After more than fifteen years of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson – otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown – have a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: “It’s great to hear an act eschew sentimentality in favour of honesty and to prove that you don’t have to go raiding the memory of others to find the stuff that really good songs are made of,” writes Jedd Beaudoin of Popmatters.
Lyricist Rebecca Hall is credited with compositions “that sound as timeless as any traditional songs” (Northern Sky, UK) while producer/multi-instrumentalist/ husband Ken Anderson is lauded for his “remarkable affinity for instrumental embellishment” (No Depression) and for crafting Hungrytown’s “gorgeous vocal harmonies” (Folk and Roots, UK).

Modern Farming Practices – presentation

At Broadmayne’s Annual Parish Meeting on the 20th May 2019 there was a very interesting talk on Modern Farming Practices by Tim Merry, the Operations Director of J V Farming Ltd which manages fields between Broadmayne and West Knighton for the Herringston Estate.

During the talk Tim explained many of the conservation initiatives that he is involved in and, towards the end, made proposals to establish “Permissive Paths” in some fields whilst restricting access to conservation margins. This, he suggested, would give further recognised walking routes without compromising conservation objectives

Whether you were at the meeting or not, please take time to look at the presentation and if you have comments to make please use the form provided. We will collate comments received and discuss them with Tim

This link will take you to the presentation

Dedication of a D-Day Memorial

This morning a good number of people attended the dedication of a new memorial in Broadmayne.

The dedication was organised by “Local History Broadmayne”





The memorial is to the American Soldiers who were stationed in Broadmayne and West Knighton in the build-up to D-Day.

The memorial was installed by Steve George of the Castletown D-Day Centre on Portland and is by the junction of Chalky and Cowleaze roads



David Eaglestone gave a talk on the historical background and Rev Anthony Bush led a dedication service