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About Wool Dates

"Wool Dates" is an independent publication, kindly supplied by Sue B. (Thank you Sue for all your hard work in putting it together each month. It's much appreciated.)

"Wool Dates" is not a publication of Holy Rood Church so we are grateful to Sue for allowing us to reproduce it here for everyone's convenience.

Please send any updates, or future dates/information, to:


and not to the Holy Rood Church or Website. Requests for the emailed version of the Wool dates newsletter should also be sent to: wooldates@hotmail.co.uk


For Bovington events etc. refer to www.bovingtonhive.blogspot.com



FUTURE DATES (see below for regular weekly events)

Every Saturday until 8 Sept

Direct diesel train service to Corfe Castle via Wareham, leaves Wool at 11:02. Return journey leaves Corfe at 15:45.  New for summer 2018 (every Sat until 8 Sept, plus Bank Hol Monday):


Mon 2nd July , 7pm

Parish Council Meeting @ D'Urberville Centre extension.


Tues 3rd July 2pm

Teapot club meet @ Methodist chapel

462742 or 462128

Tues 3rd July 2:30 - 4:30 (1st Tues)

"Afternoon Cuppa & a Chat" at the cosy Community Room, Cologne road, Bovington


Wed 4th July

Wool W.I. Ramblers - ramble cancelled


Wed 4th July 6-7pm

Holy Rood Choir Practice- new members welcome


Wed 4th July 10-12 (1st & 3rd Wed)

Coffee and cake by Holy Rood church @ 10am in the small hall @ D'Urberville centre.  1st Wed Holy Communion 10-10:30


Sat 7th July

Holy Rood Summer Fete including Messy Church


Sun 8th July 11am

Family Communion Service@Mill Paddock,East Stoke bring a chair


Mon 9th July 7:15pm

Wool WI at 'Kids of Wool' building


Wed 11th July 10am

(2nd Wednesday)

Wool & District Friends of Cancer Research UK meet at Hyde place social room. New members warmly welcomed.


Secretary 405487

Sat 14th July

2pm - 4.30pm 

 OPEN GARDENS - Bovington's hidden gardens, 2pm - 4.30pm 

Tickets and map £3 from the Community Centre Cologne road,

Cream Teas Available.

Sat 14th July, 4pm

Wool W.I. Ramblers - Saturday 14th July - Meet 4 pm D'Urberville car park to walk Worth Matravers/St. Aldhelm's coastal walk.  Names to Angela asap to book pub

Angela 463872

Sun 15th July 10am

10am Family Service @ Holy Rood


Sun 15th July 3pm

3pm Songs of Praise & Tea @ Holy Rood Church,Coombe Keynes


Mon 16th July, 7pm

Parish Council Meeting @ D'Urberville Centre extension.

Parish Office with Library

Tues 17th July 2pm

Teapot club meet @ Methodist chapel

462742 or 462128

Wed 18th July 10-12

Coffee and cake by Holy Rood church @ 10am in the small hall @ D'Urberville centre. 


Sat 21st July 7pm

Bingo, raffle & refreshments @ D'Urberville Hall. Raising funds for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance & other charities

Steve 405063

Thurs 26th July

Start of summer school holiday. Bus X55 (Weymouth-Lulworth-Wool-Bovington) runs daily for duration of school holiday, then reverts to Sat & Sun only. (The X54 and Breezer 30 run daily throughout July & August).


Thurs 26th July

(also Thurs 09 Aug, Thurs 23 Aug & Thurs 06 Sept)

DORSET COAST EXPRESS steam train passes through Wool towards Weymouth at about 13:15. Return trip passes through Wool at about 17:00.


Thurs 26th July

East Burton Garden Club annual BBQ 

Angela 463872

Thurs 26th July


The Wellbridge Practice - Listening hour - A member of the surgery admin team will be available to talk to patients about any non-medical concerns regarding the administration of the surgery. 

An appointment is not necessary.

Tue 7th Aug

10:30 - 2pm

Coffee Morning with Ploughman’s Lunches in aid of the Annual Shoebox appeal. Books, Bric-a-Brac, Produce, and Cakes are on sale + raffle.  Donations of items to include in boxes very welcome.

23 Hillside Road, Wool





Every Monday 10:30*

Yoga classes @ D'Urberville hall (*Restart September see below)

Pam 01929 556714

Every Tuesday 10:30

Adult Line Dancing @ the D'Urberville

01929 421065

Every Tuesday 10:30


Movers & Shakers (creative, contemporary dance for over 55s)  in Winfrith Village Hall. New members are welcome. £6 per session.

Lyn 01305 263489

Every Tues 7:30pm


D'Urberville Drama Society @ D'Urb hall. Everyone welcome to join. Especially need back stage and refreshment helpers.


Every Wed

Fun exercise for over 50s(8.30am Men, 9.30am Ladies)@ Winfrith village hall

Elaine 01929462916

Every Wed 10-1

Sew together at the Community Room, Cologne Road, Bovington

07881 533311

1st and 3rd Wed

Coffee and cake by Holy Rood church in the small hall @ D'Urberville centre.  1st Wed Holy Communition 10-10:30


Every Thurs 10-11:30

Weekly Country Market at the D'Urberville Hall


Every Thurs 11-2

Craft Group at the Community Room, Cologne Road, Bovington


Every Wed 10:20-11:20

A Light & Easy body tone for over 50's. All levels of fitness welcome. East Burton Village Hall.

Jude on 07966 372148

Wool Library

Opening hours are Tues 3-6pm, Thurs 10-12 & Saturday 10-12



Wool Community Library:  This year’s Annual Summer Reading Challenge  for Children “ Mischief Makers” takes place at Wool Community Library with registration  from Saturday 14 July onwards. There will be Reading Challenge activity  afternoons  on Wednesdays 25th July to 29th August inclusive from 2.30 to 4.00 at Wool Community Library. The sessions are free and open to children under 11.  Come and hear a story, solve quizzes or draw your favourite character. You can also change your books and get your stickers for the Reading Challenge. Note  to parents: Activity leaders will be fully involved in running the sessions and so cannot provide supervision for use of toilets etc. You are most welcome to stay around and observe or ask a friend to act for you during the session if  you cannot. Full details will be available at the Library or the Library website www.woolcommunitylibrary.org in due course.

Pam Steele Yoga will start again Sept 10th 2018 booking now.  Takes place Monday 10-30 till 12

Contact: Pamsteeleyoga@googlemail.com  01929556714.

Wool Carnival:  Just a quick update on the carnival, we are still receiving donations so we haven't got a final total yet or how much we are donating to charities. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us with various functions throughout the year and so far we have raised in excess of £2000,00. Takings were down on this years carnival due to the poor weather to start with. We had a good turnout of floats and walkers, the best we have ever had, so thank you to you all for making a great effort. The live band in the evening was well attended too. Thank you all once again. We will keep you updated with the funds. Check out our website, www.woolcarnival.com.





Police alerts

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The Purbeck Police Facebook page is good as well.













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