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December 3, 2017

The festive season would have been a busy time for the servants who staffed Dorset's grand country houses, and yet it was often one of the few occasions on which their hard work and loyal service throughout the year was acknowledged and rewarded.

May 29, 2017

Prior to 1834, most towns and villages had erected a poorhouse, or ‘house of work’, which was intended to provide relief for the most destitute and needy inhabitants of the parish. Until this time relief had been administered largely on an ad-hoc basis and was meted ou...

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