In this article from the Dorset Life Magazine Steve White and Clive Hannay look at how Abbotsbury and the surrounding area have changed since Sir Frederick Treves’s visit more than a hundred years ago.
In 1906 Sir Frederick Treves, Surgeon to the King and Lord Record of the University of Aberdeen published Highways and Byways in Dorset, the county of his birth. It is from that publication that this description of the village of Puddletown is taken.
Sir Federick Treves penned the best loved of all guides to Dorset. In 1906, his Highways and Byways in Dorset was immediately the most popular book ever written on the county. It is still one of the most sought-after Dorset titles.