Best foot forward for the Poundbury Barn Dance

Pull on your dancing boots and take your partner by the hand for the annual Poundbury Barn Dance on Saturday, 1st July.

The popular event takes place in Pummery Square in Poundbury from 6pm till 9pm. This fun celebration of dance is a free event organised by Katie Gallego of Poundbury Wealth Management and supported by Poundbury Community Trust.

The Poundbury Square Dance takes place every year and brings the square alive. It is a family event and is aimed at anyone over the age of four.

Located right at the centre of the first phase of Poundbury, Pummery Square continues to play an important role in the development and community of the area. The Square sits in front of the unmistakable in the silhouette of the grand Brownsword Hall.

The traditional hall was designed by John Simpson, whose inspiration was a traditional West Country market hall. If you’re wondering about the name, greetings card entrepreneur Andrew Brownsword sponsored the £1 million development of the hall.

As well as being booked up daily for community activities and private functions, the underloft of the hall hosts markets and other events.

Surrounding the square is a host of businesses, including Hey Baby, Stitchinghouse Design, the Poundbury Village Stores and the pub The Poet Laureate.

An addition to Pummery Square is the refurbished Rivoli Boutique, which is under new management.

The square is within the 18.5-acre Phase 1, which was completed in 1996 by builders CG Fry. There are 196 houses and 56 flats including 55 social housing homes.


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