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Fete 2016

More beautiful weather on  for the 2016 Holy Rood Fete on 2nd July (despite a couple of convincingly threatening moments!), and lots of fun was had by all.

The stalls were creative and well patronised, the tea and cakes were delicious, and the teddies were their usual intrepid selves, fearlessly parachuting from the church tower.

Many thanks to all who helped out The sun shone, the wind blew, and there was a really happy relaxed atmosphere. All the hard work in running the stalls, providing produce to sell and games to play, really paid off.

Thank you also to all the loyal supporters who came and made it such a successful weekend.

The Flower Festival in the church on 2nd and 3rd July, held to coincide with the fete, was very beautiful - a quieter and reflective contrast to all the fun outside. See its own page via the link above. The effect was stunning. The villagers in the parish rose to the challenge and produced beautiful displays reflecting their own areas: sheep, castles and floods all featured along with the children’s own views of life in the parish. This was a true village flower festival, an exuberant display of flowers, and a triumph, especially from those who had little knowledge of flower arranging but were prepared to have a go.

The total of monies raised was a tremendous £1304.36 and this will go into the Building Fund for the Reordering of the back of the church, thank you everyone!
























































































[The Flower Festival in the church on 2nd and 3rd July, held to coincide with the fete, has its own page via the link.]


Thank you and acknowledgements:

The following have contributed to the Flower Festival and Fete:

Grassby Funeral Directors  

Albert Marsh Funeral Directors

Purbeck Shooting School  

Holme Nurseries

Central Stores  

Blakes the Butchers

Williams the Bakers  

Janes the Hairdressers

Stuart Palmer Plumbing Ltd  

Wareham Town Band

Wool and Bovington Motors  

Wool RBL

Monkey World  

Tank Museum


Dorset Coastal Cottages

Hardy Estate Agents  

Boots the Chemist

Cutting Crew  

Amber Hardware

Wool Parish Council  

Tea Pot Club

And a big thank you to the Black Bear, who have already helped with our fund raising this year.


In addition the following volunteered to produce floral displays: Danzella Trask, Chris Baynton, Barabara Hayward, Jean Gilbert, Alison Chick, Liz Tillard, Elaine Stansfield, Jenny Lobb, Val Panter.

The Revive! congregation and helpers

The children from Bovington Primary School helped by Colette Walsh.

The children of Wool CE VA Primary School helped by Ellie Griffiths and Sally Warburton


The Parochial Church Council and the Flower Festival Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been supportive and involved with this weekend's events —Thank you.


Admin note

I apologise the pictures have taken a long time to get here. Several other tasks had to take priority! The pictures are low quality for screen not prints but if anyone wants full resolution (as a .jpg file) let me know either at 462742 or the email address below and I'll happily supply you with one.

It was not practical to get formal consent for photos but if anyone wants theirs or their child's picture removed, please let me know and I'll be glad to do so.

Chris Irwin

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