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Dorset County Show 2015

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

The weather was kind to us at the Dorset County Show this weekend – and what a show it has been. We had a great time visiting all the tents and watching the various events. The local produce on show was amazing – from Fordington Gin to Blue Vinny Cheese. Here’s a few of our… Read more »


Dorchester Super Sleuth Photo Competition starts 18th July

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Last summer the Dorchester BID (in association with the Town Council) ran the highly successful ‘Sporting Country Flags’ competition. The feedback from the shops, mums and dads, grandparents and of course, the kids was so positive that we had to have another one this summer! This year’s competition…….Are you a super sleuth? We are looking to… Read more »


Thomas Hardy’s Home of Dorchester Is Most Interesting Town In UK

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

By jove! Well I do declare! My good man may hath found the most interesting town in all of England! Located in the beautiful coastal county of Dorset, Dorchester is a gem of a place that has a host of hidden secrets just waiting to be discovered. The town’s most famous past resident is Thomas Hardy,… Read more »


Play Pac-Man on the Streets of Dorchester

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

  Google Maps has just become a lot more interesting with the release today of a function which allows you to start playing Pac-Man on the map that you are viewing! The black Pac-Man logo has appeared in the bottom of the map screen, all you need to do is hover over it and it… Read more »


Ten Question Interview with Michelle & Mel from Munchkins Play Cafe

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Dorchester is quickly becoming the epicentre for the hometown fun feeling in the region. With businesses expanding, new ones opening, and for let signs disappearing, the feeling of a downturn economy is out of sight for the County Town. One business that has recently expanded and relocated to Trinity Street is Munchkins Play Cafe. Owners,… Read more »


Free ‘Try This’ Festival Returns!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

This year’s “Try This” festival begins on Saturday, with a huge variety of diverse sessions running each day until 4th October. Among the more than 40 sessions will be workshops on using Twitter, tracing your family history, Nordic walking, poultry keeping, lantern making and crochet. It’s great to have the opportunity to learn and experience… Read more »


Weldmar Dog Show

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

We had a great afternoon at the Weldmar Hospice Dog Show on Saturday 20th September. With categories ranging from the most handsome dog pedigree; to the dog with the waggiest tail and cutest puppy there were lots to keep everyone entertained. Krazy K9 dog agility team also put on a brilliant display – which really… Read more »


The Normans are Coming!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Dorchester is going to be on the end of a new Norman invasion this weekend, as no fewer than 53 visitors from Dorchester’s French twin town of Bayeux arrive on a very special visit organised by the Dorchester-Bayeux Society. The Dorchester-Bayeux Society is the oldest twinning society in Dorchester, and aims to promote and participate… Read more »


Why the Spotlight on Dorset is Great News for Dorchester

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Two Dorset locations (Bridport and Studland Bay) were included in the Times’ list of the top ten places to be seen this year, published last weekend. While Dorset has always been loved and treasured by those who know it, the county is now starting to gain some serious wider recognition, with glowing write-ups in the… Read more »


Dorset Dialect Plates

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Our second exciting announcement this week concerns our Dorset Dialect plates. If you haven’t heard about them already, these plates are to be put up in businesses all around the town centre, with each one featuring a different word in traditional old Dorset dialect. Together, these plates will form the Dorset dialect trail, and anyone… Read more »


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