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What’s So Great About Bridport?

What’s So Great About Bridport?

Since moving to Bridport I am regularly asked by old friends ‘What’s so great about Bridport?’ So I have had a go at listing all of the things that come to mind when answering them. The following A – Z is everything that immediately sprang to mind and I am sure I have missed some.

Allington Hill Billies, Apple Day, Allotments, AONB, Asker Meadow, Arts Centre;

Bucky Doo Square, Bridget’s Market, Balsons, Bradpole Church, Borough Gardens, Bridport News, Bridport Banter, Bridport Bees FC, Bull Hotel, Bothen Farm Asparagus;

Colmers Hill, Carnival, CAB, Community Orchard, Chapel in the Garden, Cupboard Love Food Bank, Cafes lots of them;

Davey’s Locker, Discovery Centre West Bay, Dorshi:

Electric Palace, East Cliff

Framptons, Farmers Market, Film Society, Folk Festival, Food Festival, From Page to Screen Festival;

Groves Nursery, the Green Route, Gig Rowing, Gelateria Beppino, the Greyhound and the George;

Happy Island, Hat Festival, Harmony, High Pavement Bothenhampton, Hills;

Indoor Bowls, Indoor Skatepark;

Jurassic Coast, Jellyfields;

Knob Festival (Moores Biscuits);

Leisure Centre, Leakers, Literary Festival, Longs, Living Tree, Lyric, Literary & Scientific Institute;

Market Days, Museum, Monarchs Way, Medical Centre, Mayfest, Melplash Show, Millenium Green;

Net and Rope Making;

Olive Tree, Oops Wow Messy Art, Onion Jack Festival;

Potato Day, Palmers Brewery and Pubs, Punch and Judy, Pantomime, Pirates Day;


Rawles, Real Tennis, Rights Respecting Town, Raft Race, RKL Tools and Hardware, the Ropemakers, Recycling Centre;

Smith and Smith, Snooks, St Michael’s Artisan Quarter, St Mary’s Church, Sladers Yard;

Torchlight Procession, Town Council, Tourist Information Centre; The Tiger Inn

U3A Groups

Volunteering, Vintage Market, Vinyl Saturdays, Vegan Market, Vintage Engine Rally;

West Bay, Wassail, Washingpool Farm, West Bay Wallow;

Xmas Tree Festival;

Youth and Community Centre;

Zebra Crossings – lots of them!

I think that is a pretty comprehensive list off the top of my head. I couldn’t think of anything for Q though can you?

Over and above all of the things listed it is you, the people of Bridport, that make it such a special place to live.

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