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Family History Society

The Dorset Drowners

Date: 19th June 2024
Time: 19:30
Location: The Bow Room of The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
Blackmore Vale Group

The Dorset Drowners

Speaker: Paul Cheetham

A ”Drowner” is an occupation that you may have found on a census form as an occupation of one of your ancestors. There were a lot of them in Dorset as they were necessary for the management of the water meadows and healthy crops and farm animals. Paul’s talk will particularly reference the local water meadows at Colber.

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