Downton, Wiltshire






Contact details: Susan Barnhurst-Davies Phone/email: 01725 512963


Contact details: Mr Chris Hall Phone/email: 01725 511877
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DOWNTON BOWLING CLUB

7 REASONS WHY DOWNTON BOWLING CLUB IS THE CLUB TO JOIN

1. We have every facility to play and enjoy bowls and a full calendar.

2. An excellent green, in lovely surroundings, which can be used anytime during the season at no extra charge, although a match fee is made for official Club fixtures.

3. Free coaching to teach and improve your bowling.

4. A Social Calendar including:- Skittle Evenings, Race Nights, Quiz Nights, Coffee Mornings, BBQ, Wine and Cheese evening.

5. The Clubhouse with changing rooms as well as function room and refreshments facilities.

6. Your Membership, of just £25 remember, also includes membership of the Brian Whitehead Social Club which is part of the Downton complex.

7. The chance to make loads of new friends and acquaintances.

Secretary on 07788118204. E-mail downtonbowls@gmail.com or go to our website at www.downtonbowlingclub.weebly.com.

Contact details: Mr Alan Waters Phone/email: 01725 512531 Website


Contact details: Mr T Pike Phone/email: 01725 511332


Contact details: Mr T Pike Phone/email: 01725 511332 Website


Contact details: Mr P Rhoades Phone/email: 01725 514792
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DADA - Downton Academy of Dramatic Art DADA is a theatre group with over 20 years of productions performed in the village.
Taught by a professional LAMDA trained actor, Jane Seden.
We hold classes in the Downton Baptist Church every Thursday during term time. We teach acting games, improvisations and performance skills which are fun, creative and confidence building.
Primary school age 6 - 7 pm
Secondary school age 7 - 8 pm
We also run a group for adults 7.30 - 8.30 pm
Cost £4 a session to be paid termly.
Do come along to try.- for more information phone: Jane Seden 01725 510122 or email: seden.jane@gmail.com

Contact details: Jane Seden Phone/email: 01725 510122
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Contact details: Mrs Edna Pike Phone/email: 01725 511332


Contact details: Mr B Hayward Phone/email: 01725 476908


Contact details: Mrs Audrey Matthews Phone/email: 01725 512085


Contact details: Mrs Heather Borelli Phone/email: 07826 543615
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Downton Band is a registered charity that organises four brass bands based in our bandroom at Gravel Close.

Beginners Brass meets on Monday (6pm) and is open to anyone (any age!) who wants to learn a brass instrument. We supply the instrument and tuition.

Our Training Band meets on a Wednesday at 6pm and is open to anyone who has played for a short while and can play five notes or more (again we supply the instrument and tuition).
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Jubilee Brass is our just for fun brass ensemble designed for players who can play a bit more, they often perform at garden parties, weddings and local fetes.

And our Senior Band meets on Tuesday evenings (8pm) and is open to anyone who is Grade Three or above standard. The senior band regularly plays both in the village and across the South and competes nationally in the Second Section.

For more information visit http://www.downtonband.org.uk/ or email secretary@downtonband.org.uk

Contact details: Danie Williams Phone/email: 07535 994164
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Downton Community Choir runs every Wednesday in term time at Downton Baptist Church South Lane. 8 – 9.30pm

All ages from 13+.

We are a friendly choir singing a wide range of music from Jazz and pop to showtunes. There are no auditions: the only requirement is that you love to sing! The choir sings from music, but there is a wide range of experience, from experienced readers, to those who have never read music.

The choir performs at many local events, including the Cuckoo Fair, the Partridge Fair and at the St Laurence’s Church fete.

For more information please email the choir’s Musical Director, Kate Edgar at Keedgar@aol.com, or visit her website, kateedgarmusic.com

Contact details: Kate Edgar Phone/email: 01725 512635
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Downton Community Pre-school

We are a non-profit charity pre-school offering term-time sessional childcare for 2-5 year olds. We strive to offer a caring, safe and stimulating environment in which your child can grow and learn through play.

Attached is a photo of one of our children enjoying the mud kitchen.

Contact details: Becci Lanham Phone/email: 01725 511178 Website
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Downton Country Market is held every Friday morning 9.30 - 11.00 am in the Memorial Hall. We run a cafe opens at 9am serving very reasonably priced tea, coffee and mouthwatering homemade cakes and biscuits. We sell a large variety of items and everything is either grown, raised, produced or made locally.

We have a wide spectrum of crafts ranging from cards, knitwear, gifts and housewares made from wood ,beautiful jewellery, children's bonnets, aprons, baby items ,a wide selection of shopping bags and lavender scented gifts.

Hale Pig and Poultry are our local meat producer providing us with with new forest chicken, rare breed pork, Dexter beef and wild New Forest venison all raised locally.

We have local honey and preserves, a variety of delicious home baked cakes, biscuits ,scones and pies .orders can be placed for any item

Our plant section is laden down with fresh flowers, potted plants and vegetable plants . We have locally grown fresh vegetables straight out of the ground.And fresh free range eggs

In the foyer we have a large variety of books ,jigsaws ,cd and audio books to loan or buy we do this for a local charity and have raised a considerable amount of funds for them

So as you can see there is plenty to buy and you can enjoy a cup of tea and coffee and chat with friends .



