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Monday, 24 December 2007

Morris dancers celebrate winter solstice

THE winter solstice was celebrated in traditional style at Lyme's Cobb harbour on Saturday.

Ten men in white, with black top hats strode across the sandbar carrying wooden sticks - as the Uplyme Morris Men turned out to ensure good fortune and fertility for the coming season.

Source: Bridport and Lyme Regis News Monday 24th December 2007

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Screaming skull boosts church funds

The guest of honour at Bettiscombe church's first Christmas fair proved a powerful magnet to the masses.

That honoured guest was the Screaming Skull of Bettiscombe seen in public for the first time in St Stephen's Church on Saturday.

By computer magic the actual skull, subject of so many scary stories, appeared at an exhibition of Bettiscombe's art, crafts and working history in the church, part of the fair in the village hall.

Source: Bridport and Lyme Regis News Tuesday 4th Dec 2007
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