David Burnett - Lost Dorset - The Towns 1880 - 1920

Author and publisher, David Burnett, presents a glorious illustrated talk of Dorset Towns between 1880 - 1920, and his book is a companion to a previous volume on the Villages and Countryside of Dorset. However, Dorset’s towns have a very distinct identity of their own, with social life taking place on the street, fostering a sense of community - be they on the coast, inland market towns, or scattered heathland settlements. For some, time stood still, as others grew dramatically. A few of the 375 postcards chosen for the book are extremely rare and combine to make a unique portrait of urban Dorset. An illustrated talk
When: Friday 11th November 2022 @10.30 am
Where: Electric Palace
Sponsored by: Felicity Fairbairn