Beaminster Roses

They love their roses in Beaminster. And roses seem to love Beaminster. roses. It’s one of those perfect little market towns, snuggled into the rumpled west Dorset hills. The back streets are charming – lined with neat and pretty cottages and some very elegant, more substantial houses. These dwellings are ideal for climbing roses of…

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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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