Past Events

Walkers by the river

"Wartime in Bemerton" Walk 17th July 2005

Reminiscences of World War II were read out at various stops on this walk around the village. We heard some of the tragic stories behind names on St John's lychgate war memorial and about how some evacuees remembered their arrival in the village.
On a scorcing summer day we were also glad to take a break in the riverside garden at Bemerton Farm.

Village Fete 25th June 2005

The World War II theme was taken up by a highly successful village fete, with a parade through the village to the recreation ground where the Fete took place. The Local History Society had a display in St John's church and young and old enjoyed the occasion. The fun continued on into the evening with a Hog Roast and Barn Dance.
Land Girl


Parish Tea

Parish Tea 6th November 2004

Masses of cakes, pots and pots of tea, plenty of people, and some wonderful entertainment ... our "Parish Tea", which tried ro recapture the spirit of the Parish Teas held in Bemerton's Hut in the 1950s, was widely acclaimed as an outstanding success. Yes, we do plan to hold a similar event in 2005 ... watch this space!

"Romans to Bemerton" Walk 16th May 2004

The group gathers at the start of the walk, on the Racecourse Plain, before a delightful walk down to Bemerton. The route followed part of the old Roman Road from Dorchester to Old Sarum.

Memories of the Hut booklet

Launch of our first publication 20th January 2004

60 people gathered in Bemerton John's School for the launch of our first publication, Memories of the Hut (see left).
This happy occasion brought together some 'Old Boys' of the school who had last been together in this building in the 1930's (see below).
Old Boys of Bemerton school

"The Hut" tea party 20th August 2003

Former residents of Bemerton, whose memories go back to the 1920's, gather together for a tea party to discuss 'Memories of the Hut'.
("The Hut" was a First World War ex-army building which was the social centre of Bemerton for 50 years until its demolition in the early 1970s).
Tea party guests