Historical Society: the history of pubs, shops and businesses in Dorchester

Dorchester was, almost within living memory, largely self-sufficient in food and services. Many of the trades reflected the needs of the main occupation – agriculture – and tourism. Very few of these are now in business but the Historical Society is researching the archives for more information about those long-, and recently-, gone. We have so far identified over thirty!

There will be an illustrated talk on the subject on 26th September and, in the meantime, we would love to hear your memories of those shops, pubs and businesses. We know of some that you may not have heard of – for example, did you know that Dorchester once had its own fish and chip shop?

Please contact metcalfe.margot@btinternet.com or denise.line@btinternet.com if you have memories to share. Thank you.

Margot Metcalfe and Denise Line ‘Up the Street: the history of pubs, shops and businesses in Dorchester’. Dorchester Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Members free, visitors £3

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Posted on October 2, 2017 in

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