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Friday, 1 June 2012

Events: Moonfleet Smuggling Festival 2nd - 3rd June 2012

This new festival of local history will tell the story of Dorset Smugglers from the 18th Century, as described in the book Moonfleet by John Meade-Falkner.

A weekend of family fun with displays and interactive smuggling activities based at Bagwell Farm, near Chickerell. Program of events with a pitched battle as the finale when the Revenue men turn up to arrest the local Smuggling gangs.

Lots to see and do as you can wander through the tented encampment, and find out who, what, and why smuggling was rife in Dorset in the 1750s!

Bagwell Farm Touring Park
Knights in the Bottom

Tel:     +44 01305 782575

For more information and programme of events visit: http://www.facebook.com/MoonfleetSmugglingFestival

Read More: source: View Online 17th May 2012

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