Posts from the ‘West Dorset News & Views’ category

Hunt for Thomas Hardy’s lost Dorset cider apple

My plan is to start a small cider orchard. It would be wonderful to find Thomas Hardy’s Bockhampton Sweet and even more wonderful if it happened to be growing locally in Dorset.

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Artist promises unCommonly entertaining look at Powerstock

Passengers are promised “a special intervention” by Ms Dean to entertain them on the way from Bridport to Powerstock Hut

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Art, science and mischief on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

I’m looking forward to this very much indeed. How much mischief will Proboscis make at Burton Bradstock?

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New website for top Dorset parish magazine

The new Eggardon & Colmer’s View website includes a tremendous picture of Colmer’s Hill by Higher Eype photographer Andy White, one of the best images of this famous West Dorset landmark I’ve ever seen.

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Chesil Beach? Turn left at The Angel, Islington

“The mighty roar of London’s traffic” is to be drowned out by the crashing of Dorset surf on Chesil Beach.

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How to save Broadwindsor’s pub and shop

IT WOULD appear that the bustling community of Boadwindsor is having problems. Both the shop and the pub in the village [The White Lion] look set…

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Dorset World Service site may shut after 70 years

Rampisham radio transmission station has played a big part in West Dorset life for 70 years. It’s currently broadcasting into Libya. But it may close before Christmas with the loss of more than 20 jobs. Why? And what might happen to the site in future?

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“Precious little ‘democracy'” at West Dorset District Council

“Much that I’d been warned about in relation to the way in which West Dorset District Council conducts its affairs appears to be true. There is precious little “democracy” as evidenced by the fact that there’s virtually no debate on major issues.” So argues independent councillor Alistair Chisholm, who was elected in May 2011.

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A tribute to Bill Bartlett, Symondsbury Mummer

BILL BARTLETT, a great Dorsetman, passed away in late July 2011.

I was privileged to shoot an interview with him at Eype on the Dorset coast about his involvement with the Symondsbury Mummers – how the tradition was revived in 1950 and particularly about the film of the Mummers made by the late Peter Kennedy in 1952.

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Dorset village offers prize of day with The Red Arrows

LAST year the world famous RAF aerobatic team, which has appeared in the skies across the world, was due to fill the sky over Drimpton, west…

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