May, 7, 1993:

PRIDE: Residents heard the captain designate of HMS Bridport, Lieut. Cmdr. Sean O'Reilly talk about the new Minehunter at the annual town meeting on Tuesday.

Nearly 50 people, double the number at last year's meeting, heard the officer outline future plans for the ship, built by construction firm Vosper Thornycroft.

Speaking in the Town Hall, Cmdr. O'Reilly said: "The ship is looking absolutely superb.

"In June we will sail west from Portsmouth then up to Rosyth in Scotland, where she will be based."

GREEN LIGHT: The Lyme Regis park and ride scheme has been given the final go-ahead by West Dorset Council planners.

The Development and Planning Committee approved the use of a quarter of a 12-acre field off Charmouth Road for the car park for the summer service.

CHARITY: Big-hearted Bridport bobby Jon Harvey has raised more than £4,500 from his London Marathon Run.

The cash will help pay for a garden glade memorial to Jo Ramsden in the grounds of the town's Adult Training Centre.


May, 3, 1968:

OUCH: A dalmatian dashed out of a Lyme Regis hotel and bit through a policeman's heavy greatcoat, Chief Inspector James Lill told Bridport magistrates on Tuesday.

"Fortunately the dog's teeth went into the policeman's truncheon and not into his person", he added.

CHARITY: A wonderful record of charitable achievement was maintained on Tuesday when the Ladies' Auxilliary of the South Somerset Licensed Victuallers' Association, at their annual dance at the Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster, distributed yet another £100 to charities.

SCOUTS: The aim of the 1st Charmouth Scout Troop to acquire a hit of their own in Charmouth is rather an ambitious one.

But several women in the village have got together as a Supporters' Group to try and raise money entirely for this venture.