Summer Evening Programme - A Walk Round Dorchester-on-Thames

posted by Ian Lewis in Summer Outings

The last day of July and here we were - that irrepressible band of photographers - this time at Dorchester-on-Thames - the scene of many a murder on ITV (but not tonight we hoped!!). Our leader for the evening - Ray Lewis.

From the car park we trooped over the road to the Abbey - a magnificent old building containing crusader tombs and a Jesse window - but this evening we were concentrating on the outside where we discovered links with a USAF photography unit in WWll amongst the memorials and gardens! Then out of a side gate and into Dorchester's chocolate - boxy streets - its cottages with herringbone brickwork and timbering surrounded by tall hollyhocks (oops - getting poetic again!). Having walked past the allotments we found a large archaeological dig; Roman walls rising up from the depths - a bit of extremely old Dorchester! A few back-lanes later found us by the RC church of St Birinius - and from thence to one of the several pubs in the village (used to be more by the look of it too!) for a well-earned pint!

Thanks to Ray for organizing this evening's visit - and without one murder too!!


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