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Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Book captures town’s history

Eminent local historian Terry Hearing has chosen a collection of articles that he originally wrote for the Rotary Club of Dorchester's newsletter and shaped them up into a delightful little book about the town.

History On Your Doorstep is a look at the people and places around Dorchester.

Its short well-illustrated chapters cover a range of topics including Maiden Castle, Nappers Mite, the town's workhouse, prison and foundry and more. Among the characters he brings back to life are Judge Jeffreys, the Tolpuddle Martyrs and two Dorset magistrates who really were named Jekyll and Hyde.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Wednesday 2nd July 2008

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