NOVEMBER 11, 1994

Bridport wine merchant Mike Farmer has again received accolades for his product by being included in prestigious wine guides.

Mr Farmer’s company Wessex Wines is included in The Sunday Telegraph Good Wine Guide, 1995 and The Which? Wine Guide 1995.

West Dorset MP Sir James Spicer is pressing the county council for a firm starting date for the planned new Colfox School.

He asked if work would start in 1995-6 and whether, in view of disruption during building work on the site, any approaches had been made to West Dorset Council with a view to temporarily leasing some of the Gore Cross Land.

Planned improvements to Bridport’s street scene will make for a more attractive town and brighten future trading prospects.

Brian Rees, president of the town’s Chamber of Trade, said: “It all stems from the need to improve the visual appearance of Bridport, and if this is achieved it will be a more attractive town for people to shop in.


NOVEMBER 7, 1969

Lyme’s inshore rescue boat, ‘The Bob Abbott’, will be dedicated by the vicar - the Rev. J. H. A. Charles - during a short ceremony on November 15.

The boat is a gift to the RNLI by members of the family of the last Rev. G. Eyre, a former vicar and Mayor of Lyme Regis and a keen supporter of the lifeboat service.

A Bradpole man who punched his milkman after an argument about payment was fined £10 at Bridport for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He admitted breaking the milkman’s glasses and was fined a further £1. He was ordered to pay £2 12s. 6d. compensation - the coast involved with getting the glasses repaired.

The Bridport to maiden Newton train burst through the level crossing gates at Bradpole.

Two pieces of timber on one gate were splintered and the other gate was smashed in half. Luckily, no car or pedestrian was using the crossing at the time.