Friday, November 27, 1992

CANCER FEARS: New studies in Sweden on the link between overhead power lines and cancer are adding weight to fears that pylons in West Dorset are damaging people’s health.

And environmentalists are hoping that work by the Scandinavian scientists could lead to a ban on building new homes near power lines.

Lady Colfox, of Symondsbury, who is chairman of the Environmental Medicine Foundation, said: “There is great concern locally about the possible link.”

ORDER: Bridport specialist engineers Solent and Pratt are reaching for the skies with a lucrative new order from jet engine makers Rolls Royce and BMW.

The firm have won an £80,000 contract for high-tech valves to control the flow of air in test rigs for jet engines.

Destined for Germany, the consignment boosts the company’s order book to more than a million pounds.

MATCH: The nation’s oval eyes will be on the Brewery Ground tomorrow when Bridport Rugby Club take on Bradford-on-Avon in the Provincial Insurance Cup (ko 2.30).

Bridport caused a sensational upset in the previous round when they ousted Bracknell, who were favourites to make the final at Twickenham and take the cup.

Friday, December 1, 1967

TOP OF THE POPS: A Beaminster girl’s brother-in-law is currently top of the hit parade.

Mrs Heather Baldry, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs RN Arnell, of the Knapp Inn, Clay Lane, Beaminster, is the sister-in-law of Long John Baldry, the 6ft. 7in. 27-year-old pop singer whose song, ‘Heartaches’, is top of the pops.

Heather married Long John’s younger brother, Roger, 15 months ago.
Roger (24) is a Metropolitan policeman stationed in Mill Hill, North-West London, and Heather (22) works in London’s Baker Street.

PERFORMANCE: Almost immediately after their performance in the Wigmore Hall, London, tThe Timothy Walker and Sebastian Jorgensen classical guitar duo are to appear in West Dorset. Their programme in Beaminster School tonight (Friday) will include music for all tastes and is a unique opportunity for people in this area to hear these top artists.

They have appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and on radio and television in Great Britain, South Africa and Australia.

RINGERS: Ringers from Bridport, Beaminster, Bradpole, Loders, Evershot, Whitechurch Canonicorum, Netherbury and Lyme Regis attended the annual meeting of the West Dorset Branch of the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers at St Mary’s Church, Bridport, on Saturday.

Ringing started at 3 o’clock in the afternoon and continued until 9pm, with the Guild service, tea and the business meeting intervening.