Monthly Archives: February 2017

Update on behalf of FODLWOS (Friends of Dorchester & Little Wittenham Open Spaces)

Posted on February 26, 2017 in Rights of Way

It’s been over a month since the meeting was held in response to Oxfordshire County Council’s request for comments on the definitive map and statement submitted by the new landowner. It came as no surprise that the meeting was so well attended with an estimated two-hundred people packing into the village hall. Of those two-hundred […]

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Dorchester resident runs Antarctica marathon raising £8,000 for charity

Posted on February 26, 2017 in People in the village

In what could be called a desperate attempt to find reliable January sunshine, John Craven, aged 38, of Abingdon Road, recently visited Antarctica, where he was one of 34 people attempting to run the Ice Marathon. His goal – to raise £10,000 for five fantastic charities – Marie Curie, SANDS, Anthony Nolan, upReach (the social […]

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Recovered: Lost your keys in the Hurst water meadow?

Posted on February 22, 2017 in Help and Missing

Update: The keys have now been returned to their owner

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Guest post: Dorchester’s ‘Great Meadow’ – a literary and cultural history

Posted on February 19, 2017 in Factual/Historical Article, Guest Post, Local History, Rights of Way

Guest post written by: Prof. Hugh Macmillan There are few places in southern England that have a greater depth of archaeological, historical and cultural significance than the stretch of the Thames/Isis between its confluence with the Thame and Day’s Lock, with the Wittenham Clumps to the south and the Dorchester Dyke Hills and Dorchester itself to […]

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Dorchester historical society summer visit – 24th June

Posted on February 19, 2017 in Events in and around Dorchester

Whitchurch Silk Mill and Winchester The guided tour of Whitchurch Silk Mill will explain how silk is produced and made into beautiful silk fabrics. See the waterwheel and Victorian machinery, the beautiful garden on the banks of the River Test, and the shop which sells gifts made from the Mill’s exclusive silks. You will then […]

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