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The Village People

(formerly Lydden Ladies)

We are all about FRIENDSHIP, FUN, FABULOUS FOOD (AND DRINK) AND LOTS OF LAUGHTER.  In 2018 we had a packed itinerary of events and activities including an update on the hugely successful and enjoyable ‘Taste of Nepal’ fundraising evening, a pub night/skittles at ‘The Gaggle of Geese’, BBQ, Mexican Train evening, visit to Brownsea Island, Octagon Theatre visit and the ‘occasional’ pub meal to name a few. As quite a few of these events and activities included partners, husbands, friends, family and residents of Buckland Newton and the surrounding villages, we have decided to advertise these under a new name: “The Village People”.   If you would be interested in joining us for any of the years events or would like more information please contact Amanda McKenna on 01300 345367 or email amandat62@outlook.com .
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Lydden Ladies Fashion Show.  Maree Pollard, Gillian Slade (Chair, Dorchester Friends of Julia’s  House), Jan Marpole, Jane Collins and Gill Nell with the presentation cheque - 12th November 2014

Provisional Programme for 2019

The Village People kicked off 2019 with a Pub Night at The Gaggle of Geese on Wednesday 16th January from 7 p.m. It’s a New Year – It’s your Village. Let’s make the most of a fantastic Pub, great Village Hall, beautiful Dorset countryside and coastline and interesting places to visit You suggest an event, activity or places to visit – we’ll try and organise it All welcome – No joining a club or paying a subscription, do what you fancy when you wish Some ideas already put forward: Regular Pub Nights, Race Night, River Cottage Food Fair in May, Barn Dance, Theatre visit, Speedway and Greyhound racing If you have any suggestions but are unable to make it on 16th or you would like more information you can email amandat62@outlook.com Saturday 2nd March.  ‘Village People’ Games Night at The Gaggle of Geese. Enjoy an evening of traditional Pub games like Shove Ha’penny, Cribbage and lots more.  Competition, skill, brains, tactics, maybe a bit of light gambling!, but most of all – FUN!    Traditional pub games like Shove Ha’penny, Cribbage, Bar Pong, Drubbers and much more.   Show off a talent or learn a new game.    (Btw – Drubbers?? If you don’t know what that is, you’ll just have to come along to find out). Your Pub Needs YOU! Do you have, or do you know someone who does have, any of the following that we could borrow for the evening: Dart Board and Darts Backgammon Draughts Shut the Box Table Football or Blow Football Or any other game that you think would be fun to play.   Wednesday 27th March, 7.30 pm, Octagon Theatre, Yeovil.  YAOS present ‘42nd Street’. Tickets are £19.00. Tickets are on sale from 4th February so if you would like to come please can you let me know by 1st February and, if possible, could you let me have payment by then too.  Amanda – 01300 345367 or by email.   Saturday 27th April, 7.30 pm to 11.30 pm, Village Hall.  60’s, 70’s, 80’s Disco – in aid of Marie Curie.  Details to follow.   Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May.  River Cottage Food Fair.  Tickets £15.00 plus parking £7.50 – go to  https://www.rivercottage.net/festival/food- fair-2019  for details and to purchase tickets.   June.  Fossil Walk & Lunch.  Details to follow   July.  BBQ and Barn Dance.  Details to follow   Sunday 11th August, Parish Field.  Sports Day and Picnic.  ‘Old School’ Sports for the not so Sporty (or Fit!) – Egg and Spoon, Three Legged Race, Obstacle course and more – there will be prizes!! - lots of fun and laughs and bring your own delicious picnic and drinks.   September.  Vineyard Tour.  Details to follow   October.  TBC   November.  Race Night.  Details to follow   Friday 13th December.  Ladies Christmas Meal.