Up the Street – Memories of Dorchester trades and businesses

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.


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Posted on March 13, 2018 in Events in and around Dorchester

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