the right care at the right time for every patient.

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She added: “We know from the national staff survey that our staff believe our organisation is a good place to work. We are really proud to serve the local community and want every patient to leave hospital feeling they have received excellent care from warm, friendly, expert staff who treated them with respect and dignity.

“An important part in providing excellent care is ensuring we have the right staff delivering the right care at the right time for every patient.” Our new European nurses are fully qualified in their own country and we have a tailored induction programme which includes assessment of skills and practice under supervision, as well as further workshops in the classroom to embed learning. There are a number of other staffing investments that are being made including: r support and recruitment for additional clinical services such as assistant health practitioners, therapists and additional security porters r new and adaptive roles, such as nurse practitioners to support the wider team r additional supervisory time for ward sisters to support ward staff r smarter use of technology, such as iPads for vital sign monitoring, and e-forms to reduce duplicate paperwork r extended and seven day working for services such as radiology and speech and language therapy.


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The weight of hunger is immeasurable… SLIMMERS from Wareham and the Purbecks have donated food to the local Food Bank “Super slimmers have been donating food to Wareham’s food bank since Christmas, when they decided to give leftover Christmas luxury goods and chocolates away,” says Lisa Smith, Slimming World Consultant, who runs the Wareham group on Tuesday mornings at the Masonic Hall. By continuing to donate together the groups and members have made a huge difference, and are still donating! As part of Slimming World’s Slim for Good challenge, consultant Lisa Smith’s group decided instead of raising money, they would donate food items. The idea behind Slim for Good is that it is for the good of the person

Slimming world consultant Lisa Smith (right) with Lynn Crabb and donated Easter chocs

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and the good of their community as well. The number of families desperate for emergency food aid in the Wareham area has increased substantially over the past year. Wareham Food Bank has come under increasing pressure to distribute food parcels to people in need Lisa said: “There has been much publicity about these great causes in recent months and my members really wanted to not only help people, but also make people aware that you can make nutritious meals out of cheaper items - and a lot of this food is what we at Slimming World use on a daily basis to help us lose weight. “Across the six-week challenge the Wareham group lost an amazing 450lb between them! Just for fun – this is equivalent to the combined weight of Arnold Schwarzenegger and a 2 month old horse! “As well as the staples like pasta and rice, they donated toiletry goods, fresh fruit & veg, tea and coffee. Our proudest moment,” says Slimming World Consultant Lisa Smith, “was at Easter when my gorgeous members decided that they would love to donate Easter eggs for the children. Just look at the amount we collected!” Lynn Crabb from the Wareham food bank went along to collect Wareham’s donations and


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Lisa said she could not believe the variety of items on the table. Lisa said, “the challenge has been so popular the members are continuing their support of the food banks, in fact since Easter we have donated a further 8 bags of food!” Lynn Crabb, of Churches Together, revealed 10-15 parcels are delivered to people in the Wareham area, who have been identified as “in need” by health professionals, councils and youth centres, every week. She said they have received more than 30 bags of donations from Lisa’s Slimming World group. She added: “We are extremely grateful for everything we are given, great or small. We have an enormous amount of food come in and it goes out just as quickly. There are opportunities throughout Purbeck to donate food, with Purbeck Churches, children’s Sure Start centres, the WI and individuals all doing their bit.” To donate, gifts or non-perishable food can be left at the following locations: Lisa’s Slimming World group in Wareham at the Masonic Hall on Tuesday mornings at 9.30am and 11.30am as well as Wareham Parish Hall, Sure Start children’s centres in Wareham & Bovington. Anyone interested in learning more about Lisa’s Wareham Slimming World group should call Lisa Smith on 01929 463549 or 07799 364942. For Food Bank donations contact Lynn Crabb on 07840 408475.

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Straining under all the weight of food donations are Lynn Crabb and one of the group members

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This is an excerpt from The Way to Happiness book, for information about this book and programs go to www.twth.org

6. SET A GOOD EXAMPLE1 There are many people one influences.2 The influence3 can be good or it can be bad. If one conducts his life to keep these recommendations, one is setting a good example. Others around one cannot help but be influenced by this, no matter what they say. Anyone trying to discourage you is trying to do so because they factually mean you harm or are seeking to serve their own ends. Down deep, they will respect you. Your own survival chances will be bettered in the long run since others, influenced, will become less of a threat. There are other benefits. Don’t discount the effect you can achieve on others simply by mentioning these things and setting a good example in your own right.

