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Blandford Forum, Town Hall And Church Of St Peter And St Paul c.1960

Blandford Forum, Town Hall And Church Of St Peter And St Paul c.1960

Neg. B282022


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Edward Gibbon, the historian, described Blandford Forum as 'pleasant hospitable Blandford'. Once an important market town, Blandford remains a busy shopping centre, enlivened by the presence of troops from the nearby military camps.

Memories of Blandford Forum


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

Many A Good Memory.

Over the few years I lived in Blandford, John and I would take his parents for a drink at the Crown Hotel, lovely relaxing evenings, great atmosphere, good company, what more could you ask for. On my first Christmas in Blandford, the hospital held its Christmas dinner at the Crown Hotel, food and service were faultless and it was a great evening.

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