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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

Ref. D44122

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 by Julie Barnard

Judge Jeffery's Restaurant

I recall being taken to JJ's on many an occasion over the years during the 1960s /70s by my parents and great aunt Chris, went back in late 1980s or early 1990s with my ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorchester by Annette Davies

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Dorchester by Elizabeth Mott

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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