With the classic 1967 film of Far from the Madding Crowd being re-released this spring as well as a completely new version in cinemas from 1 May, it seems that once again Dorset is under the spell of Thomas Hardy’s novel
The Yarn loves John Schlesinger’s romantic 60s romp starring Julie Christie, Terence Stamp and Alan Bates and many local people will remember it being filmed on location in the area. Published here for the first time, Nick Gilbey shares the photos he took of the production as a film-mad teenager following the crew in his trusty Robin Reliant three-wheeler.
In the run-up to the ‘Broadchurch and its Landscape’ exhibition at the Salt House, The Shed Photography is displaying a ‘Jurassic Art Trail’ around West Bay.
More than two hundred years ago men would race out to sea in fast, slim wooden boats, rowing flat out to be first to reach an incoming ship and win the fee to pilot it into harbour.
Today, Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing thrives as a sport with clubs all around the South West, including Lyme Regis and Bridport .
Peter Smith took to the high seas at West Bay with rowers bidding for places in the men’s first team at the forthcoming world championships in the Isles of Scilly this month.
The secret is out – Broadies who have were glued to their TV screens for a couple of months can now breathe again.