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Bere  

Regis  

has  

known  

more  

illustrious  

times-and  

even  

royal  

patronage-during  

its  

1,000  

years  

or  

more  

of

history.  

If  

the  

parish  

as  

a  

whole  

is  

considered,  

the  

history  

of  

human  

occupation  

and  

settlement  

goes  

back  

much

further,  

and  

archaeological  

remains  

show  

the  

higher  

downland  

in  

the  

northern  

part  

of  

the  

parish  

to  

have  

been

continuously occupied from Neolithic times (2500-1900 BC) until the Roman period (AD 43-AD 410).

John England and Bere Regis Wells
Local   Villager   John   England    wrote   a   book   in   2012   on   the   Wells, Pumps   &   Boreholes   of   Bere   Regis,   called   'Well   Well   Well'.   Over   250 Wells   are   recorded   with   over   100   Photographs   to   illustrate.   The   book is   only   £5   and   can   be   bought   direct   from   John   via   email   here   or   calling him   on   01929   471   469.   It   also   available   at   the   village   Post   Office,   with a   copy   to   read   at   the   Parish   Church   of   St.   John   the   Baptist.   You   can read   an   extract   from   it,   by   clicking   the   Photograph   above,   of   the   Well at Honeycombe Cottage, in Shitterton...
As    part    of    the    community    Bere    14-18    Commemorations,    a    small    team    is researching    the    lives    of    the    men    of    our    three    local    parishes    (Bere    Regis, Winterborne   Kingston   &   Affpuddle   /Turnerspuddle)   who   served   in   the   forces   in the   Great   War.   Their   names   are   listed   if   you   click   the   Picture   above.    If   you think   you   are   a   descendent   of   any   of   the   men   listed   and   may   have   some   family or   service   history   or   mementoes   (Photos,   medals,   service   papers,   cuttings,   etc   ) about   them,   could   you   kindly   contact   Philip   Ventham   on   01929   471   215   or   email here. We    would    be    very    pleased    to    speak    with    you.    Any    information,    however insignificant,   is   of   interest   as   very   often,   family   recollections   can   fill   gaps   in   the official   records. All   contributions   will   be   acknowledged   and   mementoes   recorded and returned.
These    wonderful    Woods,    covering    much    of    the    farmland    south    of Shitterton   and   running   up   to   Black   Hill,   were   the   idea   of   Dr   Brian   May CBE.   Having   purchased   the   land   in   2012,   he   shared   his   100,000   tree planting   plans   and   then   proceeded   to   turn   his   dreams   into   reality.   This page   acts   as   a   pictorial   record   following   that   journey   and   also   showing you   how   the   Woods   are   developing   today   and   into   the   future.   As   a village,   we   are   immensely   grateful   for   Brians   vision   and   generations   of villagers to come will benefit from his generosity.
Bere Regis Village Green
There   are   many   things   that   people   in   the   Village   can   do   to   help   the environment.   Click   the   image    above   for   some   ideas.   There   are   also some   general   everyday   living   tips   that   may   help   make   your   life   a   little   bit more simple and successful...  
Bere Regis Village
Since   our   inception   in   2003,   over   75,200   people   have   visited   the   site   from 92   Countries.   Albania,   Argentina,   Australia,   Austria,   Azerbaijan,   Bahamas, Bahrain,   Bangladesh,   Belarus,   Belgium,   Benin,   Bermuda,   Botswana,   Brazil, British   Virgin   Islands,   Bulgaria,   Cambodia,   Cameroon,   Canada,   Cayman Islands,    Chile,    China,    Costa    Rica,    Croatia,    Cyprus,    Czech    Republic, Denmark,    Ecuador,    Egypt,    Estonia,    Ethiopia,    Finland,    France,    Gabon, Georgia,   Germany,   Ghana,   Grenada,   Hungary,   Iceland,   India,   Indonesia, Iran,    Ireland,    Israel,    Italy,    Japan,    Kuwait,    Laos,    Lebanon,    Lithuania, Macedonia,   Malaysia,   Mexico,   Montenegro,   Morocco,   Netherlands,   New Zealand,    Nigeria,    Norway,    Oman,    Pakistan,    Peru,    Philippines,    Poland, Portugal,    Qatar,    Romania,    Russia,    Saint    Lucia,    Saudi   Arabia,    Senegal, Serbia,   Singapore,   Slovakia,   South   Africa,   South   Korea,   Spain,   Sri   Lanka, Sweden,   Switzerland,   Taiwan,   Thailand,   Togo,   Trinidad   &   Tobago,   Tunisia, Turkey,   Uganda,   Ukraine,   UAE,   UK,   USA,   Vietnam   &   Zimbabwe.   You   can see   the   Visitor   Countries   marked   in   red   on   the   Map   above   -   everyone   is welcome!
Bere Regis Village Website Bere Regis Village website
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Bere Regis plans, creation and ongoing development of May's Wood
Well, Well, Well
Welcome to the Bere Regis Web Site

