Most of the Events that we organise are held in Greenhill Gardens, the Esplanade, Weymouth and start at 2pm and last for about 2 hours.
They are centered round the Bandstand and because they are outside are weather dependent.
No charge is made to come in to the Gardens, but we do pay most of the Singers and Groups who appear and a donation is very much appreciated.
The FOGG SUMMER SPECIAL however starts at 11am until 4pm.
The QUIZZES are held at Preston Village Hall and start at 7.30pm
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FOLLOWING ADVICE FROM HM GOVERNMENT ON 16 MARCH 2020 CONCERNING PUBLIC MEETINGS, ALL THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE AFFECTED.
WE WILL UPDATE THIS WEBSITE AS SOON AS FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE
THE AGM ON 22 APRIL HAS BEEN CANCELLED
As soon as a new date for the AGM has been fixed we will put a Notice here.
ALL THE EVENTS PLANNED FOR MAY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
ALL THE EVENTS PLANNED FOR JUNE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
SUN 5 – Group --The Originals (A Weldmar Hospice Event)
SUN 12 – Group – Grand Reunion
SUN 19 – Singer/Entertainer Tony Lowe
SUN 26 – Group -- Wyke Ukedelics
SUN 2 – Singer/Entertainer Tony Lowe (A Weldmar Hospice Event)
SUN 9 – Singer/Entertainer Darron Garnett
SUN 16 – FOGG SUMMER SPECIAL 11am – 4pm
Approximate timing for the entertainment:
11.00 - 11.45am -- Group -- Doc Clarkes Remedy on the Bandstand
12.00 - 13.00pm -- Singers Sophie Green and Franz Atkinson
13.15 - 13.45pm -- Twirl Academy baton twirlers
14.00 - 16.00pm -- Group --The Originals on the Bandstand
PLUS Raffle, Stalls and FUN!
SUN 23 – Singer – Steve Nicholas
SUN 30 – Singer/Entertainer Tony Lowe ( Terras Youth Team Event)
SUN 6 – Singers/Entertainers -- The Decadettes
FRI 27 -- The Amazing Christmas Cracker Quiz Night .. 7.30pm
Preston Village Hall, Weymouth
£10 including Fish & Chips Supper
Teams of up to Six persons
Contact: Jane Chandler 01305 775829
SUN 13 – Christmas Sing-A-Long 3pm
The Magic of Christmas Carols and the Fun of Festive Songs combine in this Christmas Sing-A-Long in the magical setting of Greenhill Gardens.
Past Events --- Past Events --- Past Events
Friday 20 March-- Cruise Quiz Night
The Quiz was cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation.
All ticket holders were notified and we wait and see how things develop
Sunday 8th December 2019
Christmas Singing-A-Long in Greenhill Gardens
The Magic of Christmas Carols and the Fun of Festive Songs combined in this Christmas Sing-A-Long in the magical setting of Greenhill Gardens.
Fortunately the rain stayed away for our time in the Gardens although it was cold and blustery.
A huge number of locals and visitors enjoyed the mix of Carols and Christmas Songs.
Thanks to all who came along.
Friday 22 November 2019
Christmas Cracker Quiz!
Thank you to all who have bought tickets
Another fantastic SELL OUT FUN Quiz Night at the Preston Village Hall
Sunday 1st September
Blue skies and sunshine all afternoon were the treat for the hundreds who enjoyed the last FOGG musical performance of the season.
The four talented Decadettes sang their repertoire of songs to an appreciative crowd.
We ended with over 50 people joining in the Conga round the Gardens...Huge FUN!
(A FOGG Event)
Sunday 25th August
Entertainer Tony Lowe sang on a perfect sunny Sunday afternoon in Greenhill Gardens....What could be better!
(An Upwey and Broadwey FC Event)
Sunday 18th August
FOGG SIZZLING SUMMER FAYRE
A great afternoon with fantastic weather drew the crowds for the FOGG ANNUAL FAYRE
The day started with Singers Franz Atkinson and Sophie Green.
