Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Sixpenny Handley, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Sixpenny Handley

Historic Maps of Sixpenny Handley and the local area.

My family moved to Handley in 1947 and I spent the rest of my childhood there. Our family name is Harris and my parents were Drs Paul and Zoe , they had five children. We lived off the road to Deanland. I never could work out all the Day family, there were an awful lot of them! A Mr Violet Day and a Mrs (...Read full memory)

My ancester Edward Dutch built and ran this hotel after the village fire in 1892 - as recorded in the censuses of the time. Take a look at my family history at