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EditorialsUp Front 06/04

Up Front 06/04

This has been a busy month. We have been fortunate to have an interview with Sir Anthony Caro (page 36) who is patron of Dorset Art Weeks. His career must be an inspiration to anyone hoping their art stands out during this great event.
We are also delighted to promote this year’s Bridport Food Festival. We have published a directory of food related businesses around the Bridport area and look forward to promoting other local food activities throughout South Somerset, West Dorset and East Devon during the summer and beyond. We also have an interview with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (page 28). Hugh talks about life after River Cottage and what has been keeping him busy over recent months.
However, of all June’s activities, none can be as important as the remembrance of D-Day. This year marks its 60th anniversary. A local restaurateur sent me his memories of the American presence in West Bay, the final passage of which has a powerful message. “Sixty years on from D-Day, I still remember the wonder of the American dream in West Bay. Such a great nation that came to us in our time of need and was personified by the selflessness and sacrifice of their individual soldiers. These anniversaries make you stop, think and remember. Without them such great and brave men could be forgotten. The present American leadership should reflect on 1944 and make sure that the sacrifices they ask individuals to make are for an equally just and honourable cause.”

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