July, 2 1993

THANKS: A permanent thank you to everyone who has backed Bridport's swimming pool campaign has been created.

An inscribed stone, bearing the BACit campaign logo will be built into the front wall of the new pool complex.

The stone reflects the committee's thanks to supporters in the community through whose efforts and donations £170,000 was raised, almost double the original target.

CHALLENGE: Charmouth's annual challenge and fun run next Saturday will be the 13th, and organiser Nick Shannon is confident it will be unlucky for none.

He is expecting 300 runners to vie for honours in the two races over courses in glorious West Dorset where the ever vigilant Southern Eagles will be providing the marshalling.

CHARITY: More than 300 motor cycle enthusiasts got on their bikes in aid of a good cause on Sunday.

Taking part in the Westland Classic Motor Cycle Club's eighth western coast run from Lyme to Weston-super Mare, they raised about £1,200 for Headway, a national head injuries association.


June 28, 1968

TREASURE: Diving for sunken treasure is normally associated with rocky reefs and storm-lashed shores- not with Bridport Town Hall.

Yet this is where a search was made recently by 45-year-old Kent frogman, Mr Jim Hutchinson.

Mr Hutchinson, whose firm, Martin Welding and Cutting Company, has been engaged on work on the long sea outfall pipe at West Bay, visited the Town Hall last week to investigate an old well.

The well was discovered under the stairs at the rear of the building some months ago.

HUT: Newly formed the Supporters Group of the 1st Charmouth Scout Troop and Cub Scouts Pack is aiming to raise £1000 for the purchase and erection of a hut to enable the boys to meet in the village and store their equipment.

SUCCESS: Members of Beaminster's Junior Church gained striking successes in the Children's Festival competition at Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday.

Painting, poem and essay exhibits based on the work of the Missions to Seamen had been completed and sent to Salisbury to be judged before the children arrived there.