The way to happiness requires that one set a good example for others. 1. example: someone or something worthy of imitation or duplication; a pattern, a model. 2. influences: has an effect upon. 3. influence: the resulting effect. © 2014 PURBECK PUBLICATIONS. All Rights Reserved. Grateful acknowledgement is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce a selection from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard. THE WAY TO HAPPINESS and the ‘Road and Sun’ design are trademarks owned by L. Ron Hubbard Library in the USA and in other countries (trademark registrations issued and other registrations pending) and are used with permission.

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Dorset’s brush with art

Depicting wildlife is one of human’s earliest art Dorset Wildlife Trust is delighted to be displaying forms, which has been found in pre-historic cave a variety of exhibitions by local artists, including paintings all over the world. Classical civilisations Sally Derrick, in the upcoming Art Weeks festival of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, from 24th May – 8th June at the Kingcombe India and China used wildlife images to create Centre in west Dorset. Artists exhibiting include their own unique style of art, found in stone etching and printmaking artist, Rachel Bright, carvings of elephants in India, and animal oil paintings by Max Oliver, wooden sculptures by Bruno Charron, clay sculptures by Jane symbols in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Wildlife has inspired many traditional and Burden and textured fabric pieces by Mary contemporary artists and as cultures and Sutton. There will be something for everyone at Dorset’s celebration of art, with a programme perceptions have evolved, so has wildlife art. of children’s activities and delicious food served In Dorset, we don’t have to search far for by our Chef in the café, in the setting of the inspiration from wildlife and the natural world. beautiful and tranquil Kingcombe Meadows Our coastline and countryside holds a wealth of nature reserve. flourishing flora and fauna. For some, however, the inspiration lies even closer to home – the For more information about Dorset Wildlife garden. Local artist and sculptor, Sally Derrick, Trust’s Kingcombe Centre and the other artists takes inspiration from the wildlife scenes that exhibiting their work for Dorset Art Weeks, have unfolded in her garden in west Dorset. visit: www.kingcombe.org/art-weeks or “My garden is a wonderful place to sketch, www.dorsetartweeks.co.uk photograph and enjoy,” said Sally. “At dusk I like hearing the owls and watching bats whirl To see more of Sally’s work, visit: around the trees against the backdrop of the www.sallyderrick.co.uk night sky.” By Sally Welbourn Sally has been sculpting for 30 years, studying the anatomy of people and animals, and producing sculptures from a variety of materials including bronze and fired clay to translate the essence of the form into beautiful sculptures. Subjects include raptors, hares, egrets, foxes, and cheetahs to name just a few. Clockwise from top left: Cheetah stretching, Fox, Bronze Egret, Sparrowhawk Sally believes it is the challenges and battle Photos: Sally Derrick for survival which creates an interesting form. “These skills for survival are the essence of the bird or mammal,” said Sally. “Often this leads to a beautiful shape such as the flexibility of the cheetah’s body, the silent flight of the owl, or the quick spearlike beak and adapted feet of the egret.”

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The Adventures of Nellie The Purbeck Publications Camper Van Wow! Nellie has been a very busy ‘girl’ this month. She took us to Moors Valley where she met not only the train but also the tractor…. story below. Then she took us to The Isle of Wight for a 50th Wedding Annivesary celebration with my parents and then… a weekend trip to the New Forest with Stephen’s parents and his sister in her gorgeous yellow VW Campervan! Nellie is currently resting in the garden… It is a lot of work you know for an ‘old girl’ who is a little overweight. Moors Valley is a favourite for many. It is a fantastic place for youngsters, parents and grandparents alike. Saturday the 5th April was a special day and Hayden, our son was invited to be a park keeper for the day. Just like Percy! There is a brand new trail for all the family which is an ideal way to get the children out to experience our wonderful countryside. As the Moors Valley website says, “Enjoy… Experience… Explore… At Moors Valley there is something for everyone… whether you want to enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle ride through the Forest, experience a ride on an authentic

Nellie meets up with Zeus... behind the train sheds

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In the main signal box with Jim Haylock narrow-gauge steam train or even Go Ape on a high wire forest adventure swinging through the tree tops.” We started our day in the reception area where there was a great art exhibition of wild animals. Wonderful paintings. After a smooth start, this is where the fun started for us. Nellie had been invited to meet the steam train, so off we went down to the wonderful station, so well set out. Stephen drove Nellie across the railway line so we could take a photo of the train and her together. At the other side was a lovely, if rather wet looking field. Have you guessed…. YES, Nellie got stuck in the mud! Her high wheels spun very ineffectively and she sat there looking rather frustrated. Much to her delight, and that of Hayden who was now worried as he had a swimming competition to attend later in the day and feared he would never make it, the tractor was a great success and Nellie came out totally unscathed, if a little flushed… and muddy. It was all rather exciting really.


