I begin with an apology to the Reverend Pete Stone who is the 'real' chaplain of the Royal Naval Association, not as previously published. He led last week's Trafalgar Day service at St John's which commemorated 213 years since the Battle of Trafalgar and recalled the 21,000 British troops who fought in the battle.

Sadly, a fall last Friday prevented me from attending the Bonfire on the Beach, so I will leave it to others to report on what I understand was a wonderful evening. Many favourable comments have been passed that will certainly encourage the organisers.

The next West Bay Days event is lighting of the Christmas tree at 3pm on Sunday, December 2.

Among the proposed changes to car parking arrangements in West Bay are the scrapping of free car parking at Station Yard car park, and a complete ban on parking between 10pm and 8am. This will clearly affect some diners in the area in the busier months of the year. 

Over the past weekend, several hundred people took the opportunity of visiting 'This Poisoned Isle' an exhibition in the Salt House which explored the legacy of chemical and biological weapons in Britain. To discover more, visit poisoned-isle.com.

The Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Angus Campbell, unveiled the six Silent Soldiers (and sailors) erected on Harbour Green to commemorate the six local men who lost their lives in the First World War.

They were dedicated by the Bishop of Sherborne, the Right Rev'd Karen Gorham. These silhouettes will remain in place until November 15 and then be re-located in the West Bay Discovery Centre to form part of their on going exhibition. Please make an effort to come to this event, organised by Churches Together in Bridport and District. Music will be provided by members of the Wessex Military Band.