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Church Appeal For Funds To Correct Winter Storm Damage

Charminster Flooding

12:04am 17th August 2014

With the recent sunshine many may have forgotten the floods that battered Dorset's coasts earlier this year, but not one village near Dorchester who're still trying to repair the damage caused.

Wessex FM reported back from Charminster's church in January where extensive water damage rendered the Grade 1 Listed building unusable.

There's a fundraiser being held today (17th August) to raise the £65,000 needed to replace the warped wooden floor with a stone one.

St. Mary's Church Warden, Jane House, explained why they've decided on stone, "The water can come up and then go down again without the kind of damage that the wooden floor sustained. The wood sucked up the water and took ages to dry out and dried out warped."

She also said life had been difficult for locals since the Church had shut with normal services currently taking place in the Village Hall, "People have had to go to neighbouring churches for wedding and funerals, so that's been a disappointment. And I certainly have heard elderly people feeling that they want to carry on until after the Church is available before they think about turning up their toes."

There'll be Cream Teas in Charminster Village Hall to raise funds this afternoon 2.30 - 5pm.

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