Students soar thanks to inspirational Jon Egging Trust

Thirteen students from St. Aldhelm’s Academy in Poole have graduated with flying colours from an ‘inspirational’ programme run by the Jon Egging Trust (JET). The Trust’s Blue Skies programme supports young people who find themselves in difficult circumstances, helping them to overcome adversity and achieve their full potential. Kaye Jackson, Dorset Youth Liaison Officer for the Trust, praised both the … Read More

The last flicker of a lost age

A stunning diamond and ruby necklace that belonged to one of the great beauties of the late 19th century is to go under the hammer at auction in Dorset. It was bought for Mary ‘Mae’ Cuyler, a vivacious American who bewitched the British aristocrat Sir Philip Grey-Egerton 12th Bt during a holiday to the fashionable resort of Deauville in 1892. … Read More

Charlton Down on the up

Newly-promoted Charlton Down Cricket Club won the Dorset Funeral Plan Cricket League team of the month award for May – after going straight to the top of the table. The village outfit were last year promoted out of Division Five and won all their games in the opening month of this season. Brothers Matt and Dan Stevens made telling contributions … Read More

Hats off to Easter

In their Easter bonnets, with all the frills upon them, these children were the grandest on parade. Just like the famous Irving Berlin song, the children of Witchampton turned out in their finest home-made bonnets for their annual Easter parade. For many years Witchampton First School – one of the smallest in East Dorset – has welcomed Easter by parading … Read More