At 1pm Pupils from Twirl Academy were showing their baton swinging routine
THE AMAZING 'SWITCH SAXOPHONE QUARTET' were also on the bandstand... .......They have appeared at Windsor Castle, and this month are performing at the Goodwood Revival, Goodwood Races and the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
PLUS A tombola Stall and a Bric-a-Brac Stall
AND an amazing Cake Stall with a huge number of cakes which were ALL sold
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE DAY
Sunday 28th July
Entertainer Tony Lowe
Another great performance
Sunday 4th August
Singer Darron Garnett
"The Voice of Cool Swing" sang his heart out!
Sunday 11th August
A really FUN afternoon
Sunday 21st July
On a bright and hot Sunday afternoon The Omega Project performed on the Bandstand
(In aid of South West Dorset Talking Newspapers)
Sunday 14th July
Amazing Entertainer Tony Lowe was on stage with the songs of Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Michael Buble.--- a great afternoon in lovely sunshine
Sunday 7 July
The fantastic Farrago appeared on the Bandstand during a lovely Summer afternoon in the Gardens
Sunday 30 June
Regrettably the performance by The Silhouettes had to be cancelled due to one of the band members being taken in to hospital
A Weldmar Hospice Event
Sunday 23 June
A dull day was lightened by the music of Grand Re-Union.
Sunday 16th June
The Wyke Ukedelics
A really FUN afternoon with this talented Group who packed the Bandstand
Sunday 9th June
The Originals performed some great songs under clear and sunny skies
Thanks You to those who had a go at 'Name that Teddy' which raised over £60
Sunday 2nd June
Regrettably the Performance by "FARRAGO" had to be cut short because of the weather...They are coming back on 7 July!
Sunday 19th May
A Fabulous start to the Summer's entertainment in the Gardesn was provided by The Decadettes
They have a unique style and sound.
Tuesday 9 April 2019 at 6pm
FOGG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Meeting was held at The Spyglass Inn Harvester, Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth
Monday 1 April 2019 at 2.30pm
The official opening of the Celebration Arch in the Gardens (Sometime referred to as "The Royal Wave!"). It was a glorious sunny day and lots of people came to the event.
The Arch was formally opened by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset Mr Angus Campbell
Friday 22 March 2019 -- The Crazy Mad Hatter's Quiz Night
This was another FOGG Quiz SELL OUT!!
A great time was had by all on the night concluding in a really fun Aluminium Tubes race!!
A Truly Mad Hatter's Night .....we even had a White Rabbit there!!!!
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME!
Sunday 9 December
Christmas Singing round the Bennett Shelter in the Gardens
THANK YOU for coming out in your droves for the afternoon's Chrstmas Sing-a-Long
A great time with a glass of festive cheer and a mince pie were enjoyed by all
Thanks to to Lesley and her family for providing the music
Friday 16 November 2018
THE AMAZING CHRISTMAS THEMED QUIZ NIGHT!!!
The Quiz was a SELL OUT and a Fantastic Success
Thank you to all who came
Sunday 9 September
A great afternoon of singing from The Fantastic Decadettes
(A FOGG Event)
Sunday 2nd September
A great afternoon's entertainment was provided by Grand Re-Union
(A FOGG Event)
Monday 27 August
The amazing band FARRAGO
(A FOGG Event)
Sunday 26th August
Entertainer Tony Lowe
We are sorry to report that the afternoon's entertainment had to be cancelled due to inclement weather.
(A FOGG Event)
Friday 24 August at 2pm
A great afternoon was enjoyed in the Gardens as Tony Lowe entertained the audience with his daughter Kate It was a special, one-off fundraising concert. This special performance included Swing, Musical Theatre and show-stopping Classics.
(A Tony Lowe Event)
Saturday 11th August for a few days
A display of metal Sunflowers in the Gardens.
A Weldmar Hospice Event
Sunday 19 August
The Mayor's Concert -- Dorset Wrecks on the Bandstand
A great afternoon of music and laughter!
Sunday 12th Aug -- FOGG Summer Fayre
Unfortunately the Fayre had to be cancelled because of really bad wet weather. We are really sorry.
Sunday 5th August
Singer Tony Lowe
A truly fantastic afternoon of songs from this Super Entertainer
(A Tony Lowe and Terras Youth Team Event)
Sunday 29th July
Regrettably the performance by Farrago had to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. After rain the previous night, the rain continued for most of the day.
