On 11th May, despite the cool and drizzly evening, the shop was full to bursting with an enthusiastic crowd of parishioners celebrating the launch of Beating the Bounds. Briantspuddle Village Shop probably broke the record for the greatest number of people in a tiny village store!
A new publication, ‘Beating the Bounds’ beautifully captures the ancient custom of perambulating the parish boundary. An idea by Sue Jones, brought to life and written by Andrew Knox has been photographed and produced by Leonora Sheppard and Roger Stayte. Click on this link to see more.
Signed copies were available for sale on the night. Profits from the book sales will be donated to Briantspuddle Village Shop.
This delightful, pocket-sized guidebook is illustrated with photographs of the parish and clear mapping to guide you on the walk. Discover the rich and diverse landscape that surrounds us, either by foot or from the comfort of an armchair.
Sue gave a short address at the launch; she talked about the development of the book and thanked parishioners for their interest and support. She also expressed an intention to schedule a few dates to walk sections of the route over the summer. All are welcome to join in a stroll, along with some convivial conversation. Look out for these dates on parish noticeboards.
Copies of the book are on sale in Briantspuddle Village Shop for £10. Just a reminder, shop opening times are Monday – Saturday 9am to 12 noon and Sunday 10am to 12 noon.
The eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted that two new fingerposts have now been erected in the Parish and look very smart indeed.
The new addition sited at the crossroads in Briantspuddle was largely funded through a Viridor Grant, with the third party funding required as part of the Grand conditions being provided by a resident who wishes to remain anonymous. The Parish Council is very grateful to both donors for their generosity.
The second addition is looking resplendent and can be found on Throop Heath. This fingerpost has been funded by the Parish Council as part of its ongoing project to repair or replace the fingerposts that had fallen into disrepair throughout the Parish. This neglect is in part due to funding cuts at Dorset County Council.
This local Charity has been inactive for several years but it is now able to offer funds for the current and next academic year to residents of Moreton and Affpuddle and Turnerpsuddle. Use this link William Frampton Educational Foundation to see how to apply or contact Catherine Chandler by email or telephone 01929 462475.
This now annual event is being run on Sunday 27th May starting at 0830 from Cokers Frome Farm (the site of the Dorset County Show). The runners will be passing through Pallington between 0930 and 1200 and Briantspuddle and Affpuddle between 1000 and 1300.