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The daughter of the man who saved Flying Scotsman from the scrapyard is to wave off the world’s most famous locomotive when it hauls its first train on the Swanage Railway at the start of its three-week visit to Dorset.

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In this season of good cheer, here’s a winter offering with a difference – a panto programme from a POW Camp!

‘The New Alladin’ [sic] was performed in the Gaiety Theatre of Stalag VIII-B at Christmas 1942. The camp was sited near the town of Lamsdorf (modern Lambinowice) in Silesia, south-west Poland.

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Enjoy the Jurassic Coast and Dorset’s stunning countryside with a new series of downloadable walks aimed at helping people explore the best that Dorset has to offer.

All the walks start at bus stops along the Jurassic Coaster bus route in West Dorset and have been researched by a team of local volunteers.

The walks can be...

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The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, is delighted to announce the opening of a new gallery portraying the military history of Dorchester and the County of Dorset through history. Concentrating on the human dimension, the gallery will tell a number of personal stories of Dorset soldiers and their families.

Among these are the experience and sacrifice of...

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Few aspects of the First World War arouse as much controversy and emotion as the execution by the British Army of 346 of its own soldiers. Of these 346 men, 266 were shot for desertion, 18 for cowardice and the rest for a variety of crimes, including mutiny and murder. The 266 accused of desertion...

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Writers in the Alley is a group of local writers that meet monthly in the skittle alley of Goldies public house in Dorchester Dorset.

Our group intention is to support and encourage each other in the creative process. There is a mix of abilities, styles, genres and backgrounds. The group is free with no formal membership....

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