You may not have seen anything happening, but behind the scenes work continues on preparing the lamp in Simon’s barn.
Thanks to a splendid effort by James Blunt, the heavy cast base from the original lamp (inscribed with Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee of 1887) has now been primed and painted. The lamp post has also been painted and a wooden template made of the fixing for the lamp post to the base. This will then be fabricated in steel. The lantern has been assembled and will need a little welding and some new glass but is complete. Another small fabrication will be required for the fitting of the lantern to the post. Once these jobs have been completed we will be able to start on the electrics and the concrete base.
Thanks to Simon, Wayne, Chris and especially James for the continuing progress towards reinstating our old village lamp.
Thursday 19 December
Dorset Community Transport will be operating a service to Yeovil on 19 December to help you with your Christmas shopping.
The bus will leave the Dorchester Road stop at 09.32, the War Memorial at 09.34 and Cattistock at 09.40. The drop off point is close to M&S and the return service leaves from the same place at 12.30.
Book on 01258 287980 by 14.30 on Wednesday 18th to confirm your seat and pick up point.
Cattistock has a beautiful Christmas tree for 2019, kindly donated by Ed from the Fox and Hounds. Click here to have a look at the Savill Hall page to see behind the scenes as willing helpers put up the tree.
These are non-emergency phone numbers for Police, Medical and Fire services:
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue: 0306 799 0019
In addition, click here for a range of useful contact phone numbers provided on the Dorset Council Emergency contacts website.
Christmas at the Cattistock Stores took place on the 30th of November and Andy and Donna would like to thank everyone for the excellent support they received on the day.
In addition to all the purchases made, over £300 was raised in support of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, so a great result for everyone
The recent Cheese and Wine Party, hosted by Charlie and Ariane Bladon, raised an excellent £420.02 in support of the SS Peter and Paul Church.
If you are new to the village and see two elderly gents having a walk around the village one morning, you may well have crossed paths with two brothers, Eric and Mike Cox. Eric is aged 82 and Mike is the younger brother at a sprightly 74, but behind these basic facts there is of course a history: the recent history of the two brothers and a history of their family. To read more about their legacy click here.
To get the details about the cancellation, please click here
The Cattistock Cricket Club has recently celebrated what is probably their greatest ever achievement. For all the amazing details please view the Cricket Club’s page here.
The village lamppost, utilising the old lamp base from 130 years ago that was kindly donated by the late Pam Hatcher, has finally been approved for erection outside the village hall, by Dorset Council. A newsletter will be circulated soon, but in the meantime the fete committee are now pulling together the construction and renovation requirements.
Peter Hunt for the Fete Committee.