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Saturday, 19 April 2008

For the records - The Dorset History Centre

Teenage tearaways, anti-social behaviour, routine drunkenness, fear of foreigners, tracing absent parents, feeding the hungry, homelessness, economic and political migration - all have been with us at least as long as there have been written records.

The Dorset History Centre packs more than a thousand years of social history into some eight miles of shelving covering 12-13,000 square feet of climate-controlled vaults beneath its Dorchester headquarters - rated among the very best of their kind in the country. The Centre's recent work with the Dorset Federation of Women's Institutes recently won it a National Hidden Treasures award from the British Library.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Saturday 19th April 2008

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