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A Dorchester Story 1914-1918

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As we prepare to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice in 1918, St. Osmund’s Middle School in Dorchester have been preparing different events to help the community know more about life in Dorchester at the time. “A Dorchester Story” is an evening with a variety of guest speakers who will share their knowledge and expertise about the prosperous garrison town, some of its characters, the influx of some 4,500 German PoW as well as the men who marched away to war.

We are delighted to welcome Brian Bates – local historian, Chris Copson – curator of the Military Keep Museum, Andrew Leah from The Hardy Society, Roger Gould – Gould’s Department Store, Anna-Maria Geare from The Decadettes, Maria Gayton – Dorset History Centre, Auctioneer Will Wallis, (who will share the excitement of the sheep fair) and Nick Grassby – a legacy in stone around the town. Interspersed with a few excerpts from our play, we hope this will be an interesting and varied evening that will appeal to a wide audience.

If you enjoy local history or just want to find out a few interesting facts, this evening is for you! Refreshments will also be on sale.

Friday February 23rd at 7pm – Admission free.

Dorchester Town Hall, Corn Exchange, High East Street, DT1 1HF Tickets (free) available from or from the Tourist Information Office, Charles Street Dorchester.