We are sorry but hope you understand that since our events are outside, we have no control of the weather.
(A FOGG Event)
Sunday 22nd July
Singer Tony Lowe
A great sunny afternoon of wonderful songs
(A WELDMAR HOSPICE Event)
Sunday 15th July
A great hot afternoon in the Gardens with great music from this talented group
(A WELDMAR HOSPICE Event)
Sunday 1 July
Omega Project Band
A ten piece Band played a variety of music
Sunday 8th July
More Fun and Laughter from this Great Collection of Ukuleleans
A FOGG Event)
Sunday 24th June
The Fantastic Quangle Wangle Choir
A delightful sunny time in the Gardens with this great choir.
(A FOGG Event)
Sunday 17th June
The Decadettes (A FOGG Event)
Despite a bit of a breezy afternoon the Decadettes performed a great selection of their songs
Sunday 10th June
The Silhouettes (A FOGG Event)
A great afternoon with a really talented Group with fantastic 60's 70's and 80's music
Sunday 27th May -- The Weymouth Ukuleleans (A FOGG Event)
A lovely sunny afternoon brought the crowds in to the Gardens for the first musical event of the year! An Entertaining and hilarious afternoon on the Bandstand.
Friday 13 April 2018 --- FOGG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Conservatory, Weldmar, Greenhill, Weymouth
February 3 2018
VIEWING DAY FOR THE CELEBRATION ARCH
A 3D version of the proposed Queen Elizabeth II Celebration Arch for Greenhill Gardens was on display on 3 February 2018 at Weymouth Methodist Church Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth
December 10 2017 -- Christmas singing in Greenhill Gardens
The planned event had to be cancelled because of terrible weather throughout the day. As it turned out the weather did improve and the FOGG Committee went in to the Gardens with Festive drinks and Mince pies in case anyone did turn up!. ---- Well, over 40 of you did!!! -- So we had a good sing-a-long and enjoyed the drinks, food and company.
Thank you so so much for coming along.
November 2017 --THE CHRISTMAS CRACKER FUN QUIZ
The audience enjoyed a Fantastic Quiz Night in the packed Function Room at the Brewers Fayre, Lodmoor. £50 was the first prize with a great Booby Prize
September 10 2017
Regrettably the performance by Grand Reunion was cancelled due to adverse weather
September 3 2017
Unfortunately due to adverse weather Conditions the performance by the Weymouth Ukuleleans was cancelled
Thursday August 31 2017
Entertainer Tony Lowe was on the Bandstand with another great performance in aid of Terras Youth Team
(A Tony Lowe/Terras Event)
MONDAY BANK HOLIDAY -- AUGUST 28 2017
Local Band REPLAY were on the Bandstand with a great selection of well known songs that thrilled the crowds on a hot afternoon.
(A joint Event with Weldmar Hospice)
August 27 2017
A great afternoon in the sunshine with Entertainer Tony Lowe. Wonderful songs and many we all remember!!
August 20 2017
The Silhouettes performed with their great selection of songs. The weather wasn't very great but the music was Fantastic!!!
August 13 2017 FOGG SUMMER FAYRE
A Fantastic Afternoon was enjoyed by the crowds who attended FOGG's Summer Fayre
Entertainer Darron Garnett performed on the Bandstand all afternoon and pupils from Twirl Academy gave a demonstration of baton twirling.
It was a great sunny afternoon. Thanks to all who came along.
July 30 2017
Singer Tony Lowe entertained the crowds in the Gardens with an incredible afternoon of the songs of Frank Sinatra, Buble and Tom Jones and many more!
(A Weldmar Hospice Event)
July 27 2017 Tony Lowe on Stage
Tony's appearance on Sunday 23 July had to be cancelled due to rain. However he performed on the bandstand on THURSDAY EVENING AT 7PM ON 27 JULY.
A great selection of songs in aid of Terras Youth Team. (A Tony Lowe/Terras Event)
July 21 2017
The Wrens, who this year are featured in the floral design next to the floral clock in the Gardens held a Commemoration Service on 21 July at 2pm in the Gardens.
