Weldmar Hospicecare is auctioning a number of items on Thursday 6th October at 10am – in an auction hosted by Busby at their Bridport Salerooms.

All the items being sold by Weldmar have been donated by Weldmar supporters and include jewellery, watches, vintage clothing, art, some vintage Barbie dolls – and much more.

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ben-watersBen Waters Band playing Boogie piano at its best on Saturday 1st October at Evershot Village Hall. Tickets £10 on the door

Doors open 8pm
Fully licensed bar

www.benwaters.com

Fearless-Aug2016-Weldmar-02Weldmar Hospicecare are challenging the Dorset public to prove how fearless they can be - by taking on their Firewalks this October.

Just as the name suggests, this is a barefoot walk over red-hot embers, measuring around 800 degrees Fahrenheit!

This year there are three opportunities to walk - on:

  • Friday 21st October 2016 at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, Burton Bradstock
  • Sunday 23rd October 2016 at Bryanston School in Blandford
  • Friday 28th October at Joseph Weld Hospice in Dorchester

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.

Paul Tansey writes > I'm launching the "Dorset better off without the UK movement". It's called Exit Dor.

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voodoo-child-coverVoodoo Child: Born Under a Bad Sign  is a new book by Bridport author Dave Mort available now on Amazon Kindle.

One of rock music’s more iconic images is that of Jimi Hendrix onstage at the Monterey Pop Festival in ’67, kneeling over the remains of his burning guitar after his performance of “Wild Thing.” He was beckoning the flames to rise as if summoning up demons and dragons from hell, which is what several fans described as witnessing after ingesting “Monterey Purple,” a strain of LSD concocted especially for the event.