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Remembrance – School Involvement

Please join us and the local schools for the laying of crosses in the Churchyard and two minutes silence. Friday 9th November 2018 at...

August 23, 2018

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14-18 Group Khaki Kanteen

The 14-18 Working Group are bringing a Khaki Kanteen to the Corn Exchange this time exploring the advances in Medicine in WW1. Open from...

August 22, 2018

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Events

Remembrance – School Involvement

Please join us and the local schools for the laying of crosses in the Churchyard and two minutes silence. Friday 9th November 2018 at...

August 23, 2018

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EventsWorld War 1

14-18 Group Khaki Kanteen

The 14-18 Working Group are bringing a Khaki Kanteen to the Corn Exchange this time exploring the advances in Medicine in WW1. Open from...

August 22, 2018

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Last Night of the Proms with the Stour Valley Band

The Mayor of Blandford Forum, Cllr Roger Carter, presents an evening of fun and entertainment. The Stour Valley Band will perform Last...

August 22, 2018

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Remembrance Sunday Parade and Church Service

Please join us in the Market Place from 2.45pm to take part in the town’s Remembrance Sunday Parade and Church Service.  Watch the...

July 19, 2018

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Town Council Grants

Charitable and voluntary organisations can apply to the Town Council for a grant subject to meeting criteria. The next deadline to apply...

July 19, 2018

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Strictly come Tea Dancing!

Come and dance to live music provided by the 5 musicians of the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, who will play Strict Tempo, Ballroom, Latin,...

January 25, 2018

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  • WAR MEMORIAL ROCKS

The names of 117 local, fallen servicemen from the Great War 1914-1918, are inscribed on the two war memorials on the Town Hall in the Market Place, Blandford Forum.

During this centenary year of the Armistice (1918-2018), the Town Council is preparing 117 rocks, one with each serviceman’s name on (two pictured). Once they are ready, the rocks will be placed at the foot of the war memorials and the public will be invited to come and take them to hide.

The aim is for those who find a hidden rock to visit our website to find out more information about each serviceman, so they are no longer just names on a memorial but local men - fathers, sons and brothers - with a story to tell. Sadly, there are no details for 17 of them, other than their names. 
Those who find the rocks will be asked to post a picture of the rocks on the Blandford Rocks Facebook page and to rehide them. 
In addition, some members of the Blandford Rocks Facebook group will be arranging a Poppy Drop where children can paint poppies onto rocks in Woodhouse Gardens (more details to follow soon). The Royal British Legion has kindly given permission for the Legion Poppy to be drawn into each rock.

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