In attendance was the Mayor of Weymouth & Portland and local MP Richard Drax
July 16 2017
The Silhouettes performed on a glorious Sunday afternoon. Blue skies, great music and the backdrop of Weymouth Bay -- What could be better!!!?? – (A Weldmar Hospice Event)
JULY 2 2017
The Quangle Wangle Choir – A wonderful afternoon was enjoyed as a delightful collection of songs were performed by this talented group
June 18 2017
The Weymouth Ukuleleans were on the Bandstand entertaining the visitors and locals on a bright sunny and hot afternoon. (A Weldmar Hospice Event)
Saturday 17 JUNE 2017 -- CIVIC DAY
FOGG Committee Members were in the Gardens from 10am to help celebrate Civic Day.....The lovely Rita Barrington came along dressed as singer Marie Lloyd (check her details on www.barrington-asoundvoice.co.uk)
The Deputy Mayor Gill Taylor visited the Gardens as well.
Queen Victoria made an appearance and was presented with a bouquet from Katie and her sister presented a bouquet to the Queen's companion the Duchess.
Thursday JUNE 15 2017 (In the Haven Holidays Building, The Esplanade Weymouth
FOGG Committee members were in the Building to chat about Greenhill Gardens and its history and the Civic Week's activities generally. Part of the activities for Civic Week organised by The Civic Society in Weymouth
Monday JUNE 12 2017 (In the former Tourist Information Centre)
FOGG Committee members were in attendance at the start of Civic Week This is part of the activities for Civic Week organised by The Civic Society in Weymouth
June 4 2017
The Amazing Weymouth Ukuleleans were on the Bandstand in Greenhill Gardens doing what they do best --- a great afternoon of music singing and laughter!!!
May 21 2017
A Fantastic start to the Season of Music in the Gardens. The Silhouettes entertained the crowds of visitors and locals. The sun shone, the skies were blue -- a great day with hundreds in the Gardens
April 2017 FOGG AGM
The FOGG AGM was held in The Function Room Brewers Fayre, Lodmoor Pub, Preston Beach Road, Weymouth
December 2016 -- A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS SINGING TIME
Our Annual Christmas Sing Time was held in the Gardens on 4 December 2016 when arounf 70 people came along. A very cold windy afternoon was offset as we gathered in and around the Bennet Shelter. Music was supplied by Lesley Potts and her family and we sang to some delightful Carols. This was intersperced with us all learning a new song "A Christmas Tree, A Christmas Tree, A Turkey Dinner and A Christmas Tree!" -- with actions.Mulled wine and some eats were also provided by FOGG.
November 2016 -- The Incredible Quiz Night
The Brewers Fayre Lodmoor was the scene of the latest FOGG Quiz Night. Lots of Fun, Easy Questions and a Light Supper...A Good Night!!
September 4 2016 -- The Weymouth Ukuleleans
The fantastic Weymouth Ukuleleans ended a Summer of amazing entertainment in Greenhill Gardens for 2016.
August 28 2016 – Tony Lowe -- The 'Voice of Frank Sinatra'
The Amazing Tony Lowe performed on a pleasant afternoon in the Gardens (A FOGG Event)
August 29 2016 -- (BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY) Replay
Hundreds pf people enjoyed the suncshine and the music provided by Fantastic Local Group REPLAY will be performing on the Bandstand A Weldmar Hospice and Seascape Cafe Event)
August 14 2016 – The 'Voice of Frank Sinatra'
The Incredible Tony Lowe (A Weldmar Hospice Event)
August 17 2016– WEYMOUTH CARNIVAL
Music on the Bandstand in the afternoon in the Gardens will be provided by WAVEBAND
August 21 2016 – The Silhouettes
Their last appearance on the Bandstand this year!! (A FOGG Event)
August 7 2016 – FANTASTIC FOGG SUMMER FAYRE
A great warm afternoon greeted the FOGG Summer Fayre with a visitor to Weymouth wining the Lamborghini model car and Rod from Rodwell in Weymouth winning the chirping birds.
