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Christmas Shopping in Dorchester 2013

Friday, December 20th, 2013

We’ve reached the last weekend before Christmas – only a couple of shopping days left now until the big day. Fortunately if you’ve got a bit of last minute shopping for gifts and supplies left to do in Dorchester, we’ve got a couple of suggestions to help you out… Shop Finder If you haven’t seen… Read more »

Interview with David J Forrester

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Local author David J Forrester was raised in Fordington from the age of 3 months old. His long awaited book, Fordington Remembered – Growing up in and around Dorchester, is a mixture of memoir and local history, bringing to life the Dorchester of the 1940s/50s, a time of rationing, hardship and community spirit. Ahead of… Read more »

Half Term Holiday Fun at the County Museum

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

This Saturday, the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester hosts its big annual family sleepover, with a midnight feast and loads of science fiction themed activities from 5.30pm onwards. The event is aimed mainly at children aged between 7 and 12, and new and old participants are invited to bring their sleeping bags and mats and… Read more »

A Letter from John Fiori (Deputy Chairman Dorchester BID)

Friday, October 11th, 2013

As you may be aware, two weeks ago our Chairman Peter Legg suffered a major heart attack and went into a coma. Sadly, we heard early this week that he passed away on Saturday the 5th in the morning. To say Peter will be missed is an understatement. He was the type of person who… Read more »

Peter Legg

Friday, October 11th, 2013

It is with deep sadness and regret that I have to report the passing of one of Dorchester’s’ finest. Peter Legg stepped up to the plate and took over the chairmanship of the Dorchester BID last year before helping to guide the organisation through to a successful re-ballot in June this year. Peter was Dorset… Read more »

Super Sleuth Competition – Winners and Answers

Friday, September 20th, 2013

The super sleuth competition officially closed this Monday, and we’re absolutely delighted by how successful this year’s competition was. Of everyone that took part, we had a total of 36 champion super sleuthers who managed to get every single sticker – a genuinely impressive achievement! Here are the lucky winners and their prizes: Over 11:… Read more »

Guest Post – FreeTime: Stories of Leisure Then and Now

Monday, September 16th, 2013

FreeTime is an oral history project recording the changing nature of our leisure time over the last 60 years, to preserve and capture our everyday memories and ensure that an important part of our heritage is not lost. We are creating a new archive that will be housed at Dorset History Centre, so that future… Read more »

One World Festival 2013 – This Weekend!

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

DBID has always been a big supporter of the annual One World Festival, and so we’re delighted that it is returning to Dorchester in 2013. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be part of a day that celebrates multiculturalism and see the richness of diversity in Dorset. As in previous years, the festivities will take place… Read more »

New Hobbs Outlet to Open in Dorchester Tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

This year we’ve seen some superb restaurants open in Brewery Square, and now it’s the turn of the new retail outlets to wow the people of Dorchester! High-end footwear shop Jones the Bootmaker and fashion store Phase 8 have already opened, and they will shortly be joined by top female clothing outlet Hobbs, which opens… Read more »

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