Walk, Look and Learn how Dorchester grew in the Victorian Period into the town it is today.
Learn about the growth of the town’s industry, the provision of public services, the arrival of the railways, new housing, the shops and the park.
Live the Weymouth and Dorchester Bank Crash of 1897, The Afghan War and the cholera epidemics!
The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair is returning to Dorchester for its third year to celebrate the birthday of the literary giant.
High West Street and High East Street in Dorchester will again be closed to traffic to allow visitors to enjoy a range of Thomas Hardy and Victorian-themed attractions. The street fair will build on the success of the 2019 event which drew over 5,000 visitors to the town and included:
Dressing up is optional but adds to the fun!
With grateful thanks to our Headline Sponsors: Kingston Maurward College, Dorset Hideaways and Sculpture by the Lakes ; Silver Sponsors: Thomas Hardy Society and Grassby Funeral Services; Bronze Sponsor: Crickmay Stark Architects
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