How much to park in Bridport on a Saturday? (or Sunday)

Come into Bridport from the West and the first public car park you will encounter is the private one on Tannery Road next to the Cafe Royal. Knowing the town I had not taken much notice of that particular car park as the council run long stay car parks are just a little further up Tannery Road and around the

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So tempted!

Wandering around the National Trust owned Barrington Court in South Somerset I spotted several of these notices in the multiple historic bathrooms. It was so tempting! The mischievous side of me wants to buy a joke fake dog turd from somewhere like Amazon and surreptitiously place it during a future visit to this historic house just to see the reaction.

Is this the best pub name ever?

Venturing away from the relative safety of West Dorset into the uncharted wilds of South Somerset if you stray off the main road north of Crewkerne you could find yourself in the village of West Chinnock. There you will find what has to be a strong candidate for the best named pub in the country, the Muddled Man. The Muddled

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Clare Balding goes rambling in West Dorset

I had the radio on the car tuned to BBC Radio 4 when I heard them talking about West Dorset landmarks I know well. The programme turned out to be Ramblings which I have caught of various occasions. The format is that Clare Balding goes out with a group of local ramblers exploring the countryside around the United Kingdom. On

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Fanta Raspberry & Passionfruit – Special Edition

When I went into the Nisa convenience store earlier today I had no intention of buying a can of fizzy pop but there in the cooler cabinet was this green can of Fanta with the words “SPECIAL EDITION” and the price of just “59p” emblazoned on it. Looking closer it turned out to be Fanta Raspberry & Passionfruit flavour. Curiosity

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Goodbye Woolworths, yet again!

Remember back to November 2008 when high street retail chain Woolworths fell victim to mismanagement and the recession and went into administration and all the stores closed down. At the time the Shop Direct group obviously saw some worth in the Woolworths brand as they bought the trading name along with the Ladybird children’s clothing brand from the administrators to

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Electric car charging comes to East Street, Bridport

I parked in the East Street car park in Bridport earlier today and noticed that an electric car charging station has been installed near the entrance. It bears a resemblance to a petrol pump with its three dispensers with different coloured handles, but instead of green for unleaded petrol and black for diesel here the colours represent the various electrical

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Ever noticed something odd about that pair of arches in West Street, Bridport?

If you are familiar with West Street in Bridport you probably know the two shops set back behind a pair of arches, ‘Jaxson’s Deli‘ on the left and to the right ‘Chickenland and Pizza’. How closely have you looked at these two arches, or rather have you observed them from a distance? If you have you will have spotted they

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Did you ever drive a Yugo?

I came across the advert below for Yugo cars while I was searching for something else. If I am not mistaken the car in the picture is a Yugo 45 based on the old Fiat 127 model, a car which I once owned although I never got the chance to drive the Yugo version to see how it compared. Yugo

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So who remembers drinking Toby Bitter?

I was indulging in a crafty pint the other day when I noticed an old Toby Bitter beer pump fitting sat on the top shelf above the bar. I had not seen or heard anything of Toby Bitter for years. Toby was at one time very widely available in these parts of the West Country. It was a basic session

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