Blandford Forum, Dorset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Blandford Forum and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.


In the 1960s we used Blandford as our main shopping town, we lived in Child Okeford six miles away. Hobbs were a good toy shop, Frisbys shoe shop, Cherrys outfitters were another must when shoppinG for clothes, indeed both Frisbys and Cherrys used to bring their vans round the villages every other week. We used to catch a ...Read full memory

Park Place

Hi, I'm hoping someone will know Park Place - I'm researching places that my grandmother may have been 'in service'. I've found a possible entry in the 1911 census that lists someone who could be her as a servant at Park Place, Blandford. Does anyone know of a large house that would fit the bill?

The New Hospital.

I moved to Blandford to take up a new position, at the time the extension of the hospital was near completion. The hospital was very much a community orientated place where local people were employed and cared for local members of the community. Through a hospital function, I met my current husband John, so I not ...Read full memory