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Carl Ashwin In The Morning

As Carl get's out and about in Dorset meeting all sorts of people, you can keep track of his adventures in the blog!

Secondary Modern School Reunion

24th October 2017


Organising a school reunion is one thing but organising a school reunion where those attending will now be 70 years old is quite another. That's the mission for Angela Jones, née Robinson.

Angela attended the Secondary Modern School in Cromwell Road, Weymouth between 1958 and 1962. There was a reunion 40 years ago but now Angela is looking to get all her old school mates back together for a night out.

Here's Angela with the details.

If you want to go along, the event is happening this Thursday 26th October from 7.30PM at Marquis of Granby, Chickerell Rd, Weymouth DT4 9TW.

Do you have a family member who attended the school during those years? If so, please share this with them.

Posted by Carl at 3:30pm

Evien Fernandes

24th October 2017

Every now and then, if you're lucky, you'll get to meet somebody who has overcome immense obstacles and pushed forward where many might well have given up. And so it was when I found out about Evien Fernandes.

Evien's father passed away 18 months ago and the aftermath of losing a parent at such a young age plunged him into depression along with other issues.

His Mum, Jane dropped us an email to tell us about his 12 hour fundraiser for Mosaic, the charity that stepped into offer specialised support and guidance. Mosaic are a charity that help young people dealing with bereavement and such was their impact on Evien, he decided with the help of Mum to put on this special event.

We popped along to the Physiques and Shapes Health Club in Dorchester to have a chat and to do our own little bit. I'd never used a treadmill before and hadn't expected to find a five minute walk quite so tricky. Especially not when Evien was next to and had not even broken a sweat.

Here then is our little video report from the event. You can find out more about the charity as well here:

Posted by Carl at 2:33pm

10 Years of Budmouth CCF

23rd October 2017


This year marks 10 years of the Budmouth Combined Cadet Force and to celebrate they want as many past members as possible to attend a special Christmas function on the 09th December.

Rob stopped by the studio to see me and explain more.

You can email Rob at:

Or call him on 01305 830514.

Posted by Carl at 7:34am

Life of Brian!

20th October 2017

Carl AshwinWith Storm Brian paying us a frankly uninvited visit this weekend, I thought I’d take a look at where storm names come from. Who chooses them and how?

We’ve already had Storm Aileen this year and Brian is next on the list for this weekend so no surprises that there’s an alphabetical list of names to move through.

The storm names for this year are: Aileen, Brian, Caroline, Dylan, Eleanor, Fionn, Georgina, Hector, Iona, James, Karen, Larry, Maeve, Niall, Octavia, Paul, Rebecca, Simon, Tali, Victor and Winifred.

You might have noticed that letters Q, U, X, Y and Z are unaccounted for and this is apparently in keeping with international storm naming conventions. Yes! They have rules about all of this.

Brian is only the second storm of the 17/18 storm season for the UK. The 16/17 season saw five storms whilst the 15/16 season saw no less than 11!

Some of the names used for our storms come from Met Éireann - The Irish Meteorological Service whilst others come from the general public via submissions to the Met Office on social media in 2015.

In case you're wondering where Storm Ophelia fits into all of this, because of where it originated it kept it's original name given by a different country so doesn't fall under our own naming convention.

Of course some names also had to be rejected. These range from the unusual to the downright silly. Rejected storm names include:

Apocalypse, Stormageddon, Voldemort and In A Teacup (this is my favourite) and there are more!

So there you have it, the names for this seasons storms, the ones rejected and where they came from.

As for Brian, he’s a very naughty boy! 

Posted by Carl at 10:49pm

Margaret Green Animal Rescue

19th October 2017

Margaret Green Animal Rescue have opened a new store on St Thomas Street in Weymouth. I popped along to see Jenni Wilkinson to find out more about the charity and their shops.

Margaret Green Animal Rescue

Posted by Carl at 11:24am


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Recent Posts

Secondary Modern School Reunion

Posted by Carl

24th October 2017 3:30pm

Evien Fernandes

Posted by Carl

24th October 2017 2:33pm

10 Years of Budmouth CCF

Posted by Carl

23rd October 2017 7:34am

Life of Brian!

Posted by Carl

20th October 2017 10:49pm

Margaret Green Animal Rescue

Posted by Carl

19th October 2017 11:24am