Weddings, cars, pancakes and prizes– it’s all going on in Stur this month


Pauline Batstone shares her monthly round up of what’s happening among the town’s collection of community enterprises and events [adv]

The team at 1855 will be inviting you to come and meet the traders and taste some of their wares on the morning of Saturday 3rd Feb – more than 80 traders, makers, crafters and producers are now operating from within the old bank.

The 1855 team may look fierce but all forms of bonio are definitely accepted

The SturActions shops – The Emporium, Furniture Store, Art Gallery, Dapper Chaps and The Boutique – continue to welcome donations and shoppers to raise funds to make Stur a good place to live, work and play – including paying for free parking on the first Saturday of each month.

SturAction is also supporting the third annual Wedding Festival, including a Wedding Fair in The Exchange on Saturday 3rd and a Vintage Wedding Dress Display in St. Mary’s Church on 2nd and 3rd February.

The Car and Bike enthusiasts morning of Saturday 3rd Feb –including some serious Wedding Cars, naturally!

The 2023 annual Sturminster Newton Pancake Races: Harts of Stur were in the lead in the relay race, just in front of Mathew from Rutters, and Friars Moor Vets coming up on the outside (not to brag, but the joint Rutters/BV magazine team won …)
  • Pancake Races
    SturBiz will be organising Pancake Races for William Barnes and Yewstock School pupils on The Rec. at Stur on Tuesday 20th Feb. 2 to 3 pm. (As usual teams from local businesses and parents will also have a go, and then the children will be showing everyone how it really should be done)
  • SturBiz, the Sturminster Newton and Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its AGM on Wednesday 21st Feb. Members are welcome to attend at 5.30pm in the Baxters Room, upstairs in The John Roman’s Building.
    Sturminster Newton will be giving its first Business Awards on 23rd May this year, with Marketing West operating in partnership with SturBiz. The aim is to celebrate our range of successful businesses and
    business people.
    • This year the 6th June is the 80th Anniversary of D Day and the Stur Literary Festival is appealing for local people to share the stories of D Day that have been handed down – feel free to write them up and drop them into the town council offices or email them to – please keep to under 500
    words and include copies of any photos you may have.


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