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Dorset – Curious and Surprising

(Roger Guttridge)  The country clergyman who eloped with a parishioner’s wife … the stranded whale that became a tourist attraction on a Dorset beach … the spinster who kept her companion’s body for almost three years without reporting her death……


Bridport, This Good Work

(Fiona Taplin)  A history of Education in Bridport, 1238 ? 2000, written by a retired Bridport teacher.  There were many schools in Bridport, and a chapter is devoted to each type of establishment. Includes picture of pupils and staff, with…..


Dunshay – Reflections on a Dorset Manor House

(Dr Andrew Norman)  An attractive yet simple medieval house, its former inhabitants include figures who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of architecture, art and sculpture.  Their contributions have been not just of local importance but of national, and…..


Silton – Records of a Dorset Village

(Silton WI)  A history of Silton, a chronicle of people, those who worshipped in the church, walked the lanes, tilled the fields, herded cattle and sheep, worked at the looms, and took part in the activities of the village. 208…..


Yours Reverently … from the pulpit, the pub and the Parish Notes 1948-1953

(Rev Oliver Wilmott)  Records of village life around Loders, Dottery & Askerswell. 250 pages.  Soft covers.