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Ridgeway Magazine

This page accompanies our programme of the same name which is broadcast on a Wednesday at 11am. You can hear the most recent programmes by selecting an edition below.

  • Ridgeway Magazine 21st June 2017
    • You can go on a Hard Hat Tour of the Shire Hall in Dorchester which will reopen as a heritage centre next year. We report on progress.
    • The Decadettes give us a tune or two resplendent in their Poppy Dresses while they collect money for the Royal British Legion.
    • We talk to Poppy Butcher, organiser of Weymouth’s Military Vehicle Parade, now in her eighties and just as well organised as the young secretary she once was on D Day.
    • Do pets look like their owners? Ridgeway Magazine’s vet Malcolm Welshman tells us.
    • Railway trivia – some stories from life on the lines.
    • Lisa Bond from Poundbury Garden Centre takes us to her allotment for the third time.
    • Dorset Police with a serious warning about fraud – don’t let it happen to you.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 7th June 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 7th June 2017
    • We have an interview with antiques expert Eric Knowles, of Antiques Roadshow fame, who was recently in Dorchester.
    • Travelling abroad? Check if you need a Visa as well as your passport, a Dorchester travel agent advises.
    • Should old men wear shorts not to mention back-to-front baseball caps?
    • We look at the history of trousers and how a Royal accident became a trouser fashion.
    • The new Friends’ shop in the hospital has something for everyone.
    • Weymouth’s Colwell Centre reopens as the School Street Shopping Plaza – we pay a visit.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 7th June 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 24th May 2017
    • With 2 billion people expected to speak English by 2020,  Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) pays well and we tell you how to get on a course.
    • Our feature “Pets Patter”, with retired vet and author Malcolm Welshman, tells us how to make a cat do what YOU want!
    • Where is the “Bus Shelter”, a converted bus which will sleep 20 homeless people, to park? “Not here!” say Weymouth councillors.
    • Gardening tips concentrate on slugs and other pests.
    • We report on the newest must-have, reconditioned wind-up gramophones.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 10th May 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 10th May 2017
    • Good use for an old double decker bus. We report on one being converted into a “bus shelter” for rough sleepers
    • Dorset Police are asking for volunteers from villages to join “Community Speed Watch” while the French Police aim to issue 12 million speeding tickets with the help of new sophisticated radar traps.
    • Meanwhile the Community Car Scheme in Dorset needs volunteer drivers to take folk to hospital and doctors’ surgeries.
    • Want to squeeze inside a WW2 tank, “drive” a Jeep and shoot down a plane? The Portland D Day Centre is hands-on war!

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    Ridgeway Magazine 10th May 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 19th April 2017
    • Dorset Police give a timely warning about the safe disposal of marine distress flares. A weekend collection of out-of-date flares saw 2,000 handed in, the oldest dating from 1964.
    • We take a look at the history of holidays for the workers and found Britain has only eight public hols while the rest of Europe averages 11.
    • A report on the still-closed Colwell Centre, Weymouth, reveals some interesting facts about an unofficial Tourist Information Centre.
    • Two Weymouth stories – has the “decaying”town been smartened up for summer and a report on the Lions’ Club “wave wade” for charity.
    • Finally, Marmite – the funny peculiar facts.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 19th April 2017

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