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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 came to Somerset to talk about Socrates and his search for the good life. And in many ways I found it incarnated in Dillington House. Here there is a love of beauty and truth. To find a sympathetic venue with an exquisitely rich history, open to all and encouraging debate, creativity and a passion for life is exactly the kind of thing that would have made Socrates smile. I can't wait to come back. Bettany Hughes