Evening Lecture Series

The Anglo-German Naval Race 1897-1914

Briantspuddle Village Hall

7:30pm, 15th May 2019

An illustrated Talk by John Tozer (of the Western Front Association)

The talk examines why the Kaiser developed an obsession with building an overseas empire with a navy to match. John expands on the British response to what it sees as a direct challenge to its naval supremacy. The chain of events will see old foes become allies, the ramifications of which are still evident today.

John lives in the Briantspuddle and has given many previous talks, including, ‘Bere Regis and the War at Sea 1914-1918’ which examined the part played by the men of the parish who served in the Royal Navy.

Starting at 7:30 pm, Admission £3, includes tea coffee biscuits.
(A glass of wine will be available at cost)

Email:  or text: 07 419 312 517
to secure your place or find out more.


Future Evening Talks in the Village Hall

Lord Lieutenant of Greater London

By Sir Kenneth Olisa

24th May 2019


Flower Festival at St Laurence’s Church, Affpuddle.

Friday 31st May, Saturday 1st June, Sunday 2nd June

in conjunction with Open Gardens on 2nd June

Briantspuddle Open Gardens

Sunday 2nd June 2019

Volunteers wanted to help with the event – bake a cake, open your garden, pot up some plants for the plant stall, help with preparatory arrangements and on the day etc please contact any member of the Hall Committee.


Horticultural Show

Briantspuddle Village Hall

Saturday 3rd August


Affpuddle Church Fete

Cruck Cottage, Briantspuddle

Saturday 10th August from 2-5 pm


If you would like to advertise an event open to the public taking place in the parish please use the Contact form to advise. You will then be asked for all the details – place, start and finish time, copy of any flyer produced etc. This a free service for public use of the Briantspuddle village hall where the proceeds go to the village hall and for fund raising activity within the parish in aid of public endeavour.