THE storms at the weekend certainly put paid to any hope of a car boot sale on Sunday morning, also the gig club’s rowing was curtailed.

However, I hope this didn’t stop the club sharing in the success of two of its younger members.

Essie Stone and Tim Girling were part of the successful Team GB who finished in second place in the recent championship in Ireland.

Well done to both of you.

Yesterday’s opening of the West Bay Discovery Centre was the culmination of many months of hard work and negotiation between various parties led by the Bridport Area Development Trust.

Housed in the former Methodist church on East Beach, it will be open between 11am and 4pm Tuesdays to Sundays.

It will take you on a voyage of discovery around West Bay past and present and will contain a treasure trove of local stories, activities and information.

Entry is free, but donations will be warmly welcomed.

Sunday is, of course, West Bay Day and the centre will be open and there will be lots of other attractions, games, feature bands, bars and food stalls, as well as the now famous West Bay Day café in the Salt House.

This year there will be a grand firework display at 10pm.

A little bird tells me that the highly acclaimed local Cornish Bakery Shop opposite the church plans to stay open until 11pm on Sunday to provide supplies to locals and visitors to the bay who have come down especially for the fireworks.

Last Sunday, the Churches Together service attracted a faithful congregation of 16 people, although the service had to held in the church because of the weather.

The next Churches Together open air service is scheduled for Sunday, August 12, at 4pm, when the Weymouth Salvation Army Band will play for this year’s ‘Phil’s favourites at 4pm’.

Make a note in your diaries now.