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One of Dorchester’s hidden treasures is the Roman aqueduct, which once ran from Notton, along the Frome valley, to Dorchester. The channel was originally about five feet wide and three feet deep, and would have delivered around 8 million gallons a day. It followed the contours of the valley-side closely, and only fell some 60...
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The King and Thai, Great Western Road, Dorchester Every so often you go to a restaurant and have a culinary experience that lingers in the mind long afterwards. So it was with our visit to Dorchester’s the King and Thai, run by the delightful Somjit Thoumnok and his wife Pranom – who does all the cooking. And what...
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It was in May of 2007 that the first evening of Sunray Folk Club took place. The club began gently, and over the past six or so years has grown incredibly well, and our guest list has grown in stature, writes Bob Kirkpatrick.

We started with ‘friends’ who by their generous efforts, helped the club become...

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Now summer is upon us (sort of!), tourists will be visiting Cerne Abbas to view the famous giant, the ‘Rude Man of Dorset’. However, many experts now believe the figure was created no earlier than the 17th century, which might explain the relative paucity of folklore on the topic. Much richer in lore and legend...

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The Last Scion by Richard Reed is a fast-paced novel set against the backdrop of the mysterious hilltop village of Rennes-le-Château in southern France.

Blending fact with fiction, the novel pieces together the legends of Mary Magdalene fleeing Palestine after the Crucifixion for what was then the...

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The man who answered the door to the imposing house in Icen Way certainly didn’t look like a spiritual healer and clairvoyant.

Big-framed, bearded, with a Geordie accent, he looked more like one of the Hairy Bikers than a psychic. All of which goes to prove just how wrong first impressions can sometimes be.

For this gentle...

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