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Dorchester, Thomas Hardy's School c.1965

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

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorchester by Trevor Courtney

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

A memory of Dorchester by Kay Lambourne

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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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