Bridport has been a centre for cordage and net-making since Saxon times, and there are about 10 firms still active in the area.
Articles by Sara Hudston
Are you a good ancestor? My piece for the TLS review of the 2010s, considering the XR ‘Heading for Extinction’ talk, Dark Mountain and contemporary Romanticism.
A warning to walkers not to take the healing powers of St Wite’s Well too literally.
A cluster of parasol mushrooms wobble on long stems, glinting in the sun.
I wrote this review of Amaryllis Night and Day by Russell Hoban for the TLS
Producing black acorns is a sign of stress. Immature seeds die mid-growth, with the stalk withering on the twig.
Legend says this lake is by the hill where Merlin saw the red dragon, symbol of Wales, defeat the white dragon of the Saxons, foretelling the coming of King Arthur.
July is a month of massive moths and their spectacular caterpillars.
A cloud of tiny black bees fizzing outside the bedroom window tells me summer is here.