The Burtle Village (village of burtle) web site - for the benefit of the burtle village community
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The Burtle Village (village of burtle) web site - for the benefit of the burtle village community
The Burtle Village (village of burtle) web site - for the benefit of the burtle village community
The Burtle Village (village of burtle) web site - for the benefit of the burtle village community

News and Messages

You can use this page to send messages to the people of Burtle, announce births, marriages etc. and post any news items of interest to the villagers.  If you are new to the village why not tell everybody who you are and where you live.


Saturday 21st March 2015 7.30 for 8pm

Village Hall

Burtle Garden Club Springtime Evening 21st March 2015

Beef & Ale Casserole with Veg

Trifle Cheese & Biscuits

Glass of Wine

Tickets £15.00 Children under 14 's £5.00

Tickets still availabel from Michael Richards  01278722275

and Arthur croker  07870154444

Your support much appreciated and needed in aid of the Flower show this year taking place on Sunday 30th August






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Hi,my name is tremaine byrtle and was wondering if there's any burtle's elsewhere in the world.
From:- tremaine

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Hi,my name is tremaine byrtle and was wondering if there's any burtle's elsewhere in the world.
From:- tremaine

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Dear Parish council and members of the Burtle Parish 

I am the owner of the Tom Mogg in and i would like to arrange to meet the parish council and the local people Burtle to discuss the possibility of turning the pub element of the Tom Mogg into a community pub and reopening the doors of the pub for all to use

I wondered if it would be possible to arrange to meet either at the local village hall or at the Tom Mogg to discuss the possibilities either later this week or next week

I hope this is of interest to all the people of Burtle

look forward to hearing from you

thank you

best wishes 

mark lewis

tel 07795414143

From:- mark lewis

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I am the proprietor of Paw Prints Cattery in Burtle, and wondered if anyone was interested in becoming a cattery helper for a few hours during the week during school/college term time? Hours would be flexible and full training would be given but you must like cats!!!  If interested, please ring me on 722252.  Thanks, Linda.

From:- Linda Loney

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I was wondering if there was anyone in Burtle Village with the last name of Burtle.  I'm just curious since that was my last.

From:- Dorothea Burtle Winiarski

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Hi all i have planted up the pots outside the hall this year but because of work family schedules dont always get a chance to water them.If anyone is passing the hall and the pots look dry could they give them a drink.

cheers Elaine:)


From:- Elaine Giddens

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your vilage look very lovely and I'm currently looking to purchase a house. I have one question with the recent follows in the area. Has Burtle ever flooded? 


Many thanks Simon

From:- Simon

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BT Infinity now installed - 33.9 Mbps download speed = Amazing

From:- Don Barber

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Having suffered with very low broadband speeds for years, fibreoptic broadband is now available in the village, just check with your provider. You may also find that switching to faster broadband actually saves you money, depending on what pacjage you are currently on.




From:- Don

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Conratulations Burtle Village Hall Committee for a really good night for the 5th anniversary of the new build. The band, "Dr Chocolate" were brilliant.

Can they come next year?

From:- Rosemary Tucker

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From:- Test

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Don't miss the MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION in Burtle Village Hall

with fantastic live band

DOCTORCHOCOLATE check them out at

Saturday 21st June 2014

7.30pm - ‘til late       licensed bar

Tickets available from committee members or tel 01278 722395

(includes Ploughman’s supper • live music • raffle)

Tickets £10 each accompanied children free

 All funds raised in aid of Burtle Village Hall

From:- Maureen Perdue

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Hi. I am trying to find the actual owners of the Tom Mogg Inn if anyone can help.

From:- Be

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Botle Race Announcement - Burtle Harvest Home are pleased to announce a wonderful summer event on Saturday June 14th 3pm at Catcott Bridge and from 4pm onwards at the Village Hall.  First prize £50.00 cash.  Bottles are £2.00 each into which you can place your message.  Bottles will be deposited into the river at Catcott Bridge and the first bottle to Burtle Bridge wins first prize.  At the Village Hall there will be cream teas, BBQ, tattoo and nail varnishing stalls and lots more for everyone.  Bottles can be purchased from Cafe Burtle so lets get together for this great event and make our Burtle Bottle Day a fantastic success.

