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© 1996, Pop In Place.

June 2012

Happy Memories Café 25th June …. a big success…

Thank you to everyone who attended our second Happy Memories Cafe where we explored memory boxes. This   was   very   popular   with   all   ages   and   encouraged   a   lot   of   happy   reminiscing   over   all   the   items   that   were   in the boxes. Items   such   as   a   toasting   fork   ,   which   made   us   all   talk   about   when   we   used   to   use   them   on   the   open   fires,   a milk can that we used to go and to collect fresh milk straight from the dairy. When   I   was   young   our   milk   came   from   Court   Green   Farm   and   we   would   walk   over   and   collect   it   with   the Presslee   boys   from   next   door,   I   would   swing   the   can   full   of   milk   in   a   big   circle   feeling   rather   clever   not   to   spill it. We   talked   about   “Monday   wash   day”   and   it   lasting   most   of   the   day   with   the   lighting   of   the   copper   and   the never   ending   items   of   clothes   to   be   washed,   Sylvia   remembered   the   blue   bags   that   were   used   to   keep   the whites   right   and   Joan   recalled   the   wooden   tongs   that   were   used   ,   but   we   all   felt   that   things   had   changed   for the better with the introduction of the automatic machines. Many memories were exchanged all instigated by the various objects and the morning was much enjoyed. Thanks to all who helped out in anyway and to all who made the lovely home made cakes. Thanks   to   Pastor   Jim,   Lyn,   and   Denise   who   along   with   myself   lead   the   discussions   on   the   items   in   the   boxes and helped to facilitate. Special   thanks   to   Lisa   Holmes   who   is   part   of   Age   UK   Memory   Advisory   Team   who   gave   a   short   talk   at   the   start of   the   morning   about   memory   loss   and   the   importance   of   going   to   see   your   GP   early,   as   in   many   cases treatment for the condition can really make a difference. The   Next   Happy   Memories   Cafe   is   on   Monday   September   the   3rd   10am   until   12   noon   where   we   will   be looking   at   the   old   Bere   Regis   photographs   and   Paul   Bennett   will   be   bringing   along   a   rolling   slide   show   and albums   of   post   cards.   We   also   have   an   entertainer   with   a   pat   dog   so   pop   this   date   in   your   diary   and   we   look forward to seeing you there.

“Consider Yourself One Of Us.”…

Today   we   will   stage   our   Summer   Production   at   2pm   and   again   at   7pm   this   is   the   culmination   of   the   best   part of   six   months   work.   Young   people   will   be   taking   on   major   roles   some   for   the   first   time,   some   will   be   making their   début   on   stage   while   others   will   have   faced   learning   their   roles   in   conjunction   with   the   pressure   of exams. They have all done extremely well and as their Director I am proud of each and everyone of them. This   will   be   our   first   production   with   the   new   lighting   and   our   thanks   goes   to   Philip   Boreham   who   has   installed this   and   enabled   us   to   further   our   creativity,   with   the   lighting   adding   a   whole   new   dimension   to   scenes   and giving the show an air of real theatre. The    profits    from    the    Show    will    be    donated    to    Julia’s    House    Children’s    Hospice    a    very    worth    cause.    The production   is   a   wonderful   example   of   a   community   group   including   many   young   people   working   together growing   within   their   own   confidence   and   abilities   and   helping   to   raise   money   for   others   who   do   not   share   the bright future that they all have.

The Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations…

The   Village   is   looking   great   with   all   the   bunting   and   flags   flying,   what   a   wonderful   affirmation   of   Britishness,   at the   Pop   In   Place   we   have   staged   two   very   successful   Jubilee   events   the   first   being   The   Jubilee   Village   Quiz where we had 17 teams taking part, very many thanks to Sue Stone for setting the questions. The winners were the Dorset Scribblers and the Royal Oak Bridge Team. (Joint) The   second   Jubilee   event   was   “Let’s   Celebrate”   with   talented   local   band   Rapport.   This   was   a   great   night Rapport   played   lots   of   popular   songs   and   they   are   certainly   great   musicians,   a   most   enjoyable   night   was   had by   all   who   attended   and   this   has   now   set   the   scene   for   the   up   and   coming   Jubilee   weekend   when   the   Pop   In Place   Performers   group   take   to   the   street   in   the   Jubilee   Pageant   with   their   float   “Consider   Yourself   One   Of   Us ”. We   are   pleased   to   be   able   to   send   a   cheque   to   the   Bere   Regis   Parish   Council   for   £200   after   all   our   expenses have been covered to go towards the Village Jubilee Celebrations on Monday 4th June.
© 1996, Pop In Place.

June 2012

Happy Memories Café 25th

June …. a big success…

Thank you to everyone who attended our second Happy Memories Cafe where we explored memory boxes. This was very popular with all ages and encouraged a lot of happy reminiscing over all the items that were in the boxes. Items such as a toasting fork , which made us all talk about when we used to use them on the open fires, a milk can that we used to go and to collect fresh milk straight from the dairy. When I was young our milk came from Court Green Farm and we would walk over and collect it with the Presslee boys from next door, I would swing the can full of milk in a big circle feeling rather clever not to spill it. We talked about “Monday wash day” and it lasting most of the day with the lighting of the copper and the never ending items of clothes to be washed, Sylvia remembered the blue bags that were used to keep the whites right and Joan recalled the wooden tongs that were used , but we all felt that things had changed for the better with the introduction of the automatic machines. Many memories were exchanged all instigated by the various objects and the morning was much enjoyed. Thanks to all who helped out in anyway and to all who made the lovely home made cakes. Thanks to Pastor Jim, Lyn, and Denise who along with myself lead the discussions on the items in the boxes and helped to facilitate. Special thanks to Lisa Holmes who is part of Age UK Memory Advisory Team who gave a short talk at the start of the morning about memory loss and the importance of going to see your GP early, as in many cases treatment for the condition can really make a difference. The Next Happy Memories Cafe is on Monday September the 3rd 10am until 12 noon where we will be looking at the old Bere Regis photographs and Paul Bennett will be bringing along a rolling slide show and albums of post cards. We also have an entertainer with a pat dog so pop this date in your diary and we look forward to seeing you there.

“Consider Yourself One Of

Us.”…

Today we will stage our Summer Production at 2pm and again at 7pm this is the culmination of the best part of six months work. Young people will be taking on major roles some for the first time, some will be making their début on stage while others will have faced learning their roles in conjunction with the pressure of exams. They have all done extremely well and as their Director I am proud of each and everyone of them. This will be our first production with the new lighting and our thanks goes to Philip Boreham who has installed this and enabled us to further our creativity, with the lighting adding a whole new dimension to scenes and giving the show an air of real theatre. The profits from the Show will be donated to Julia’s House Children’s Hospice a very worth cause. The production is a wonderful example of a community group including many young people working together growing within their own confidence and abilities and helping to raise money for others who do not share the bright future that they all have.

The Queens Diamond Jubilee

Celebrations…

The Village is looking great with all the bunting and flags flying, what a wonderful affirmation of Britishness, at the Pop In Place we have staged two very successful Jubilee events the first being The Jubilee Village Quiz where we had 17 teams taking part, very many thanks to Sue Stone for setting the questions. The winners were the Dorset Scribblers and the Royal Oak Bridge Team. (Joint) The second Jubilee event was “Let’s Celebrate” with talented local band Rapport. This was a great night Rapport played lots of popular songs and they are certainly great musicians, a most enjoyable night was had by all who attended and this has now set the scene for the up and coming Jubilee weekend when the Pop In Place Performers group take to the street in the Jubilee Pageant with their float “Consider Yourself One Of Us ”. We are pleased to be able to send a cheque to the Bere Regis Parish Council for £200 after all our expenses have been covered to go towards the Village Jubilee Celebrations on Monday 4th June.