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My Place... Bridport Town Hall Clock with Paul Violet

My Place… Bridport Town Hall Clock – Paul Violet

I am in charge of looking after the Town Hall clock — among other things! I live in the lodge at Bridport Cemetery. I am responsible for preparing the graves, liaising with the undertakers, and sometimes just having a cup of tea in the office with people visiting a grave who are just overcome with grief.

I am a mace-bearer for the Mayor and I look after the market when the superintendent is off.

My family are from Drimpton and I have been married to Clare for 27 years and have a daughter Becky, who’s 20.

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Coneygar Hill on the Bridport Green Ring Walk

Walk: The Bridport Green Ring

Length: just under 3 miles. Time: two hours at a leisurely pace. Terrain: flat riverside paths, pavements, a climb up Coneygar Hill and a fairly steep descent.

Take the “Green Ring” round the historic market town of Bridport. There are wonderful views down to the sea from on high, a riverside stroll, ancient bridges and lovely old buildings telling of the town’s heritage as the centre of rope and netmaking — as well as a trip to New Zealand!

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