The Trafalgar Ride through Burton Bradstock 21st August, 2005

Trafalgar Ride 2005

The original route taken by Lieutenant Lapenotiere went from Bridport to Dorchester, but a small detour from Bridport was added in this re-enactment to take in the villages of Burton Bradstock & Portesham. The former to recognise Midshipman Roberts of Burton Bradstock who was clerk to Nelson, and the latter to pass Admiral Hardy's house in Portesham and the famous monument to him on the hill above that village.

The Bellringers

Video clip of introduction

Video clip of delivery of despatches

Video clip of acceptance & celebrations


Excerpt from sound recording of the full (15 mins) victory peal on the National Trafalgar Ringing Celebration Day, 14th August, 2005 when all churches in the country joined in.



Bellringers L to R:

Linda Bongers, Peter Broomhead, Pat Broomhead, "Lt Lapenotiere", Basil Dent, Howard Bongers, John Bull

HMS Pickle - Background to the event as advertised

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