Archive for ‘April, 2010’

Mapperton. Perfection. But who’s that in the shop?

MAPPERTON Gardens near Beaminster have been listed fourth in a national Top Ten list of the Greatest British Gardens. The writer Clive Aslet, editor at large…

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An open letter to Oliver Letwin by a first-time Conservative West Dorset voter

I AM studying History at University in London. I’ve always had a keen interest in local politics as my parents were always quite passionate about it all.…

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Dorset Wildlife Trust and Kingcombe Centre to combine

DORSET Wildlife Trust and the Kingcombe Environmental Studies Centre have decided to work together to boost environmental education and participation in nature conservation in Dorset. Trustees of…

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An open letter to Oliver Letwin by a first-time West Dorset voter

I DO not write this as a political activist, but as a member of a council tax paying family and a first-time voter. The long-running West…

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Bring back the Spirit of Bridport!

A CAMPAIGN has begun on Facebook to bring back the Spirit of Bridport to road signs welcoming people to the town. The Spirit of Bridport is the…

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Bridport celebrates a man who has lived by his wits

AN AMUSING show of cartoons by Sam Smith has opened at Bridport Arts Centre. The display on the walls of the café and the foyer celebrates half…

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Dib dib dub – three scouts in a tub

READING about how Britain now has nearly half a million Scouts I suddenly remembered that I’d once been given some tremendous pictures of a camp at Seatown in…

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Well I’ll be Damned: film locations holiday is first for Dorset

PLACES in Weymouth and Portland used for the shooting of Sixties Hammer shocker The Damned are to feature in a unique mini-break. Cameraman and director Nick…

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Radar used to search for lost Bridport castle

IT’S HARD to imagine you could lose a castle, but that is what Bridport seems to have managed… All the best efforts of the Dorset Castles…

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“Yes, yes, yes”: Last chance to see Dorset thriller Dope Under Thorncombe with live music

Dope Under Thorncombe is a feature film about drug smuggling in West Dorset. It was shot in the late 1930s, mostly at West Bay and along…

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