September, 3 1993

BARKING: Dogs proved a popular attraction at Whitchurch Canonicorum when judge Jim Giles examined almost 60 entries at the popular exemption show.

Organiser Pat Weeks said the event, held in conjunction with the Whitchurch, Morecombelake and Ryall flower show, was extremely successful.

It was a similar story in the village hall where vegetables, fruit, produce, handicrafts and photography entries approached 700.

QUALITY CONTROL: The Palace Cinema at Bridport has received complaints over the sound quality of the hit dinosaur movie Jurassic Park.

Holidaymaker Robert Haven of Bristol said he couldn't hear a thing and wondered whether someone had purposely switched the volume off.

EXPEDITION: Lads from the Lyme Regis district have just completed their demanding four day assessment expedition in their quest for Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme gold.

An intrepid trio, Jacob Morgan, Daniel Aston and Jonathan Slack, did well on a wet and misty Dartmoor.


August, 30 1968

OFF YOU TROT: Two women have ridden on horseback from Gravesend, in Kent, to Bridport.

Mrs Betty Colclough of 9, Prospect Place, Gravesend, and her friend. Miss Millie Hauxwell, arrived at Mr John Warren's Watton House Farm five days after setting out.

Mrs Colclough (42) and Miss Hauxwell (20) were sponsored at a shilling a mile by Dartford businessman Mr J Clubb, who is chairman of the Dartford Branch of the British Empire Cancer Research Fund.

OLYMPIAN: A yachtsman who was born in Bridport 23 years ago will be representing Great Britain in the Mexico Olympics in October.

Iain Macdonald-Smith, who will be taking part in the Flying Dutchman competition, is believed to be the first Bridportian ever to compete in the Olympics.

RECORD BREAKERS: Netherbury flower show, open to villagers from Netherbury, Salway Ash and Melplash attracted a record number of entries on Saturday.

The standard of the 420 exhibits, 40 more than at last year's show, brought high praise from the judges.