Throop road sign for CBBC

Research into unusual place names from the BBC programme for children (CBBC) have asked for a photograph of the sign at the entry to Throop. We have obliged!


Daffodil planting complete!

Daffodil planting team 21st Oct

Sunday 21st October welcomed a sunny afternoon and a number of volunteers joining up at the War Memorial in Briantspuddle to complete the task of planting 2,000 daffodils in Briantspuddle Woods.  The job was made much easier by the major effort put in on Saturday by John Tozer, who could not join Sunday’s final push.

As parishioners will know, these daffodils have been planted as a lasting memory to the men who fought and fell in both World Wars, so it was particularly fitting for volunteers to gather at the War Memorial, the base of which has been cleaned so that all the inscriptions of the dead are once again clearly visible.  This restoration work has been completed in advance of the act of Remembrance that is planned on Sunday 11th November at 10.50am.

The Parish Council would like to thank all parishioners who have helped with this project and in particular Phil Ventham for coming up with the idea and for organising the working party.  It is hoped that all parishioners will enjoy this lasting tribute to the men who sacrificed so much.


Dorset Book Choice – Dorset Life August Edition

Beating the bounds -Dorset-Life-review


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