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Saturday, 23 June 2001

Claw and disorder

Nick Churchill turns back the clock to relive the fateful day a sea monster brought fear to a Dorset village.

Surrounded by countryside in the heart of Dorset's sheepland, there is no apparent reason why the quiet and quaint village of Shapwick, near Badbury Rings, should have a legend about a crab or a pub called the Anchor Inn.

Source: Dorset Echo Saturday 23rd Jun 2001

Thursday, 7 June 2001

Festival traditionally one of the very best

This weekend's Wimborne folk festival will host the biggest gathering of traditional dance teams and bands ever seen in the area.

In all, the annual festival will play host 68 teams of dancers covering most of the English traditions along with visiting display teams from the USA and France and also Irish and Scottish dancers.

The event features two processions, the opener at 8pm tomorrow and the main festival procession on Saturday at 2.30pm.

Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Thursday 7th Jun 2001
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