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Wereham News - June

July 2018

BEETLE DRIVE It was advertised as fun-for all the family and it certainly was. A great success for our first ever Beetle Drive in Wereham. A prize for the winner and one for the "not so good"!!!, a prize for the best beetle drawn by an adult and junior. Great fun and enjoyed by all. Next one in the new hall. Watch this space.

Wereham Craft Group. Just a reminder that our craft fair is on Sunday 10th June, 10am until 4pm, we have a good selection of craft stalls to tempt you with, there will be a raffle, a homemade cake stall and the cafe will be open selling filled rolls, tea and coffee. We look forward to seeing lots of you there. If you are interested in joining the craft group please come along on the second Tuesday of the month to the village hall 10.30am until about 12.30 pm or contact me on 01366 501330. Or 07749240606. E-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

Short Mat Bowls. As from Thursday May 3rd we now hold the short mat bowls on a Thursday evening 7pm until 9pm. New members always welcome. Cost is £2 per player with free coffee or tea and biscuits at half time. We are looking forward to moving into our fabulous new hall in the next few weeks. For details contact Philip on 01366 501330. Or 07759033492. E-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

Car Boot Sales and Cafe. Throughout the winter we had all the stalls inside the village hall but if this lovely weather keeps up we will be able to use the field again as I know some of you prefer to be outside. The cafe is always open selling bacon rolls, egg in a roll or sausage in a roll with plenty of tea and coffee. Children's playground and a warm and friendly atmosphere. All welcome. Contact Philip on 01366 501330 or 07759033492 e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com.

St. Margaret’s Church Wereham

Family Service. Sunday June 10 th 2018 11.am Family Service. Please come along for a family friendly service in Wereham church. The Reverend Ken will lead the service which will be interactive and have some uplifting hymns. We hope some of the children who attend Messy Church will be involved with leading the service. All welcome especially those who might want to find out a bit More about what goes on in our beautiful church.

Wereham Messy church

Our next Messy church is Thursday 5 th July. 4 pm - 6pm Starts in the church then continues in the New Wereham Village Hall. All welcome.

Wereham Church Jazz evening Sunday July 1st 7.30pm

Following the great success of previous Jazz evenings in the Church we are delighted to be hosting another evening of Jazz, on Sunday July 1st beginning at 7.30 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the brilliant Colin Mason Jazz quartet with guests in the beautiful surroundings of Wereham Church. Tickets £5 on the door which include a glass of wine or a soft drink and nibbles. All proceeds to St Margaret’s church

BOOK REQUIRED I sell books to raise funds for Guide Dogs For The Blind. I am missing a book from a set of 6 and I’m wondering if anybody within the Group 4 area might have it and is prepared to pass it on to me. It is by Debbie Macomber and is called 50 Harbor Street. My contact email address is hollands2@btinternet.com Many thanks, Pauline Holland

May Update from the Wereham Village Hall Committee

The Friends of Wereham Village Hall have been busy again. In addition to the usual pop up café, bingo and Car Boots, there were two other events during April; a Quiz Night and the Beetle Drive. Both proved to be a lot of fun and raised more funds towards the village hall. Thank you to everyone involved with organising, running, donating to and attending all of our events. Our next Craft Fayre is on 10th June. Contact Rosemary on 01366 501330 for further details.

Update from the New Build Project Team

We’re almost there with a planned completion date this month so we will be closing our Buy-a-brick campaign shortly. If you would still like to have your name added to the donations display the deadline to donate and submit your message of support is 29th June. We do still need funds for fixtures and fittings and are still submitting funding applications - so we welcome any support you can give. https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/werehamvillagehallcio Details of our official opening to follow!

For more regular updates and photos, follow us on our Facebook page. Victoria, John E, John M & Rachel

Wereham Village Hall Bonus Ball Club

The lucky winners of £60 each in March were Terry Bearman and Sandra Rockwell – congratulations to you both!

Helen Richardson, Secretary.

Events list

Bingo - Wereham Village Hall "Cash Prize" Bingo every Wednesday, doors open 6.45, eyes down 7.30pm. Teas/coffees available with complimentary biscuits. For enquiries contact Angela (01366 500115) or Diane (01366500798). Pop up Café – first and third Tuesday of the month, 10.30-1pm. Join us for a slice of homemade cake, a hot drink, a natter and a read of the daily papersall for just £1.50. Light lunches also available – look out for our monthly specials! Cake donations/queries to Doreen on 01366 500218. Next dates are Tuesday 5th and Tuesday 19th June. Car boot and Café – last Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm (café opens at 8am). Next dates are Sunday 23rd June and Sunday 29th July. Café serving bacon butties, hot dogs and hot drinks. £5 per pitch. Contact Philip on 07759033492/01366 501330 e-mail rosemary.pease@btinternet.com. Craft Fayre - Sunday 10th June, contact Rosemary on 01366 501330.

For all the pictures and feedback from our events, log onto www.facebook.com/werehamvillagehall. By clicking on the ‘Like’ option, you will be kept up to date on events, pictures and the progress towards a new village hall.

WANTED Stories of the men who came back from the First World War. Wereham Heritage group are collecting material for an evening of entertainment to be held on 10th November in the new village hall, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.

Now that the generation who fought has died out we rely on families to tell their stories and these are passed down by word of mouth. If your family has a hero or interesting story please share it with us.

A lot has been written about those who gave their lives and this was the focus of our event four years ago. We researched the backstories of all the names on the Wereham war memorial. I remember the photo that we found of 17 year old Alfred Lord’ s parents by his grave in France.

We want to mark the anniversary of the end of the first world war and the sacrifice of those came back or who served in a different way. This is an example from my family.

‘My grandfather was brought up in a house where the first language was Welsh.He was too young to volunteer but by 1917 he was working as a hewer of coal facing perils that were just as deadly as shells or mud. After the war he escaped the pit and found work in Coventry. Sadly he was killed in the same raid which destroyed the Cathedral in another World War.’

If you have a family story of a survivor of the war or if you would like to help with research please contact us.

Like the last event we are hoping this will be a mixture of the serious and the more light hearted . Put the date in your diary now!

Debbie Rye The Old Chapel. Tel 01366 502083


We are delighted to report that we have some new gardens entered this year but it’s still not too late if you are considering opening your own. Tickets and directions for the gardens will be available on the day.

As usual there will be our famous lunches and afternoon tea and cakes which hopefully will be served in our new village hall.

There will also be our plant, craft and tombola stalls along with our usual gardening raffle prizes. Donations of plants, seedlings and items for our tombola would be gratefully received. Any items that need to be picked up then please let us know.

We have a diverse collection of lovely gardens for everyone to enjoy and we would really appreciate your support as all monies received go towards the up keep of our centrally located historic church.

Any further information or collection of items then please contact me Greg Baddock on 01366-500233

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