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Emigration from the West Country

It is now twenty years since the successful ‘Dorset and the New World’ event took place in Lyme Regis in June 1998 when more than 250 people attended, including a group of Americans from the Mary & John Clearing House … Continue reading

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Grandad and Charlie Hounsell

In 2013 Barbara Elsmore arranged an exhibition on Foster’s School for the Sherborne Museum and recognised her grandfather on one of the Museum’s photographs. I found this old school photograph in Sherborne Museum and realised my grandfather, Arthur Collings, was … Continue reading

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