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22Sep 20

West Bay Railway Anniversary

Tuesday 22nd September marked the 90th anniversary of the closure of the rail passenger service to and from West Bay. On that fateful day the service that had run between Maiden Newton and West Bay via Bridport for 46 years ceased. A freight service continued until 1965 when the lines…

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15Sep 20

Sustainable Farming

I was fortunate to grow up on a farm in the beautiful Vale of Belvoir, Nottinghamshire in the 1950s and 60s. In so many ways it was an idyllic childhood, free to roam the fields, observe wildlife, build dens, ride horses and drive tractors. It was also a very tough…

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07Sep 20

Plastic Free Bridport

The 20th and 21st centuries have justifiably been dubbed the Plastics Age, such is the influence and ubiquity of this family of materials.Plastics pervade all aspects of society. We clean our teeth with plastic toothbrushes, type on plastic keyboards, drink and eat food from plastic containers—it’s impossible to go through…

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