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The remains of Marshwood Castle

Did Chaucer Visit the Marshwood Vale?

On a clear day, looking down from any of the ring of Iron Age hillforts — Pilsdon, Lamberts Castle, Coney’s Castle, Lewesdon — which encircle the Marshwood Vale, the eye may come to rest on a smaller fortification almost exactly at its centre. These stones — 10-foot thick walls resting on a raised motte — are all that remain of Marshwood Castle.

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In 10 Years’ Time Where Will We Be Living?

A new report on rural housing says that for the next generation needing to live and work in rural areas, finding a home they can afford will be tougher than ever. As West Dorset finalises its Local Plan for development over the next 13 years, the Yarn looks at the future of housing in West Dorset and discovers there are no easy answers

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Nick Poole with a previous award for cider innovation. Photograph by Nigel Andrews

West Milton cider voted South West champion

Congratulations to Nick Poole of West Milton Cider Company near Bridport, whose medium cider has just been crowned Champion in the annual competition of the South West of England Cidermakers’ Association (SWECA).

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