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Cycle Speedway – The Okeford Otters.

Okeford Otters Cycle Speedway Team

The Western Gazette announced in May 1952:
“Child Okeford Cycle Speedway.

The new cycle speedway track on the playing field was officially opened on the occasion of the first home match of the season, a Shaftesbury and District league match the visitors being read more

Graf Zeppelin

On Sunday 3rd July 1932 some of the inhabitants of Child Okeford were disturbed and amazed by the drone of what they took to be an aircraft –

they were even more amazed when they turned
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Fast Day – At Home

Britain in the time of Cholera.

                                         Photographed by the author at the Dorset History Centre.

I have been researching the life of a Dorset land surveyor called John Martin. He is important in the story of Child Okeford as at various read more