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Burns Night Dinner and Dance

The Mayor of Blandford Forum, Councillor Roger Carter, invites you to a Burns Night Dinner and Dance on the 25th January 2019 at the Sealy...

December 12, 2018

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Free Christmas Parking

Free Parking (time limits will still apply) Saturday 1st December Saturday 8th December Saturday 15th December Market Place, Station Court,...

November 12, 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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Events

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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Christmas Window Competition

Once again, your town’s shops and businesses took part in the Christmas Window Competition 2018, created to enhance the Town’s...

December 14, 2017

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Markets

Markets

The Town Council took on responsibility for the outdoor market from North Dorset District Council on Saturday 1st October 2016. Andy...

November 8, 2017

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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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Blandford Remembers
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