An evaluation of High Street Heritage Day 2018

As part of a part of Dorset Architectural Heritage Week and the Europe-wide Heritage Open Days initiative, High West and High East streets were closed to traffic for a day in September to celebrate High Street Heritage Day which enabled people to enjoy the high streets without traffic. Shire Hall […]

The President’s breakfast . . . in pictures

To celebrate the holidays and to round up the year, the annual President’s Breakfast was at Athelhampton House – providing a picturesque Tudor venue and beautiful setting for the Christmas celebrations. Our Christmas breakfast featured a performance by the New Hardy Players who sang Victorian carols in the great hall. Thank you to Porter Dodson, who sponsored the event. […]

Women March to Reclaim the Night

Everyone in Dorset is invited to join WAND for its annual Reclaim the Night event on Saturday 24th November from 6.30pm-10.30pm at the Town Hall in Dorchester. WAND – Women’s Action Network Dorset – is hosting the night to link in with the UN’s “International Day for the Elimination of […]

Dorchesters historic courthouse museum opens its doors

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorchester has opened its doors following an extensive restoration project with £1.5 million of the costs funded by the National Lottery. The Courthouse, a Grade 1 listed building on High West Street, brings more than 200 years of justice and injustice to life. It […]