From:- Jenny Jones

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We regret to say that our annual plant sale due to take place on the 17th may 2014 Cannot go ahead as the hall front is being refurbished.

However we will have our usual selection o Plants on sale at the Shapwick Vicarage gardens on the 10th May 2014 at 2PM onwards.

Please come along and support us by buying your plants for this season.

If you require further information contact

Michael Richards  01278722275  or Arthur croker 07870154444


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HI Everyone

I am pleased to say I completed the London Marathon on Sunday. Got the Medal and Tee shirt. It was a great day.

Thanks to everone one who supported the Charity I ran for. Not too late to make a donation if you would like to .

Kind regards






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ARTHUR CROKER is raising money for Get Kids Going by taking part in the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon.13TH April 2014. Sponsor them with Virgin Money Giving.

Your support would be much appreciated.


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Good Morning, Could you please send me the contact details for the person responsible for maintaining your website Kind regards Emily Attewell
From:- Emily Attewell

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Jesus  born in Bethlehem so many years ago
Is mirrored in Burtle ,because they never want to let you go
Walk down the street every single day
And you will meet someone going down your way

They will stop and talk and make you feel at home
In a village that has no equal where ever you may roam
Jesus clearly lives in Burtle ask anyone you meet
And they will tell you Burtle is God’s Somerset retreat

Drop into the church and say a little prayer
You will find it peaceful once you enter into there
Stop,think and rest a little while
Until you feel refreshed and ready to face the world with a smile.

Christmas is a very special time of year
So stay and think of those you hold so dear
Burtle will welcome you with ever open arms
So you are sure to fall under the spell of its mystical charms.

Arthur Croker

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Hi Burtle! I am looking to run a community fitness class in Burtle Hall. I live on Robins lane in Burtle, and am a fully qualified fitness instructor. I would be looking to run a morning/afternoon class of Zumba Gold, which is a dance/fitness class aimed at 50+. Would this be of interest to anyone? if so please let me know the best times/ days for you.on- or 07854594268 Best Wishes From:- Rhian Weston
From:- Rhian Weston

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Hi Burtle! I am looking to run a community fitness class in Burtle Hall. I live on Robins lane in Burtle, and am a fully qualified fitness instructor. I would be looking to run a morning/afternoon class of Zumba Gold, which is a dance/fitness class aimed at 50+. Would this be of interest to anyone? if so please let me know the best times/ days for you. Best Wishes
From:- Rhian Weston

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hi im currently rented in the village and relly like the area and looking to buy a house in the village or near by up to 170.000

From:- richard

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Dear residents of Burtle

You may have noticed a few posters up asking if anyone has seen my little black cat "Sooty"?

He has been spotted in fields near the Tom Mogg and around the Tom Mogg in general.  I am desperate to get him back.  He is not the sort of cat who would go up to someone as he is quite timid so he would need coaxing to get hold of him or get him in a box, pet carrier etc.

Below is a copy of the poster I have put up in Edington, Burtle and Catcott.

I can also be contacted on 01278 484637 (daytime).





SOOTY is a timid, smallish, neutered tom cat with a very small patch of white fur on his left shoulder.  He was last seen wearing a blue and silver collar with a brass tag which holds my contact details. He is also micro chipped.


SOOTY (who lives in Bridgwater) escaped from his pet carrier whilst I was taking him out of the car at Paw Prints Cattery in Burtle on Wednesday, 26 June 2013. 


SOOTY is a much loved pet and I am devastated by his loss so much so that I am offering a reward on his safe return.


If you have seen SOOTY, or know of his whereabouts, can you please contact me on one of the numbers below?

01278 420025 (Home)

07791 053663 (Mobile)

You can also contact Linda or Martyn at Paw Prints Cattery on 01278 722252.


Thank you

Julie Clark

From:- Julie Clark

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The Avalon Marshes Festival runs from Mon 22nd to Sun 28th July. There are lots of events taking place around the local area including a guided cycle ride which passes through Burtle, and a Farmers' Market on Fri 26th July. For more information go to or phone the Avalon Marshes Centre on 01458 860556.

