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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

News Clipping: Princess Anne visits the restored Osmington White Horse

The Osmington White Horse
The Princess Royal will be inspecting the newly-restored Osmington White Horse, near Weymouth, on Monday (12 March) before formally opening the refurbished Durlston Castle in Swanage. Over the past three years, local volunteers and organisations including Dorset County Council, West Dorset District Council, the Osmington Society and English Heritage have worked to return the hillside White Horse to the way it would have looked when first established in 1808. This has involved painstakingly removing the Portland stone chippings that have covered the figure in recent times, and uncovering the original chalky bedrock – work  supported by the Royal Engineers and Dorset Army Cadets.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset County Council, 13th march 2012

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo, 13th march 2012

READ MORE - Source: Daily Mail, 13th march 2012

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