Happy Easter and welcome to another fun-filled week on the South Coast. Here are five things you need to know about this week…
1. Monday 6th: Broadchurch Tours in Bridport
Writer Chris Chibnall was living in Bridport when he wrote the hit TV series Broadchurch, and a large part of the show was filmed there. The tour features the police station, newsagent, that infamous hut, the iconic cliff and more. You can also hear behind the scenes stories from filming and visit the cafe where Chris Chibnall penned the masterpiece.
2. Tuesday 7th-Thursday 9th: Boys & Girls Come Out To Play, HMS Warrior
This is a drop-in activity from 11-4:30 each day, where children can learn about and play with Victorian style toys and board games, as well as make their own to take away. It’s a free event as long as you get a ticket beforehand, so could be a great way to keep the children entertained during the school holidays.
HMS Warrior was built in 1961 and was the largest warship in the world. It sparked a revolution in naval architecture and by 1864 had been demoted to coast guard duty, superceded by superior vessels.
3. Thursday 9th – Winston Churchill Day
On April 9th 1963, Winston Churchill became the second person ever to become an Honourary Citizen of the USA. Churchill and Mother Teresa were the only people to receive this honour while they were still alive – all others received it posthumously, some hundreds of years after their deaths. Churchill himself wasn’t present at the ceremony with JFK; his son and grandson went instead.
4. Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th: New Forest Wiggle Spring Sportive
It doesn’t sound like it, but this is a cycling event. Simon assures me Wiggle is a company that sponsors events like this! This is one of the biggest and best early season events, and one of the most popular in the calendar – possibly because of the amazing scenery riders are able to take in as they race. It has also been somewhat controversial though, with local residents less than happy with thousands of cyclists zooming through their villages.
5. Sunday 12th: Bournemouth Bay Run
The Bournemouth Bay Run is in support of the British Heart Foundation, and Bournemouth’s only coastal half marathon. There’s also a 10k, 5k and 1k race so people of all abilities can get involved – a race for the whole family. Enjoy running along the English Channel coastline to raise vital funds for the fight against heart disease.
Well, that’s us done for another week. Thanks for reading/listening and I’ll be back again next week with another 5 things.