27 The trains at Moors Valley are a treat. We were very honoured, not only to meet Jim Haylock the owner and creator of the Moors Valley Railway, but also have a personal tour by him. Originally Jim was a carpet fitter but had always had a dream to create a ‘full railway experience’. This is exactly what you get when you hop aboard. There is a ticket collector, a conductor, bridges, overhead signs, a signal box, level crossings, in fact everything you see on a full working railway. There are even sheds where the trains are made, renovated and otherwise kept in tip top condition. Jim and his nephew Tim, who is now working very closely with his uncle, both have a total passion for trains and you can see the sheer delight and enjoyment in what they do. Tim drove his first train at a very early age and I think from the look in his eyes he was smitten immediately. What young boy wouldn’t be! Hayden, our son was so excited when he was able to blow the whistle to start the train! His chest stuck out like a proud robin as he blew. A very happy boy. We didn’t have enough time to do the Percy trail unfortunately, but will be back, as Moors Valley is a favourite of ours. Hayden is also extremely keen to try his

And your guard on this trip is... Hayden!

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Hayden can’t wait to Go Ape! skills at Go Ape, so I guess now that he is tall enough, we will be doing this soon too. Wish me luck! We are so fortunate to have such a gorgeous park which is ever developing and expanding. If you want fun and adventure or a leisurely walk in the forest, even through the tree tops, then Moors Valley is a great place to visit. Please see the website www.moors-valley. co.uk. There are planned events such as orienteering, mountain biking, golf, angling, Nordic walking and much more. You can of course hire bikes and ride around to your hearts content, taking a picnic and stopping whenever you want to. Have fun! Where will Nellie go next…? Find out in the next edition of The Wareham District Directory. By Debbie Corney whereisnellie

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Mon and Wed evening at Sandford Primary School 6.30pm & 7.30pm

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Community News

National Trust in Purbeck The humble beach hut is at the centre of an experiment which could see a key part of the seaside holiday reshaped in Studland. The Living with a Changing Coast project (LiCCo), supported by the National Trust and the Environment Agency, asked second year architecture students at the Arts University Bournemouth to come up with designs for the beach hut of the future. The brief was for huts that fitted into the local environment and were more resistant to flooding, winds and storms. It’s a timely project after recent storms caused a significant loss of sand from Studland Beach as well as a landslip at Middle Beach. Some of Studland’s 275 beach huts have had to be moved three times in the past and the recent storms left some perilously close to the water’s edge. Scientists agree that storms and extreme weather are likely to become more frequent in the coming decades while sea levels are predicted to rise by 30-40cm by 2060. The students came up with a range of designs ranging from the traditional to the innovative and the public will be able to choose their favourite from three finalists at an exhibition from April 14-21, 10am-3pm at three locations on Knoll, Middle and South Beaches. A full size prototype version of the winning design will then be built at Studland. You can also see what the students came up with online at urbanenrichment.co.uk. LiCCo Project Manager Elli MacDonald said: “The storms in February were a reminder of how vulnerable the Studland peninsula is to extreme weather. “Beach huts have been popular with families since Victorian times and are an important

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part of the special character of the British coastline. That’s why we’re trying to find a practical solution so that these symbols of the seaside can be enjoyed by generations to come.” Work has begun to create a natural play area for children at Corfe Castle. In the first phase, steps are under construction to link the site alongside the Corfe River at West Mill to the Wildlife Walk, which runs from Castle View to The Square. Two tunnels of living willow have also been planted with the aim that soon the interweaving boughs will create magical natural passageways for children to use in their play. More features including balance logs and tree trunks for climbing on will follow – all created using natural materials and designed to blend in with their surroundings. The project follows consultation with children and their parents in Corfe Castle about what they would like to see there. Two years in the planning, the project has suffered a series of delays, the latest of them being the February floods, but it is now on course to be complete by the summer. The National Trust once again helped out with Langton Matravers’ annual Spring litter pick. Ranger Jonathan Leyland provided support for the community effort at the end of March, and the trust also provided a back-up vehicle and trailer. Organiser Bridget Mayes said: “I’d like to thank the National Trust and especially Jonathan Leyland for supporting the litter pick again; it is invaluable support and a very nice collaboration between the parish and the National Trust.” Jon Bish, Communications Officer


