tam-mcquadeTam Mc Quade and friends are doing a sponsored walk on Sunday 20th August 2017 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, walking the Roman road from the Winterbourne Abbas end via Eggardon Hill to the Loders Arms.

God bless our NHS, especially the staff at Dorchester and the Royal Bournemouth Hospitals. Quite simply they kept Tam alive. We want to make this a successful walk and raise as much money as possible so any donations will be very welcome.

Give to Tam if you see him or simply go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tam-mcquade

aidens-ambleAiden Cooper will be holding his 2nd Aiden’s Amble after his fund raising success of last year. He raised over £700 and Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty were so impressed with his idea they matched funded the project to provide family woodland activity events.

This enabled the Allington Hillbillies to stage six events providing 40 free places at each event. The events were managed by dan from Magdalen Farm Trust who arranged a wonderful array of activities for all age groups.

schmoozenbergsThe Schmoozenbergs at BEACH & BARNICOTT Friday 28th July

Beach & Barnicott are excited to announce the return to Bridport of The Schmoozenbergs, Bristol based Gypsy jazz quartet.

statues-legacyA new book about Dorset's statues has been published by West Dorset author Michael Russell Wood.

Dorset's Legacy in Public Statues features some well-known figures such as Thomas Hardy in Dorchester and George III in Weymouth alongside lesser-known pieces including a skateboarder by the sculptor Greta Berlin in the garden of Wimborne Library and Eric Gill's obelisk in Briantspuddle.

book-binderyJoin us on a bookbinding Journey through the many ways books have developed and evolved. You will explore materials and learn how to work with them to achieve strong useable books in a range of styles.

BOOKBINDING CLASSES are on Wednesdays from 7pm–9pm June 7th to July 12th September 6th–October 11th £145 (concessions £120)

graves-hand-cycleRobert Graves is hand-cycling 2,500 miles of the UK coastline to raise money for his favourite charities (Sea Shepherds) (SIA Spinal Injury Association) and (The Cycling Project). Scroll to the bottom to donate. Robert will be passing through Bridport on 4th July on the third day of this epic challenge so give him a cheer if you see him.

Robert's story is remarkable in that he is part paralysed; here is his story:

After more than 6 years of planning, Bridport Area Development Trust is about to start work on the restoration of the Literary and Scientific Institute building in East Street.  The Grade 2* listed building in East Street has been empty since 1997 and is currently on the national At Risk register.

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kioskMrs Margaret Miggins' ice cream kiosk is up for rent.

The kiosk that stands on West Bay esplanade has been there since time immemorial withstanding the battering of the elements and standing the strongest of storms, with Margaret and John serving sustenance to all weary travellers.

playarea_dorset_policeThe concept of a "teenage playground" was developed as part of the first SUMMENTOR – a Summer mentoring project focusing on local junior school leavers who, it was felt, would struggle with the transition to Senior School. Involving children who were disadvantaged, the victims of bullying and rural isolation and, in some cases, with a disability, they were mentored by students from the Sir John Colfox Academy for three weeks over the Summer of 2006.

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