John Wells to be honoured in Beer and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 May 2012

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Beer Parish will hold a ceremony at the Mariner’s Hall to present John Wells with the title of Honorary Freeman of Beer. Read this and more.

FREEMAN CEREMONY: Beer Parish will hold a ceremony at the Mariner’s Hall to present John Wells with the title of Honorary Freeman of Beer in recognition of his outstanding service to the village of Beer over many years. Representatives from community groups are receiving invitations.

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SWIMMERS’ SLIPWAY: A slipway for swimmers has been created at the east end of the beach in Beer in the hope that this will improve access to and from the sea.

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WILDSCAPES: Join the Beer Churchyard Wildscapes team for a wander around the churchyard to find out about how it provides a sanctuary for wildlife. Meet outside the Dolphin Inn on Monday May 14 at 11am.

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COMPOSER WORKSHOP: The famous composer and founder of the Cambridge Singers, John Rutter, will be holding a choral workshop for local singers at St Michael’s School in Beer from noon on May 12.

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CHOIR MEMBERS WELCOME: Branscombe choir is always pleased to welcome new members to their rehearsals, at St Winifred’s Church on Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm. Please contact Geoff Butler on 01297 21375.

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WHITSUNDAY SERVICE: St Winifred’s Church in Branscombe will be celebrating the festival of Whitsun or Pentecost with a Whitsunday service at St Winifred’s church on the last Sunday in May (27) starting at 11.15am.

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CLASSIC CAR RALLY: Beer Pecorama will be hosting their annual vintage and classic car rally of vehicles from the last century on Sunday, May 27. Two hundred cars from all over the country are expected to be on show.

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FILM CLUB: Beer Film Society will be screening The Help, the story of an aspiring author whose work details the experience of an African-American maid during the civil rights era in 1960s America. Doors open 7pm, and the film starts at 7.30pm on May 14, at Steamers. Tickets for the 12A rated movie are £4 for Beer Film Society members and £5 for others.

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