MAY 13, 1994

FREE PARKING: Extra on-street parking has been created in Bridport town centre.

Workmen have burnt away stretches of double yellow lines in parts of South Street, East Street, West Street and West Allington.

The one-hour spaces for 37 cars are hoped to help town centre traders, who had been calling for more free parking.

NEW FIRE STATION: Controversial plans for Bridport’s new fire station have been approved by county councillors - despite criticism from town and district councillors.

When members gave planning consent for the two-appliance station on a site adjacent to the Walditch Stream, Cllr Humphrey Dibdin disclosed that Bridport Town Council had expressed considerable concern about the detail of the design.

SCHOOL EXTENSION: A new classroom block looks likely to be built at Beaminster St Mary’s Primary School next summer to cope with rising numbers of pupils.

There are also plans to build a new classroom at Salway Ash Primary School, where a temporary hut is in urgent need of replacement. A report is also planned for next year on further development at Powerstock Primary School, where a temporary classroom is due to be in use soon.


MAY 9, 1969

WURZELS IN DORSET: Those who have been amused by the singing and the antics of Adge Cutler and the Wurzels on television will have the opportunity of seeing them in the flesh at the Liberal Hall, Barrack Street, Bridport on May 23.

On that day, these top TV and recording stars will be making one of their rare trips across the boarder and a concert audience will hear them as they sway to the rhythm of the cider song.

EMBROIDERY AWARD: A 35-year-old housewife who has never had a professional sewing lesson in her life has won herself international recognition for embroidery, and general needlework.

In July, Mrs Ruby Stewart will be going to London to receive her award from the Duchess of Kent.

SHIPPING INDUSTRY: The first boat of the year with cargo to discharge arrived at West Bay on Monday morning’s high tide.

She was the Hamburg-registered Birte Flint, bringing timber from Sweden to Messers. Bradfords.

Birte Flint is a familiar visitor at West Bay. She called four times last year.

A Dutch gravel boat has been booked to arrive in the next day or two.