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The Pasley Engine Company, Sherborne

On Saturday 21 November 2015 we held our second successful ‘Sherborne’s Industrial Archaeology’ day, chaired by George Tatham and with talks on several fascinating topics by Barry Brock and Graham Bendell. 825 more words

False Oat-grass: the tall meadow oat

By venturing into the world of oat-grasses I am entering difficult territory! In my view this is really the domain of experts and that is something I am not; not even close. 150 more words


Getting in the plumbing

Our builders were amazing. When I started this project, a fellow blogger suggested dispensing with the architect and simply getting the trades people in together to discuss the project. 194 more words


A new wood block stamp!

We discovered a lovely shop called Malabar Trading when we visited Bridport recently. It was a riot of colour and beautiful patterns which decorated a great variety of textiles and home wares. 49 more words

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Lasioglossum calceatum: the slender mining bee:

Whilst walking across the downs at Durlston one day in summer I could not help but notice hundreds of small holes in the bare ground on the path and lots of small insects either flying around or  at rest near by. 168 more words


The Dorset Giant

The Dorset Giant

He hides in full sight, his noble profile surveying the vast ocean. He has seen blood on this beach, the bludgeon and greed of the smugglers’ grim craft; ship wrecks and battles of sea and sky. 183 more words

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