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Reptile Weekend at Arne

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th May Head down to RSPB Arne nature reserve on our May reptile weekend. There will be regular free show and tells on the hour every hour where you can find out all about Britain’s 6 native reptiles. Can you name them all?! 1 pm– 4 pm (last show at 4pm) Free No Booking Required Meet at RSPB Arne car park in Visitor hut 01929 553360/ arne@rspb.org.uk/ www.rspb.org.uk/arne Registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654 photo by Phyl England

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Rotary News

Wareham Rotary: Spring News The Rotary Club of Wareham held its annual Daffodil Party at the Wareham Parish hall for local pensioners. Over 60 people attended and had a wonderful tea served to them by the members of the Rotary Club of Wareham and Rotary’s Inner Wheel. The guests played Bingo and after tea they were entertained by rotary member Maurice Turner on the organ and Jack Haworth, a member of the Lady St Mary Church Choir, the Wareham Choral Society and The REX Players who sang, with the audience joining in when they knew the words. Each pensioner were handed a bunch of daffodils as they left. Transport was provided by members of the Rotary Club and the Lions club. Blood Pressure Day 17th May The Rotary Club will hold their annual Blood Pressure day on 17th May in the Wareham Town Hall between 9am and 12 noon. For the eleventh year running, Rotarians and representatives from the Stroke Association will be saving lives by hosting blood pressure testing events in their local communities. Members of the public can have their blood pressure checked free of charge in a bid to raise awareness of the link between high blood pressure and strokes. High blood pressure now accounts for nearly 50% of all strokes, and yet is easily treatable. Rotary wish to raise awareness of this and continue to help with the prevention of strokes

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by targeting some of the 16-million people in the UK with high blood pressure. The Rotary Dorset Bike Ride in Aid of Cancer Research UK The Rotary Club of Wareham have organised their third bike event in aid of Cancer Research on Sunday 7th September starting from Longthorn Camp site Bovington. This year they have added a new 100 mile Dorset Etape for the hardened cyclist with additional routes for all the family of 10, 20, 30, 50, and 75 miles. There are many prizes to be won for those raising sponsorship including a new bike plus £50 bike vouchers donated by Cyclexperience, 6 months membership to Springfield Leisure club and Spa and a special cycle jersey. Last year they had 500 entries and raised nearly £30,000 and the club hopes to raise much more this year. You can enter online at www.dorset-bike-ride.co.uk What is Rotary and how to join? Wareham Rotary is an organisation of men and women who give up their time helping the local community, raising funds for charities and local good causes. Not only is a great way of helping others, but it is also a great way of making friends and having a great time. If you would like to know more, or if you would like to join please check out their web site at www.warehamrotary.co.uk or telephone David King on 01929 471087.


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WAREHAM VETERINARY CENTRE 17 East Street, Wareham, BH20 4NN

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This is Sarah Ellis, our stylist, who in March completed her NVQ Level 3. This is a great achievement! Sarah has a great clientele and has grown in skill during her two years at Philip Mills, helped by continual training at London training schools and ongoing Model Nights in-house. Training is the way forward, and we like to keep up-to-date!


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Local Events

Purbeck Events for May 2014 Date

Event Name & Type

Time and Location

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Wareham’s Street Markets

Thursday: East Street 8-1pm Saturday: The Quay 8-2pm

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5th Anglers Afloat Classic 2014

Swanage

01929 422885

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Beach Clean & Eco Day

Swanage

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Highwood Garden Open for various charities

2.30pm - 6pm £4 Adult, £2 Child

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Family Fun Quiz Night

Corfe Castle Village Hall 7.30pm £6 inc ploughman's

01929 480242

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Smedmore House & Gardens Open Day

Smedmore House, Kimmeridge 2-5pm £5

07811 871347

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Flower Festival - Rhythms of Life

Athelhampton House

01305 848363

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Companion & Family Fun Dog Show

Memorial Hall, Bovington from 10am

01305 269912

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Heathland Hullabaloo

Knoll Beach 10.30am

07900 137882

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Jurassic Jaunts Leukaemia Busters.

Corfe Castle 4/7/12/19/26 mile walks

07790 474478

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Sixties Music & Laughter

Mowlem Swanage 7.30pm £16

01929 422239

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Jitterbugjive dancing classes

Furzebrook Village Hall, 8-10pm, £6

07928 749311

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The Past

Rex Wareham 7.10pm (Times vary)

01929 552778

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Seafood Festival

Greyhound, Corfe Castle

01929 480205

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Highwood Garden Open for various charities

2.30pm - 6pm £4 Adult, £2 Child

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The Tour of Wessex Cycle Ride

