JUNE 17, 1994

NEW STAFF: New deputy head teacher Kay Slater is looking forward to a fresh challenge at Bridport’s Colfox School.

She spent two days visiting the school and will be starting her new job in September.

FILMING IN DORSET: The famously beautiful gardens of Mapperton House are the setting for the climax of a major new film featuring international stars.

The shooting of ‘Restoration’ is now at the end of its third week.

Mapperton was chosen because it was intimate, exquisite and believable as the sort of house that King Charles II might give to one of his favourites in the 1660s, when the film is set.

RAIL UNSUCCESSFUL: Campaigners calling for the re-opening of the Bridport to Maiden Newton railway line have failed to win county councillors’ support, following a petition from Bridport Branch Line Railway Society signed by 405 people.

The committee backed a proposal that a footpath should be created along the rail route, which was closed by British Rail in 1975.


JUNE 13, 1969

MRS BRITAIN: Mrs. Jennifer Crandon Warren of Uplands, Walditch, has been chosen by a regional judging panel to go forward to the national final of the ‘Mrs. Britain Award’ 1969.

She will receive 100 guineas and will have a chance to qualify for the 5,000-guinea award to Mrs. Britain, ‘the British wife and mother at her best’, or the 1,000 guineas runners-up prize.

CLIFF FALL: A 10-year-old Lyme Regis boy, who fell about 50ft down a steep cliff at Monmouth Beach, was lu7cky to escape with his life.

Colin Cozens was knocked unconscious in the fall after he slipped while playing with his friend.

An x-ray revealed a fracture in a small bone in the boy’s back.

MOMENTOUS SERVICE: The most interesting religious service ever to be held in west Dorset will take place in St Giles’ Church, Chideock, on Sunday, July 20.

For the first time, Anglicans and Roman Catholics will worship together in a joint service in which clergy of both denominations will participate.