Wednesday 10th October - Workshop and Discussion

Wednesday 10th October - Workshop and Discussion

We will be meeting in October for a workshop to get our creativity flowing again after our last production of BytheWay – Sounds in a Common Wood and also to discuss ideas for our next production.  If you have any suggestions for locations, themes, stories etc., please get in touch or bring them along to the workshop.  The venue and more details will be announced soon but meanwhile make a note of the date.


Sound Walk on 23rd July

Sound Walk on 23rd July
Monday 23rd July at 7 pm
Thank you to everyone who made our latest production such a success.  We’ve had very good evaluation from the audience and some lovely thoughts left on our tree.  We will be adding these and much more to the website soon.
Some members of the cast commented that they were disappointed not to enjoy the soundscape in the same way as the audience.  Adrian Newton, our sound designer, has kindly offered to lead us on a walk through the wood at BytheWay with headphones.
If you want to join in, meet at BytheWay car park at 7 pm to get your headphones and start the walk  As the weather is so fine, afterwards we will linger in the final clearing for a while so you may want to bring along a picnic and a drink.  

Wimborne Trail on 13 July

Wimborne Trail on 13 July

Do you think you know Wimborne?
Where’s this?
“Ten mergers in an open space”

Join us for a fun Treasure Trail.  Solve the clues around the streets of Wimborne and find us at the final mystery destination.

Pick up the Trail between 6.00 – 7.30 pm on Friday 13 July
at Allenview West Car Park, Allenview Road
Wimborne BH21 1PL
(behind Allenbourn School)

Play on your own or in a team
Cost:  £6 per adult
Accompanied children free
(includes raffle ticket for a hamper of goodies)

For more information/bookings
Ring 01202 884201

A Wimborne Community Theatre Fundraising Event

BytheWay - Sounds in a Common Wood

BytheWay - Sounds in a Common Wood

Wonderful comments from the audience of our 6 performances of BytheWay – Sounds in a Common Wood last weekend.

It was magical!  I really felt like I was in a film. The sound track was amazing and it highlighted the beauty of the wood.  I loved how we fell upon the ghosts and spirits of the place.  It was so evocative and gentle and timeless. The scenes were really engaging …fragments of the wood’s history.  The smoke for the train was splendid.  It was a completely immersive experience.

An enchanting performance presented to us by Wimborne Community Theatre – wonderful woven stories, entwined with facts and myth.  (Scene One review)

We will soon be meeting to see the film made by Wimborne Movie Makers and to plan our next production. If anyone has any ideas for a local outdoor site, please get in touch.

Photos and much more will soon be added to the site.



Gertrude Coggin’s Autograph Book

Gertrude Coggin’s Autograph Book

Autograph Book
This album belonged to Gertrude Bessie Coggin (1879-1963), a music teacher who nursed patients at Beaucroft Red Cross Hospital during the First World War.  Ms. Coggin remained in Wimborne all her life and never married.

Entries date from April 1911 to 1941 but the vast majority (circa 60) were inscribed by soldiers who were patients at Beaucroft Red Cross Hospital between 1914 and 1919. Some of the pencilled sketches and half-dozen small snapshots are a little faded but the inked entries are all fine.

Somehow the autograph album ended up in London (“Priest Marion Co. Ltd., 3 Farringdon Rd., Holborn LEC1” [written in biro on page one]), where it was purchased in the 1990s from a bookseller’s stall on Exmouth Market.  It was then bought on the internet in 2015 by a Wimborne resident.

For which kind deed, and the
Former care, ‘merce’ he would say
Ere he packs his kit, for camp
Or billet, and travels on his way.
And when the accounts of ‘inasmuch’
Are being reckoned up.
I hope the name of Beacuroft
House will be somewhere near.

Pt G Robinson
1/8 Middlesex Regt