From:- Kevin Anderson

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LOST CAT NEAR TOM MOGG PUB 8yr old male tom cat(has his tackle) was rehomed nr tom mogg and ran off, hes golden beige all same color,been missing for three weeks now,name peanut, (answers to pea or pea bear)if seen or know of him please call me or txt me and i will call you back on 07904442073. thank you, he is an outdoor cat used to wandering for days at a time but is not used to the area.
From:- faith fhain

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Hi Burtle...I used to attend the Burtle Primary School way b4 it was shut and sold to Milfield I think. Was just wondering if anyone would remember me who attended at the same time? I am particularly interested in contacting Katie then best friend?

Heres hoping...

Many thanx,

Rowena x

From:- Rowena Prior

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Burtle Village Spring Clean , a big thank you to everyone who went around Burtle today collecting all kinds of rubbish mostly deposited by people passing through our village , many interesting items were collected  but by far the most popular items were drink cans.

Many thanks to the  "cafe" staff for such a feast so welcome on such a cold day even the road signs had a wash and scrub!!!!

From:- Me

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Hello Burtle! I am hosting a Social Art Day at the Village Hall on Tuesday, 23 April from 12:30-16:30 for you to come and get creative with watercolour or acrylic paint. All materials are supplied and the fee is 2.50 per hour per person payable in cash on the day but reservations are needed in advance please by 19 April via my email or phone 01278722562. This is non-instructive fun and a chance to socialize in the most friendly environment in our village. Please bring a friend and I hope to see you there! Tea and biscuits will vary.
From:- Karen

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Hello Burtle Village, My husband Alan and I have just moved into Shangrila and are very happy to become part of your village. I am from California and Alan is native to the Midlands. We enjoy travelling, museums and social gatherings and hope to meet many of you this Saturday at the cafe.I am also looking forward to meeting some of you at the book club meeting next Monday. Thank you so much to Jenny for your welcome, Alan from the village hall for your welcome and especially to Rosemary for her welcoming neighbour visit, information and chocolates!We welcome any suggestions or information about the area and please feel free to knock at our door and say Hello! xxx
From:- Karen Powell

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Hello fellow village folk, We found some keys this weekend on the track between Cherrywood Lodge and The Pippins. We are keeping them safe at Cherrywood for collection. Kimberley and Chris
From:- Kimberley Hassell

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Thank you to the salt spreading team who turned out in the early hours to go salt spreading and keep our roads safe to drive on ,heroes indeed..

From:- Ken Bell

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Hello, I am researching Ethel Mary Lewis, a nurse during WW1 with service in Belgium & Serbia. Ethel nursed in New Zealand prior to and post the war, returning to England in 1922 where she died in 1966. Her father was Rev. Thomas Lewis. I would love to hear from anyone who may have information on Ethel or Thomas. Regards Grant Auckland New Zealand
From:- Grant Tobin

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Visited this village 2 years ago with my then girlfriend, had a lovely meal in the Burtle Inn.
Still have very fond memories of the place, just wish people were this nice the whole country over!
From:- Steve H

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hi to all the people of burtle village we are moving to the villiage this week does anybody no if buses go to street so that we no easy it would be for schools and nersarys.

From:- richard williams /catriona thompson / son leon

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Beef Night and Sing - Along at the Burtle Village Hall on the 23rd November 2012. In aid of the Burtle Flow Show.

Roast Beef ,Potatoes and Veg

Tickets £10.00 per Person


BAR Will be Open

Tel. Arthur Croker 07817475270  or collect from Michael Richards.

Hall limited to 80 seats so book early to avoid missing a great event.
From:- Burtle Flower Show Fund Raiser

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Hi everyone, We moved into Chapel Lea on Westhay Broad Drove at the beginning of August and have been warmly welcomed by our lovely neighbours. We haven't got around to meeting everyone yet and hope to join in some of the social events in the near future. We love it here and are just beginning to find our way around as we are completely new to the area. We have 4 dogs and are looking for some tips on the best walks around the village itself and how much freedom there is to walk along the droves. If anyone can point us in the right direction we would be most grateful. Many thanks.
From:- Sue and Andy

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How about that John. I was in Burtle last week. Met Graham Thyer , last spoke to him 30+ years ago. The village hasn't changed much over the years, still has that remote charm.

