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Inspiration for this wonderfully written book by Ian Dale treasurer of Royal British Legion Ferndown came about after exploring the idea to provide a legacy for the centennial of the start of WW1. Ian was compiling his own family history and the idea of delving deeper into Ferndown’s history became compelling. The ‘book’ project was given the go ahead and Ian spent 8 months researching and unearthed masses of data from the Forces War Records website and Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, as well as local sources.

There are stats in the book covering all those who died serving during the wars and we have 75 names on the memorials. Part of the research highlighted a local family where there were 10 brothers, one of which was Percy Dacombe who made it back to Dunkirk after the hostilities had finished in 1919, but sadly died from Spanish Flu two days later. Ian would also like to add that there were survivors who did come back to re-make their lives. Ian's grandfather George William Fitch who was born in 1890 and lived to be 93 was one of those. He was a regular soldier in 1918 serving in the British Expeditionary Force and he received the Pip, Squeak & Wilfred medals.

If you would like to find out more about the soldiers of Ferndown who fought and died in the World Wars you can purchase the book from behind the bar at the Royal British Legion in Ferndown. Open most of the time and certainly at lunch time and during the evenings. If collecting the book from the Legion Club cost is £5 and to have it posted costs £8 to cover postage and packing.

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This is has been done as a non-profit project as all the proceeds go to the Royal British Legion Dorset Welfare Fund.

We would like to thank and acknowledge the following organisations who helped us achieve this goal:- Ferndown Town Council who paid to have two books produced for proof reading by members of the committee. The cost of the initial production came via grants from East Dorset Council and Ferndown Town Council, and Sainsburys in Ferndown covered half the costs with the RBL covering the reminder.

Ian Dale with War Heroes book
Ian Dale with War Heroes book
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The Admissions Policy for Hampreston School is available for review. The consultation period finishes on January 31st 2017.

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The Ferndown Civic Christmas Carol Service took place at St. Mary's church last Friday evening attended by the the Ferndown Mayor Mike Parkes, Deputy Mayor Cathy Lugg, several councillors as well as MP Christopher Chope and his wife. The service was introduced by Rev. Sarah Pix and Rev. Patches Chabala with Mayor Mike Parkes thanking everyone who had come to the carol service.

Several people from various parts of the community contributed with prayers and readings - Terry Holbert from the Ferndown Community association, Ashley Hughes from the Junior Air Cadets and Deputy Mayor Cathy Lugg. The Studio One choir lead the congregation with one of the carols 'Once in Royal David's city'. The winners of the Christmas Card competition were given their certificates and a treat to take home by the Mayor Mike Parkes.

The Mayor wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

People at service
People at service
Air cadets and Studio One choir at the service
Air cadets and Studio One choir at the service
Ashley Hughes Junior Air Cadets
Ashley Hughes Junior Air Cadets
Connor Steele 2nd Xmas card competition
Connor Steele 2nd Xmas card competition
Harry Miller winner Xmas card competition
Harry Miller winner Xmas card competition
Mayor Mike Parkes speaking
Mayor Mike Parkes speaking
Rev Patches Chabala and Rev Sarah Pix
Rev Patches Chabala and Rev Sarah Pix
Studio One choir
Studio One choir
Terry Holbert Ferndown Community Assoc
Terry Holbert Ferndown Community Assoc
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Students were given the opportunity to pose questions about Science, Biology and Ethics during a visit on Monday, 5th December.  Three hundred students, staff and parents gathered to watch the renowned scientist deliver a forty minute inspirational speech focussed around science, education and how we learn. 

Ethics and Biology students were then given the opportunity to ask questions they had written about current topics during their lessons.  The topics ranged from ‘autism and its place in society’ to ‘designer babies – is it a possibility?’ 

The twenty five students then had the opportunity to voice their opinions on current topics that were in the news.  One sixth former said ‘This was an amazing opportunity to meet a scientist that is current; he has inspired me to follow science and work really hard for my exams next year.’ 

The trip was organised by the Biology Department as part of the STEM initiative at the school.

Ferndown Upper pupils withLord Winston

Pictured with Professor Robert Winston and Mrs Druce (Head of Biology), students left to right - James Jones, Lee Blandford, Hannah Driver, Zach Trigg, Mara Tomei, Amelia Caley, Josh Miles, Katy Dunn.