Dorset news

No appeal for Navitus Bay

The developers behind the Navitus Bay wind farm plan have decided not to appeal the decision. The offshore project for up to 121 turbines off Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight was rejected by the Department of Energy and Climate Change in September. The developers have issued the following statement on its website: On…

Posy holders bloom at auction

A delightful pair of Victorian Posy holders attracted great interest at Lawrences Auctioneers in Crewkerne last week. They were discovered at a property in Beaminster. Made in silver by William Neal of London in 1874, they were offered in identical leather cases. “Originally made in the 18th Century to mask unpleasant smells, posy holders became…

Wimborne’s silver gilt lining

The results are out! Wimborne Minster was awarded a silver gilt in the RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals at the awards ceremony held in Sunderland last Friday. The hosts included RHS President, Sir Nicholas Bacon, who gave an address whilst the Master of Ceremonies was James Alexander-Sinclair, garden designer, writer and broadcaster. The Small Town…