In Appreciation of Bridport Market

Yesterday morning there was time for a quick whizz around the market. Despite a dodgy weather forecast which put off many stallholders, the die-hard traders were taking the risk. The Saturday and Wednesday market in Bridport has existed for hundreds of years (a Charter was granted in the 13th century). Although animals are no longer…

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Shepherd’s Hut Delight

This afternoon saw a little trip out towards Stalbridge to purchase a couple of bantams from Dorset Cottage Arks. And just look what they have sitting in the yard…… A beautifully restored shepherd’s hut.   Being allowed to look inside, the interior didn’t disappoint. In fact it’s beautifully appointed all round.   What an unexpected…

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The Hills of Bridport

“The shepherd on the east hill could shout out lambing intelligence to the shepherd on the west hill, over the intervening town chimneys, without great inconvenience to his voice, so nearly did the steep pastures encroach upon the burghers’ backyards. And at night it was possible to stand in the very midst of the town…

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