Welcome to the Local History group's page!
We meet on the fourth Thursday of the month in The United Church from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Please enter from South Street. The nearest car park is Charles Street [don't forget there is a charge for the car park unless you have a shoppers permit].
If you are interested, please contact the Group Leader, Joy Wallis.
Telephone: 01305 269059 / 07496 634088
2023 Summer and Autumn Programme
10.30 - 12.30, 4th Thursday United Church, please enter from South Street.
June 22nd Thomas Hardy’s Dorchester: Peter Mann [talk]
July 27th Fordington: Mark Chutter [talk followed by walk]
August 24th Water Meadows: Tim Loadsby [walk]
Sept 28th Dorchester Foundry: Rodney Alcock [talk] See Rodney's notes below
Oct 26th A Murder in Dorchester & other research projects: Philip Browne [talk]
Nov 23rd Dorchester monuments and statues: Joy Wallis et al [talk and walk]
There will be a mixture of 'classroom' sessions and outside visits covering sites and topics both in Dorchester and the surrounding area, and, for 2023, particularly focusing on Fordington and Charminster.
Location of The United Church
For our August meeting we had a very interesting walk around Kingston Mauward led by Tim Loasby. He had a wealth of stories and historical information collected during his time as a lecturer at the college. We also had a fascinating, if slightly damp, explanation of how the water meadows worked and saw the new carving honouring those of the Romany community who lost their lives in the WW2 holocaust.
Web page maintained by Kelvin Huff. email: firstname.lastname@example.org