Author Archives: Leigh Hatts
The Bournemouth Air Festival is this week from Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 August. The Bournemouth Daily Echo says the best places to watch the displays include the West Cliff and Hengistbury Head on the coast path. The Red Arrows start … Continue reading
It’s a year and a half since the St Valentine’s Night storm damaged the Milford-on-Sea promenade and beach huts. The delay in replacing the huts had become a controversial issue. Now New Forest District Council has appointed engineers and architects … Continue reading
Rick Stein launches his new TV series From Venice to Istanbul on BBC2 tonight at 9.30pm. In the autumn he launches his new restaurant in Sandbanks. The Rick Stein restaurant, on the former Cafe Shore site in Banks Road, will … Continue reading
Unusually low tides around Thursday 13 August should allow New Forest District Council to be able to remove war defences from Hordle Beach. The deeply buried ‘scaffolding’ poles were placed below the tide line in 1940 to deter German invaders. … Continue reading
Those who missed the recent Leslie Ward exhibition at the St Barbe Museum in Lymington will enjoy the catalogue which has been published as stand alone book. An English Idyll: Leslie Moffat Ward: Paintings and Prints (Sansom £15) has many … Continue reading
Bournemouth’s tourist information centre opened today at the Pier Approach. It is on the coast path and open daily including Sunday with longer hours from next month. This is now the handy point for finding advice on an overnight stay including … Continue reading
Excavation machines are being seen dredging just at Mudeford to replenish the sandy beaches. This follows concerns about the plan which has been slightly changed.
Filming has taken place at Highcliffe Castle for the fourth series of ITV’s Mr Selfridge. Next year is the centenary of Gordon Selfridge taking up residence at the castle. It was the middle of the Great War and his wife … Continue reading
Bournemouth coast will be seen live on ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain tomorrow Thursday 2 April. Andi Peters and Laura Tobin will on the promenade just west of the Pier between 6am and 8.30am. The bad news is that … Continue reading
This morning walkers from Studland to Swanage will see the Swanage lifeboat joining in a search along the coast for a missing woman.