Author Archives: Leigh Hatts
The Royal Marines have abseiled down Bournemouth’s Highcliff Hotel on the first day of the Bournemouth Air Festival. Anyone on thew coast path between Old Harry Rocks and Hengistbury Head should have some interesting views between Thursday 28 and Sunday 31 August. … Continue reading
This Sunday 24 August, St Bartholomew’s Day, sees the annual Festival Service & Picnic at the Old Churchyard adjacent to Hordle Manor Farm. The start time is 5pm with the service following at 6pm. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic … Continue reading
Sandbanks Ferry is operating normally today following the chain break earlier this week.
Sandbanks Ferry appears to have a broken chain and is not running today. The Daily Echo has an unpdate.
Britain’s 20 best beach restaurants in The Times today includes Bistro on the Beach at Southbourne. “Former Claridge’s head chef Mario Lesnik is serving up dishes worthy of his alma mater on the prom in Bournemouth at this smart but … Continue reading
Formal registered opinions on the proposed Navitus wind farm off the Bournemouth coast indicate that the majority is opposed. Dorset green groups including Dorset Friends of the Earth are in favour of the scheme but many others are concerned about … Continue reading
A man has been airlifted from the beach to hospital after being found at the bottom of the Hengistbury Head cliff. The circumstances are uncertain but it serves as a reminder to walkers to always stay on the path however … Continue reading
Swanage promenade was closed today Thursday 3 July following the discovery of possible grenades on a building site.
The builders responsible for converting the early 19th-century barn into the Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre have won an award for the project. Herbert H Drew & Son Ltd of New Milton has been awarded Heritage Project of the Year by … Continue reading
As we approach the First World War anniversary Highcliffe Castle is staging an exhibition reminding us that Gordon Selfridge escaped the fear of Zeppelins by moving his family to the Castle. Soon his wife Rosalie established an emergency convalescent camp for … Continue reading