Please keep popping back as this website gets updated, still lots of interesting content to be added usually on a daily basis

The   village   features   St   John   the   Baptist   church   which   has   a   history   dating   back   1000   years   -   tours   given   by   church   members   are   available   between   May   and September. Next to the Bere Stream, Elder Road Open Space can be found with it's riverside boardwalk and bridge. There   is   a   farm   shop   on   Rye   Hill   (the   road   towards   Wool   village)   which   sells   a   large   variety   of   local   produce.   There   are   also   two   village   pubs   and   a   village shop. Close   by   are   the   villages   of   Briantspuddle, Affpuddle   and   Turnerspuddle,   which   are   quiet   and   picturesque. Affpuddle   Forest   which   is   managed   by   the   Forestry Commission is found south of Affpuddle village, with Higher Hyde Heath (managed by Dorset Wildlife Trust) found south of Bere Regis. For the adventurous, there are numerous outdoor activities within easy reach of Bere Regis including Quad Biking, Hang-Gliding and Clay Pigeon Shooting.
© Bere Regis Village  2003  -  2017
Bere Regis Village

Browse   

around   

the   

site   

and   

find   

out   

all   

the   

local

information, history and news about our Village...

Bere   

Regis   

has   

known   

more   

illustrious   

times-and

even  

royal  

patronage-during  

its  

1,000  

years  

or  

more

of  

history.  

If  

the  

parish  

as  

a  

whole  

is  

considered,  

the

history   

of   

human   

occupation   

and   

settlement   

goes

back  

much  

further,  

and  

archaeological  

remains  

show

the   

higher   

downland   

in   

the   

northern   

part   

of   

the

parish   

to   

have   

been   

continuously   

occupied   

from

Neolithic   

times   

(2500-1900   

BC)   

until   

the   

Roman

period (AD 43-AD 410).