Colin Moxey.

From:- colin moxey

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Hello to everyone in Burtle, Does anyone in the village or surrounds who remembers the wartime evacuees, please? The family names were King (Peter and Dorothy) and Edwards (Pat and her mother Amy) My late husband, Peter King was evacuated to Burtle in the early part of the war and I would love o hear from anyone who might be able to help. I am writing his family history for our two young grand daughters, who live in Dorset. With best wishes to all. Mrs. Reece King
From:- Jean Reece King

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So nice to go on line and do a bit if catching up on my old home ,Burtle.

 As a former member of my Grandfather,s band  I found everything to be so interesting.

 A piece of my heart is still with you all, good luck to everyone.

 John from, Ashton Ontario Canada

From:- john moxey

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Hello all You may have noticed the green shed driving up and down the road on test runs (1978 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 1500) Over the last few months I've been preparing it for CLUB TRIUMPHS ROUND BRITAIN RELIABILITY RUN -Which is a 2,000 mile loop of the UK in 48 hrs starting on FRIDAY OCTOBER 5TH 2012 The event is held every two years to raise money for charity and give sad blokes like me a chance to get out more rather than just tinker in cold damp Sheds This is the 8th time I've done the event raising money for worthwhile causes This years charity is Children With Cancer If you would like to support your local sad bloke who spends too much time in the shed you can do it on line via my virgin giving page by visiting the link below Or just call in and knock on the shed door! You can follow my blog You can follow the event via the club triumph web site Cheers Andrew
From:- Andrew Pearce

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Re John Sparks book, Gie I Burtle.  This was recently reprinted and a few copies are still available from the local pub uin Burtle, the Burtle Inn, or from Cafe Burtle held at the village hall the second Saturday every month.

Steve Allen 

From:- Steve Allen

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RE. Tony Brett's request (book on Burtle -by John Sparks) Could try google booksearch on key words - or title search through British Library (reputed to have a copy of every British published/uk published book in existence -if possible having the ISBN no. of the publication may also help track it down - you might be able to track this down through any "reasonably" sized bookshop ---suggest:Glastonbury,Street, Bridgwater or Taunton as potential starting points - as I do not believe Burtle will have it's own...?...good luck
From:- mark lewis

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I just wanted to say thanks the people of Burtle for inviting me to your harvest home. I have never been anywhere where there is such a sense of community and such lovely friendly welcoming people. Thanks so much - Rich Clothier
From:- Rich Clothier

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Hi just wanted to say a huge thank you to Rosemary and team and all who worked so hard to put together the wonderful Jubilee celebrations yesterday. The bring along tea was fabulous ( what a range of goodies) and the decorations, band, people and atmosphere were lovely. Hope the concert went well Elaine,Duncan Ben & James Giddens
From:- Elaine Giddens

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To All At Burtle


Many thanks to all of you for welcoming us into your Village once again.

Hope you all enjoyed our performances and we hope to see you in 2013.


Simon - Secretary for the Shirley PIpe Band

From:- Simon Hayward

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Hello anyone who is interested. Glad to see Burtle Silver Band practices are advertised on this website, but the times should be Thursday 7.45 to 9.30.

New or existing players always welcome.



From:- Kathleen Cowles

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May I use this space to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Charlotte and Herbie
From:- Charlotte Bufton

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Hello, during my research into my family history I found a reference to a book on Burtle written bu a guy named John Sparks. Can anyone help me identify where I can get a copy.
Thanking you all in advance.
Tony Brett
From:- Tony Brett

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A huge THANK YOU! you to all those that helped with the Harvest Supper on Monday October 10th and also to those that came to support and enjoy.

I am delighted to say that we raised £150.00 for Water Aid and a massive £850.00 towards the church.


Well done to all concerned.




From:- Steve Allen

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are you thinking of hiring BURTLE VILLAGE HALL, if so please contact Alan at the above e-mail address or telephone 01278723556 and make that booking
From:- Alan Parr

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Burtle PCC Games Evening

Over 60 people participated and enjoyed an unusual evening playing various games and activities including Jenga, bar skittles, labyrinth, connect 4, draughts, snakes and ladders and many more.  With a raffle and a tasty Ploughman's Supper to round off the evening a total of almost £400 was raised to help with the much need church renovations and maintenance work scheduled for this year.

