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Nature: inspiration between the pages

Jeni Bell, for Shaftesbury Book Festival Nature and landscape have been inspiring writers for centuries. From the ‘rosy-fingered dawn’ that creeps across the skies to the liquid trill of bird song, and the shifting of the seasons, people have always … Read More

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Community Christmas Meal

  Christmas day 2016 again saw the culmination of a lot of hard work and incredible generosity of time, patience and money from Gillingham and the surrounding community. A large band of helpers served Christmas dinner to guests including children … Read More

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Less Leads to More – at Shaftesbury Slimming World

In January 2016 Shaftesbury welcomed 80  brand new members to the Slimming world groups held there. 11 months on and 50 ladies and gentleman from the groups have reached their PAT; personal achievement target. PAT is chosen by the individuals … Read More

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Portraying a modern canvas for commerce

Constable captured Gillingham’s history on canvas but Gillingham Chamber of Commerce & Industry criss-crossed the sands of time with their recent Meet the Neighbours event at the Olive Bowl in Gillingham.  Local Businesses, local Government and local societies all joined … Read More

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Get Fit With Gillingham Ladies Football

Gillingham Ladies are currently 5 games into their second season in the Dorset Women’s League. The team train on Tuesday evenings at Kington Magna from  6:30pm until 8:00pm. The club are always looking for new ladies aged 16 and over … Read More

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The animals went in ….. by jigsaw!

Gordon Amery, organist at Gillingham Methodist Church, has recently completed an 18,000 piece jigsaw in aid of church funds.  “I’ve always enjoyed doing jigsaws, especially at Christmas when it’s a real pleasure to do a 1,000 piece jigsaw with the … Read More

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To Boldly Go

Well I don’t expect an application to join NASA to be forthcoming anytime soon, but I did survive my flying weightless experience in Chicago! There were only 12 wannabee astronauts on this flight when 36 is the usual number, so … Read More

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Queens 90th Birthday Competition

As part of our celebrations to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday, the churches in the Shaftesbury Team Ministry launched a poetry competition open to anyone in Year Six or below. Children were invited to write a poem about the Queen’s … Read More

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To the Edge of Space …….. sort of!

We love following the adventures and fundraising antics of the lovely Rosie Thompson from Gillingham School.   This is her latest exciting escapade.   Please support her if you can  Last year I wrote about my latest challenge of experiencing … Read More

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Tank Museum comes to Gillingham

The Tank Museum delights residents at Gillingham care home  Residents at Care South’s St Martins Grange care home in Gillingham were  delighted to welcome representatives from The Tank Museum to the home for a fantastic Second World War reminiscence session. … Read More

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