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Recently The Times had a truly stunning photograph of Corfe Castle. It was at night, with a thick layer of fog shrouding everything below the mount, but a totally clear sky, so you could see the stars. It must have been a very special camera, as it got everything in without the usual 'smearing' of the stars that shows a long exposure shot.

Found it! You will need to go through the usual 'cookies' rigmarole!

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/news ... -78cfbj9tz
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mickthemaverick wrote: 16 Mar 2022, 12:52 Of course we must see the Dorset flag:

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Superb detail on the Flag Here, with the full story and lots of pictures.

https://britishcountyflags.com/2013/06/03/dorset-flag/
Dorset day is on June 1st the feast day of St Wite after whom the Dorset St Wite's Cross Flag is named.
Dorset day is on June 1st the feast day of St Wite after whom the Dorset St Wite's Cross Flag is named.
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This went too quick, I thought it was still Leicester and just read that Emma Raducanu hails from there.

I can't stand tennis but was pleased at how she thrashed her opponents. I bet they weren't expecting that! :mrgreen:
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Where's the Dorset breweries entry :?:

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here
http://www.camrawdorset.org.uk/Dorset%20Breweries.htm


Which brewery is named after this Bridge :?:
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Directed by Shield's lad Ridley Scott :-D Location Shaftesbury Dorset.



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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 16 Mar 2022, 22:39
Which brewery is named after this Bridge :?:

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Presumably the Eight Arch Brewery? :-D

What has the hovis ads to do with Dorset? :?:
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Location Shaftesbury just edited it in but its on the opening credits
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Hill,_Shaftesbury

Brewery is indeed the 8 Arch Brewery as mentioned in the link.

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Every day's a schoolday!! For some reason I always thought that ad was filmed in Richmond N Yorks!! :-D
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Cornwall is the place we went on holiday every year in the '50s and '60s until we moved to the Westcountry in 1970 - now we go to Scotland.

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Peter.N. wrote: 17 Mar 2022, 00:18 Cornwall is the place we went on holiday every year in the '50s and '60s until we moved to the Westcountry in 1970 - now we go to Scotland.

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Thanks Peter I was hoping you would chip in. Cornwall's was number 1 selection at random from the 92 Historical Counties of The UK, and had its moment in the spotlight so its moved on through Leicestershire and now rests on your patch Dorset, again selected purely at random.

Do you have favourite places that you go to on a regular basis in Dorset, or have particular affection for, or memories of. Such things always add to the interest of the thread for me.

The idea of the thread to keep it fresh is to eventually cover all 92 counties, all selected at random, and give each one a "day" in the spotlight. So for now Dorset is in the chair.

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Polly Jean is from Dorset.

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Whereas Ray Dorset isn't :-D

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