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Class 33 D6515, Swanage, Thursday 14 April 2022, Photo by Andrew Wright

Diesel gala and beer festival is pulling in

Eight heritage diesel locomotives, which help tell the fascinating story of Britain’s railways during the transition from steam to diesel trains in the 1960s,...
Pythouse Tennis Club Open Day

Pythouse Tennis Club Open Day

Pythouse Tennis Club hosts an Open Day on Saturday 14th May. Come and try tennis for free at our fantastic courts in the countryside...
The Keeper of Stories by Sally Page is published by HarperCollins One More Chapter

A real page-turner from Vale author

From her early days in advertising, to the years when she ran a flower shop, Sally Page has always been drawn to other people’s...
Shaftesbury & Gillingham Spring Show 2022. Rural skills were showcased at the Spring Countryside Show and bands performed, too

Thousands flock to countryside show

The sun shone and more than 12,000 visitors turned out for Blackmore Vale’s newest country event, the Spring Countryside Show at the Turnpike Showground,...
Durdle Door: Britain’s most famous geographical feature?

Come in for a dip!

You’d have to be living on Mars – or the outback – not to notice the leap in popularity in forest bathing, wild or...
The New Blackmore Vale Magazine Photography, Photo by Sharon Towning

This issue’s cover star…

Thanks to NBVM reader Sharon Towning for sharing this stunning shot of a hare in response to our call-out for cover images. Gordon Bennett’s...
Gillingham students tackle the mighty Welsh 3000s Challenge to fund volunteer work in Kenya. Frankie, Judah, Matt

Gillingham students tackle the mighty Welsh 3000s Challenge to fund volunteer work in Kenya

Three students from Gillingham School are raising money to volunteer this July in Kenya teaching and building classrooms for children in extreme poverty. This...
Local singer/songwriter celebrates debut single release, India Lillie Davies

Local singer/songwriter celebrates debut single release

By Hilary Porter. She sang at every school concert growing up in Somerset, wrote songs, danced, acted, played drums, piano – and dreamed of being...
L to R: Vicky of Gorcombe Good Life Cafe, Sandy Disney, Lyn Avery, Sheila Chapman, Jan Drake, Lyn Jacobs, Jackie Heckford, Simone Walls-MacDonald and Lewis of Gorcombe Extreme Sports

Unearth your undies to say ‘pants to prostate and ovarian cancers’

Time to hoist up your knickers as the Great Dorset Pants Fence cancer charity project makes a comeback after two years in limbo. It’s been...
Kingfisher at Stour Meadow, Blandford. Photo by Nick Dibben.

Blandford kingfishers put on a show for local photographer Nick Dibben

Kingfishers at Stour Meadow, Blandford These beautiful kingfishers were captured on film by NBVM reader Nick Dibben: “Stour Meadow behind the Brewery is great place...