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Village Hall AGM - 16th May

Charminster Village Hall AGM takes place on 16th May.

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Rotary Grant Awarded

A huge thank you to the Rotary Club for their generous grant - we can now buy some badly needed new chairs.

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Marshalls Wanted!

Race Marshalls required for Dorchester Marathon - we need your help!

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Calling all Eggheads!

Join us at the village hall on the 6th April for our Easter Quiz!

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Charminster WI reaches 100!

Charminster Womens Institute celebrates it's 100th birthday in March

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Village Hall Quiz

Don't miss the village hall quiz on the 10th November!

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What's on in September

Don't miss out on village hall news and events for September...

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A new broom sweeps clean

New village hall chairman Nigel Kay helps out with housekeeping duties...

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A tribute to Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw steps down as Chair of the Village Hall Committee

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Quiz Evening

Quiz Evening held at the Gamekeeper raises £470 for Village Hall funds

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Duck Race 2016

The 2016 Charminster village duck race was a huge success and raised a total of £350

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Village Hall roundup 2016

A message from Chris Shaw, Charminster Village Hall Chairman

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Wyatt Homes proposal for Weir View

Trustees of Charminster village hall do not support proposal for new village hall

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Table Tennis at the village hall

Join our table tennis club and keep fit at Charminster village hall - Wednesdays at 7pm

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Charminster Guides 50th Annivesary

Charminster Guides hold their 50th birthday party in the village hall

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HALL RE OPENS IN DECEMBER!

With all refurbishments completed on time our Village Hall re-opens on 11th December!

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Charminster WI

Charminster WI now meet every 2nd Tuesday in the month.

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Old Stage Removed

Recent renovations make more space for guests by removing old stage area

2016 Hire Rates

New hire rates and booking terms for 2016 are published

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Charminster Village Hall Duck Race 2016

The Duck Race - 23rd April 2016.

We had sunshine! We had ducks, dragons and a couple of stalwart St Georges! Thank you to all the Mums and Dads who worked so hard on costumes and to the children who took part in the Fancy Dress Competition.

The winner was Autumn Morgan, second were Lillie-Mai Brueton and Jacob Philips, third was Robyn Philpott. Miss Eliza Oxley presented the prizes and chocolate eggs were enjoyed by all.

The children were then joined at Alley Bridge by a good crowd who watched 500 ducks set sail at 11 a.m. The flotilla gained pace as it approached the new bridge, with one obvious leader. Stragglers were helped on their way.

First duck home - Mr Keith Bashford

Second duck home - Mrs A Rayment

Last duck home – Ms Julie Plummer

We raised £350 for Village Hall funds. Thanks to Celia Davies for all her hard work in staging the event, Len Ahern for launching the race, Kevin Guppy and Chris Davies for getting cold feet as they trapped the ducks on arrival (four escaped – keep your eyes open in Dorchester!), and Miss Oxley for once again letting us invade her garden.

"To everyone who sold ducks and bought ducks – we couldn’t have done it without you."

Chris Shaw (Chairman)