If you're reading this there's every chance you already know the town of Wimborne in Dorset. You know about it's welcoming charm, the plethora of businesses to frequent and the warming charm of the people within them.
To walk down the street in our hometown is to see many familiar and friendly faces. Everywhere is a joy, in it's own unique way.
I get pretty restless during periods of 'down time', i struggle to do nothing. It occurred to me that a more productive use of a week off was to make a short film of our town, to show it blooming into Spring. When the grey of Winter it is replaced by pockets and splashes of solid colour, there's something that is worth stopping to watch and absorb in every corner of our town; From the vast puddles of Daffodils to the delicate clutches of Crocuses.
Alongside that of course is the variety and wealth of shops we have in the town. So many services on offer and all backed up by the sort of customer service that is prevalent in such well-run, independent businesses.
I took it upon myself to produce the video with no endeavour to favour one business over another and in a 'non-profit making' capacity - i made it for the fun of it. However it is testament to the vast array of shops, that i was unable to fit them all in to a video. I invite you to visit the town and discover all the other fantastic retailers and service providers between our two rivers - take your time and take it all in.
If nothing more, i hope that you watched the short film and was either reminded of how much you love where you live... or are now eager to pay us a visit.
Thankyou for stopping by!
Images and film Copyright Darren Lovell Photography 2017
Use without permission is prohibited.
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