Many thanks to all who helped organise and to those adventurous enough to participate.

From:- Steve Allen

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Plastic Milk Tops

Catcott Primary School are currently collecting plastic milk bottle tops to fundraise for some specialist equipment for one of their pupils, Hugh Gange-Harris following his accident.  If anyone can help they can be dropped off in the school lobby, otherwise I'm happy to collect them from you.

many thanks

Angela Leavens (Watts Farm House)

From:- Angela Leavens

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Many thanks to everyone who has been so supportive of Burtle Babies Parent and Toddler Group. We had our first meeting this morning, and it was delightful. Please spread the word to those Mums/Dads out there who want a relaxed environmental to come play with their children, meet other parents and have a tea! Looking forward to next week already, Charlotte & Angela
From:- Charlotte Shakespeare

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Interested to read Charlotte's contribution from Fairview House. I taught at the school until about 1986. We lived at the house when we first moved to Burtle. It was then owned by a colleague of mine Steve Chinn. I don't suppose anyone would remember me but we have very fond memories of or time in Burtle.



Kevin Eccleston

From:- kevin eccleston

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Morning Burtle,

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has made us feel so welcome to teh village. We have been here 3 months or so now, and in the last 24hrs I have had sweet peas and green beans delivered to my door - where else would you get such a community spirit - so, thank you!

Also, as most of you know I have 3 small children and have now had a chance to explore the local area - to this point, has anyone or has there every been a playgroup at Burtle village hall? If not, would people be interested ? Who would I need to speak to to find out more about setting one up?? Let me know your thoughts.........

Charlotte at Fairview House

From:- Charlotte

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Hi to everyone in Burtle. We would just like to thank you all for making us feel welcome over the last year. We cant afford to live in the village, but bought four and a half acres of land from Heather last May. We have been very busy with tree management and fencing, gates, rhyne dredging, drove upkeep etc. But we have still found plenty of people to stop and pass the time of day with us, filling us in on local knowledge. We were born into farming village communities, but circumstances dictated that we have lived in the town for a good many years. Being accepted in the village makes us feel the way it used to be growing up in the middle of nowhere, but always surrounded by family.We enjoyed being able to come to the recent Barn dance, and chatting to people. Thanks especially to Heather for selling us land in such a beautiful area, and the support she has given to us. If we can help with anything that needs doing, please let us know. See you soon, walking the dogs, riding the bikes or taking the pony out in the cart.  Gilbert and Jane
From:- Gilbert and Jane Pike

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Hello everyone,my name is Paul Wynn and I am the Hon Sec of the Burtle Silver Band, I have just started a website for the band and would be very intrested if anyone had any old photos or in fact anything to do with the band that we could use on the wesite,thankyou. Paul ...... The website is
From:- Paul Wynn

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Hello fellow parishioners just a quick message to say a very big thankyou to all those who came to the Easter prize bingo a great night was had by all. And to those who couldn't make it the next one will be on May 7th in the hall posters will be up advertising the event so please pass the message on to everyone you know.

Many Thanks.

From:- BVH Committee

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                           What a night....

A huge well done to The reverand,Rosemary and team for organising such a fabulous ball on Sat evening.It was lovely to see everyone  enjoying themselves & looking wonderful in dinner jackets and fab dresses.The food was excellent and so too were the band.Well done to the team. A Burtle night to remember...Hope you have raised lots of money for the Church

From:- Elaine Giddens

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Well done to all the bad players those on the stage and those off the stage who worked so hard to produce what was a epic performance,  the audiences were a joy to perform to and made it all worthwhile.

To perform in a warm hall with new stage and curtains and new chairs for the audience to sit on  completed the enjoyment thank you everyone, see you again next year , ooh no you wont -- ooh yes you will !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From:- second cook

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Hi Martin & Mary,

I live in Burtle  and agree its a great place to live,I have several friends in the village who have dogs and walk them regularly along diffrent routes around the village,one who has several.I will pass on your message and hopefully the info may help you.

Good luck with the house hunt


From:- Elaine Giddens

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