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The British School of Millinery

Professional Millinery Courses for beginners or improvers.Denise hat logo British scool of Millinery
This year you are able to take qualifications in the traditional craft of Felt and Straw blocking and Bridal courses.
Phone 07590 536402
Web: http://thebritishschoolofmillinery.com
Email: info@thebritishschoolofmillinery.com
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Guy Morse-Brown, Hand-crafted Wooden Hat Blocks

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Dedicated to providing the best hat blocks you can buy – and delighting milliners worldwide with our award winning craftsmanship. Choosing our hat blocks will not only make your job easier and more pleasurable, but the difference in your hats will be plain to see. 01380 859756  Units 20-22, Jockey Lane Workshops, Bromham, Wiltshire, SN15 2EZ United Kingdom www.hatblocks.co.uk  mail@hatblocks.co.uk

The Alleyways

The Alleyways

We are the largest antiques, vintage & collectables shop in the centre of Bridport, with over 50 traders under one roof for a memorable shopping experience. Open 7 days a week from 10am. 01308 425111 51/52 St Michael’s Trading Estate Bridport, DT6 3RR
http://bridportantiques.co.uk/ info@bridportantiques.co.uk
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Bridport Lighting Centre

Bridport-Lighting-CentreBridport Lighting Centre a family business established over 30 years. We have in stock a large selection of indoor and outdoor lighting.
52, West Street, Bridport, DT6 3NN. Tel:01308 422318 www.bridportlightingcentre.co.uk

Susquehana Hats


Susquehana Hats sponsors:
Best Lady’s Hat
Best Gentleman’s Hat
Most Elegantly-Hatted Couple

Greig & Allen

Gregand allenWe are a leading independent garage offering MOTs, servicing and repairs to the communities of Bridport and surrounding areas. Unit 22, Dreadnought Trading Estate, Bridport, Dorset DT6 5BU
01308 424600

Lavender Blue (celebrating 10 years Lavender Bluein business!)

Family fun flower shop selling only the freshest flowers and plants. Deliveries in Bridport and surrounding villages. Interflora service for further afield. Wide range of balloons for all occasions. 1 Lilliput Lane, Bridport, Dorset  DT6 3XD
01308 459145 info@lavenderblueflowers.com http://www.lavenderblueflowers.com/

The Old Mill House


The Old Mill House is proud to support Bridport’s Amazing “Hat Festival”
Great fun for all!
The only B&B with a Healthy Option  Brekka!
1 East Road, Bridport, Dorset. DT6 4AG
Tel: 01308 – 422310 or 07879 – 044456
E-mail: mpt888@gmail.com
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Bridget’s Market

Fresh fruit & veg daily – and lots more too!Bridgets Market
Free local delivery to retail & wholesale customers. 32 East Street Bridport DT6 3LF
01308 427096

Hussey & Briggs Ltd

Hussey & BriggsSuppliers & installers of QUALITY British made windows, doors & conservatories in PVCu, timber & aluminium – plus manual & electric garage doors. All home improvements undertaken. Bridport 01308 422366. Free, no obligation quotes and advice.

Huck Nets (UK) LTD

HU_L01_Nets_LRManufacture, Supply and Install a large range of nets and associated products for Sports, Industrial, Safety, Playground,Automotive and Bird Facebook logo 30pixControl Industries, contact us on 01308 425100 www.huck-net.co.ukComposite

Second Sounds

second-soundsAt Second Sounds we trade in, hire and service second hand instruments and equipment. No matter what musical talent you possess we’ll have something for you. Unit 10, St Michel’s Trading Estate, Bridport DT6 5BD. 01308 422335, 07719 208501. info@secondsounds.co.uk

Wessex Surveyors

Wessex surveyorsWessex Surveyors are property and building surveyors across the Wessex region
12a South Street, Bridport DT6 3NQ.
01308 426 471
Branch Offices:
Yeovil 01935 609 219, Weymouth 01305 782 751, Poole 01202 355 485

Vicary & Co.


