Simon White, a carpenter of nearly thirty years has his business, Attic Gallery Furniture operating in the courtyard at Redlands Yard. From here he makes bespoke free standing and fitted furniture.
Simon trained as a carpenter in 1990, then from ’93 ran a small fitted furniture business in London called Made to Measure till relatively recently. During this time he commissioned numerous bookcases, wardrobes and other furniture across London and the South East.
Hunters on near silent wings pass like wisps of mist undersides flashing briefly in the light from the street A gossamer spider thread drifting on the breeze briefly illuminated A chromatic parabola drawn by an eight legged artisan A black cat on silent paws does a double-take At the sight of a poet standing in slippers listening to midnight chimes The Great Bear sits astride the White Lion Rides this velvet sky towards the promise of dawn
Jacqui Sewell has donated a Buffalo Boiling WaterDispenser to the Post Office Users Group at Broadwindsor’s Comrades Hall. This will save the volunteers repeatedly boiling kettles.
Before the pandemic, the Group offered regular teas and coffees when the Outreach Post Office services were there Tuesday and Friday mornings. Jacqui Sewell will be offering drinks when she is there next Tuesday, 19th October.
Photographed with Jacqui are Val & Colin Lawrence from Burstock who timed it right this morning to test it out and to enjoy a cuppa and a chat.
You’ll never miss a match at the Knapp Inn! Landlady Lesley Waring announced on social media that the pub have now signed up for BT Sports on top of their Sky Sports contract. With several TV’s in the pub – all matches are now available to view 🙂
The Knapp Inn has a Happy Hour (which is infact 2 hours) from 5pm – 7pm, Monday to Friday.
Not as oldand travelling not as far as William Shatner, 75 year old, Broadwindsor resident, Peter Davies and his daughter Emellia have arranged to do a 15,000 feet parachute jump on October 31st for the Royal Navy Association. The duo have launched a Crowdfunder page with all the proceeds going to the RNA who could do with an input. Please show your support by visiting their Crowdfunding page:
Both parachute jumps have already been paid for privately and 100%* of the money raised will be given to Bridport RNA (*after Crowdfunder fees have been deducted).
Peter has been a full member with the RNA for a number of years and is a Trustee of Bridport Sea Cadets. His daughter Emellia has been a long term supporter of the RNA and indeed she suggested the parachute jump at Dunkeswell Airfield. The jump is set to take place in the morning of Sunday, 31st October.
The Chairman, Charles Davis, Honoury Secretary, Robin Bickers & all committee members of Bridport’s RNA have pledged their full support for this project.
This project is also being supported by Broadwindsor.org to enable full transparency of all donations received. Please direct any queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Young people from our Parish and surrounding areas are always welcome to attend Bridport Sea Cadets. Read more about them HERE.
An excited Peter commented: “It was Emellia’s idea! Even a 50p donation would be great as they’re really poor! Any assistance is greatly appreciated. ”
Broadwindsor.org’s Editor and local photographer Annie Collins will be there to report on the event 🙂
Broadwindsor’s Rangers are raising funds for their group by collecting Used Printer Cartridges (genuine cartridges only). They have placed a collection box is inside the Comrades Hall Servery (the area used for the Post Office Outreach service). Thank you in advance for Your Support!
Serving all of West Dorset, West Dorset Rangers is for girls aged 14-18. They meet fortnightly (alternate weeks with the Guides) on Thursday evenings at the Comrades Hall in Broadwindsor.
90 year old William Shatner, the actor known best for his role as Captain James T. Kirk, of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the original “Star Trek,” and three others will embark on a brief journey to the edge of space this afternoon.
You can watch the launch LIVE at 2.30pm (BST) on Blue Origin’s YouTube channel – Click HERE. The video will begin about 90 minutes before the flight. (Blue Origin is the name of Jeff Bezos Space company.)
The launch was scheduled for yesterday but windy conditions over West Texas moved it forward 24 hours to today. If more strong winds occur today, the company could choose to delay the flight by another 24 hours, to Thursday.
Three other passengers will join William Shatner on Wednesday’s flight:
Audrey Powers, a Blue Origin vice president who oversees New Shepard flight operations; like Mr. Shatner, she did not have to pay for her seat.
Chris Boshuizen, a co-founder of Planet Labs, a company that builds small satellites, also known as CubeSats, that are used by assorted clients for monitoring Earth from orbit.
Glen de Vries, a chief executive and co-founder of Medidata Solutions, a company that built software for clinical trials.
Dr. Boshuizen & Mr. de Vries are the second and third paying passengers to fly on a Blue Origin flight. The first was Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old man from the Netherlands. The company has not disclosed how much any of these customers paid for their seats on the flights.
When interviewed on Monday, William Shatner said “I’m thrilled and anxious, and a little nervous and a little frightened, about this whole new adventure.”
These delightful baby hedgehogs were filmed earlier today by village resident, Dave Shaw– just before he started his lawnmower up. Dave and his wife Ann have named them John, Paul, George and Ringo 🙂
Considered a gardener’s best friend, hedgehogs will happily hoover up slugs roaming in vegetable beds. Famously covered in spines, hedgehogs like to eat all sorts of bugs, but especially slugs and crunchy beetles. They are most active at night and hibernate over winter from around November to April, usually choosing to nest in piles of leaves or logs.
Locally, several hedgehog sightings have been reported at both sides of Fullers, in Redlands Lane and by the White Lion. More than one Fullers resident have even made accommodation for their regular nocturnal visitors.
You can expand your knowledge of our native hedgehogs at:
The British Hedhehog Preservation Society – Click HERE.
On Saturday 30th October, the Dorset Mammal Group are holding a talk and slideshow on hedgehogs at the Public Hall (Skyrm room) in Beaminster. Free admission and refreshments are available.
Hedgehogs are protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. Priority Species under the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework.
IUCN Red List for British Mammals – vulnerable to extinction.