By Yarn Magazine

Messages on a wall of the Harmony Drop-in Centre, Bridport

Harmony Drop-in centre: “A dream come true”

Press the bell in the lobby of 5 Downes Street in Bridport, announce yourself, and climb the stairs.

There’s a buzz of conversation, a table full of a cheerful collection of mugs, a tin of chocolate biscuits and an iced cake and a tantalising aroma of simmering soup holding the promise that lunch isn’t far away.

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The Hag of the Land by Jade Moon

Are You Ready to Meet the Hag of the Land?

Storytellers from the Wood Sisters in Totnes will be performing versions of the “loathly lady” myth at Bridport Arts Centre’s Story Café on 24 July, 7:30pm.

Lisa Schneidau, Ronnie Conboy, Sue Charman and musician Laura Salmon have spent many years working with myth and music in the belief that stories can change our lives.

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Peter Knott and Steve Crate of Evershot Village Bakery

Business Questions: Peter Knott and Steve Crate – Evershot Village Bakery

Describe your business

We are still striving to be a traditional, 1960s-style family bakery. We are old-fashioned, and we are still making products that were made with exactly the same recipe, the same systems, more than 100 years ago. We are still making things with tender loving care — giving it time — which is where the flavour comes from.

Nowadays everybody pours chemicals in to speed things up, which means there’s no flavour.

And that’s why we are still here — it works.

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Watch a video of dolphins swimming alongside Bridport Gig Club's junior team

Young giggers row with dolphins

Bridport Gig Club’s junior team’s efforts were rewarded this weekend when they were treated to an extraordinary row alongside dolphins, in front of West Bay’s cliffs.

A video, posted to the Bridport Notice Facebook page (which Yarn Magazine runs), was played nearly 10,000 times in under 12 hours. It was shown nearly 30,000 Facebook users in that same time span.

UPDATE: As of 27th July, the video has been played nearly 50,000 times, and has been shared by the likes of Country Living Magazine and the official Visit England tourism page. It has also been featured on various national newspapers’ websites, as well as, we’re told, CBS in America!

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