Dorchester, Thomas Hardy's School c.1965

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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.

Book of Dorchester Photographic Memories

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Memories of Dorchester

Milk Bar

I used the milk bar regularly in 1964. The woman who owned it was named Adams. She had a daughter named Carol , anyone any idea what happened to her ?

A memory of Dorchester by Paul Hancox

The Milk Bar In South Street

We used to go in there often, and I remember one time being very confused when asked whether I wanted lemonade, cherryade, limeade or Whipsnade, 'cause I knew that was a zoo and I didn't quite get the idea of puns. Another time, being sent to the greengrocer virtually opposite there for a pound of grapes, I ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorchester

Shopping With Mother

My nose would have just about been level with the stalls given my age at this time! What one didn't grow in the garden,one could purchase on the stalls (not that it emulated Covent Garden). I haven't lived in the area for 45 years but I do believe it was a centre for a good old gossip!

Christmas Memories From Ayr (Scotland) 1960s

My most treasured memories are Christmases in the 60s. I was one of a family of 6, me being the only girl. Christmas eve was always a very exciting time for us, there was always something going on. My mum would be in the kitchen preparing the vegetables for the next day, and making a huge pot of ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorchester by Laura Wilson

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