Discovering Dorset

Anyone interested in finding out about places of interest and events in key market towns and out in the Dorset countryside will discover all the information they need in a colourful new guide, available from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre. ‘Rural Dorset Days Out 2013’ is an attractive free publication celebrating the wonderful selection of attractions…

Treasures of the human age

Lawrences’ Spring Fine Art auction in Crewkerne will comprise 2200 lots and there are sure to be eye-catching delights for every pocket. The sale begins with 820 lots of Silver and Vertu on Tuesday, 23 April. An Art Deco caddy spoon by the celebrated designer and silversmith Omar Ramsden dates from 1927 and is expected to…

MUGA on track

The official opening of the new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) by the town mayor, Cllr Simon Gibson will take place at Verwood Recreation Ground on Saturday, 4 May at 11am.  Everyone is welcome.  Verwood Concert Brass Training Band will be playing and Rossgarth junior footballers will be using the targets and goals to demonstrate this…

Christchurch Splash Park

Ready, steady SPLASH!

Following winter closure, the splash park on the Quomps at Christchurch Quay is currently being cleaned and prepared for its reopening on Saturday, 4 May. Carina Gallacher, Senior Technical Officer at Christchurch Council, said: “The splash park has been a very popular addition to the Quomps since it opened in August 2010. All that we…

Distinguished diamonds and insects in amber

Some exceptional jewellery is expected to attract international attention in Lawrences’ Spring auction in Crewkerne on 25 April 25. A Victorian diamond necklace of outstanding quality, mounted with graduated diamond clusters and graduated diamond foliate drops set with circular old brilliant-cut diamonds and rose-cut diamonds, was formerly in the collection of Gladys Maud Lascelles (1886-1961),…