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Friday, 15 December 2006

Rare crab pays a visit

A rare crab has been discovered off the Dorset coast.

The Columbus crab - first discovered by Christopher Columbus - has not been recorded in Britain for 100 years.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Friday 15th December 2006

Morris men in action

Wessex morris men will be in action in Dorset before and after Christmas and early in the new year.Tomorrow they will be dancing in Bucky Doo Square in Bridport town centre from 10.30am.

They will take to the streets of Cerne Abbas on Monday, December 18.After dancing in the square at 8pm, they will perform a traditional mumming play in the square. Afterwards they will entertain in the Royal Oak.The morris men will return to Cerne Abbas on Boxing Day at 12.30pm to dance. And they will put on their first dancing display of 2007 at the faggot burning on January 17 to mark the old Twelfth Night - at the Shave Cross Inn in the Marshwood Vale.

Source: Dorset Echo - Friday 15th December 2006

Saturday, 2 December 2006

Heroes in line for honour

Honour should be paid to Dorchester's Crimean War hero by displaying a scroll in the town's council chamber, claims former soldier Leslie Phillips.

The former mayor of Dorchester - and ex-Household Cavalry soldier - urged Dorchester Town Council

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Saturday 2nd Dec 2006
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