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Thought it would be a good idea for Bridport Radio members to start passing on top tips about the tradesmen, businesses and other services that we like. At the moment I'm looking for a builder and an electrician that come with a good recommendation. All local businesses are entitled to a free listing on BridportRadio so contact us now to find out how. Meanwhile here are a few best of Bridport businesses to get you started...

So what's in a name? The name Bucky Doo can be traced to "Bocardo" a name given by medieval logicians to a categorical syllogism whose standard form has the mood and figure designated as OAO-3. Which is applied to a prison because just as a Bocardo syllogism always ended up in a final negative, so did a compulsory visit to the Bocardo lock-up generally mean a closer aquaintance with 'the Bridport dagger' and a final negative to the drama of life.
I am still no wiser - Ed

St Mary's Church, BridportThe bells of St Mary's in South Street are a complete eight by Mears of 1924, replacing a Warner eight of 1887. It is said that they were one of the last old style rings to be cast - Mears moved to true-harmonic tuning in 1926.

 

Here is a collection of images from Bridport's past sent in by our readers. Have you got any pictures from bygone days that you would like to share? Or if you have any information about the pictures published here let us know. Please remember that the copyright for these pictures belongs to their respective owners and they should not be used without prior permission.

Seal of the town of BridportBridport has a long and interesting history, there is evidence in the lumps and bumps of the landscape that people have lived in this area since prehistoric times. In 1086 The Domesday book calls it Brideport. Bridiport 1157, Brudiport 1207, Bredeport 1266. The definition of the name means 'Harbour or market town belonging to Bredy', from Old English Port which can mean either 'port' or 'market' and Brit the name of the river that runs through it.

A balloon carrying Mr Walter Powell (MP for Malmsbury) was involved in a fatal disaster over The English Channel near Bridport.  The War Department had loaned the balloon to the Meteorological Society who used it to take observations of the atmosphere. After taking off near Bath the crew were forced to make a landing on the cliffs between Eype and Bridport when disaster struck.

Fresh from a night working the apples at the World famous Chideock Cider Shed, our intrepid reporter Scoop Doggy Style has been given full access to the workings of this ancient Dorset Cidermaking legend.
A whisper sent round via the modern smoke signal…..

DJ James Baker has been DJ-ing for about 18 years playing soul, jazz. funk, house, hip hop and every thing in between. He has just done a set on solid steel radio for Ninja tunes www.ninjatune.net/solidsteel James is the resident DJ at
No. 10 cafe/bar and plays gigs all over the world.

In response to requests on The Best of Bridport Radio we are going to start a thread where you, the illustrious members can tell your comrades a little bit about yourselves, which is just as well because some people think I (Ed) make up all this stuff myself (if only I had the time) or that Carlito really is the alter ego of Bridport Mayor Geoff Ackerman (if that was the case we’d have witch burning at the Leisure Centre).
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