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Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL) - April 2018

Black FOMPL logo002The promised consultations with Somerset County Council took place on 6 March Many thanks to all who attended; it was particularly interesting to hear individual concerns and lively questions, particularly from newcomers who have not followed the issues since 2010. There has been a lot of information on the SCC website, as well as documents that have been seen by some of our trustees giving them longer to look at the detail.

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WI talk of celebrations and outings

WI logoMarch has been a very social time for us, starting with our Annual Dinner in Church House at the beginning of the month. We had our usual caterer who produced a superb meal enjoyed by everyone, washed down with glasses of wine.   There were quizzes to keep our brains working while we ate and drank and the tables were decorated with spring flowers. We felt blessed that our meeting wasn't in the first week of March when it would have been unlikely to take place due to the heavy snow.

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R E M E M B E R I N G . . .

poppyThis month's commemorative muffled ring by the bell ringers of St John's will take place on Friday 13th April at 6pm when we will be remembering the life and service of:

Edwin ABBOTT died 13.04.1918
1st Battalion Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment

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History and Heritage events

Heritage LogoThe closing lines in William Barnes famous poem Linden Lea.linden tree

Or teake agean my hwomeward road
To where, vor me,
the apple tree
Do lean down low in Linden Lea

On Monday April 16th at 7.30 in Church House, Bathwell Lane the William Barnes Society will entertain us to an evening of poetry, music and humour. There will also be a quiz to test your knowledge of the Dorset Dialect which as far as I can tell is very similar to the Somerset Dialect so don't be put off.

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