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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



Having only one person to 'man' a landline phone we have had to introduce a mobile. If you want to book transport please ring

07751 968 944

and leave a message - your name, phone number and a brief summary of your need. Someone will get back to you quite quickly.  

Thank you.






Sat 3rd June(1st Sat)

District Councillors Open Surgery for the Wool Ward in the Black Bear from 11.30-12.  A chance for anyone to come with local issues.


Mon 5th June, 7pm

Parish Council Meeting @ D'Urberville Centre extension.

Parish Office with Library

Mon 5th June  12:45 - 1:45pm(1st Monday)

Parish Clerk and at times Parish Councillors will be available 12.45-13.45 at 21 Cologne Road


Tues 6th June 2pm

Teapot club meet @ Methodist chapel

462742 or 462128

Tues 6th June 2:30 - 4:30 (1st Tues)

"Afternoon Cuppa & a Chat" at the cosy Community Room, Cologne road, Bovington ** Note Changed from morning to afternoon **


Wed 7th June, 10am

Wool WI Ramblers Group - Meet 10am at The D'Urberville to walk by the river at Wareham

Angela 463872


Thurs 8th June

Date TBC 7:15pm.

East Burton W.I. at East Burton Village Hall.  New members and visitors very welcome.   

Valerie Palmer - 462252

Sun 11th June, 9am

Wool WI plus husbands/partners - Meet 9am at The D'Urberville to walk Ansty/Dorset Gap and lunch at The Fox Inn

Angela 463872


Sun 11th June 10am

Open air Family Service on the Wool VA CE School playing field to commission Mrs Lizzie Green as the new Headteacher, refreshments to follow. All welcome.


Monday 12th June Date TBC 7:15pm

Wool WI at 'Kids of Wool' building

Visitors and new members very welcome.


Tues 13th June

Swanage Railway's diesel shuttle service between Swanage and Wareham starts on Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sat & Sun until 3 Sept.


Tues 13th June

Teapot club - Outing day (no meeting at Methodist chapel)

462742 or 462128

Thurs 15th June


Summer Fayre & Coffee Morning, Manor Farm, Spring St.

Lots of stalls; cakes, plants, books, bric a brac, accessories, jewellery & many more. Wool & District friends of Cancer Research

Tickets on gate 2 each to include coffee & biscuits.

Sat 17th June, 11am through rest of day

WOOL CARNIVAL - Wool Playing Fields opening at 11am all day including dog show and evening band playing. Look out for posters.

Steve 405063

Sat 17th June

East Burton Garden Club :  25th Anniversary visit to Bishop's Palace Garden, Wells

Angela 463872


17th & 18th June


Owermoigne Open Gardens and St Michaels Church Flower Festival. Food available and plant stall.

Tickets 5 on the day. 

Mon 19th June 7pm

Parish Council Meeting @ D'Urberville Centre extension.

Parish Office with Library

Tues 20th June 2pm

Teapot club meet @ Methodist chapel

462742 or 462128

Thurs 22nd June

 East Burton Garden Club :  Evening visit to private garden 

Angela 463872

Sat 24/Sun 25 Jun 2017

Tankfest Weekend. Extra trains will call at Wool on Saturday. Additional taxis and a Shuttle Bus (First 55) station/museum


24th/25th June - noon to 5pm

Winfrith open gardens with teas, plants and raffle @ village hall and  Festival of Flowers @ Church, where teas and crafts available

Tickets on day from village hall

Sun 25th June

Breezer 30 summer bus service begins running daily between Weymouth and Swanage via Lulworth Cove and Wool until 16 Sept.


Sun 25th June

NGS garden open day at Herons Mead, East Burton. Beautiful garden and delicious teas.

Angela 463872


Sat 1st July 2-4pm

The Church of the Holy Rood Summer Fete in church & grounds


Sat 1st July, 2:30pm

Beetle Drive @ D'Urberville Hall. Fund-raising for Wool Carnival 2018.  3 for tea/coffee plus cake. Fun for all the family.

Steve 405063

Wed 5th July, 10am

Wool WI Ramblers Group - Meet 10am at The D'Urberville to walk Newlands/White Nothe - with picnic.

Angela 463872


Sat 15th July, 2-4pm

Wool Primary School Summer Fayre at the D'urberville hall and field. We would love everyone to come. Cream teas, country market, stalls and dance show.


Sat 22nd July2:30pm

Bingo @ D'Urberville Hall. Fund-raising for Wool Carnival 2018.

Steve 405063


Wool Carnival Saturday 17th June.  We are still taking bookings for pitches, contact George & Dawn 01929 462064 or Steve & Toni 01929 405063.  Bottles are needed for our 'Bottle Stall' at the carnival. Anything new donated from a bottle of sauce to a bottle of whisky would be appreciated.  Please give donations to any committee member.


SHARE & CARE: It has come to our notice that some leaflets seem to have been published with our incorrect phone number. So sorry.  Please check YOU have the RIGHT number. For transport to medical appointments:  07751968944.  Please mark the change on your copy of the leaflet if you have one. Thank you.

With summer approaching, many of our driving volunteers are away. PLEASE try and give at least 3 DAYS NOTICE of any requests for transport, especially to Dorchester Hospital.


The Durberville Dash 10K - July 23 2017 Start 11.00 - Volunteer help needed please......
Human Energy runners appeal for help on the day at the D'Urberville 10K race.  Our helpers increase each year but the growth and popularity of this event means we are pressed even more, we expect close to 400 entries this year. There are tasks at HQ in the D'Urberville Hall and as Marshals on the course.  It can be just  1 hour or 2 hours and you are awarded the event T shirt and free refreshments are provided. We do make donations each year to 4 village organisations. Contact for the race is Bob Panter for helpers or those wishing to enter, 01929 288318 or bob.panter@hotmail.com




Every Monday 10:30

Yoga classes @ D'Uberville hall

Pam 01929 556714

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 10-1

Sew together at the Community Room, Cologne Road, Bovington


Every Thurs 10-11:30

Weekly Country Market at the D'Uberville 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





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The Purbeck Police Facebook page is good as well.













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