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Three Dorset Towns – Lyme Regis, Bridport and Dorchester

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Course: Three Dorset Towns – Lyme Regis, Bridport and Dorchester
Tutor: Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard
Start Date: 1st October 2019
Start Time: 9.45am
End Time: 4.00pm
Fee: £56.00 What's included?

A look at three Dorset towns from 1760 – 1930, how they developed in their different ways. Lyme became a seaside resort with fossil hunting becoming a popular hobby. Bridport, always a dissenting town, sees the growth of rope and net factories while Dorchester expands as the county town with the coming of the railways and the brewery. Ideal for anyone with a general interest in history.  

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Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard

Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard is a professional family and local historian and tutor in Adult Education. She runs a variety of family history courses in Somerset and Dorset and talks to organisations all over the country. Jane is a regular speaker at the Society of Genealogists and the ‘Who do you think you are? yearly event at Olympia.  

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I had a wonderful afternoon at Dillington House - exactly the sort of audience that authors hope for when speaking about their books. The questions were not only well informed but enabled me to fill in the gaps left by my original talk. I look forward to going back. Lord Hattersley