Spring Newsletter 2018 

Thank you to everyone who came to the AGM and elected your new committee.   We are a skeleton committee, and we would welcome new members to the committee, whether you have been with the society for many years, or whether you have just joined.  We would especially welcome fluent French speakers.  The more people who get involved the more vibrant the society will be.

Membership of the Society

As you know at the Special General Meeting in January, we agreed that there would now be an annual subscription of £15 to stay a member of the Bayeux Society.  There is a membership form which must be filled in by all members who wish to remain in the Society. This also covers adherence to the new Data Protection regulations. I am including a form with this newsletter in case you did not pick one up at the AGM.  We would appreciate a speedy return of the membership form, even if you do not wish to remain in the Society, as there is a considerable amount of planning and administration to do, and it will mean that we do not have to bother you a second time for a reply.

Hosting French visitors from  7th to 10th September

There is a hosting form also attached to this email.  If you wish to host a French family in September please fill it in and return it as soon as possible to:  Penny Blaby, penny.blaby@gmail.com  or 19 Maen Gardens, Culliford Road, Dorchester, DT1 1PU.  If you have hosted a family before, could you contact them to see if they are coming this year. 

There will be no reception on Friday night, we will meet our guests at Sandringham Court, and take them straight home.

On Saturday we are planning a trip to Swanage.  Leaving  Dorchester at 9.30am for the Swanage station,  get straight onto the steam train and ride to Norden.  We hope to be able to visit The Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum.  Then we get back on the coaches and travel a short distance to The Blue Pool, where we can wander through the extensive grounds, have lunch in the cafe, or bring your own picnic lunch and admire the Blue Pool itself.  There is also a small museum about the clay industry and the Wareham Teddy Bear museum. 

We will leave around 3pm and aim to be home by 4pm.

The formal meal on Sunday night will be at The Corn Exchange, and the Mayor of Dorchester will be joining us. 

Dates and Society activities.

28th April  Kaffee und Kuchen   we are invited to join the Lubbecke Society celebrate 45 years at DYA, Lubbecke Way, from 3 – 5pm.  Cost £6.

24th  May   The Vivo Lounge  An afternoon of games from 2 to 4pm

14th July    Boules and BBQ  an invitation from The Lubbecke Society.

15th July     Car Boot Sale – in the covered market on Weymouth Avenue – to earn funds for the society.  Any items for sale can be delivered to Hilary Lancashire:  17 Nonesuch Close, DT1 1SW     01305 267750.  We will literally sell anything.  We have two clothes rails to display clothes, although  we would welcome any wire coat hangers to put clothes on.  Also if anyone else would like to come and help, please let Hilary know.  It is an early start, 6.30 am set up for a 7am start, but we will be finished by noon.

7th – 10th September   Visit of French to Dorchester.

 11th October     DYA Lubbecke Way, Phillippa Louden

8th November    DYA  Lubbecke Way, Brian Bates,  Edith Piaff.


Advance Notice

Next year will be the 60th Anniversary of the Bayeux Society.  We are thinking of having a display of memorabilia, somewhere that the public will be able to see it. It will be our year to go to France, but if you can think of any way that we could celebrate here in England as well, please let your committee know.

Penny Blaby


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