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Where in Dorset? February 2015

Martin Warwick visit’s a Dorset village once famous for its fragrant flowers.

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Victorian carousel in Bournemouth Sqaure

Winter in Dorset - photography, things to do and walks to enjoy

A collection of walks, places to visit, things to do, events and photography for you to enjoy this winter in Dorset

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Dorset film locations

Ever wondered where your favourite movie or scene is filmed? Here we summarise those that might be closer than you think!

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Branksome Chine

Best things about living in Branksome

Grand railway viaducts and wooded chines create the backdrop to Branksome’s two very different residential areas and both are within easy reach of Poole and Bournemouth

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Great British Holidays & Breaks 2015
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People

Wimborne Union Workhouse inmates and staff Christmas 1905 - Photograph courtesy of Priest's

Tracing the fate of pauper ancestors in Dorset

Before the founding of the British welfare state, families that fell on hard times often ended up in the local workhouse. Thanks to meticulous record keeping the fate of your pauper ancestors in Dorset can easily be traced

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Former Miss England Jackie Turner on keeping fit, working with Formula E and artist management

Twelve years after her reign as Miss England, Jackie Turner is still living the jet-setting life, but the glamour has become more… plugged-in.

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Notable former Dorset pupils

Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Dorset

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Looking back to Swanage - Photo by Edward Griffiths

3 heartwarming events that show the kindness of people in Dorset

We featured this letter in our January 2015 issue. John West says the 3 situations demonstrated that Dorset is a special county with many warm hearted people.

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