Local Events & Notices

What’s on in Rousdon and nearby to 2 April 2018...

 (compiled and provided by Jan Jones - updated regularly)


Peek Hall Social Club

The club is open as advertised on the club door. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Bar prices are very reasonable and the skittle alley is often available.


Sunday Services at Combpyne Church

Please note that Sunday services start at 11am.


Bridge Club

Anne Axford who lives at Dowlands Barn would like to contact people who enjoy playing bridge. If you are interested, please contact her on 01297 23127 or by email at


Archive Group

The Archive Group was formed to collect and collate historical and contemporary photographs and memorabilia about the Estate, particularly from the time of the School through to the current time.

This is an interesting exercise for posterity and will include the people who currently live here, who we are and where we came from.

If you are interested in participating, helping or otherwise encouraging this great enterprise please contact the Group by email at Current members of the Group are: John Rose (Chair), Christine Barradell (Secretary), Anne Fleming, Sidney Gibson, David Tollafield and Roy Jones. 



Rousdon Owners and Residents Association

ROAR is an open membership association for all Estate owners and residents, shareholders and non-shareholders alike. The full ROAR committee meets quarterly and individual committee members take responsibility for key areas of activity between meetings and have an ongoing and close liaison with the Allhallows Board (the owner and operator of Rousdon Estate). These members are assisted where possible by non-committee members so that workloads are shared.

Link to the ROAR Website 

Please contact the relevant person if you would like to contribute or if you have any issue to raise.

ROAR publishes the Estate newspaper the "Rousdoner" quarterly, which is delivered to every household on the Estate. The editor and publisher is Taylor Downing.

Current committee members are:

Neil Moss 01297 442436 (Chair, Committee Managemet and Policies)

Roy Jones 01297 443737 (Vice Chair)

Josephine Cook 07767 262301 (Secretary & Assistant Treasurer)

Sylvia Stride 01297 443718 (Treasurer and Membership Secretary)

Nicholas Vaigncourt-Strallen 01297 444336 (Estate Matters & Liasion with Allhallows)

Tony Cox, Anne Fleming & Glynis Preshaw (Environmental Issues)

Jill Tollafield 01297 24102 (Social Activities Liaison)


To all ladies in Rousdon and Combpyne

How about getting together for lunch every month?

The Rousdon Estate Ladies Club would like to start a monthly lunch club where we meet up at a different cafe or restaurant every month (just like the boys do, but not for the full English!) This could be a nice way to keep in touch with our friends and maybe make new ones.

If you are interested in meeting up please contact: Jane Healy On 01297 444108 Or email me on

Look forward to hearing from you all...



What’s on in Rousdon from January to 2nd April 2018:

(subject to change without notice)    


Saturday 27 – Monday 29 January

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Join thousands of others and pick an hour over the weekend to count the birds in your garden. Will house sparrows stay in the top spot?

Go to for your free pack, 20% discount & free P&P at the RSPB shop and more information.


Monday 5 February

Charity Soup and Ploughman's Lunch at the Alexandra Hotel, Lyme Regis

An annual event in aid of Water Survival Box.

Tickets only £8 for vegetarian soup followed by a ploughman's lunch then coffee in the lovely surroundings of the Alexandra Hotel.

Contact local Rotarians or Tel 01297 444567


Wednesday 14 February at 11am

Coffee Morning at the Rousdon Village Bakery

Bring your Valentines and come and sample Clive’s delicious bakes or just have a coffee and enjoy a catch up with your neighbours. Pay for whatever you have.


Wednesday 21 February

Ramble with Sylvia

More details from Sylvia nearer the time.


Friday 2 March at 7pm for 7.30pm

Charity Quiz Night at Uplyme Village Hall

A classic quiz night over supper.

An event to raise funds to help Yeovil Rotary Club rebuild a school in Nepal, which was destroyed in recent earthquakes.

Bar available. Tables of 6 but flexible. A Rotary Club of Lyme Regis event. Last year was a sell out so buy early.

Ticket info to follow on .


Saturday 17 March at 7pm

Skittles Evening at The Tuckers Arms, Dalwood

A coach will be provided so meet either outside the gates to the Mansion or outside 4 Old Home Farm at 7pm.

We will leave the pub at about 10.45pm.

The cost is £15.50 per person and includes supper and the coach.

To book your place, please email Sylvia Stride on before Thursday 8 March. This is a very popular evening and numbers are limited so book your place now.


Good Friday 30 March at 10am

‘At the Cross’

A Service of Devotion at Combpyne Church Everyone welcome.


Saturday 31 March at 2pm

Easter Jumble Sale at Peek Hall in aid of Peek Hall funds

The hall will be open from 10.30am to noon to receive donations of jumble, bric a brac, cakes, tombola prizes etc.

Any help, either with setting up in the morning or selling and packing away in the afternoon, would be greatly appreciated.

If you feel you are able to help, contact April Moore on 01297 442574 or Sylvia Stride on 01297 443718


Saturday 31 March at 7pm

Rousdon Quiz Night at Peek Hall in aid of Air Ambulance Charities

This will be the 5th annual event which raises money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Trust, the two Air Ambulance helicopters that look after us at Rousdon.

Last year £1,200 was raised and it is hoped to do even better this year.

Prizes include a colour TV, digital camera and an i-pad. Tickets for the quiz are £12 and include entry into the prize draw. There is a limit of 80 participants.

Tickets available from the beginning of March from Mike Hansell (01297 444141) or email him at


Easter Sunday 1 April at 10am

Easter Sunday Holy Communion Service at Combpyne Church

Everyone welcome.


Easter Sunday 1 April from 2pm

Easter Bonnet Parade in Lyme Regis

Make an Easter Bonnet or just enjoy the spectacle of people in the parade wearing their Easter Bonnets.

Judging of Easter Bonnets at 2pm in the Baptist Church.

Parade at 3pm from the Baptist Church, Broad Street, led by the Mayor finishing at the Jubilee Pavilion on the sea front. Majorettes forming part of the parade.

Prizes in five age groups as well as those for ladies and gentlemen, and special prizes for the best under five entry. The Treetops Cup will be presented to the best entry overall. Prizes will be awarded immediately after judging in the Baptist Church.


Easter Monday 2 April (Bank Holiday) at 12 noon

Duck Race at 12 noon at Higher Mill Flats nr. Woodmead Road Bridge


Monday 28th May at 10:30am

The Annual Colyton Vintage Tractor Run

120 Tractors will depart from the Peace Memorial Playing Fields in Colyton at 10:30 and will end at Uplyme Village Hall this year.

The Route will leave Colyton and then head out towards Whitford - from Whitford the tractors will travel through the lanes and pass through Musbury - moving then to Combpyne - then on to Lyme Regis and circling back to Uplyme Village Hall.


Please note: This list is based on information currently available but you will need to check details of all events with the relevant Tourist Information Centre. If you know of any events that others may enjoy, please let Jan Jones know