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Anything but conservative

Picture by yorksranter

Picture by yorksranter

Hiding away behind the more more usual Wareham buildings is the not so conservative grand entrance to the Wareham Conservative Club in South Street

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It must have worked

Picture by Dauvit Alexander

Picture by Dauvit Alexander

At least no one has seen a Traction engine in this lane at Wareham in living memory. Of course there could be another reason.

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Picture by Joe Dunckley

Picture by Joe Dunckley

Creech Grange is an elegant country house, south of Wareham at the foot of the Purbeck Hills, built by Sir Oliver Lawrence, who acquired the land from the former Bindon Abbey, near Wool, after Henry VIII had abolished the monasteries in 1539. Only fragments remain of the original house built by Lawrence before his death in 1559, partly because it was damaged by fire by the Parliamentarians during the Civil War, and finally because in 1846 the entire front was taken down and rebuilt in the local Tudor style.

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Picture by Mark Robinson

Picture by Mark Robinson

The River Frome rises in the Dorset Downs at Evershot, passes through Maiden Newton, Dorchester, West Stafford and Woodsford. At Wareham it and the River Piddle, also known as the River Trent, flow into Poole Harbour via the Wareham Channel.

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St Martins, Wareham

St. Martins, Wareham by alexliivet

St. Martins, Wareham by alexliivet

The Anglo-Saxon St Martin’s Church at Wareham houses a recumbent effigy of T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)  in Arab clothing.

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Arne Nature Reserve

This video tour of the Arne Nature Reserve near Wareham was produced by movie4u2c

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Bank Holiday Wareham

Bank Holiday Wareham by Andrew Dennes

Bank Holiday Sunday at Wareham Quay on the River Frome in the historic market town of Wareham.

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