DARRON GARNETT entertained us on stage with his great voice and arrangements. At 3pm the girls from TWIRL ACADEMY performed their baton swinging routine in the Gardens.
COASTWATCH and WELDMAR HOSPICE were also present in the Gardens.
The FOGG Committee manned the Tombola and Cake stalls.
July 31 2016 - The Silhouettes
Fantastic music from this talented Group (A FOGG Event)
July 24 2016 – The Decadettes
Regrettably this performance was cancelled due to bad weather (A FOGG Event)
July 17 2016 – The Weymouth Ukuleleans –
Great music, songs and laughter! (A FOGG Event)
July 10 2016 – The Silhouettes
– Amazing Songs from this musical Group (A Weldmar Hospice Event)
July 3 2016 – The Decadettes –
Four Delightful Singers on the Bandstand (A FOGG Event)
June 19 2016-- The Silhouettes
Regrettably this performance was cancelled due to adverse weather
June 26 – NO STANDARDS
A new group with a great sound
May 29 2016-- The Weymouth Ukuleleans
Great fun and singing (A FOGG Event)
June 5 2016– The Decadettes
Great songs from the Girls (FOGG Event)
June 12 2016 - REPLAY
Local group who play great music from the 60’s and 70’s
(A Weldmar Hospice Event)
MAY 14 2016 -- Weymouth Choral Society
The season's entertainment on the Bandstand started with the Weymouth Choral Society entertaining the onlookers. -- We hope they will be back later in the year.
MAY 13 2016 -- The Incredible Quiz Night
Our Quiz Night at the Brewers Fayre Pub proved to be another SELL OUT!....Eighty people came along and we had a great time. Thank you to all who came. Sorry to disappoint those who couldn't get tickets.
DECEMBER 6 2015 -- Christmas Carols in the Gardens
A wet and windy afternoon greeted the singers this year. BRASS TACKS played from the Bandstand as most folk sheltered by the Seascape cafe. Around 50 joined in the singing and enjoyed the mulled wine and mince pies.
November 13 2015 -- The FOGG Amazing Quiz Night
A FANTASTIC NIGHT!!!!
In addition to our normal FUN Quiz we had a guest appearance by Entertainer and Singer Darron Garnett. He has appeared in the Gardens and on this occasion he provided musical questions for the second half of the evening and had everyone singing along. He finished the night with some great songs.
REALLY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO CAME ALONG.
SEPTEMBER 6 2015 -- The Weymouth Ukuleleans
The Group provided a fantastic end to FOGG's Summer of Events on the Bandstand. Great weather encouraged the crowd to join in with the singing! ...They'll be back next year!!
AUGUST 30 2015 -- Tony Lowe
Singer Tony Lowe took to the bandstand and delighted the crowd with his renditions of many popular songs. Tony performs at many venues and it was good to have him back for his last performance in the Garden this year.
AUGUST 23 2015 -- The Silhouettes
Regrettably the weather turned against us and rain started the day and continued all morning. Although it cleared up in the afternoon it was too late for the group to come along. ( A FOGG Event)
AUGUST 19 -- 2015 Dennis Melia
On a very cloudy and at times drizzly Carnival Day Dennis Melia was on the bandstand singing and playing the guitar to entertain those in the Gardens (A FOGG Event)
AUGUST 16 2015 -- Singer Tony Lowe
Tony thrilled the Sunday afternoon audience with his selection of really delightful songs and in particular his Frank Sinatra songs(A Weldmar Hospice Event)
AUGUST 9 2015 -- FOGG SUMMER FAYRE WITH SWITCH SAXOPHONE QUARTET and Rita Barrington and James Crawshaw (FLAPPER 'N DAPPER) presented songs from Yesteryear
A breezy afternoon greeted our Summer Fayre this year. The Tombola, Rabbit Raffle and Cake stalls were busy though and all enjoyed the entertainment on the bandstand.
AUGUST 2 2015-- Darron Garnett -- 'The Voice of Cool Swing'
The sun shone all afternoon for the first time appearance on the Bandstand of singer Darron Garnett. A busy time also for FOGG with our Tombola. (A FOGG Event)
JULY 26 2015 -- The Silhouettes
Sadly, rain all day resulted in the Bandstand appearance by The Silhouettes being cancelled.
