B is for………
B is for BEAMINSTER. A pretty litttle market town centred round the
Market Square. Quaint little shops and eateries. The church is rather
unusual in that it’s tower is elaborately decorated with friezes,
pinnacles and an array of sculptured figures.
BROADWINDSOR. Well worth a visit to the Craft Centre – ideal for a dull
day, plus a very nice restaurant.
BRIDPORT was famous for its hemp and flax producing a thriving rope and
sailcloth industry. Lee Lane a small road off the Dorchester Road was
where King Charles II was reputed to have hidden from the Roundheads in
1651 – there is a stone monument to commemorate it. Today Bridport has
many fine eateries and also a busy entertainment programme – something
for all. There are open markets on a Wednesday and Saturday in the
mornings. The Farmers Market is once a month. There are pleasant walks
from the town along the river to West Bay, famous for its huge sandstone
BURTON BRADSTOCK is about two and a half miles east of Bridport, and is
well worth a walk round. It has 2 really good pubs plus the Hive Beach
Cafe. The Sandstone Cliffs above the Chesil Beach are very attractive.