Dorchester, Thomas Hardy's School c.1965

Dorchester, Thomas Hardy's School c.1965

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Memories of Dorchester


Between about 1956 and 1963, every year, my Mum and I would holiday in London for a week and then visit Auntie Claire in Cerne Abbas for one week. Claire lived in Acreman Street a direct ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorchester by Dave Knight

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorchester

Wollaston House

Wasn't this building once called Wollaston House wherein were educated the first two years of Hardye's boys? I was there in 1953 - 54 when Mr Hale was head of the lower school. My first form mistress was the Duchess.

A memory of Dorchester by Mike Morgan

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorchester by David Bawden

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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.

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

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