Dorset Buttons – Making a Bird’s Eye

Dorset buttons have become something of a fascination. Having started with the cross wheel buttons from this post last year, things have moved on, thanks to the finding of this unassuming little booklet, dating from the the 1970’s by the looks of things. It covers all the basics, the history of button making in Dorset…

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Romantic Ruins of Dorset

Romantic ruins of Dorset (which sounds like a coffee table book) or just some derelict farm buildings? It depends on your outlook. A pair of old barns in a beautiful setting is a property developers dream, it’s good to see that they haven’t got their hands on everything, let it remain so. These are hidden…

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Athelhampton House

Last week’s Thursday afternoon jaunt was to Athelhampton House, a few miles east of Dorchester at Puddletown. It’s not National Trust so involved handing over cash to get in (a not insubstantial å£13). But if you take the time to snoop into every nook and cranny then it’s worth the entrance fee. The house, complete…

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