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The Village People

If you thought we were all ‘Twinset and Pearls’, making cakes and jam whilst knitting and drinking tea THEN THINK AGAIN! We are all about FRIENDSHIP, FUN, FABULOUS FOOD (AND DRINK) AND LOTS OF LAUGHTER.  In 2018 we have a packed itinerary of events and activities including an update on the hugely successful and enjoyable ‘Taste of Nepal’ fundraising evening, a pub night/skittles at ‘The Gaggle of Geese’, BBQ, Mexican Train evening, visit to Brownsea Island, Octagon Theatre visit and the ‘occasional’ pub meal to name a few. As quite a few of these events and activities include partners, husbands, friends, family and residents of Buckland Newton and the surrounding villages, we have decided to advertise these under a new name: “The Village People”.   If you would be interested in joining us for any of the years events or would like more information please contact Amanda McKenna on 01300 345367 or email amandat62@outlook.com .
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Lydden Ladies Fashion Show.  Maree Pollard, Gillian Slade (Chair, Dorchester Friends of Juliaís  House), Jan Marpole, Jane Collins and Gill Nell with the presentation cheque - 12th November 2014

Provisional Programme for 2018

Friday 12th January, 7.30 pm, Village Hall.  Bubbles and Bites.  Saturday 10th February, 7.30 pm.   Evening meal at The Rose and Crown, Longburton.    Friday 16th March, 7.30 pm, Village Hall.  Nepal School Rebuild Project.  Where did your money go? Come and find out!  Following several weeks out there shovelling rubble by hand, Cath Newman, is giving an illustrated talk about her life changing experiences, followed by Questions and Answers and raffle.  The donations are for Cath to go back and continue with this project.    Wednesday 4th April, 7.30 pm.   Octagon Theatre Visit  -  ‘Grumpy Old Women’            Thursday 31st May, 7.30 pm.   The Gaggle of Geese Pub Night  (Skittles).   Wednesday 13th June.  Sculpture by the Lakes.   Saturday 11th August – mid afternoon.  BBQ   -   at Bridget Baker’s  or the Village Hall if the weather lets us down.   Wednesday 12th September.   Brownsea Island Visit.    Saturday 13th October.  ‘Wine and Gin Tasting’ .  Charity Fundraiser for Marie Curie.   Saturday 17th November.  Mexican Train eveningPostponed                      December, date tba.   Xmas Meal, The Gaggle of Geese.