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As a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee, the people of Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas have planted thousands of snowdrops in public areas around the town to begin to create a series of scenic Snowdrop walks.

Come and create your own family heritage. Parents, grandparents, schoolchildren, the very young and the young at heart are all welcome to join in our FREE snowdrop planting on June 21st from 11 - 2.00.
Meet opposite the Abbey Museum entrance on Park Walk – you’ll see our banner. There is no need to bring anything we supply it all. If the weather is fine bring a picnic and enjoy the spectacular Dorset scenery from Park Walk.
Everyone participating will receive an “I planted a Shaftesbury Snowdrop for YOU” card to send off to friends and loved ones. They will also be invited to sign the official planting book which is being prepared to be sent to the Queen.

Fathers Day Snowdrop Planting 11am -2pm on June 21st2015

ODD ENCOUNTER IN SHAFTESBURY

by Timmy Crump 1921 - 2012

I seldom speak to strangers in the street
but walking through the churchyard into town
(a short-cut, green and peaceful, lined with limes)
saw oldish man, standing patiently
with lead in hand, the other end a dog,
black and looking older than the man.

What intrigued me most was that the dog
was smelling snowdrops, (winter on the wane).
I said: "I thought that snowdrops didn't smell."

The man replied, quite seriously: "Well,
the dog's stone deaf you see." I had to say:
'Of course, that would explain it," and went my way.

Timmy regularly enjoyed the walk along Bimport
and through the Trinity churchyard to the town
centre.

Raz Twin Scaling 2014

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