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Come with Me to Bridport

"Line, twine and netmaking" - in Dorset with Richard Dimbleby.

Travelogue 1951 20 mins


Richard Dimbleby props up a bar in Bridport and conducts some leisurely interviews with locals over a pint and a cigarette. He also visits tradesmen and craftspeople in surrounding villages, from sand merchant Mr Good, who uses shire horses to collect shingle from Chesil Bank, to Mrs Legge, a netmaker, known as a 'braider'. As well as the appealing rural charm, there are plenty of unusual industrial processes on show - look out for the tennis-net making.