JULY 19 2015 -- The Decadettes
The Decadettes gave a great performance in the Gardens as the sun shone down.
JULY 12 2015 -- The Silhouettes
Great music from this well known Band (A Weldmar Hospice Event)
JULY 5 2015 -- The Weymouth Ukuleleans
Another fun afternoon from the Weymouth Ukulelean players as they packed the Bandstand for a whole load of playing and singing. The afternoon was warm and crowds enjoyed the fun that this great group have as part of their performances. -- The're back in September!!!!
JUNE 28 2015 -- REPLAY in the Gardens
The Fantastic Band REPLAY entertained the crowds with their great selection of 50's, 60's and 70's music on the Bandstand. The weather brightened up for most of the afternoon and several hundred people had a great time which included some dancing.
JUNE 21 2015 -- Singer Dennis Melia
Performer Dennis Melia was on the bandstand stage with his own interpretation of familiar songs. The sun shone as the onlookers enjoyed an afternoon in the Gardens
JUNE 14 2015 -- Ladies of the Lawn and Dennis Melia
A warm afternoon saw the Gardens used by folk enjoying the sound of the Ladies of the Lawn and singer Dennis Melia
JUNE 7 2015-- The Decadettes on the Bandstand
The Girls were Singing in their own unique style
MAY 31 2015-- The Weymouth Ukuleleans
A great fun afternoon with this great group
MAY 24 2015 -- Dennis Melia on the Bandstand
Denis sang and played on the Bandstand
MAY 17 -- REPLAY Kick off the Summer's Music in the Gardens!
Amazing Local Band REPLAY performed to over 300 people in the Gardens on 17 May. Great weather was enjoyed and this was just the start of a whole Summer of music on the Bandstand in the Gardens.
May 2015 -- The Incredible Quiz Night!!
Over 80 people packed the Brewers Fayre Function Room to enjoy another great Quiz Night. Tickets sold out well in advance and a huge amount of fun was had. Thanks to all who supported the event which raised funds for the Gardens.-- The winning team was Bab Cooper's but all the teams came out with some great scores. ....Plus a fantastic and rousing version of The Grand Old Duke of York!!!
April 2015 -- FOGG AGM and Talk by Local Author and Speaker Stuart Morris
We held our AGM at the Brewers Fayre Lodmoor Pub on 24 April. The existing FOGG Committee were all re-elected. Chair Trevor Collins gave an account of the work of FOGG over the lat year and indicated the future projects that we were looking to complete. The Accounts showed a balance at the end of the financial year of £3775.15.
The evening finished with a talk and presentation on "The History of Weymouth" by Stuart Morris.
December 2014 -- Christmas Carolling in the Gardens
Well over 100 people enjoyed Mulled Wine and Mince Pies in the Gardens as they sang along to some favourite Carols. Musicians Brass Tacks played on the Bandstand as the light faded and darkness took over to create a very evocative atmosphere.
November 2014 -- The Amazing Quiz Night!
Another Sell Out Event saw The Function Room at The Brewers Fayre Pub packed with Quizzers for a Fun Quiz Evening. Almost £500 was raised and a great time was had by all.-- Thank you to all those who came along.
August 2014 -- Dennis Melia Sings
Versatile guitarist and Singer Dennis Melia was back on the Bandstand with his unique range of songs.
September 2014 -- Tony Lowe with the Sounds of Sinatra
Entertainer Tony Lowe made a welcome return to the Gardens. He sang his favourite numbers from his great repertoire of songs made famous by Frank Sinatra.
September 2014-- Ukulelean Fun!!
The fun members of the unique Weymouth Ukulelean Band performed on the Bandstand this month. They were making a return visit to the Gardens after their debut in June this year.
August 2014 -- Rita Barrington sings 'Marie Lloyd'
Rita Barrington made a return visit to the Bandstand in the Gardens to sings songs made famous by Marie Lloyd from the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. Dressed in a stunning red dress from the period she entertained many onlookers including Weymouth & Portland Mayor Kate Wheller who came along with her grandson. She was accompanied by James Crawshaw on keyboard.
