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WWII Vehicles Return To Dorchester Carnival 2016

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Dorchester Carnival 2016 will see the welcome return of the a fleet of Second World War vehicles. The display convoy is being heralded as the largest collection of tanks and armoured vehicles in Dorset since the war ended in 1945. The convoy will take part in the main carnival procession which begins on Saturday 18th June at 5:00pm…. Read more »

The Best Walks in and around Dorchester, Dorset

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The great thing about living in Dorchester is that there are so many lovely walks to be had just a few minutes from the centre of town. Whether it’s wandering up the River towards the Blue Bridge or just taking a stroll around town – there is so much to see in Dorchester and well… Read more »

15 Free Events At Dorchester Borough Gardens in 2016

Monday, May 16th, 2016

This summer sees the return of a host of free events being held in the idyllic Dorchester Borough Gardens which are set to run right through to October. 15 events in total are scheduled to take place in the beautiful gardens which attracts thousands of families each year. The festivities start in June with the Gypsy, Roma,… Read more »

Jewellery Shops in Dorchester

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Whether you’re after a pretty piece from a renowned designer or a statement necklace no one else will have, a great place to head to Dorset’s County Town. The fantastic choice of independent jewellery shops in Dorchester make it a great destination to find that perfect piece. We round-up the best independent jewellery boutiques in town to help guide you to… Read more »

Dorchester Literary Festival 2016

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Dorchester Literary Festival – Looking Forward and Back Last year was the first ever Dorchester Literary Festival and it proved to be a great success with well attended events and enthusiastic audiences. Among the highlights were talks by Kate Adie, Dom Joly, Tracy Chevalier, Richard and Judy and Julian Fellowes. After the event everyone was… Read more »

Interview With Avenue Interiors

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Since opening Avenue Interiors in November 2015, Gary Lancaster has experienced popular demand for the furniture, gifts and tableware which he stocks in the eye catching showroom based on Weymouth Avenue, Brewery Square, Dorchester. We caught up with Gary to find out a bit more about the business and also what his customers have been buying since… Read more »

Cerne Abbas Giant Cover Up in Westminster

Friday, February 5th, 2016

A local brewery has had their logo censored in a Houses of Parliament bar because of the shock that might cause. Cerne Abbas Brewery Ale is currently on sale in the Palace of Westminster’s Strangers’ Bar but the pump clip, featuring our happy local chalk giant has been covered with a fig leaf because of the offence… Read more »

12 Romantic Restaurants in Dorchester

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching we thought we would take a look at the most romantic restaurants in Dorchester. If you are looking for a cozy, candle lit dining experience to take your loved one to then there are some great restaurants to choose from in the County Town. Sienna Where better to start our run… Read more »

Dorset Underground Map

Friday, December 18th, 2015

A map showing Dorset in the same format as the London tube map has been created. The Dorset underground map was created by Charlie Slade, who is Dorset born and bred but now lives in London. Charlie said One evening, during a particularly slow journey home on the Victoria line I wondered how big the Underground… Read more »

Dorset is the Best Place to Live in England, According to New Survey

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

The best and worst counties to live in England has been revealed and it has been found that Dorset is the best place to live in England! The research carried out by B.heard, a values-comparison platform, judged England’s counties on “essential services” including the quality of schools, crime data and number of people in poverty. The counties were… Read more »