Town and country

Dorset may be one of Britain’s most beautiful rural counties but three-quarters of its population of 700,000 live in towns. Now a new book by Gillingham-based author John Porter looks at the development of Dorset’s towns.

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Richard Michell, Scholar (1805-1877)

This brief biography is taken from ‘A Catalogue of Notable Middle Templars: With Brief Biographical Notices’ by John Hutchinson and Published by Printed by Butterworth and Co. for the Honourable society of the Middle Temple in 1902

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The Erle’s of the Middle Temple

A Catalogue of Notable Middle Templars: With Brief Biographical Notices by John Hutchinson. Published by Printed [by Butterworth and Co.] for the Honourable society of the Middle Temple, 1902, gives brief biographical details for three member of this prominent Dorset family.

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Telling The Story Of Gillingham

Gillingham Museum in Gillingham, Dorset, England celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year. Tony Burton-Page has been to see it.

Read the full article in Dorset Life

Dorset Names (D-G)

In 1890, Henry Brougham Guppy. M.B. (Edin.), published his ‘Homes of Family Names in Great Britain’. This is part of his entry for the county of Dorset

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