NOVEMBER 18, 1994

Lifeboatman James Rice was hailed a knight in shining armour after he rescued a woman stranded in a flood near Burton Bradstock after her car stalled.

Pub landlady Jacqueline Woodward, who runs the Rock Hotel at Weymouth with husband Chip, promised to buy him several pints to show her gratitude.

Residents’ ideas for the future of an historic weaving shed at Beaminster are set to be sought.

District council officers have suggested that the Fleet Street building, last used as a builder’s joinery workshop, could perhaps be used for flats, public toilets, offices, workshops and a bigger re-located library.

The scheme to rebuild Bridport’s Colfox School will be ‘under threat’ if rural Dorset is split in half, says county council leader Dr Geoffrey Tapper.

The council claims it has received leaked information that the county will be controlled by four unitary authorities ‘with no money or power to do anything’.


NOVEMBER 14, 1969

Two objections were received to Lyme Regis Borough Council’s planning committee to Mr. E. J. Symonds’ application to provide an amusement arcade at the Cobb Beach.

Fears that the type of amusements envisaged might attract undesirable persons and be detrimental to the amenities of the area were expressed.

The Lyme Regis mothers have asked the chief constable of Dorset, Mr Arthur Hambleton, for an apology.

They allege that their sons were frightened by two detectives who made them empty their pockets in the main street. Finding nothing incriminating, the detectives made the boys get into a police car, drove them down the road and fired questions at them. The boys, they say, were treated like ‘hardened criminals’.

An 18-year-old girl is in America, attending a further year’s school.

Marilyn Galpin is one of 90 British students who have been selected from 340 applicants to participate in this year’s American Field Service Exchange Student scheme.