Results of Village Quiz Night

Thank you so much to everyone who booked for our annual village quiz. We had 9 teams in the end and the range of topics was good – Old Relics, Car Brands, Local History, It’s All in the Clue, Language of Song to mention some of them.

The team that won in the previous two years has been toppled by Hopeless of Hunstrete – well done to them and this year’s Wooden Spoons were The Outsiders.

As you can see from below we had a very good raffle as well – thank you for all your donations. As usual we had Fish & Chips from Seafoods Plus from Keynsham and they were delicious.

Thanks too to Alice, Katie and Laura for their help. Alison

Christmas Wreath Making Success

Earlier this month a group of people joined Sarah, from Compton Garden Flowers, to make a wreath for their front door.

As you will see from the photo they all produced fantastic results.

Thank you to Sarah for putting on such a lovely workshop.

Most recent Craft Day

We had a lovely day on Saturday at Craft Day with 20 for lunch and a few visitors. Bobbin lace making, knitting, crochet, applique/patchwork, wool spinning, making hearts for Valentine’s Day with Jenny, Eileen’s amazing felt creations, some jewellery making and an afternoon of Dorset button making to finish off Caroline’s handknitted cardigan.
We made a small profit which will go towards the rent for the next day: Monday 12th February during half term and then any profits to the Community Association.
Children welcome so long as they are supervised: £4.00 for children, £6.00 for adults, includes lunch of homemade soup, homemade bread, cheese, fruit and suitable dietary alternatives. Cake, of course, and lots of company while you either do your own craft or try each other’s. Contact Harriette Dottridge

Compton Dando 2017 Village Calendars are Here

The 2017 Village Calendar is now available at £5 – a steal if ever I knew one!

Full of lovely pictures taken around our beautiful village, contact 01761490445 to purchase.

See the website History page for all 13 pictures.

We met an amateur mycologist

Whilst walking our dog today we met an amateur mycologist in one of the village fields who told us that he had found 43 different varieties of fungi during a couple of hours walking in the valley. It is amazing to learn things like this. I know that I occasionally see fungi on my walks, but was fascinated to discover that there were so many more. We just have to look a bit harder. Barend and Alisonthumbcrop (1)

Village Quiz Night a Roaring Success

The village quiz, held on Sat 7th Nov, was an all round success. We eventually had eight teams, ranging from a small, but determined group of 3, to several full houses of 6.

The evening got off to an appetite tempting start with a round on Food & Drink, which left the organisers table with only 1 point!

Other rounds included Sport, Religion, General Knowledge, Pop Music, Literature, Film, and finishing off with Geography. We also had a Bird Picture round and some challenging Dingbats to add to the fun.

The evening was billed as a fun event, without the need to turn a profit, but, largely due to Alice’s raffle [a must at any Compton event] we made a profit of £150.

Youth Group gets coverage in Mendip Times

The Edupet visit to the Youth Group in October has been covered by the Mendip Times, see page 85 of the November issue.


Pop Up Museum

Pop Up Museum

There is a Pop Up Museum every Sunday 2-5 over the summer months in St Mary's Church Compton Dando. Come along to view the changing items and have a cup of tea and a piece of cake as well. If you would like to, please bring an item of interest, that fits into a shoe box, and we will put it on display.

6 Intrepid Walkers

Sunday 29th March was a blustery and wet morning. As they say March came in like a lamb and is maybe going out like a lion. We walkers were appropriately dressed and had a very pleasant, if blustery and sometimes wet, walk through Lord's wood where the wild daffodils are in full bloom.

We also inspected the work that has been going on in the woods to open them up and to increase the indigenous species of trees and to clear some of the streams.

We returned, much invigorated, to have a ploughman's lunch in St Mary's.