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Sizing of pictures in Events

If you have been having problems viewing the pictures in Events at the right size, try cleaning the cache (ie clearing history) and cookies. I contacted Ning and it worked for me. Thanks Ning support.

Added by geoff parcell on October 12, 2017 at 19:29 — No Comments

Bridge in the Village Hall

Added by Bruce Bower on October 2, 2017 at 12:42 — No Comments

Clipper Round the World Race

Our very own Alison Purseglove aka Alison Ryan is on the crew of the Clipper "UNICEF". She has signed up to circumnavigate the globe. Unicef has completed the first leg and the crew are currently restocking in Punta Del Este, Uruguay. They set off again on 4 October across the South Atlantic to Cape…

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Added by Admin on October 1, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Talk 'Benjamin Franklin in London' Tuesday 24 October 2017

Stourton & Kilmington WI are having an open meeting with a talk by George Goodwin, historian & author based on the British Life of American's Founding Father.  

Benjamin Franklin, statesman, diplomat, writer, important inventor and much more, lived in London for more than one-fifth of his life.  He dined with prime ministers, members of parliament, even kings. Member of the Royal Society and with an interesting mix of friends he was a long time loyal British royalist before…

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Added by Stella Parcell on September 30, 2017 at 17:04 — No Comments

Rare access granted to Longleat’s old deer park for Ancient Tree Forum walk

LONGLEAT isn’t just famous for its lions - it also boasts some of the grandest ancient oak trees in the British Isles. The Wessex Ancient Tree Forum (ATF) has been granted rare access to the old deer park – an area not usually open to the general public – and is hosting a walk on Friday 20 October which will take in Longleat’s many ancient and veteran trees from the Medieval period. These are survivors of the ancient Selwood Forest that bordered the estate. In fact, Longleat boasts the only…

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Added by Admin on September 22, 2017 at 12:04 — No Comments

Sad news

I am sorry to have to tell you that Dorothy Young (who used to live in Highfield in Coombe Street) has just died; she passed away very peacefully.  She is to be cremated at Yeovil Crematorium (Bunford Lane, Yeovil BA20 2EJ) on Thursday 28th September at 1:20pm.

Bruce Bower

Added by Bruce Bower on September 18, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments

Work Party at Pen Selwood Allotments

Jim Ebner and myself are holding a work party on Saturday to clear the site in readiness for returning the site to pasture. If you have any time available to give us a hand, please see the details in the Events listing. You'd be welcome to salvage any unwanted fruit bushes etc...

Added by Stella Parcell on September 15, 2017 at 11:01 — No Comments

Coffee morning result

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to our coffee and cake morning in aid of World Horse Welfare. We raised an amazing £245.39.

The winner of the quiz was Lorna Collins. If anyone would like a copy of the answers please contact Pat Cuthbert or Carol Nutter.

Added by geoff parcell on September 15, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

A303 Tunnel at Stonehenge confirmed

See BBC News http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-41227359





Details here…

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Added by geoff parcell on September 12, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Pen Paper errors

I didn't get the paper proof read as I usually do and a couple of errors crept into the Village Diary.

The village walk is on TUESDAY 5 Sept and the Parish Council meeting is on WEDNESDAY 13 Sept. There's also another PC meeting on Wednesday 8 November.

Please amend your dairies. Any feedback is always welcome.

Sorry about that, Geoff

Added by geoff parcell on August 26, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Progress being made on Coombe Street!

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Added by Admin on August 25, 2017 at 8:19 — No Comments

THE STOCK GAYLARD OAK FAIR

26th and 27th August 2017, 10am - 5pm http://www.stockgaylard.com/the-oak-fair.asp

Added by Admin on August 17, 2017 at 1:00 — No Comments

Fete Teas

A very big THANK YOU to all those of you who so supplied all the yummy cakes and sandwiches for the Village Fete.They were amazing. Also another Thank you to all those who helped to serve the teas and keep the cakes and sandwiches flowing from 12.30 to 4 .30pm and afterwards to help with all the clearing up and floor washing.You were all fantastic.

Added by Rosemary Price on August 15, 2017 at 13:36 — No Comments

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show this Wednesday

http://www.gillshaftshow.co.uk

Added by Admin on August 14, 2017 at 12:16 — No Comments

Marvellous Results from Pen Fete and Show

The draft results from our marvellous fete and show on Saturday have been posted on the Fete page.

The results show that we have maintained the exceptional result from last year.  Overall, our community can feel proud of once more putting in the effort to run a fun event and raise such a considerable sum of money for the village.

On the basis of this draft, I propose a total distribution of £6,200 (in the agreed proportions) which leaves about the same funds as…

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Added by Bruce Bower on August 7, 2017 at 18:22 — No Comments

Help with the fete

Stalls are looking to you to help with various items. See Requests and Offers

Added by Admin on July 30, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Have you lost a Ring?

A ring has been found by the gate at the bottom of Pen Hill.
Please telephone 840551 for more information.

Added by Rita Walder Capron on July 28, 2017 at 14:54 — No Comments

Pen Selwood Village Fete - This Saturday!

Added by Stella Parcell on July 28, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

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