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My Granddad recently passed away from mesothelioma which is an aggressive terminal cancer of the lung caused by exposure to asbestos, he was only 65.

May the 30th of this year will be his 66th birthday and I am organising a fundraising event.

warren-hitchinThe Electric Palace, Bridport’s prestigious live entertainment venue, has new owners – a local family from West Dorset.

Under its new manager, Susan Warren, who grew up in West Dorset and went to   school in Dorchester, the Electric Palace will continue as a venue for great music, live comedy and film, whilst expanding its range of events for families, children, and older members of the Bridport and West Dorset community.

Follow this link to hear stories of World War 2 by the people of Bridport, collected by Bridport museum.


net-machine2Bridport Museum are seeking people to help them identify a new and exciting collection of rope and net making machinery as part of their redevelopment plans. The aim to rebuild them and display them in the refurbished museum so visitors can really see how rope and net were made.

You may have heard that we have  entered an exciting phase of re-development which has come about as a result of a bequest from the Sanctuary family of the contents of their museum which was formerly located at Uploders. Part of that bequest consisted of some rope and net machinery which had been dismantled and is now in pieces.

At the NEC Birmingham Annabel Davies gave an amazing feisty performance of "Impossible" to win a place at the OpenMic UK National grand final on 24th January 2015 at the NEC Birmingham There were over 10000 entries so really impressive to get through. Annabel is only 13 and one of the youngest competitors in the under 16 category. However Annabel has impressed the judges in the regional final in Bristol as well as the area final in Birmingham. She was placed "best in show"

knotsAs part of the late Christmas shopping festivities, Bridport Museum welcomed visitors in for mince pies, mulled wine and the chance to make and donate any knot of their choosing, to become part of an artwork which will be launched at the Museum next year.

Artist, Nancy J Clemance, will be gathering in knotty donations via her Knot Booth, at various locations over the coming months and using them in her work for the New Opportunities Award commission.

The Remembrance Service outside St. Mary's Church, South Street. 9th November 2014

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