News & Notices

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Cattistock Amateur Dramatic Society

The recently formed Cattistock Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS) is pleased to announce its inaugural production which will be ‘Allo ‘Allo! Click here for further details!

TAI CHI A SUCCESS

Tai Chi was very well attended last week and quite a success.

For women looking to experience something different, check out Cattistock Women’s Institute who meet regularly in Savill Hall with new events each meeting.

RUPERT CAKE & BLUE BUTTERFLIES

Did you know that right here in Cattistock on Wallis Farm exists the largest colony of Blue Adonis Butterflies in Wessex?  Thanks to Rupert Cake and his family, the Wallis Farm has been managing a nature reserve on the edge of Cattistock for years.  Rupert Cake was born on Wallis Farm just over 61 years ago and still runs the farm to this day even offering tours of  this fascinating Nature Reserve.  Click here to read on about his family history and how this once upon a time dairy farm expanded into piece of natural wonder.

LAMP POST UPDATE

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.

Christmas Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar

The latest Christmas Bazaar was a great success with plenty of visitors from across the village. Images from the afternoon can be viewed on the Savill Hall page or in the Gallery.

Non Emergency Phone numbers

Non Emergency Phone numbers

These are non-emergency phone numbers for Police, Medical and Fire services:

Police: 101

Medical: 111

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.

Tilly the Guide Dog

Tilly the Guide Dog

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

Cheese and Wine Party

Cheese and Wine Party

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.

MEET ERIC & MIKE COX

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.

 

Cricket Club Greatest Achievement

Cricket Club Greatest Achievement

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.

 

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