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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 16th May 2018
    • We visit Portland to hear about the attractiveness of the port to cruise operators. Thirty three ships will visit this year with a beneficial effect on local tourism.
    • One attraction that will benefit is the D Day Centre on Portland which welcomed 34,000 visitors last year, three times the expected number. We have a report.
    • Jobs at sea – great opportunities for young people on cruise ships. We talk to two female officer cadets Molly and Jo (both from the West Country) and their boss on Cunard’s ‘Queen Victoria’.
    • Press photographer of the year Ken Lennox tells the story of Kate Adie’s undies – all in the best possible taste…

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    Ridgeway Magazine 16th May 2018

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  • Ridgeway Magazine 18th April 2018
    • In Pet’s Patter our resident vet Malcolm Welshman talks about ‘Man’s Best Friend’
    • Following on from an item in the last programme about driving tests, we discover that Dorchester is the best place in the country to take your driving test! And we talk to Julia Manley, a Dorchester driving instructor
    • We make no apologies for returning to the ever-present subject of online scams. Plus, do you know what a ferrule is? Amongst other things it was the component of a scam in the 1930s
    • The Banff Mountain Film Festival visits Weymouth for one day only. We talk to its organiser Rosie Fuller
    • A potted history of the humble Penny….i.e. 1p
    • Continuing our feature in the last programme on wedding superstitions

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    Ridgeway Magazine 18th April 2018

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  • Ridgeway Magazine 4th April 2018
    • We have an update on the Bus Shelter, the home for up to 17 homeless people in Weymouth, from its founder Emily MacCarron
    • Why do French waiters appear rude? We tell you and offer some tips on dining in France
    • Women drivers – they are safer drivers than men
    • April gardening tips by Lucy from Poundbury Gardens
    • The first part of some fascinating facts about weddings
    • Andy’s Funny Bone features another comedy classic

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    Ridgeway Magazine 4th April 2018

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  • Ridgeway Magazine 21st March 2018
    • Ridgeway Magazine vet Malcolm Welshman gets up close to Jonathan the tortoise. At186 he, the tortoise, is the world’s oldest land animal.
    • John talks about his afternoon with Ken Dodd and remembers the occasions they worked together.
    • Publications – the Beano is 100 years old and Exchange and Mart is 150. Well, that’s just Dandy as we take a look at comics.
    • Weymouth’s lukewarm reception for the local council’s ideas for the Peninsular site beside the harbour; we report.
    • Weymouth’s town museum re-opens in a new and improved venue.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 21st March 2018

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