Archive for ‘March, 2010’

“It’s rubbish”: Western Gazette merges West Dorset edition

THE WESTERN Gazette has merged its West Dorset edition with its Sherborne edition. The move has been badly received by readers such as Bill Gray, 60, of…

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Access to Lyme Regis harbour to be improved

GETTING boats in and out of Lyme Regis harbour will be easier after silt is scooped away from the entrance later this month. Over the winter,…

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Celebrating “matchless Lyme / In all the wild luxuriance of rhyme”

HERE are some short extracts from The Lymiad, a series of eight verse letters written from Lyme Regis in 1818, never before published in their entirety,…

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Auction triumph for Bridport Museum

ENTRANCE to Bridport Museum will be free this year after a fund-raising auction of promises raised more than £3,500. About £2,000 was needed for the museum…

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Mary Anning remembered

IN LYME Regis earlier walked past the grave of the great fossil collector Mary Anning and saw daffodils at the foot of her gravestone and wondered why……

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Dorset potter Tim Hurn on “a romantic process”

THERE’S a superb photograph of the Bettiscombe potter Tim Hurn in a new book coming out next month. It shows Tim carefully reaching out from the mouth of…

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Fifty years at the Riverside in West Bay

EXACTLY fifty years ago, on March 12th, 1960, the Watson family took over the Riverside Cafe and Post Office in West Bay. The Post Office was busy and…

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Surprised by a “wobbly” near Bridport

“MY EXPERIENCE in Bridport reminded me that sincere and meaningful human connections are precisely what we must fight for, not against, and also that resistance to the…

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Another view of The Market House in Bridport

DAVID Graham of On In Bridders – whose purpose is to support, develop, and promote Bridport’s social scene – has written a very thoughtful and observant account of…

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“Intrepid” Loders first school in Dorset to appoint Co-Heads

LODERS School near Bridport is about to test the truth of the old adage that two heads are better than one. From September, Loders will be…

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