hatfestBridport Hat Festival 2010 turned out to be a marvelous event - the sun shone and people were out in droves wearing all sorts of fancy headgear as can be seen by this mass hat photograph (below), taken in Bucky Doo square. Many thanks to all who took part in this jolly occasion and we hope to see you again for the next one.

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Spirit of BridportA campaign has been launched to restore The Spirit of Bridport on signs welcoming visitors to the town.

The image of the flaxen-haired woman sitting on a throne is a detail from a mural in Bridport Town Hall painted by Fra. Newbery, a founder of the renowned Glasgow School of Art. It was later adapted for the town road signs post-war in the 1950s or 60s by George Biles, whose murals adorn The Electric Palace foyer.

The stereoscopic photo of Askers Roadhouse below is actually a glass slide. It was sent in by Derek Barnsley who says "All I know about it is that it was taken on someones family holiday to Wales and the West Country in either 1934 or 1935".

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Local boy Toby Burnham (now living in Lun-dun) has stupidly agreed to join ex-England Rugby Captain Lawrence Dallaglio’s “Cycle Slam” project, raising money for both Sport Relief, and the Lawrence Dallaglio Foundation, which gives money to Help for Heroes, and Cancer Research amongst others.

 Everyone can help save the Trick Factory, as everyone has something different to offer. Take a look at the list below and let us know what you are committed to doing to save the Trick Factory. The Trick Factory an indoor BMX bike and skateboard facility located in the St Michaels Trading Estate in Bridport is under threat of closure because of a the planning bid to develop the South West Quadrant, this will also force several other businesses and many artist studios to close or relocate.

OFCOM has announced a possible change to local telephone codes today saying “Due to the sustained increase in demand for geographic numbers in certain areas, available number blocks to allocate to communications providers have become scarce". so-called “overlay” codes — a second code that would operate alongside the existing code maybe introduced across large parts of the country.

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

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