Category Archives: Events

An Evening of Greek Dancing and Delight

Yannis came to Abbeyfield on Tuesday evening, 31 July, to get everyone dancing.  He brought fun and laughter to the house and gave an amazing demonstration of his own skills as a Greek dancer.  He stayed for supper and everyone … Continue reading

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Summer Garden Party, July 2018

It was a lovely day with a light cloud cover to protect us all from melting.  Residents, family and friends, together with trustees and staff enjoyed a lovely afternoon, serenaded by Miles Away, playing gentle jazz throughout the afternoon.  Mayor … Continue reading

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Christmas 2017

Trustees and residents enjoyed a splendid pre-Christmas lunch together when Father Christmas visited to give out early Christmas presents, as many of the residents would be away from the house to spend the time with their families.  There was the … Continue reading

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Hot dogs and Fireworks 6 November 2017

Abbeyfield residents celebrated Guy Fawkes with a hot dog supper after watching their own mini firework display in the garden.  No event is complete without a cake and Jeannette produced this magnificent chocolate bonfire cake complete with sparklers for the … Continue reading

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Abbeyfield Celebrates Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday

Abbeyfield residents celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday with a special lunch, entertainment and as always a splendid cake. The occasion was honoured by the appearance of a familiar face, who made the cover of the Blackmore Vale Magazine the following … Continue reading

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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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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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Abbeyfield Blackmore Vale Society

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