Contact details: Mrs D Rochefort Phone/email: 01725 513855


Contact details: Mr Jim Blake Phone/email: 07712 180548 Website


Contact details: Mrs M Windel Phone/email: 01725 513828


Contact details: Jane Brentnor Phone/email: 01725 510504 Website
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Formed in 2005 by a small group of interested villagers, the aim of Downton History Group is to encourage more people to take an interest in our rich heritage.

(To find out more about what those numbered stone plaques embedded into people's houses are and their importance to Downton's history go to our website.)

Contact details: Mr Dave Webber Phone/email: 01725 513759 Website
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Downton Horticultural Society

Anyone with an interest in gardening is welcome to join the Downton Horticultural Society. Our members range from armchair gardeners to those who exhibit in national shows, from beginners to experts.

We hold both Summer and Autumn Shows in the Memorial Hall and arrange about four evening meetings when a local expert comes along to talk about some aspect of gardening.

We also arrange a social visit during June to a local garden, a coach outing to a garden further afield, and hold a Plant Sale in the spring to raise funds.

Entry to our shows is free but we do make a small charge for the evening talks unless you are a member. Membership is £6 per year and you can join at any of our events. There is no pressure for members to exhibit at our shows. Please come along, you will be very welcome.

For further details contact Gordon Bishop, DHS Chair (511475).

Contact details: Mrs G Hammond Phone/email: 01725 513482


Contact details: Mr David Fuller Phone/email: 01725 510616


Contact details: Mrs Judi Brown Phone/email: 01725 511649


Contact details: Mr Paul Etheridge Phone/email: 01725 513668 Website
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Downton Link, known locally simply as “The Link” celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2016 and is part of a network of Link Schemes across Wiltshire providing transport to hospitals, medical appointments and other necessary journeys for elderly and vulnerable people who are unable to use public transport or where public transport is not available.

Our catchment area is Downton and Redlynch and all the surrounding villages and the service is provided by volunteers. If you would like more information, or would like to offer a few hours a week, at times and on days to suit you, and join us a volunteer driver we should be delighted to hear from you.

Phone 01725 513807 or e-mail info@downtonlink.org.uk

Contact details: Co-ordinator Phone/email: 01725 513807


Contact details: Sue Larkin Phone/email: 01725 511209


Contact details: Mrs Beverley Cornish Phone/email: 01725 513874


Contact details: Susan Barnhurst-Davies Phone/email: 01725 512963 Website


Contact details: Susan Barnhurst-Davies Phone/email: 01725 512963
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We are a friendly tennis club with three floodlit all-weather courts, 4 mini courts, a practice wall and a Club House. We have preferential access to the indoor courts in the Leisure Centre allowing year-round play. Downton Tennis Club has been Clubmark accredited since 2009 and proudly gained Beacon Status in 2011, emphasising our goals of providing quality and affordable tennis opportunities.

The Club programme offers a mix of adult, junior, squad and individual opportunities. Club night, on Tuesday evening, is well supported throughout the year and we currently have several teams competing in local leagues for those seeking competitive play.

Non-members are welcome for pay and play sessions and as a guest with our current members.



Contact details: Phil Rogers Phone/email: 01725 514537 Website


Contact details: Mrs Martine Coleman Phone/email: 01725 512556


Contact details: SSI J Burton Phone/email: 07788 975846


Contact details: Mrs Julia Whitmarsh Phone/email: 01725 510601


Contact details: Sam Bennie Phone/email: 07866 318497 Website


Contact details: Kirstie Penton Phone/email: 07824 898611 Website


Contact details: Helen Bell Phone/email: 01725 511222 Website


Contact details: Helen Bell Phone/email: 01725 511222 Website


Contact details: Mr R Plaskett Phone/email: 01725 511258


Contact details: Jane Launchberry Phone/email: 01725 514546


Contact details: Mrs Chris Parry Phone/email: 01725 514511 Website


Contact details: Jessica Sims Phone/email: 07714 339711


Contact details: Mrs Jo Parsons Phone/email: 01725 512738


Contact details: Mr Bryan Morris Phone/email: 01725 513164


Contact details: Ian Porter Phone/email: downtonbeavers@gmail.com Website


Contact details: Alison Gray Phone/email: downtoncubs@gmail.com Website


Contact details: Kevin Hill Phone/email: downtonscouts@gmail.com Website


Contact details: Dr J McGee Phone/email: 01725 513869 Website


Contact details: Mrs J Greville-Heygate Phone/email: 01725 511755
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Created in the early 18th century out of the ruins of a substantial 12th century earthwork castle, Downton Moot Garden is now owned by a local charity.

It is open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk – admission is free.

There is plenty of free car parking adjacent to The Moot. Set in 8 acres and bordering the River Avon, these delightful gardens are a haven for adults and a magical adventure area for children.

Contact details: Mr C Greville-Heygate Phone/email: 01725 511755 Website


Contact details: Phone/email: 01725 511196