charter-fairThe Town’s most historic event, celebrating both the old and the new – the granting of the first Market Charter by Henry III in 1253 and the reconfirmation of the right to hold a market by Elizabeth I in 1554, whilst also celebrating the Citizen’s Charter, which in 2018 confirmed Bridport as the U.K.’s first “Rights Respecting Town.” The former, with the market now listed as one of the top markets nationally, has helped shape the Town’s character over the centuries – the latter will be influential in determining the future identity of the Bridport community. Saturday 28th September 2019

This 1930s film of Symondsbury village features many of the villagers of the time in their various roles.

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"One day we woke up to an unbearable silence. Everyone had vanished, nothing left, no goodbye. The wonderful, cheerful, funny, generous lynchpins of our young lives were gone without a word. The significance of D-Day escaped our young minds… "

Arthur Watson

THE FIRST WESSEX WITAN IN A THOUSAND YEARS!

wessexPeople from across the Wessex Region are meeting on June 1st 2019 at Salisbury Guild Hall to discuss and sign the declaration below.

Devolution is incomplete in Great Britain with Scotland and Wales enjoying powers denied to the peoples of England who continue to be ruled from Westminster.

runningDorset Mental Health Forum is excited to announce a new partnership with Bridport Runners. Supported by Tanya, one of the Forum's local peer workers, the 'Running for Wellbeing' group meets every Wednesday evening in Bridport Town. The aim of this initiative is to engage those who are struggling with their mental health into a friendly , supportive running group where the focus is equally on getting out and being social as much as actually running.

Tradgedy strikes as fire rages through St Michael's Artist's Quarter.

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The blaze broke out on the St Michael's Trading Estate in Bridport shortly after 18:00 BST on Saturday.

The Prince of Wales makes his first-ever visit to Bridport to see the newly refurbished Bridport Literary & Scientific Institute

prince-charlesHRH the Prince of Wales visited Bridport to see the historic Literary and Scientific Institute (known by locals as the Old Library) which has been totally regenerated to be once again an important part of the future economy of Bridport.   The Trustees of Bridport Area Development Trust (BADT) who have been responsible for rescuing and restoring the building were honoured to have the opportunity to share with Prince Charles some of the history of the building and to show him around the new Town facility.

TeaCupFilm-Apr2018-Weldmar-PatientsWorkingAn animated film made by people attending Weldmar Hospicecare’s Day Services

The Arts Therapy team at Weldmar Hospicecare work with patients and family members using a wide range of creative activities. The aim is to offer people opportunities to express themselves, rekindle skills and maybe gain new ones.

The 30th Stanley Mansbridge Perpetual Trophy competition for Dorset town criers is to be held in Bridport next Wednesday (22nd November 2017).

Criers from Beaminster, Blandford, Blandford Forum, Dorchester, Gillingham, Langton Herring, Swanage, Wareham and West Moors will be judged on diction, volume and interpretation. There will also be a prize for the best-dressed crier/couple. The first cry will be about the crier's home town (Borough Gardens 1.30) The second will be about Rope (Bucky Doo 3.00). This is the first town criers' competition to be held in Bridport since 1938.

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