History

The rood has been worked on at St Mary's Church, Breamore

Religious artwork found in ‘secret’ village church chapel

A RARE, hidden Anglo-Saxon ‘rood’ has been discovered and preserved at a village church. The work of art was contained…

Elizabeth House resident Kathleen with a photo of herself aged 18 in her Wren uniform

Former Wren from Poole remembers service on International Women’s Day

“INTELLIGENT and cheerful, proving to be a willing and accurate bomb range marker. A co-operative and loyal Wren.” Those were…

The book was returned to Brookfields Primary School in Birmingham after it was found in Dorset

Book found in Dorset 120 years after being presented to star pupil in Birmingham

A BOOK presented to a star pupil in the West Midlands almost 120 years ago has been returned -…

The Dorset Family Research Centre will be open throughout the weekend

Open weekend at Dorset’s family history research centre

PEOPLE tracing their family history can get some help and advice at a special open day event next month. On…

A state-of-the-art heat pump has been installed at Kingston Lacy in Dorset. Picture: National Trust/James Dobson

17th-century Dorset country house has 21st-century heat pump installed

THE 17th-century country house now boasts 21st-century heating after work to install a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly system. Kingston Lacy has replaced…

Traditionally, Christmas carols were for dancing, according to English Heritage

Merry Christmas! But have you been singing carols all wrong?

IT’S Christmas Day – and we’ve all spent recent weeks belting out our favourite carols… But did you know, you…

Did you know there was a blue plaque above Scrivens in Market Place, Blandford?

Have you spotted this hard-to-reach blue plaque in Blandford?

CAN you spot the blue plaque in the picture below? And can you read it? It is located on a…

The Princess Royal presented the award at St James Palace in London

Royal award for Dorset’s Ancient Technology Centre “hidden gem”

A “HIDDEN gem” in Dorset got royal approval after winning an award from Princess Anne. The Ancient Technology Centre, at…

Lara Longford, learning & community engagement officer, and two members of her volunteering team being presented with the award

Museum of East Dorset handed prestigious educational award

A WIMBORNE museum has been awarded a status reflecting its educational work. The Museum of East Dorset, an independent charity,…

The letters tell the heartbreaking story of Alan 'Jim' Harris during the Second World War

“Keep your chin up and don’t fear for me”: Heartbreaking letters of WWII gunner revealed

A COLLECTION of heartbreaking letters written by a young tank gunner as he fought in the Second World War…