TWO of Dorset’s oldest family businesses have joined forces to make a special Olde English sausage. RJ Balson and Son, who have been trading for 500 years, and Palmers Brewery, who are a mere 221 years old, have created a beef and ale sausage made with prime local beef and Palmers’ Tally Ho! ale.
One of West Dorset’s longest-serving landlords has retired – and his brother has taken over the pub. After 20 years at The Ship Inn in Coombe Street, Lyme Regis, Dave Henson is being followed by his brother Alan and his wife Virginia.