Dorset Then and Now shows change in Dorset through the decades


A new book published by local newspapers the Bournemouth and Dorset Echo has captured the hearts of the local community, selling well as a Christmas gift alongside other popular books and novels in local bookshops across Dorset. Keep reading to see some of the book’s fantastic photographs!

Gold Hill Shafesbury then and now past and present photographs Dorset Echo book Athelhampton
Gold Hill, Shafesbury – 1900 and now

Dorset: Then and Now seeks to track the change that has taken place in locations across Dorset and what is now parts of Hampshire over the past hundred years, taking researchers and photographers many painstaking hours to compile all of the featured images.
Bournemouth Richmond Hill then and now past and present photographs Dorset Echo book Athelhampton House and Gardens news Tudor manor country house venue conferences weddings ceremonies receptions parties large groups Dorchester Poole Weymouth
Richmond Hill, Bournemouth – 1967 and now

Using both the archives of the Echo newspapers and photographs kept by the local people, the book displays a stunning collection of photographs which really capture the spirit of the county, with some going back as far as the early 1900s. The effect that the photographs have on the viewer is completely spellbinding, as the images combine both past and present in one image, bringing the stark contrasts together side by side.
Poole Quay then and now past and present photographs Dorset Echo book Athelhampton House and Gardens news Tudor manor country house venue conferences weddings ceremonies receptions parties large groups Dorchester Poole Weymouth
Poole Quay – then and now

As well as being one of the leading Dorchester venues for weddings, conferences and parties, Athelhampton House is a building with its own illustrious past, being an active part of Dorset’s history for hundreds of years. Head to our website to find out more about us and our Tudor manor house charm here: www.athelhampton.co.uk .

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