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Allen Seaby Explained

26th March 2024

The Vestry@ Chapel Stores hosted an engaging talk by Freya Gulliver on the work of Allen Seaby some of which is currently on display in the Vestry.

Freya is the collections creator at St Barbe Museum who have curated the exhibition. In addition to the beautiful pictures  on display and learning about his woodcut printing technique we were able to see his art and other objects up close and the vestry provided a cosy venue for this event.

This exhibition is on display in the Vestry until 16th April .

Donations received in Memory Of our much missed Nick Thompson

Our Chair, Nick Thompson, sadly passed away shortly before the shop opened.  £759.19 has been raised for East Boldre Community Stores through donations in memory of Nick.

Our very grateful thanks go to Sarah, Nick's wife, and her family for their continued support and all those who contributed.

Through this donation Nick continues to help us with securing the future of our shop .

Chapel Stores Opens for Business

26th February 2024 

East Boldre's new community shop and Post Office opened  today, following a challenging 5 year project, spearheaded by Rebecca Gabzdyl since January 2019, to create a community shop and Post Office in East Boldre.

Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the launch, marking the culmination of the project to acquire, repair and fit out premises from which to run a community shop and Post Office. 

​Over the past 18 months EBCS has raised over £700,000 to acquire, repair, adapt and fit out the village's former Baptist Chapel to create Chapel Stores. The site has been transformed into a spacious shop and Post Office and was officially opened by former Dire Straits guitarist, John Illsley.​

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