Local   Villager   John   England    wrote   a   book   in   2012   on   the   Wells, Pumps   &   Boreholes   of   Bere   Regis,   called   'Well   Well   Well'.   Over   250 Wells   are   recorded   with   over   100   Photographs to   illustrate.   The   book   is   only   £5   and   can   be bought    direct    from    John    via    email    here    or calling   him   on   01929   471   469.   It   also   available at   the   village   Post   Office,   with   a   copy   to   read   at the   Parish   Church   of   St.   John   the   Baptist.   You   can   read   an   extract from     it,     by     clicking     the     Photograph     above,     of     the     Well     at Honeycombe Cottage, in Shitterton...
As   part   of   the   community   Bere   14-18   Commemorations,   a   small   team is   researching   the   lives   of   the   men   of   our   three   local   parishes   (Bere Regis,   Winterborne   Kingston   &   Affpuddle   /Turnerspuddle)   who   served in   the   forces   in   the   Great   War.   Their   names   are   listed   if   you   click   the Picture   above.    If   you   think   you   are   a   descendent   of   any   of   the   men listed   and   may   have   some   family   or   service   history   or   mementoes (Photos,   medals,   service   papers,   cuttings,   etc   )   about   them,   could   you kindly contact Philip Ventham on 01929 471 215 or email here. We    would    be    very    pleased    to    speak    with    you.    Any    information, however   insignificant,   is   of   interest   as   very   often,   family   recollections can     fill     gaps     in     the     official     records.    All     contributions     will     be acknowledged and mementoes recorded and returned.
These   wonderful   Woods,   covering   much   of   the   farmland   south   of Shitterton   and   running   up   to   Black   Hill,   were   the   idea   of   Dr   Brian May   CBE.   Having   purchased   the   land   in 2012,   he   shared   his   100,000   tree   planting plans    and    then    proceeded    to    turn    his dreams    into    reality.   This    page    acts    as    a pictorial   record   following   that   journey   and also    showing    you    how    the    Woods    are developing   today   and   into   the   future.   As   a village,     we     are     immensely     grateful     for Brians   vision   and   generations   of   villagers   to   come   will   benefit   from his generosity.
Bere Regis Village Green
There   are   many   things   that   people   in   the   Village   can   do   to   help   the environment.   Click   the   image    above   for   some   ideas.   There   are   also some   general   everyday   living   tips   that   may   help   make   your   life   a   little bit more simple and successful...  
Since   our   inception   in   2003,   over   75,200   people   have   visited   the   site from   92   Countries.   Albania,   Argentina,   Australia,   Austria,   Azerbaijan, Bahamas,   Bahrain,   Bangladesh,   Belarus,   Belgium,   Benin,   Bermuda, Botswana,     Brazil,     British     Virgin Islands,        Bulgaria,        Cambodia, Cameroon,       Canada,       Cayman Islands,   Chile,   China,   Costa   Rica, Croatia,   Cyprus,   Czech   Republic, Denmark,   Ecuador,   Egypt,   Estonia, Ethiopia,    Finland,    France,    Gabon,    Georgia,    Germany,    Ghana, Grenada,   Hungary,   Iceland,   India,   Indonesia,   Iran,   Ireland,   Israel, Italy,     Japan,     Kuwait,     Laos,     Lebanon,     Lithuania,     Macedonia, Malaysia,     Mexico,     Montenegro,     Morocco,     Netherlands,     New Zealand,    Nigeria,    Norway,    Oman,    Pakistan,    Peru,    Philippines, Poland,    Portugal,    Qatar,    Romania,    Russia,    Saint    Lucia,    Saudi Arabia,   Senegal,   Serbia,   Singapore,   Slovakia,   South   Africa,   South Korea,   Spain,   Sri   Lanka,   Sweden,   Switzerland,   Taiwan,   Thailand, Togo,   Trinidad   &   Tobago,   Tunisia,   Turkey,   Uganda,   Ukraine,   UAE, UK,   USA,   Vietnam   &   Zimbabwe.   You   can   see   the   Visitor   Countries marked in red on the Map above - everyone is welcome!
Bere Regis Village Website
John England and Bere Regis Wells  Guest book Welcome to the Bere Regis Website

Please keep popping back as this website gets

updated, still lots of interesting content to be added

usually on a daily basis

The   village   features   St   John   the   Baptist   church   which   has   a   history dating   back   1000   years   -   tours   given   by   church   members   are   available between May and September. Next   to   the   Bere   Stream,   Elder   Road   Open   Space   can   be   found   with it's riverside boardwalk and bridge. There   is   a   farm   shop   on   Rye   Hill   (the   road   towards   Wool   village)   which sells   a   large   variety   of   local   produce.   There   are   also   two   village   pubs and a village shop. Close     by     are     the     villages     of     Briantspuddle,     Affpuddle     and Turnerspuddle,    which    are    quiet    and    picturesque.   Affpuddle    Forest which    is    managed    by    the    Forestry    Commission    is    found    south    of Affpuddle    village,    with    Higher    Hyde    Heath    (managed    by    Dorset Wildlife Trust) found south of Bere Regis. For the adventurous, there are numerous outdoor activities within easy reach of Bere Regis including Quad Biking, Hang-Gliding and Clay Pigeon Shooting.