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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.
During the festive season we have the solstice and then on the 24th we may think of a roaring log fire, a half-eaten carrot and glass of sherry on the hearth, perhaps with a smattering of snow marked by reindeer Read more »
I regularly look at a painting on my wall of a very tranquil watercolour of a canal scene with which I was once very familiar. The centre of the picture is a closed canal lock gate, with its walk way Read more »
In the 19th century Bradpole could reasonably be called a “sleepy Dorset village”, but now it is virtually connected to Bridport by ribbon development. William Edward Forster was born in Bradpole in 1818, the only child of William and Anna Read more »
There is a small road, off the A35 on the outskirts of Bridport to Walditch which passes a gem of a mansion almost hidden by surrounding mature trees. This is building is The Hyde which might be described as Victorian Read more »
On the west side of South Street in Bridport is the Parish Church of St Mary. About 200 yards beyond is a building of mystery, The Chantry, the oldest secular building in the town. It is stone built and on Read more »
Broadchurch has finished now on TV and the large number of viewers claimed has been amazing. We have noticed the increased number of cars and visitors, and with good weather, shops and kiosks have had plenty of trade, and no Read more »
“And all the men and women merely players” said William Shakespeare in As You Like It. Most of us like to go to the theatre from time to time and we have several well established venues in this area. Bridport Read more »
I had thought that the local dialect (or as some used to say “lingo”) had disappeared until one day we were lunching in a local hostelry and a young lad, of about 8 or 9 years, entered looked around and Read more »
This phrase is now frequently used by people taking their leave, an alternative to “Good Bye”, (or as older people might remember “TTFN”, a catch phrase from “ITMA” on wartime “wireless”). My thoughts have taken a different turn today. As Read more »
My surname was a puzzle to me from an early age until I discovered there were several families of the same name in two separate villages in Wiltshire. But why? When I started to investigate my family history I found Read more »