An event which exists to highlight Bridport's unique past has announced it's theme for this years event.

The fourth Ropewalk Fair will return to the Millennium Green on Sunday, May 13.

The fair, organised by Bridport Museum, will take place from 11am until 4pm, and celebrates the town's ancient rope-making heritage.

Since 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, the fair's theme this year will focus on how Bridport's rope and net making industry contributed to the war effort.

To aid the war effort, the town produced over a million hay-nets as well as rifle pulls, camouflage nets and anti-submarine nets.

At the event, there will be opportunities to try out commando style training under an obstacle net, tug of war and other fun events including local organisations showcasing their activities.

Entertainment will also be provided in the form of live music from local bands, food stalls, rope, net and craft demonstrations, as well as sporting activities such as tennis and football in the arena.

Speaking of the event, Emily Hicks, the director of the Bridport Museum Trust, said: "We are really excited about this year's Ropewalk Fair which promises to have something for everyone.

"There are tonnes of fun activities to get involved in from the rather scary sounding 'blind rope' trail to the rather more sedate guided heritage walks around the town.

"Our principal sponsor, Huck Nets, will be there with their ropewalk.

"Some lucky people might even get to have a go.

"As ever there will be deliciously local food and fabulous entertainment from some great bands."

Bands and food stalls are due to be announced in the next few weeks.

Those attending will also have the opportunity to walk around the green.

A walk and talk will take place from 2pm from the Mountfield Council Offices.

The walk will include a short history of the green, as well as outline future plans to enhance the wildlife in the area and public amenity value.

To book your place on the walk, call 01308 424901.

To learn more about the Ropewalk Fair, visit