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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.
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 »
Have you started wrapping the Christmas presents you are giving this year? Or do you leave it to Christmas Eve? Surrounded by wrapping paper and stuck to adhesive tape, do you wonder how it all began? Some time ago I Read more »
This is, of course, the name of a bus which runs around our coastline, roughly from Poole to Exeter. It carries the excellent advertising slogan “One bus—millions of years of history”, which is quite true of our Jurassic Coast. It Read more »
Good King John, or was he Bad King John? Born in 1167 he was king from 1199 to 1216. He visited Bridport in 1201 and 1204 and in 1211 the Sheriff billed King John for “moneys which he has paid Read more »
In the 17th and early 18th centuries two men lived in Bridport, apparently unrelated, but with same forename and surname. This has caused some problems for local historians who have confused the two men. The men were both named Daniel Read more »
I grew up in a small Wiltshire village and commenced school at the local Infant School and progressed to the Junior School, known as the “Top School”. Both were Church of England schools and took both sexes. The normal leaving Read more »