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Blood Donation

blood-logoThe Blood transfusion service will again be visiting Milborne Port on January 29 to accept donations from 12:35 to 15:30 hrs and again from 16:30-1900.

Mike Mortimore

news-800pxMany in the village will be aware of the passing of Mike Mortimore in September. Not so many may be fully aware of the life that Mike led before settling in our village. A recent obituary from the Guardian newspaper tells us more about the man. A lovely tribute which can be read here.

Jazz at the Village Hall

village hallThe Devon-based jazz quartet are appearing at the Milborne Port Village Hall on Friday 2nd March at 7:30 where they will perform a range of classic, contemporary and modern Neil Meyermaterial, playing their own music and innovative re-workings of jazz standards. They will also feature a major tribute to the Iconic Dave Brubeck band; who can forget “Take Five”?

Tickets costing £10 will be on sale at Wayne’s the butchers or on line at For more information call 01963 251028.

As ever there will be a licensed bar to make the evening go with a swing.

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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