August 2014 -- Music with The Silhouettes
Great local group The Silhouettes entertained on the Bandstand at a Weldmar Hospice organised event.
August 2014 -- Summer Fayre
The remains of Hurricane Bertha had a dramatic effect on our planned Summer Fayre in the Gardens. The morning weather was blustery and rainy and although the sunshine appeared in the afternoon the main activities had to be cancelled. Performances by Switch Saxophone Quartet and singer Tony Lowe could not take place. The wind was such that playing on the Bandstand would not have been possible. We do apologise to all our supporters who came along. We did provide a Cake Stall which sold out and had the draw for the winner of the 6foot Banana.
July 2014 -- Tony Lowe Sings Sinatra
Singer Tony Lowe entertained the delighted onlookers in the Gardens with an afternoon of singing. With a Sinatra voice he naturally ended with "My Way!"
July 2014 -- Rita Barrington and others perform on the Bandstand in the Gardens
Rita Barrington sang the songs of 'Marie Lloyd' in the Gardens with Pianist/Singer Aimee Brown providing extra musical treats for the first half of the afternoon. Then singers, Ronnie, The Duke and Georgie finished off the afternoon with individual and group performances.
July 2014 -- Music in the Gardens
Local Band REPLAY entertained hundreds of visitors and locals in the Gardens. They played on FOGG's new bandstand and had some of the crowd up dancing. The weather was hot with just a slight breeze and FOGG's Committee Members oversaw the Tombola Stall.
June 2014 -- FOGG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our Annual General Meeting was held in the Gardens when we heard Reports by Chair Barbara Dubben, Treasurer Tim Spooner and Committee Member Graham Dubben about the Bandstand. Member Malcolm Lacey gave us the up to date position about the Group "Community of Greenhill."
Barbara Dubben stepped down as Chair and Trevor Collins was appointed our new Chair.
The finances look good for the year even after a spend of over £5,000 on the new Bandstand.
June 2014 -- The Weymouth Ukulelean Band
The amazing Weymouth Ukulelean Band performed on the Bandstand in Greenhill Gardens for the first time. About 200 people listened to the singing and playing of this new group. The weather was great and we hope that they will be back to entertain on another day.
June 2014 -- Musical Treats in Greenhill Gardens
Blue skies and briliant sunshine greeted the crowds who came to hear the music which was perfromed on our new Bandstand. Local group REPLAY where on stage for most of the afternoon and they were supported by a singing trio, The Decadettes.
Up to 500 onlookers made it the biggest event that FOGG and Weldmar Hospice have jointly hosted.
January 2014 -- Entertainment Evening
A fantastic Night with Rita Barrington as she celebrated The Good Old Days performing as 'The Queen of the Music Halls' Marie Lloyd.
The first half entertainment was provided by Iain Campbell with a Mini Quiz and some fun.
December 2013 -- Christmas Carols in the Gardens
Sadly our Christmas Carols in the Gardens had to be cancelled. Driving rain and wind coupled with a very grey day were not conducive to singing Carols. Five Members of the Committee were on hand to supply Mince Pies to anybody who did however turn up.
October 2013 -- The Spooky Halloween Quiz Night!!!
The Function Room at The Lodmoor Pub in Weymouth was decked out with Spooky paraphernalia......witches, spiders, cobwebs, cauldrons and a skeleton greeted the Quizzers on their arrival. They were asked to make and wear a Spooky Hat for the evening....and many people did. Two prizes were given to the Spookiest!! -- It was another FANTASTIC evening of Easy Questions, Fun and Food....Thanks to all who came and well done to the FOGG Team who organised it and the staff at The Lodmoor Pub for the venue and food.
Throughout the Summer of 2013
Most fine Summer afternoons found FOGG Members in the Gardens with Stalls and Tables featuring Bric a brac, Toys, China, Books and Pictures --- THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO BOUGHT OR CAME AND HAD A CHAT
Wednesday 21st August 2013 - Weymouth Carnival
The beautiful weather continued for Weymouth carnival. Visitors to Greenhill were treated to a magnificent view of the Red Arrows and lined up along the road for the start of the carnival procession.
