Photo of Dorchester, Thomas Hardy's School c.1965

Dorchester, Thomas Hardy's School c.1965

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Memories 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

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 ...Read full memory

A memory 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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorchester

My Gt Grandparents Lived At Hangmans Cottage

My great-grandparents lived at Hangmans Cottage sometime during the late 1800s or early 1900s. My dad Robert Mitchell was born at Friary Cottage in ...Read full memory

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About this photo

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