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Dorchester Gets FREE Saturday Parking This December

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

WDDC & DCC, at the request of The Dorchester Business Improvement District have agreed to provide FREE parking in all Council operated car parks and on-street parking in Dorchester for the last 3 Saturdays in Dec (8th, 15th, 22nd) as well as Christmas Eve Monday 24th of December. This initiative requested by DBID with the… Read more »

The Nappers Mite Clock Sees New Life After 10 Years

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

It’s been a long time coming, but the 19th Century Nappers Mite Clock sees new life. Thanks to funding by local residents, businesses and council, the clock has been fully restored following over 10 years of neglect. It now features an updated mechanism to maintain accurate time keeping, making the timepiece fit for the 21st… Read more »

Super Sleuth Competition 2018 – Winners and Answers

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Thank you everyone who joined the fun (and exercise) of this year’s very tricky Supersleuth! A big thank you also to the Dorset County Museum who put together the questions and images you found around town. Everyone who took part that didn’t win a main prize will shortly be getting a little thank you gift… Read more »

Dorchester Literary Festival 2018

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The Dorchester Literary Festival returns for its 4th year, bringing a whole host of exciting events, interviews and authors to our county town. The festival takes place on the 17th – 21st October. It’s perfect for avid readers with everything it has on offer. The festival is set to host around 30 events. After every event, there’s an… Read more »

Events Taking Place In Dorchester This Autumn

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Summer’s coming to an end and the days are getting shorter, but that doesn’t stop the fun carrying over into the Autumn season. Many exciting Dorchester Autumn events are taking place in the upcoming months. From the Extreme Ninja Challenge to Halloween events, you’re bound to find something that takes your fancy. Guided Wildlife Wanders Take a… Read more »

A History of The Eldridge Pope Brewery

Monday, September 10th, 2018

For over 100 years the imposing Eldridge Pope Brewery was one of the most important buildings in Dorchester, at the centre of the town’s economy and the involvement with the Pope family. This is the story of the Brewery throughout the 19th and 20th Century. The Origins of Eldridge Pope The link between Dorchester and… Read more »

Free Things To Do in Dorchester With The Kids

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

When it comes to free things to do in Dorchester that you and the kids can get involved in, there’s plenty out there! From the vast amount of landmarks, historic locations, events and other attractions, you’re bound to find something that tickles the families fancy this summer! These attractions range from historic Roman structures such… Read more »

Kao San Thai Restaurant in Dorchester

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Dorchester is blessed with a wide variety of restaurants. Visitors and locals to Dorset’s County Town wanting a taste of the east are also well catered for. Those wanting to experience the authentic flavours of Thailand will not be disappointed either. Kao San Thai restaurant on High West Street in Dorchester serves up a huge range… Read more »

Dorchester Events in 2018 Borough Gardens and Maumbury Rings

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Events Calendar – Outdoor Events in Dorchester 2018 With the summer month upon us the list of the free events taking place in Dorchester has been announced. Maumbury Rings and The Borough Gardens will again be the focus of for over 30 outdoor events being hosted in the County Town.   Borough Gardens May Sunday 13th… Read more »

Vinny At Six – A Hidden Gem

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Since it opened its doors last Autumn, Vinny at Six located in North Square in Dorchester has been offering a warm friendly welcome to their customers. With ever changing food and drinks menus, this independent cocktail bar and restaurant has been wowing people from the word go with their intimate decor, service and flavours. We… Read more »