Those evacuee’s again.

9: THRESHING Our family moved from Gold Hill to the High Street in a small terrace called ‘Sherburn Cottages’ right next to Walt Hutching carpenters shop and woodyard and opposite Bradley’s Farm. That year saw the beginning of apprenticeship to agriculture work. Haymaking, stocking corn sheaves and helping to build…

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Our new old website !

As many potential visitors to the website in recent months will have discovered we had a problem with our new security certificate which meant that you had a scary warning each time you visited the website, saying it was hacked. Of course it wasn’t it was just one of those…

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Hey Day 1990

We have just had a fantastic Hey Day and it prompted villager Tony Ward to look out this short video that he took on Hey Day in 1990. It’s a wonderful video and we are very grateful to him for digitising it and allowing it to be shared. The weather…

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St George and the Dragon

Watched by a large audience, enjoying refreshments provided at the church and by James and Desi at the Baker Arms the Child Okeford Mummers presented their St Georges day play on Saturday 20th April. It was a glorious spring day and great fun was had by all. Congratulations to all…

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Commemorative Peal

On Sunday 11th November , Armistice day was marked by the countries church bells being rung. Child Okeford did its bit with the bellringers scoring the peal, thereby bringing the Bell project to a successful conclusion.  Bob and his team rang 5040 changes of London and Cambridge Surprise Minor in…

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The Emigrants

  “At a Meeting of the Owners of Property in this Parish [Child Okeford] legally intitled to vote,… at the Church in this Parish on Thursday the 22nd day of February…it was resolved that the Churchwardens and Overseers [of the Poor] shall, and they are hereby directed to raise the…

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