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Almost finished

Picture by Richard Pope

Picture by Richard Pope

The new thatched roof on this traditional Dorset whitewashed cottage near Dorchester is almost complete and good for another generation of service.

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The Bells of Dorchester

Picture by Oast House Archive

Picture by Oast House Archive

Located in High West Street, Dorchester St Peter’s Church was built in the 12th century but greatly altered in the 19th. The tower contains a fine ring of eight bells cast in 1734 and 1750 The tenor bell (E flat) weighs 2lcwt.

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Celtic mirror

Picture by Wessex Archaeology

Picture by Wessex Archaeology

This Celtic mirror found using a metal detector near Portesham is on display an the Dorset County Museum at Dorchester.

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Hitlers Desk

Picture by Snake3yes

Picture by Snake3yes

Reputedly liberated from Hitler’s headquarters by members of the Dorset Regiment and then donated back to the regimental museum at the Keep, Dorchester.

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Picture by Barry

Picture by Barry

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Dorset Fire and Rescue Service welcomes HRH The Prince of Wales to formally open its Service Headquarters and Dorchester Fire Station in Poundbury on March 24, 2009.

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Picture by Joanna Kiyoné

Picture by Joanna Kiyoné

Wessex, a large rough haired terrier was Thomas Hardy’s favourite dog, described by Sir Newman Flower as the terror of his life whenever he visted Hardy at Max Gate, Dorchester. Wessex is also known to have bitten the author John Galsworthy.

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