Dalwood Parish News

The Dalwood Fair 2017

It was a Lovely day, the sun shone and over 800 adults , with their children came through the gates.

The Theme was ‘Those who serve’ our small tribute to all who serve.

Major Helen Howarth opened the Fair with the assistance of Nick Goodwin, Axminster Town Crier.

The Fairs, AGM is on October 29th in The Tuckers Arms , 7.00pm All very welcome . A full report will be made by Kathy Laing , Chair of the Fair Committee 2016/17. It will be followed by the presentation of donations to Village groups , organisations and Charites .

To find out more, please visit the Dalwood Fair page, here.

The Corrydale need you!

The 'Darling Buds of Dalwood' Needs you!

We need performers of any age, youngsters upwards!

Please don't hide your singing, dancing and acting talents. Share them with us.

Come to a show meeting on Tuesday 30th May, Held in the Village hall at 7.30pm.

We also need memories of village life since 1987!

If you have any memories, (comical, historical, village events, things about a particular village character) that you can share and don't mind being used in the show,
please contact one of the below:

To find out more, please visit the Corrydale page, here.

The Corrydale need you!

The 'Darling Buds of Dalwood' Needs you!

We need performers of any age, youngsters upwards!

Please don't hide your singing, dancing and acting talents. Share them with us.

Come to a show meeting on Tuesday 30th May, Held in the Village hall at 7.30pm.

We also need memories of village life since 1987!

If you have any memories, (comical, historical, village events, things about a particular village character) that you can share and don't mind being used in the show,
please contact one of the below:

To find out more, please visit the Corrydale page, here.

Dalwood Country Fair 2016

The wind and the rain could not dampen the medieval spirit of the day.

The children’s Fancy Dress and procession was judged by Rev. Anne Mills and Nick Goodman, Axminster Town Crier. They were led in style onto the Fair Field by the Hurdy Gurdy Man. Entering a field that was bedecked with awnings decorated in the medieval theme. Ladies, knights, maidens, and kings were all to be seen.

The Equestrian display was enjoyed as was the Fun dog show. Food and drink was plentiful A good time, despite the weather was had by all.

A huge THANK YOU goes to ALL who helped and supported the Fair, before during and after Fair Day. The unsung heroes who put the Fair together, then dismantle it and all those who man the many stalls that offer so much fun to our visitors.

THANK YOU all, it would not happen without you. A special thanks goes to Martin Farenden, who allows his field to become the spectacle that is Dalwood County Fair. Thank YOU Martin

Dalwood Fair Committee

The retirement of Anne Mills

As you may or may not know, Anne Mills is retiring at the end of June and has moved out of the area. She has been an unpaid member of our clergy team for many, many years, and we would like to recognise her long years of service with a monetary gift.

If you would like to contribute, the church wardens are happy to accept a donation, or there will be a box in the village shop.

A presentation will be made at her last service is Dalwood, held at 11am on Sunday 19th June.

Brian Eddy and Michael Dods

A30/A35 Road Closures

As part of the maintenance strategy for the A30 and A35, there will be carriageway repairs and surface treatment works carried out between Honiton and Bere Regis, resulting in Over-Night Road Closures for:

Honiton to Axminster - between Monday 11th and Saturday 23rd April

Axminster to Bridport - between Monday 25th and Friday 29th April

Honiton Bypass - between Thursday 26th and Saturday 28th May

Further away:

Bridport to Dorchester - between Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 11th May

Stinsford to Bere Regis - Between Wednesday 11th and Thursday 26th May

Click here to find out more >

In order to undertake these works, a road closure and diversion route will be in place on the dates listed.

Patching Works throughout the Parish

Works Are being planned at the following locations:

Lower Lane - on Thurs 25th June >

Road past Burrow Knap - Between Thurs 25th - Fri 26th June >

Road from Burrow Knap to Sheppards Knap - Between Mon 29th June - Wed 1st July >

(Click on above links to find out more.)

In order to undertake these works, a road closure and diversion route will be in place on the dates listed.

St Peter's Church Easter Lily Display

A Greek legend says that the white lily is a symbol of innocence. Here at St Peter’s we invite people to give a lily in remembrance of a loved one and display over 70 lilies in the church over the Easter period. Do come and enjoy them as it is very special occasion.

If there is anyone who might be interested in helping with the church flowers could they contact Jean Salmon on 01404 831098.

The Three Hills Challenge

The weather forecast was not good & boy!, did the 'Met. Office 'get it right! Shortly before the start of The Race the rain came, but it did not deter the athletes at all. The conditions underfoot were muddy & slippery & the river crossings were getting increasingly deeper but to see the (mainly) smiling faces of the runners made it all worthwhile. The 1st male runner home, completed the 10 mile course in 1h 08m 55s which although not a course record was a very good time.

He was Michael Robinson of the appropriately named club - Mud Crew Trail Runners!

Within the day there were 3 other challenges:-

The 3.5 mile Mini Challenge won by Jamie Barnett of Teignbridge Trotters in 25m 32s

The 1.5 mile Fun Run won by Josh Comer of Taunton in 10m 02s.

The Tuckers Arms Relay Team each ran a 1 mile section to raise money & awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - a genetic Muscle weakening disease.

All the results can be found on the Axe Valley Runners web site - www.axevalleyrunners.org

The committee would like to thank everyone involved in making this day so successful, - the Landowners, the refreshment ladies (& those who supplied homemade cakes & hot soup to revive the cold & tired) and especially the Marshals who stood around for a long time in the cold & wet, allowing safe passage of the runners. The runners are always very complimentary about the Dalwood 3 Hills & it could not happen without you all - thank you.

Catherine Seward