ROBERTS' TRAIL LAUNCH
As part of the Burton Bradstock millennium activities, the Roberts' Trail was
officially launched on 17th April 2000. This project establishes a guided walk
through the village pointing out sites of general and historic interest and
particularly those associated with Richard Roberts, the 18th century entrepreneur.
He did much to put the village on the map with his flax and hemp product business.
The unveiling of the wall plaque, which shows the key features of the trail
with map and photographs, was carried out by Geoffrey Fowler. Geoffrey was primarily
responsible for this project and for the historical research needed but was
very much helped by Mrs Elizabeth Gale, the Dorset County Council Rights of
Way and Graphics Departments and Mr Justin Mallinson; all of whom were in attendance
to witness the launch along with other interested spectators.
The guide is available from the village Post Office.
Geoffrey Fowler unveiling the Roberts' Trail wall plaque
The main participants in the Roberts' Trail project at its launch.
From left to right: Norman Thompson, Chairman Burton Bradstock P.C. Diane Collie,
D.C.C. Graphics Dept Lisa Dover, D.C.C. Rights of Way Judy Mallinson Geoffrey
Fowler Justin Mallinson, Chairman Burton Bradstock Millennium Committee Elizabeth
Gale Peter Colbert, Clerk to the P.C.
Roberts' Trail Map
Village School project on the Roberts' Trail - 2013
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