Vicary & Co. is a Licensed ARLA and RICS regulated letting agent delivering a highly professional and dedicated residential letting and management service to landlords and tenants in and around West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset. Offices at 12A South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NQ tel. 01308 459550 and 5 South Street, Axminster, Devon EX13 5AD tel. 01297 33449. e: admin@bridportlettings.co.uk www.vicaryandco.com

The George Hotel

george_logoAn award winning family and dog friendly pub, serving locally sourced produce and Palmer’s fine ales.
The George Hotel, 4 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NQ
Tel: 01308 423187

Beach & Barnicott

Beech & BarnicottA beautiful Grade II listed Bar and Restaurant in the centre of Bridport. Nominated ‘Best Restaurant in Dorset’ in the 2006 Dorset Magazine Awards. For restaurant reservations and enquiries please telephone us on 01308 455688
6 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NQ

Bridport Plumbing Supplies

Bridport plumbing supplies are BridportBridport Plumbing black and West Dorset’s leading independent plumbing merchant.  Unit 1b Gore Cross Business Park,Bridport, Dorset DT6 3UX, 01308 420230 bridportplumbingsupplies.com

Aspect Counselling Service

Aspect Counselling offers affordable, confidential counselling that is open to all. It abides by the ethical principles of the British Psychological Society. Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4AJ and West One Surgery, Crewkerne, TA18 BAY. Phone number: 01308 458600

A.P. Chant Building Services

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Your local experts, grown by reputation. Offering domestic & commercial services in building, plumbing & heating, electrical, water treatment and renewable energy. Unit 1, Homewood Way, Gore Cross Business Park, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3FH 01308 420170. web: www.apchant.com email:info@apchant.com  http://www.facebook.com/APChant

Nantes Solicitors


Best Girl’s Hat and Best Boy’s Hat
Sponsored by Nantes Solicitors

Whatever your legal requirements, whether for business, personal or family-related, we will provide you with the highest standard of service. We are friendly, professional and all legal advice is given in plain English. Bridport Office, 36 East Street, Bridport Tel: 01308 422313   www.nantes.co.uk

Twist and Shout Osteopathic Health Centre

twist-shout-osteopathsIf your back goes out more than you do, contact us for help with aches and pains. Twist and Shout Osteopaths, 32 South Street. 01308 427033/459996

Symonds & Sampson LLP

Residential  sales, letting and agricultural departments
23 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NU – 01308 422092   www.symondsandsampson.co.uk

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In Bridport – The UK’s largest independent travel agent.
19 East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX
Tel: 01308 287820
E-mail: bridport@bathtravel.com

Holloway Estate Agents

Untitled-1Holloway Estate Agents: independent, long established West Dorset residential, commercial sales and lettings. Prominent office, local advertising, internet sites, experienced staff, professional services.
35 South Street, Bridport,Dorset DT6 3NY
01308 422121

Oxenbury and Son

oxenbury-sonAuto crash repair centre. Reliable and professional service guaranteed. Private and insurance work undertaken.
Oxenbury and Son, St Michaels Lane,
Bridport DT6 3RA
Tel: 01308 422020

Malabar Trading

malabar_tradingMalabar Trading is an independent shop selling an extensive range of block-printed cotton textiles for the home, clothing, jewellery, ceramics, suzanis, rugs and dhurries. Open Monday to Saturday 10-5pm.
Tel: 01308 425734

Carpet World

Carpet WorldCelebrating 30 Years of Trading in Bridport.
We employ our own fitters. Quality carpets, vinyl, wooden flooring and rugs. Free measuring and planning service.
Tel: 01308 427081

Smith & Smith

Smith and SmithSmith and Smith in Bridport can supply all your clothing needs. From the bottom to the top. Literally! Pop in to see the available ranges, or call us on 01308 422172, or shop on-line at www.smithandsmithonline.co.uk

Bridport Music

FacebookBridport MusicBridport Music is an independent music shop selling musical instruments, CDs, TwitterDVDs, new vinyl, accessories, music books, Roberts Radios and much more!  01308 425 707   info@bridportmusic.co.uk

