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Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL) - January 2018

Black FOMPL logo002The lovely Christmas Tree in our Library, so kindly donated by Spirit of Milborne Port, has been giving everyone joy, and we do thank them for it. They tell us that they selected it precisely for the space in our Library, and they certainly got it right!

SheepThere has been something mysterious going on, though. Our flock of sheep were safely gathered in from their hiding places and placed on the tree by the children, but the Black Sheep keeps disappearing! My fellow Trustee, Jill Spring, says: “I think the Black Sheep is living up to its name and has Done a Runner or is Up To No Good, somewhere down the back of the filing cabinet.”   Ho, Ho, Ho is all I can say to that. Or perhaps: “He’s BEHIND you!”

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A family update on Arthur Harold Parsons


Naomi Thorp writes: A short time ago I received an e-mail from a gentleman in Canada who is the great-great nephew of Arthur Harold Parsons.  He had seen Pte Parsons' story on the Milborne Port website and contacted me with additional information and a photograph.  He is thrilled to know that present generations here in the village know his uncle's story over 100 years since his death. Here is Arthur’s story.

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WI getting ready to celebrate 100 years in Somerset

WI logoChristine Porter writes; Our December meeting was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion attended by 35 members. After a short speech informing everyone of some exciting forthcoming events in January, Martyn Else arrived with our pre- ordered boxes of fish & chips. This was followed by home-made trifle and washed down with glasses of wine.

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Milborne Port Gardening Club

GardeningAre you interested in gardening and wider environmental issues? If so why not join the Gardening Club. You do not need to be an experienced gardener.

Our programme for 2018 is packed with interesting talks, discount shopping trips at Castle Gardens, and exciting garden visits during the summer months. Our annual fee of only £10 is due at our next meeting on Tuesday, December 12th at 7.30pm in the Camelot Room at the Village Hall or at any other of our winter monthly meetings. The full programme is available on the Community website (see back cover of your magazine for web address). Do come along to the December meeting if you are interested in joining the club. At the meeting there will be wine or soft drinks, and mince pies. There will also be a fun talk ‘Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe’ by Roy Cheek, a highly regarded speaker.

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