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Archives

Our archivist Michael Le Bas and his assistants, Judith, Mark and Bill are always pleased to receive enquiries about or additions to our archives. Please use the details on our contact page to get in touch.

Archives organisation (These are filed under the following main subjects):

 

Villages

Borough and civic matters
Churches and chapels
Family names
Trade directories and census records
Trades, services and industries
Large houses and hotels
Mediaeval, Monastic and Manorial Hhistory
Leisure and Sport
Art and Design
Maps
Photographs
Old newspapers
Deeds and documents
Family bibles and albums

Special topics

Special research projects
The Great 1731 fire
Blandford Camp
Somerset & Dorset Railway
WWII Defences
Canal
Floods

Reference and Research aids

Collectors’ and antiques guides
Local history books etc.
Local interest magazines