Olympic Torch Relay Comes To Town

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

It’s nearly here! The Olympic Torch will soon be in Dorchester as part of its epic journey around the country ahead of the London 2012 Games. At the time of writing everything is a bit up in the air, as the not-so-summery weather we’ve been having over the last few days may mean that parts… Read more »

Dorchester Couple to Cycle the Length of the UK on a Tandem!

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

We’ve heard of lots of unusual money-raising stunts over the years, but this has to be one of the barmiest! Next week Andrew Grassby and Sonya Gulliford of Dorchester will begin an epic journey from John o’ Groats to Lands End on a tandem bicycle, to raise money for Coming Home, a charity for injured… Read more »

Damage & Theft of BID property funded by Dorchester businesses

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

In the last few weeks DBID funded Hanging baskets have been stolen and stickers identifying projects funded by DBID have been removed from BID funded hardware. Keir Francis Chairman of DBID stated “The Dorchester BID has been proud to be a co-sponsor of the very successful project (organised by Alistair Chisholm, David Taylor and their… Read more »

Dorchester Tank Event

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Wow, what a weekend! It was great to see so many people turn out in Dorchester to watch the parade of WWII vehicles through the town for the Armour and Embarkation re-enactment event. Seeing all the old tanks, trucks, jeeps and motorbikes in one place really was quite a sight! If you missed it, check… Read more »

High Street To Get New Visitor Centre?

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

It’s all happening in Dorchester at the moment! With the West Dorset District Council moving out of the High Street to their new premises soon, there are plans to turn the historic Shire Hall into a multi million pound visitor centre, possibly operated under the wing of Dorset County Museum. Turning the venue into a… Read more »

Thomas Hardy’s Dorchester

Friday, June 15th, 2012

As the town where Thomas Hardy spent most of his life and wrote many of his great works, Dorchester is full of landmarks and buildings that inspired his writing and which still today allow visitors to get a sense of the world he inhabited at the turn of the last century. Here are just a… Read more »

Bank Holiday Celebrations in Dorchester

Friday, June 8th, 2012

We may not have had much summer sun, but Dorchester still managed a hugely successful Jubilee bank holiday last weekend. The double whammy of Jubilee celebrations and Dorchester Festival events brought great numbers of people out into the town and it was great to see everyone getting into the party spirit. The ‘Gigantasaurus’ was obviously… Read more »

Dorchester Festival 2012

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Dorchester Festival is famous for bringing an eclectic variety of fabulous international performers to Dorchester each year for the annual celebration of multiculturalism in the county town. This year’s line-up looks great as always, with an exciting mix of music, comedy and other performances taking place from 1st to 5th June in several venues around… Read more »

Flying the Flag for Dorchester!

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Some good news ahead of the packed summer of events coming up in Dorchester – permission has been given for flag brackets to be put up in the High Street, meaning that there will be an avenue of union flags hung out to greet the arrival of the Olympic torch relay into the town (and… Read more »

Dorchester Takes Centre Stage in World’s Largest WW2 Tank Event

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

This summer is shaping up to be a truly exceptional one for Dorchester events. As well as the Olympic torch passing through the town and the celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we will be treated to the rare and tremendously exciting spectacle of dozens of original Second World War tanks and vehicles on… Read more »