Photos from the day taken from beside Greenhill Gardens can be seen here
August 2013 - Sizzling Summer Fayre and Opening of Bandstand
A fantastic sunny afternoon was enjoyed in the Gardens for our Summer Fayre and the launch of our new Bandstand. Record crowds enjoyed the occasion which featured the following:
1. Opening of Bandstand by Councillor Joy Stanley
2. Music from SWITCH SAXOPHONE QUARTET --- SWITCH have performed at Windsor Castle and The Goodwood Festival of Speed this year.
3. Presentation of Green Flag Award with Gardener Carl Sergeant. A Cake in the form of the Green Flag was kindly supplied by Ian Gill of Arty Party Cakes of Lodmoor Hill Weymouth.
4. Songs from Rita Ashman as Marie Lloyd
5. Pre-event singing from The Flying Dutchman
6. Tombola and Cake Stall
7.Silent Auction of historical original Newspapers announcing the death of Lady Diana and the landing on the Moon
July 2013 -- Music in the Gardens
Fantastic local group "REPLAY" performed to record breaking crowds in the Gardens.
A glorious afternoon was enjoyed by locals and visitors and temperatures soared and ice-creams and drinks were the order of the day.
"REPLAY" performed on the new bandstand base and we all loved their performance.They have a wonderful local reputation for great sounds of the 60's 70's and 80's.
FOGG's Tombola Stall and bucket collection made record breaking amounts as well.
Thank you to all involved.
June 2013 -- Table Top Stalls
At Weymouth Bay Methodist Church, Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth.
FOGG were with The Friends of Lodmoor and Weldmar Hospice and we all had Table Top Bargains of various kinds.
Well, many people came, the sun shone and sales were made.
June 2013 -- REPLAY in the Gardens
Local Group REPLAY played in the Gardens at an event organised by Ray and Penny at The Seascape Cafe.
Check out their music video at the bottom of this page
FOGG and local Charity WELDMAR were in the Gardens
May 2013 -- Childrens' Fancy Dress Party
The weather stayed fine for our afternoon in the Gardens. Not a huge number of children took part but 6 lucky children won prizes. Well done to all who were there.
May 2013 -- Latest Developments in Greenhill Gardens and AGM!
Our AGM and a discussion about the latest developments planned for the Gardens took place in The Lodmoor Pub, Preston Beach Road, Weymouth
April 2013 -- The Incredible Quiz Night
Another super FUN Night was enjoyed at The Lodmoor Pub.
Well done to all the teams who scored really highly!..Watch out for the next one in October!
January 2013 -- The Amazing Fish & Chips Quiz Night
As usual this was a SELL OUT and another fantastic Night.
Thanks to all of you who came and enjoyed the fun!
December 2012 -- Carols in the Gardens
This was a really lovely afternoon of carol singing on a chilly afternoon in the Gardens. Mulled wine and mince pies were enjoyed by all....Mmmmmmm delicious........... and some great voices were heard. Thanks to all who took part. The Brass Band "Brass Tacks" supplied the the music for the event.
October 2012 - Halloween Party
Regretably the Halloween Party in the Gardens had to be cancelled because of really bad weather. We are so sorry to disappoint you but it was just not an afternoon for a Party at all. -- Because it was a late cancellation a number of parents and children did turn up. FOGG Committee Member Graham Dubben was there to greet them and everybody left with a Halloween Prize.-- Whooopppeee!!!!
September 2012 -A Great Quiz Night
A Fantastic packed out Quiz Night at the Lodmoor Pub Weymouth...These are such great Fun..watch out for the next one!!!!
April 2012 – AGM Pebbles Café
May 2012 – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – a fantastic FUN afternoon with the Mad Hatter and his friends
June - August 2011 – New FOGG Logo
The FOGG Logo designed by Committee member Iain Campbell with Graphics by Juliet Stoodley has been encapsulated in flowers in the Gardens. The amazing Greenhill Gardeners have managed to plant an incredible version of it which was planted in one of the beds
August 2011- FOGG on Float
FOGG Committee members help to man a Float in the Weymouth Carnival
Weymouth Band 'Replay' performing in the Gardens