THE rope-making heritage of Bridport will be in the spotlight in a brand new event taking place this weekend.

Sporting challenges, heritage walks and live music will be just some of the activities on offer as part of the Bridport Ropewalk Fair.

A range of events is taking place on Saturday, May 10 and Sunday 11, and money raised at the fair will go towards Bridport’s Literary and Scientific Institute and Bridport Museum redevelopment projects.

Emily Hicks, from Bridport Museum, said: “The Ropewalk Fair will be about more than just a great weekend of fun and learning for all ages – organisers are keen that events before the fair will draw in community groups, young people and employers.”

The Saturday will revolve around talks, walks and exhibitions in the town, while Sunday will be the main event with a family fair at the Millennium Green taking place from 11am.

Stalls, activities and food will be in keeping with the theme, with mass skipping, maypole dancing, tug-o-war, and the chance to trace your family history in the industry.