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
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.