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Cecil Amor is the Founder Chairman of Bridport History Society. His background is in design, techonology and engineering, being a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and a European Design Committee Member.
I normally write about this topic for the Winter Solstice, but missed it last year. However I can now wish readers a Better and Happy New Year! Stonehenge is growing mainly in our knowledge, due to modern archaeological methods and Read more »
I am sure he would have joined me in wishing you a very Happy Christmas. Agatha Christie wrote a novel entitled Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, produced in 1938, but this article is about her first published novel, published 100 years ago Read more »
Some time ago I gave a brief mention of Isaac Gulliver, a renowned Dorset smuggler, but I think he is worth more than just a brief note. He was one of the best known of local smugglers, trading in wine, Read more »
This is what the good people of Lyme Regis said in June 1685. The ships did not come into the harbour at Lyme, but proceeded a little further west to land at an empty beach, since known as the “Monmouth Read more »
I had not come across Tin Tabernacles until a member of “Bridport History Society”, John Lodder, now deceased, wrote an article referring to one in Bridport, known as “Christchurch, Walditch”. Walditch is an adjoining parish to Bridport. John Lodder was Read more »
To the north-east of Dorchester the River Piddle meanders, giving its name to several villages, including Tolpuddle, a pleasant village, which has been bypassed, enabling through traffic to avoid it. Normally an annual Festival takes place in Tolpuddle, when it Read more »
This was one of my pleasant daydreams sitting in my comfortable armchair. I seem to have more daydreams these days, as probably many have, since the lockdown. Another recent daydream was of memories of driving down Cheddar Gorge on the Read more »
Abbotsbury is an historic village. It is an interesting village, worth visiting again when the “shut down” is over, with attractions for all ages. The oldest history of Abbotsbury is passed as you proceed to it from the west on Read more »
You may know this as the name of the ship which took many of the Pilgrim Fathers to the New World in 1620. If we did not have the present national emergency, no doubt we should have many references to Read more »
In the February edition of The Marshwood in A History of Science in 20 Objects I mentioned that I would have included Radar. Radar was included in the Brooke Bond Picture Cards of 1975 which I also referred to, but Read more »