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Caption for Yetminster, view from Tarks Hill c1960: Yetminster rather resembles one of those lovely stone built villages in the Cotswolds, and has an unusual look for a Dorset settlement. The stony ground hereabouts led to the construction of stone walls as well as the usual Dorset hedges. In recent times the village gave a name to the much-loved Dorset folk-singing group the Yetties.

Memories of Yetminster

Yes, the garage I remember was owned by O.C.C. Curtis...I remember the little pocket calendars my father used to receive when he filled up his green Hillman Hunter car there in the 1960s and 70s.

I remember when Yetminster had farms and no yuppies, I also remember when there was a garage and two schools which I went to both of in the late 1940s.  We also had 2 proper pubs. I still have relatives in the village, oldest of which is 96, and some cousins. I hope someone remembers me, so long.

My mother and I lived in Laurel Cottage for the duration of the Second World War. I seem to remember it was next to the pub. I had a friend called Peggy. Her parents had a farm and I seem to remember it being in the village. We used to gather nuts from the hedgerows. I was 4 when we left but isn't it funny how happy memories linger. Anne

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