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Garden Party 8 August 2015

The sun shone on our Garden Party again this year and the mayors of both Shaftesbury and Gillingham graced us with their presence. Entertainment was provided by Miles Away Jazz Band and a Jeannette provided a superb selection of cakes. … Continue reading

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Justin Daish musical evening – June 2015

Friends and family joined residents for a musical evening provided by Justin Daish, a solo guitarist and lead guitar in acclaimed instrumental group The Shadowers. He entertained with music from the 1950s and 1960s, and residents even joined in the … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Abbeyfield Blackmore Vale Society was held at Abbeyfield House, Shaftesbury, at 3.15 pm on 19 March 2015.

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Christmas Celebrations

As some residents join their relatives at Christmas, Abbeyfield held an extra pre-Christmas celebration lunch joined by guests and volunteers. The children of the Abbey Primary School in Shaftesbury sang carols beautifully before lunch, and after lunch Santa arrived and … Continue reading

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Christmas Music

We were pleased to welcome a group from Port Regis school near Shaftesbury. They are regular visitors at this time of year and gave a wonderful morning’s entertainments, spending time after their performance chatting with our residents.

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Dorset Evening

Folk performer Tim Laycock entertained residents and guests at Abbeyfield House in Shaftesbury, with an evening of Dorset songs, poems and tales. Tim’s storytelling was interspersed with songs and music on his concertina and poems taken from “Poems – Grave … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night

Residents enjoyed watching fireworks in the garden, mainly from the comfort of the house, with sherry and cheese straws served in the dining room, followed by supper. Jeanette produced one of her more spectacular cakes in the shape of a … Continue reading

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Visit by Abbeyfield’s Chief Executive

We were delighted to welcome the newly appointed Chief Executive to the house. She spent the day with us, talking to residents, volunteers and staff.

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Garden visit to the Old Rectory at Manston

Residents, staff and volunteers enjoyed a private visit to the beautiful gardens of the Old Rectory in Manston. The five acre gardens include a walled kitchen garden, formal lawned areas with stunning borders and a recently planted woodland garden, all … Continue reading

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Abbeyfield Blackmore Vale Society

Abbeyfield House, Bleke Street, Shaftesbury Dorset, SP7 8JZ