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Country Life Every Week - - My Favourite Painting Magnus Linklater -

l The an­nual World Net­tle Eat­ing Cham­pi­onships is hosted by the Bot­tle Inn, Marsh­wood, west Dorset. This year’s men’s win­ner con­sumed 86ft of the plants l One-sixth of Dorset’s 665,570 acres is pri­vately owned by the Na­tional Trust and landed es­tates l The UK’S old­est post­box that’s still in use is at Bishop’s Caun­dle; it dates from 1853 l Dorset hosts the UK’S long­est-run­ning ru­ral film fes­ti­val at Purbeck l If the Space Shut­tle had to land any­where other than the planned lo­ca­tion in the Ne­vada desert, it would have been caught by vast ar­restor nets made in Brid­port l Most of the porce­lain we buy in­cludes ball clay from the Purbecks

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