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jan-arthurJan and Arthur Watson, co-owners of The Riverside Restaurant, were surprised and thrilled to both be awarded a British Empire Medal in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the Hospitality Industry in the South West.

They see it as an award not only for themselves but for all the wonderful staff who have worked at the Riverside over the years and particularly the present team led by the Managers Neil Chilcott and Sue Turner.

They would like to thank the unknown people who put their names forward.

National Carers Week. Tuesday 9th June, 10am-12.30pm at Bridport Arts Centre

"Walking into the Living Tree, well, it's the best thing we ever did," says Brenda Knight.

Brenda and her husband Alan live in Whitchurch Canonicorum and they've both been treated for cancer. "As a wife or a husband you get on and deal with it, you don't think of it as a being a carer. But in fact you are." That realisation is sometimes difficult, knowing that you're in charge of everything as Brenda explains. "At the Living Tree Alan would be happily chatting away with members of the group and I'd be meeting up with the friends I'd made there. It was like being off duty for an afternoon and I came to see I really needed that break." Brenda also valued the practical advice she received at the meetings. "There was always someone who could suggest where to look for help, even if it was for gardening. You need to feel that you're still on top of life's everyday things and the Living Tree helped me achieve that."

In this documentary 23 global thinkers – many of them ignored by mainstream media – break their silence about how the world really works, catalysing a debate about the whole system and the solutions we urgently need.

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.

www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/user/53/u1071953.shtml

 

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"

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