© Pop In Place - Bere Regis                                                                                                    webmaster Rod Osmond

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Happy Memories Café 25th June …. a big success

Thank   you   to   everyone   who   attended   our   second   Happy   Memories   Cafe   where   we   explored   memory   boxes.   This   was   very   popular   with   all   ages   and encouraged a lot of happy reminiscing over all the items that were in the boxes. Items   such   as   a   toasting   fork   ,   which   made   us   all   talk   about   when   we   used   to   use   them   on   the   open   fires,   a   milk   can   that   we   used   to   go   and   to collect      fresh   milk   straight   from   the   dairy.   When   I   was   young   our   milk   came   from   Court   Green   Farm   and   we   would   walk   over   and   collect   it   with   the Presslee boys from next door, I would swing the can full of milk in a big circle feeling rather clever not to spill it. We   talked   about   “Monday   wash   day”      and      it   lasting   most   of   the   day   with   the   lighting   of   the   copper   and   the   never   ending   items   of   clothes   to   be washed,   Sylvia   remembered   the   blue   bags   that   were   used   to   keep   the   whites   right   and      Joan   recalled   the   wooden   tongs   that   were   used   ,   but   we   all felt   that   things   had   changed   for   the   better   with   the   introduction   of   the   automatic   machines.   Many   memories   were   exchanged   all   instigated   by   the various objects and the morning was much enjoyed. Thanks   to   all   who   helped   out   in   anyway   and   to   all   who   made   the   lovely   home   made   cakes.   Thanks   to   Pastor   Jim,   Lyn,   and   Denise   who   along   with myself  lead the discussions on the items in the boxes and helped to facilitate. Special   thanks   to   Lisa   Holmes   who   is   part   of Age   UK   Memory Advisory Team   who   gave   a   short   talk   at   the   start   of   the   morning      about   memory   loss   and the importance of going to see your GP early, as in many cases treatment for the condition can really make a difference. The   Next   Happy   Memories   Cafe   is   on   Monday   September   the   3rd   10am   until   12   noon   where   we   will   be   looking   at   the   old   Bere   Regis   photographs   and Paul   Bennett   will   be   bringing   along   a   rolling   slide   show   and   albums   of   post   cards.   We   also   have   an   entertainer   with   a   pat   dog   so   pop   this   date   in   your diary and we look forward to seeing you there.

“Consider Yourself One Of Us”

Today   we   will   stage   our   Summer   Production   at   2pm   and   again   at   7pm   this   is   the   culmination   of   the   best   part   of   six   months   work. Young   people   will be   taking   on   major   roles   some   for   the   first   time,   some   will   be   making   their   début   on   stage   while   others   will   have   faced learning   their   roles   in   conjunction   with   the   pressure   of   exams.   They   have   all   done   extremely   well   and   as   their   Director   I am  proud of each and everyone of them. This   will   be   our   first   production   with   the   new   lighting   and   our   thanks   goes   to   Philip   Boreham   who   has   installed   this   and enabled   us   to   further   our   creativity,with   the   lighting   adding   a   whole   new   dimension   to   scenes   and   giving   the   show   an   air   of real theatre. The   profits   from   the   Show   will   be   donated   to   Julia’s   House   Children’s   Hospice   a   very   worth   cause.   The   production   is   a wonderful   example   of   a   community   group   including   many   young   people   working   together   growing   within   their   own confidence and abilities and helping to raise money for others who do not share the bright future that they all have. UPDATE The   Show   was   amazing;   everyone   did   so   well   and   all   the   audience   enjoyed   it,   so   many   really   positive   comments   and   £800   raised   for   Julia’s   House Children’s Hospice. In the words of Dodger ” Some may say its a good job well done ” Thanks to everyone involved.

The Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

The   Village   is   looking   great   with   all   the   bunting   and   flags   flying,   what   a   wonderful   affirmation   of   Britishness,   at   the   Pop In   Place   we   have   staged   two   very   successful   Jubilee   events   the   first   being   The   Jubilee   Village   Quiz   where   we   had   17 teams   taking   part,   very   many   thanks   to   Sue   Stone   for   setting   the   questions.     The   winners   were   the   Dorset   Scribblers   and the Royal Oak Bridge Team. (Joint) The      second         Jubilee   event   was   “Let’s   Celebrate   ”   with   talented   local   band   Rapport   this   was   a   great   night   Rapport played   lots   of   popular   songs   and   they   are   certainly   great   musicians,   a   most   enjoyable   night   was   had   by   all   who   attended and   this   has   now   set   the   scene   for   the   up   and   coming   Jubilee   weekend   when   the   Pop   In   Place   Performers   group   take   to the street in the Jubilee Pageant with their float “Consider Yourself One Of Us ” We   are   pleased   to   be   able   to   send   a   cheque   to   the      Bere   Regis   Parish   Council   for   £200   after   all   our   expenses   have   been covered to go towards the Village Jubilee Celebrations on Monday 4th June.
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Thank   you   to   everyone   who   attended   our   second   Happy   Memories   Cafe where   we   explored   memory   boxes.   This   was   very   popular   with   all   ages and   encouraged   a   lot   of   happy   reminiscing   over   all   the   items   that   were in the boxes. Items   such   as   a   toasting   fork   ,   which   made   us   all   talk   about   when   we used   to   use   them   on   the   open   fires,   a   milk   can   that   we   used   to   go   and   to collect      fresh   milk   straight   from   the   dairy.   When   I   was   young   our   milk came   from   Court   Green   Farm   and   we   would   walk   over   and   collect   it   with the   Presslee   boys   from   next   door,   I   would   swing   the   can   full   of   milk   in   a big circle feeling rather clever not to spill it. We   talked   about   “Monday   wash   day”      and      it   lasting   most   of   the   day   with the   lighting   of   the   copper   and   the   never   ending   items   of   clothes   to   be washed,   Sylvia   remembered   the   blue   bags   that   were   used   to   keep   the whites   right   and      Joan   recalled   the   wooden   tongs   that   were   used   ,   but we   all   felt   that   things   had   changed   for   the   better   with   the   introduction of    the    automatic    machines.    Many    memories    were    exchanged    all instigated by the various objects and the morning was much enjoyed. Thanks   to   all   who   helped   out   in   anyway   and   to   all   who   made   the   lovely home   made   cakes.   Thanks   to   Pastor   Jim,   Lyn,   and   Denise   who   along   with myself      lead   the   discussions   on   the   items   in   the   boxes   and   helped   to facilitate. Special   thanks   to   Lisa   Holmes   who   is   part   of   Age   UK   Memory   Advisory Team   who   gave   a   short   talk   at   the   start   of   the   morning      about   memory loss   and   the   importance   of   going   to   see   your   GP   early,   as   in   many   cases treatment for the condition can really make a difference. The   Next   Happy   Memories   Cafe   is   on   Monday   September   the   3rd   10am until   12   noon   where   we   will   be   looking   at   the   old   Bere   Regis   photographs and   Paul   Bennett   will   be   bringing   along   a   rolling   slide   show   and   albums of   post   cards.   We   also   have   an   entertainer   with   a   pat   dog   so   pop   this date in your diary and we look forward to seeing you there.

Happy Memories Café 25th June …. a big

success

The Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

The   Village   is   looking   great   with   all   the   bunting   and   flags   flying,   what   a wonderful   affirmation   of   Britishness,   at   the   Pop   In   Place   we   have staged   two   very   successful   Jubilee   events   the   first   being   The   Jubilee Village   Quiz   where   we   had   17   teams   taking   part,   very   many   thanks   to Sue   Stone   for   setting   the   questions.      The   winners   were   the   Dorset Scribblers and the Royal Oak Bridge Team. (Joint) The      second         Jubilee   event   was   “Let’s   Celebrate   ”   with   talented   local band   Rapport   this   was   a   great   night   Rapport   played   lots   of   popular songs   and   they   are   certainly   great   musicians,   a   most   enjoyable   night was   had   by   all   who   attended   and   this   has   now   set   the   scene   for   the   up and   coming   Jubilee   weekend   when   the   Pop   In   Place   Performers   group take   to   the   street   in   the   Jubilee   Pageant   with   their   float   “Consider Yourself One Of Us ” We   are   pleased   to   be   able   to   send   a   cheque   to   the      Bere   Regis   Parish Council    for    £200    after    all    our    expenses    have    been    covered    to    go towards the Village Jubilee Celebrations on Monday 4th June.