Of all the 50 or so books now published by Little Toller Books (based in Toller Fratrum near Maiden Newton) the handsomest so far is arguably Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker. Within days of this book appearing in late April, copies were being advertised online for £50; its cover price is £20.
“We hope to inspire people to visit Beaminster.” That’s what we said in the six-page special that we ran on Beaminster last month in The Yarn and we’ve been delighted to hear from many readers that we’d succeeded in rousing their curiosity about changes in the town centre. New shops, new cafés, new services. “I’ve not been there for a while, but now I’m going to go” — that’s what many people have been telling us.
This month, Jonathan Hudston has continued to look in some detail at ventures old and new and consider how Beaminster could promote itself. What weaknesses could be addressed? What strengths played to? You’ll find some ideas listed as suggestions. Let us know what you think.