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WHAT'S ON 2024-2025

Monthly Meetings are held at Loders Village Hall on the second Tuesday of each month from 7.30pm


Tuesday16 April: Garden Visit to Forde Abbey, Chard

Meet at 12.00pm at the Abbey.  Walk round the gardens - its tulip time, and have lunch or afternoon tea in the Coffee Shop.  Tickets are £14.50 per person.

Saturday 4 May: Treasures from the Attic - A Table Top event at Loders Village Hall 

£5 for a table with free entrance to sellers and buyers.  Cream teas available at £5 per person.

Sellers from 1.00pm, Buyers from 2.00pm.  Contact Loders WI by email or website, for a Table..

Tuesday14 May: Crutchley Estate - Farming Update

With Anthony Butler

Sunday 12 May to Saturday 1 June: Scarecrow Festival - Inspiring Pioneers

Voting slips are available from The Crown Inn, The Loders Arms and the Telephone Boxes

Uploders Chapel will be providing coffee and cake over the bank holiday weekend 10.00am-4.00pm and on Wednesday 1.00pm-2.30pm. 

Tuesday 23 May: Craft afternoon  at at Uploders Methodist Chapel.  2.00-4.00pm - Alison Brightwell will be showing and helping us make a cross stitch initial letter.  £3 for the afternoon plus tea and cake.

Monday 3 June:  Garden Visit to Folly Farm, Askerswell.  Meet at 2pm.


Tuesday 11 June: The Work of the Clothes Bank
as explained by Jan Thorne

Tuesday 18 June:  Melplash Show Meeting - Interested in helping  with the co-operative entry at this year's Melplash Show on the 22 August.  The topic is "Food Heaven".  Please come with ideas at 2.30pm at Pippa's.

Thursday 20 June:  Evening out at the Mercardo Italian Restaurant, Bridport at 7.00pm.   tbc

Tuesday 9 July: Travels with my Great Aunt
Helen Baggott - Public Speakers in the UK

Tuesday 23 July: Garden Party at Sara's home
Members only at 6.00pm

Monday 29 July : Craft Afternoon at the Chapel.  Flower Arranging with Pippa.  2-4.00pm.  Members to bring some flowers.    tbc


August: No Meeting

Saturday 3 August: Loders Fete including Made in Loders Stall


Saturday 17 August:  Loders Flower and Produce Show


Thursday 22 August: The Melplash Show

Tuesday 10 September: Smuggling and the Dorset Connection
Trevor Ware, Maritime Art Historian, talks about the golden age of smuggling between 1750 and 1830. 

Tueday 8 October:  Finding More Family 

A return visit from John Stockley, the son of an Black American GI

Tuesday 12 November: An Illustrated Romp through 300 years of Jewellery Design 

as explained by Laura Smith.  Laura is a Jewellery Specialist for Noonans auction house in Mayfair,  She has been in the business for 20 years and previously worked for Bonhams.

Tuesday10 December: Christmas Festivities
Members Only


Tuesday14 January: Yoga - Audience Participation

with Karen Lings, Yoga Instructor.  Karen holds a yoga session at Loders Village Hall every Thursday evening 6.00-7.00pm.

Tuesday 11 February: Trade and Rope

Chris Stevens of Bridport Museum talks about the history of ropemaking in Bridport

Tuesday 11 March: Petticoats and Pockets
with Juliet Braidwood on Clothing from 1800 to 1920.  Juliet is a costume designer and historian and historical seamstress of mainly Tudor and Jacobean clothing.

Tuesday 8 April: Annual Meeting

Members only

​​Seasonal walks: to be arranged
Crafting workshops: to be arranged

Garden Visits: to be arranged

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