Dorchester, Thomas Hardy's School c.1965

Dorchester, Thomas Hardy's School c.1965

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Memories of Dorchester

'When We Were Young'

‘I remember when’ - yes, I remember market day in Dorchester very well – when your picture was taken I was 10 years old, and could well have been one of the children in your picture. On Wednesdays, during school holidays Mum took my brother and I to Dorchester on the bus and we would go'‘into town’ first to do the weekly ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorchester

Parallel Parking In South Street In The 1960s

I had recently passed my driving test and drove a Morris Minor Saloon, to practice my parallel parking I used to drive down South Street after work or on a Sunday and park outside of Woolworths or Marks and Spencers and try various manoeuvres with the aid of the reflection of the car in the plate glass windows.

A memory of Dorchester

A Family Business

To anyone local to Dorchester this was a familiar scene day in and day out for almost 50 years. My grandfather Ben Courtney started selling 'fruit and veg' in 1947 from hand-carts on the roadside. His son Doug started in 1950 and various members of the family helped out through the week. This picture shows my Aunt Isabel ...Read full memory

Late 1940's Through To 1954

I moved to Dorchester in 1949 with my parents and lived at 2 Castle Row, North Square. I have nothing but fond memories of growing up in Dorchester and even though I haven't been back since the early 60's and have lived in Canada since 69, through the medium of Google Earth I have been able to ‘virtually’ visit ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorchester by David Bawden
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History

This is a modern replacement for the earlier building in South Street. The school was founded in 1579 by an earlier Thomas Hardye. The Grammar School was moved to this site in the late 1920s: Thomas Hardy laid the foundation stone in October 1927, and it was opened in May 1928 by the then Prince of Wales. The school is now a comprehensive.

This is an excerpt from Dorchester Photographic Memories, by Christine McGee

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