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Roundabout East Dorset Villages February 2019

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Dear readers,

Apologies first go to all those Sudoku fans out there who are still bewitched, bothered and bewildered (As sung by Doris Day in the 50s) by the Sudoku puzzle in our last issue! Yes, we did put the wrong answer on our solutions page as some of you kindly pointed out. Maybe our layout designer had imbibed rather too much of the Christmas spirit the night before! So we have added the correct answer to our Puzzle Solutions on page 28.

Our Ferndown historical article in this issue has been a voyage of discovery for me. I never realised that Ferndown even had a hotel, especially such a grand emporium as the Dormy Hotel tucked away in New Road. Part 1 is featured on page 6 and describes the early days pre-war and the immediate post-war period. Part 2 in our next issue will be when it was probably at its zenith, before its sad decline and recent demolition. I recommend you have a look on Youtube and on Google to see what a marvellous place it used to be. We have tried to be as accurate as possible but many dates and details seem to have been lost in the mists of time and are a bit vague!

We also have all the other regular articles such as Blashford Bulletin, Mikes Motors, Book Reviews plus an explanation of Smart Motorways on page 2. Especially useful as part of the M27 is to become one………eventually!

And of course you MAY want to treat a loved one at this time of year AND help local businesses, look in here first in the ‘Local Business Directory’ on page 34!