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Saturday, 23 February 2008

The Burning Cliff by Brian Tompkins

This account of the events which occurred between 1825 and 1827 at Holworth Cliff near Osmington, Dorset were first published in 1905 by Charles Harper in his book ‘The Dorset Coast’. Holworth Cliff was a very notable place any time ...

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Middle Ditch said...

I read your entrance about those big cats and it reminded me of what happened a few years ago when a friend drove on Bushes Road in Stourpaine and had an encounter with, what he thought was, a black panther. He said that when he saw the creature he stopped the car and the panther walked slowly by and if he had opened his window he could have stroked that cat. I know this man very well and he would never make this up.

What do you think?

Middle Ditch said...

Ps, I would like to add you to my links on both my blogs, making more people aware of this interesting blog, but I like to ask your permission first as I know that not everyone wants to be invaded by other bloggers.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Dark Dorset said...

Thankyou for your interesting account of a big cat sighting in Stourpaine. I have heard many stories like this that convince me that there is something out there. Only a few weeks ago a friend of mine told me something similiar which he could only describe as a large black creature near Beaminster. It is at this time of year that sightings are more prolific, as there is less foliage on trees and hedges thereby making it more easier for a large animal to be noticed. Last year not only did we hear of tales of big cats on Portland but also found evidence of their presence on the island (see previous blog entry Sunday, 22 April 2007 - Portland Big Cats and Sea Monsters).

Similar accounts can be found on the The Dorset Big Cats Register's database www.dorsetbigcats.org

By all means, link to our blog. Thank you for taking an interest in our website and blog.

Weird Island said...

As per the previous commenter I'd just like to congratulate you on a fascinating and amusing ride through the hidden nature of Dorset and its folklore!

Also, I'd like to reference/link some of your material as well, if you're amenable. I've just launched a site (www.weirdisland.co.uk) which is or will be effectively a national database of oddities. You're also welcome to add some of Dorset's wonders to the site by way of return, should you wish!

Thanks again

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