Church or Chapel?

Church or chapel? (Don’t worry – this is an aesthetic rather than a religious post). Welsh Nana’s family (despite coming from a mining village in the valleys) were C of E, and considered themselves ‘a cut above’ those who went to Chapel. In the end it came down to appearances – the fancy versus the…

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Tyneham Village

Tyneham village lies a few miles east of Lulworth. In December 1943 it was evacuated and every inhabitant had to leave. They expected to return after the war. But it stands within the Lulworth firing range and the post-war threats of the Cold War meant that the Ministry of Defence, who own the land, decided…

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Bridport Museum

Bridport Museum is, quite literally, just across the road from the shop in South Street. Perhaps due to this proximity it’s been overlooked when it comes to a visit for 10 years! AND there’s a zebra crossing to get there safely. AND entry is free. This has at last been rectified – albeit with just…

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Kingston Lacy and their Laundry

Kingston Lacy is a beautiful house, of that there is no doubt. The exterior is truly splendid – a great glistening Italianate jewel. The interior is grand. Perhaps too grand for the likes of us. It’s so far removed from our direct experience (well most of us anyway). It’s all look and don’t touch. On…

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