JULY 29, 1994

Beaminster residents are to have their say on a proposal to create a new access from Tunnel Road to the town’s comprehensive school.

The proposal envisages a new road off Tunnel Road between Monmouth Gardens and Crooked Lane to help solve traffic congestion along the Fleet Street route to the school.

Another shop will stand empty in Bridport as increasing overheads force newsagent Jim Morgan to cut costs.

He has decided to close Griffins News after renting the East Street premises for the past three and a half years. But he will continue his paper rounds from his Bridport home.

Yet another front has been opened in the battle against the proposed £25 million Chideock and Morcombelake bypass.

Tony Jaffe, chairman of the anti-bypass Morcombelake Action Group, has called for an eight-month adjournment to measure how much fog there is around his village, which used to be known as ‘misty Morcombelake’.


JULY 25, 1969

Visitors to Charmouth are disregarding notices warning them of the danger of swimming in the river.

Although it looks completely shallow and innocent from the edge, the river shelves in many places. Those who put just one foot wrong could find themselves in difficulty.

A Lyme Regis woman claims that the refuse team’s new diesel lorry makes too much noise.

If nothing is done to stop the early morning ‘din’, she intends to organise a petition of protest.

At a united service in St Giles Church, Chideock, the Bishop of Salisbury, Dr John Fison, voiced his feelings on the recent attempts to reconcile the Church of England and the Methodist Church.

The Bishop said that everything, including the church, had to move forward.