Entertaining walks with tales of love and treachery

From Frankenstein to Fanny Cradock, a royal mistress and even Mr Selfridge, the “Romance and Scandal in Bournemouth” walking talks are sure to entertain. Lead by tour guide and local historian Hattie Miles, these circular guided walks provide a tantalising journey that spills the beans regarding tales that have shocked, scandalised, enchanted and amused the town’s residents over the years.

East Dorset resident celebrates 100th birthday

West Moors resident Richard Earnshaw has celebrated his 100th birthday.
Richard, who was born during the First World War, was joined by East Dorset District Council Chairman Cllr Steven Lugg along with close family and friends for his birthday celebrations at the St Leonards Hotel. Richard’s grandson Simon said that his grandfather was “particularly honoured” to receive a visit from the Chairman.

Fern-tastic Fete on the Field

An estimated 2,000 people attended the Fern-tastic Fete on the Field on 20 June. Opened by local MP Chris Chope it included live acts, a magician, characters from Enchanted Parties, pony rides, paintball, stalls and a dog show. Ferndown town clerk Vanessa Ricketts led a cavalcade of classic cars around the showground and the mayor,…

Relay For Life

Relay For Life brings you and your town together to help beat cancer. Throughout the year, teams of 8 to 15 people get together and fundraise in their local communities to support the work of Cancer Research UK. Then everyone comes together in an inspiring overnight celebration and commemoration that the whole community can be…


Four authors and a poet talking about their work. Carol Rivers, Della Galton, David Hough, Janine Pulford and poet David Arkell. Free event. Tea and coffee. Date: Tuesday 7 July 2015 Time: 10am-12noon Price: FREE Venue: Ferndown Library, Ferndown Telephone: 01202 874542