3 days throughout Wessex including Lulworth Cove

01963 34125

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Dorset Wild Flower Week

Guided Walks throughout Purbeck

01929 552740 derc@dorsetcc. gov.uk

24-1 June

Gruesome Facts

Corfe Model Village 10-5pm

01929 481234

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D-Day

Tank Museum, Bovington

01929 405096

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Swanage Rowing Regatta

Swanage

01929 422885

All the information has been compiled by Discover Purbeck Information Centre (01929 552740) and Swanage Tourist Information Centre (01929 422885) www.visitswanageandpurbeck.com and is correct to the best of our knowledge

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Index of advertisers

Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Directory... Accountants PJC Accounting Services............ 7 Ward Goodman........................ 5 Aerials Repairline.................................32 Aquatic Centres OS Aquatics..............................25 Bathrooms C+C Plumbing & Bathrooms.... 13 K & B Installations....................32 Purbeck Bathrooms..................23 Blinds, Curtains & Shutters Ashley Blinds............................. 3 Sheridan Biles...........................24 Builders A.D.S. Property Services............22 Brickcraft Construction.............37 J A Construction........................20 Purbeck Home Improvements..... 1 Propoint....................................35 Cafes Cafe Bijou.................................25 Carpet Cleaning Mercury Clean..........................13 Community News Adventures of Nellie.................26 Dorset Wildlife Trust...................18 National Trust in Purbeck.........30 St John’s Church Tours..............12 The Way to Happiness..............16 Wareham Rotary......................34 Wareham Town Museum......... 6 Computer Services AJV Computing.........................24 Purbeck Computer Centre.........28 Dance Classes Salsa Amor...............................17 Electricians Electricall..................................10 Events Purbeck Events.........................36 RSPB Event: Reptile Weekend......31 Upton House Plant Fair.............12 Farm Shops Norden Farm Shop....................28 Fencing Carbin Fencing..........................11 Financial Advisors Anglebury Asset Management....40

Strategic Solutions - Allan Cruse....20 Florists Woolbridge Flowers..................25 Fruit & Veg Deliveries Riverford Home Delivery...........10 Garage Doors Skandoor...................................31 Garage Services Bere Regis MOT Centre.............24 Coombs Auto Repairs............... 5 JT Commercials.........................23 King Bros of Pimperne..............39 Woolbridge Motorcycles..........25 Garden Services Dorset Tree Care..........................34 Green Scheme..............................17 JBM Garden & Property Services....17 Purbeck Arborists.....................35 Graphic Designers Lizzy’s Design............................ 5 Hairdressers Philip Mills Hair Design.............35 Health & Fitness Fit 4 Life....................................29 Slimming World........................15 Hospitals Bournemouth & Poole NHS Trusts.... 9 Hotels, Pubs & Restaurants Indiana..................................... 1 The Kings Arms.........................19 Independent Financial Advisors Anglebury Asset Management....40 Kitchens Dream Doors............................21 Flair Interiors............................ 2 K & B Installations....................32 Purbeck Bathrooms & Kitchens....23 Locksmith & Key Cutting John Hagans............................. 7 Mortgage Advisors Anglebury Asset Management....40 Motorcycle Repairs & Servicing Woolbridge Motorcycles..........25 Oven Cleaning Mercury Clean..........................13 Painters & Decorators Alchemy....................................37

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Pest Control Terminator Pest........................20 Plasterers Traditional Plastering...............17 Plumbers C+C Plumbing...........................13 Heatwise...................................39 Purbeck Plumbing & Heating....10 Property Maintenance A.D.S. Property Services............... 39 JBM Garden & Property Services.... 17 Purbeck Home Improvements..... 1 Total Woodwork - Peter Albin.... 7 Simon Hart................................ 3 Puzzles & Competitions Crossword.................................22 Prize Wordsearch......................33 Sudoku......................................12 Where is Nellie?........................ 8 Removals & Storage Pitman Removals & Storage.....22 Shoe Repairs John Hagans............................. 7 Soft Furnishings Sheridan Biles...........................17 Takeaways Skippers Fish & Chips................25 Tree Surgeons Dorset Tree Care.......................17 Purbeck Arborists.....................35 Turf & Garden Supplies Sherborne Turf..........................32 TV Sales & Repairs Repairline.................................32 Vehicle Tracking Global Tracking Solutions......... 3 Vets Wareham Veterinary Centre.....35 Waste Services Philip Trim.................................11 Watch & Clock Repairs Alford Time Repair....................24 Will Writing Allan Cruse................................31 Windows. Doors & Conservatories Fix-It..........................................40 Flyscreens.................................28


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The Wareham District Directory - May 2014  

May 2014 edition of The Wareham District Directory

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