Kennedys Estate Agents

KennedysLong established and successful independent local agents for selling/buying – interlinked with over 600 agents in London and Nationally.
40 South Street, Bridport.
01308 427329

The Green Yard Café

Green YardWe’re a family run café/tea room situated just off Bridport’s main street and handy for the market, shops and Arts Centre. Quality food, ethically sourced, cooked with love.
4-6 Barrack Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3LY (opposite East St car park)
Tel:- 01308 459466
Web: www.thegreenyardcafe.co.uk

Fiona Neylan Millinery

Fiona Neylan smallUnique and handmade hats, headwear  and accessories; Selected Designs, Vintage and Upcycled pieces from day wear to occasion, evening and bridal. Fairtrade African baskets, handbags & other accessories. Studio/ Showroom in Vintage Quarter at Studio 12, St Michael’s Trading Estate, Bridport DT6 3RR. Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays (mostly) until 3:30pm or by appointment. Tel: 07905 999437
e-mail: hats@fionaneylan.co.uk

The Gables

The GablesSurrounded by its charming and secluded garden, The Gables luxury B & B offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of 21st century life.  Just 5 minutes walk from the centre of Bridport, it is ideally placed to take advantage of all that West Dorset has to offer. 01308 459963. The Gables,  West Allington, Bridport, DT6 5BH

Highway Farm

Highway FarmDecidedly Dorset. Quality Accommodation in the Countryside by the sea. Farmhouse B&B, Cottage stays and Lake Fishing. We aim to make your stay special.
Highway Farm, West Road,
Bridport DT6 6AE
01308 424321

Haddon House Hotel

haddon-house-hotelA la carte menu 12.00 – 2.00pm & 6.00 – 8.45pm
Midweek 2 course lunch £13.50
Sunday lunch 12.00-2.00pm from£9.50
Sunday afternoon roast 3.00-5.00pm £7.25
01308 423626

The HAT Magazine

Hat MagThe HAT Magazine is the world’s only quality trade journal for the international headwear industry. For the lucky winner of our sponsored raffle prize, we hope you enjoy the read!! 170 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7247 1120
Fax: +44 (0)20 7375 2199


Aspect Counselling Service

Aspect Counselling offers affordable, confidential counselling that is open to all. It abides by the ethical principles of the British Psychological Society. Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4AJ and West One Surgery, Crewkerne, TA18 BAY. Phone number: 01308 458600

Studio in the Attic

Sally-rose-portrait-mixStudio in the Attic is the working space of digital artist Sally Davies and portraitist/illustrator Elizabeth Sporne  – prints, gifts and commissions.
Unit 10 St Michael’s Trading Estate, Bridport DT6 3RR
S: 07718 178453 / E: 07810 885377

The Ropemakers

ropemakersThe Ropemakers is a traditional town centre pub offering good quality, good value food made from local produce. Lively live music venue in the evenings with festival quality acts.   www.theropemakers.com

Symonds & Sampson LLP

Residential  sales, letting and agricultural departments
23 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NU – 01308 422092   www.symondsandsampson.co.uk

Animal House

Animal House

Creature comforts and gifts for your pets, home and garden. Join our loyalty card scheme for amazing deals and check out the vinyl records out back at Doghouse Music.

T. Snook – Hatters and Gentleman’s Outfitters

Sponsors of the Milliners & Hatters first prize of £500Snooks
Snooks have been trading as traditional outfitters since 1896.
Selling a huge variety of hats for men and women and many other accessories for the well dressed gentleman.



Printers, stationers, copy shop, school supplies, large format printing and printer cartridges.

Bridport Radio

Bridport’s foremost, on-line entertainment, gig guide and local business listings. We also build websites (including this one).

bull_hotelThe Bull Hotel

Chic and lively 16th century coaching inn, lovingly restored, oozing eclectic style and contemporary rustic charm. Award winning restaurant, market town energy right by the Jurassic coast.

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