Winery News

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Latest news…….In July, we took our first European viticulture student placements at Melbury Vale, Thomas and Lukas Szigeti, twin brothers, looking to improve their knowledge of the English language and the English viticulture profession. Their family run a substantial sparkling … Read More

Women’s Institute

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Someone recently told they didn’t do W.I. as they didn’t make cakes and on another occasion someone else felt they were too young for W.I. Unfortunately, along with the ‘Jam and Jerusalem’ image these are misconceptions which are all too … Read More

Lift off at Jailhouse Cafe

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The directors of the charity, Expia, are delighted that with the help of local businesses and other fund-raising, we have been able to afford to install a stairlift.  Several of our less-able visitors have already taken advantage of it and … Read More

Supper Club

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Supper club in Melbury Abbas Back in the 1930’s informal supper clubs became very fashionable among the New York jazz set. They served to enjoy good informal food together with music and entertainment. Recently, supper clubs have had a revival … Read More

St Thomas

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We have had an eventful few months since the last edition of Spreadeagle. Our Pet Service in June was a great success even though it had to be held inside the church because the weather was poor. We had a … Read More

Phone Box Latest

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Some time has passed since I proposed the renovation of our rather sad looking kiosk. It has now been adopted by the Parish and is no longer the property of BT. The phone has been decommissioned. It is now available … Read More

Parish Council Update

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With summer appearing to be at an end much has happened over the past two months with Dorset County Councils’ proposals for Dinah’s Hollow still of great concern. There are huge grey areas and we are trying to work with … Read More

Harvest Lunch

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In a break from tradition, the annual Harvest celebration meal is being held at lunchtime this year. There is plenty of time to get to the Village Hall if you plan to attend the service at St Thomas’ at 11am. … Read More