Posts By: Derek Ayling


For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The number of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just two, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary. With eradication now closer than ever, Rotary International in Great Britain and […]

Rotary Club Citizen of the Year 2016

Ian Cole became involved with the Recreation Association in Alderholt shortly after moving here about 30 years ago and has continued his unstinting support ever since. Alderholt has grown since then to about 3500 residents. The Recreation Association is responsible for running the recreation ground in the village which supports several football and cricket teams […]

School Trip to Breamore Station

The old Salisbury and Dorset Joint Railway station at Breamore echoed to the sound of steam again on 6 May. Fordingbridge Rotary Club set up a “pop-up” museum for children from Fordingbridge Junior School with film of the steam trains and the sounds and staff of the old railway. More than 60 children led by […]

Another successful Railway Exhibition

On Saturday 16 April, we hosted “Railway Pastimes” — the Fordingbridge Model Railway Exhibition — for the second time. Seventeen layouts, plus traders and other attractions, took over the whole of the Avonway Community Centre.  Hundreds of visitors turned out to look and wonder and talk and buy. The “Station Café”, run by Inner Wheel and Rotary […]