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Corfe Castle

I don’t know about you – but I love old ruins. They leave so much to the imagination. How tall the structures might have been, what it was like to live inside the great stone keep, what life must have been like for the peasants who traded goods on the old bailey. 95 more words

Travel

Object of the month - a strange sandwich bag

We have been a bit quiet lately on the blog, this has been due to an office move, after over twenty years in the same building! 230 more words

Archaeology

4. Nut Rocker

John was appointed head teacher of Swanage County Primary School in December 1963. The five years we spent in Swanage are my earliest memories, and what memories! 505 more words

Autobiography

Tunnel vision: a Corfe Castle Bypass, 1984

From 1984, a consultation on alternative options for a Corfe Castle Bypass. Five routes that would create catastrophic destruction to this chocolate box village (two of them blocking the subsequent extension of the heritage railway which is such an important part of the village’s tourism economy today) and/or drive massive scars through the chalk hills, leading to the obvious choice for local consultees: a prohibitively expensive tunnel. 22 more words

Dorset

The Fruity Lady

My day commenced with the standard nutritional intake of the finely honed athlete:

A full English cooked breakfast courtesy of Sue and Mike at Rosé Cottage in Chideock – best wishes to Sue’s 93-year-old mother in Bournemouth hospital following last night’s admission. 299 more words

End-to-end

Castles, beaches, views and almost a sunset.

Monday 03 March 2014 – Swanage.

After a fairly solid sleep I was up pretty early again, but looking out the window put me back in bed for a while with a cup of coffee and yesterdays paper. 1,388 more words

Blog

Corfe Castle, Dorset with the Fuji X100S

A couple of days ago I visited the little village of Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck here in Dorset. It’s been a place I have driven past many times but have never actually stopped to explore and see what this quaint little village has to offer. 66 more words

X100S