Cerne Abbas sale —1919

CERNE ABBAS FOR SALE 1919   At 1.30pm on 24th September 1919, most of the village of Cerne Abbas was put up for sale at auction in Dorchester Town Hall by the Pitt-Rivers family who had owned it since 1705. With the assistance of a grant from the National Lottery…

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Those evacuee’s again.

9: THRESHING Our family moved from Gold Hill to the High Street in a small terrace called ‘Sherburn Cottages’ right next to Walt Hutching carpenters shop and woodyard and opposite Bradley’s Farm. That year saw the beginning of apprenticeship to agriculture work. Haymaking, stocking corn sheaves and helping to build…

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Our new old website !

As many potential visitors to the website in recent months will have discovered we had a problem with our new security certificate which meant that you had a scary warning each time you visited the website, saying it was hacked. Of course it wasn’t it was just one of those…

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Temporary Closure of Haywards Lane

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT, 1984,TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE, HAYWARDS LANE, CHILD OKEFORD. If you would like further information: about the work being undertaken please ‘phone Dorset Highways Operations on 01305 221000; concerning this order please call Dorset Highways’ traffic team on 01305 221020;

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St George and the Dragon

Watched by a large audience, enjoying refreshments provided at the church and by James and Desi at the Baker Arms the Child Okeford Mummers presented their St Georges day play on Saturday 20th April. It was a glorious spring day and great fun was had by all. Congratulations to all…

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