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History group describe their current projects

Heritage LogoLyn Harrison writes; It is quite clear that many of you enjoyed our first newsletter and we hope to produce another towards the end of June/beginning of July but what we would really like is some input from you? Maybe a short article about a past village event, a place of local interest, a funny local story, your family history, we would love to hear from you. 

Despite some slight easing in the lock down restrictions we have decide to postpone Richard Duckworth's June talk.  We are very sorry that we have to do this as we know how popular Richard's talks are but we hope to be able to re-arrange this for either later in the year or in 2021. There are also two items that I do hope you will take the time to read, all of interest in their own right.

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Ammonite search

news-800pxAs many of you will know there were extensive excavations at Gainsborough for the construction of the new housing.  I collected a number of fossil ammonites from the site on behalf of Dorchester Museum.  It has become clear that they are very geologically interesting and we are publishing a paper on the site in the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society.  In particular there is an ammonite of which we only have one specimen which appears to be new to science.  Photos have been looked at by experts in Germany and Moscow and they are very excited about it.  Sadly we only have one.  However we know that there were quite a lot of ammonites which went to various Milborne Port people who dropped in to the site. It would be great if I could see some of them in the hope of spotting another of the new ones. We do not need to have it but would like to photograph it.  However if the owner would like to swap it for another more beautiful but less rare we would be delighted.  If anyone has one please e mail me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Latest information from SSDC regarding the pandemic

ssdc-logoWe have received an e-mail from SSDC which references support to businesses and individuals which points to updates on many of the services being provided during this time. Click on the link to go to the SSDC Covid support pages.

Village Hall update 3rd May

village hallThe latest closure of the halls, approved by the Hall Management Committee and Trustees, on Sunday 3rd May 2020. The Management Committee and the Trustees have decided to keep the halls closed for a further three weeks. This new closure will expire on Sunday 24th May 2020. In coming to this decision, the Committee and Trustees are aware that Central Government intend to make announcements about relaxation of the national lockdown. The Committee and Trustees will re-examine their response to any new recommendations that are made. The village hall have also supplied a couple of images which are on the hall windows and attracting positive comments. Image 1 Image 2

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