Blandford & District U3A Blandford Forum, Dorset

Charity No: 1092984

History Research

When the group started back in 2011 we started of looking into the history of Blandford, its residents and those of its surrounding villages in 1912 and then 1812.  We realised very early on that it would be difficult sticking to events just in those particular years as history does not stand still and events in one year will shape the years to come.   

As a result we have built up quite a picture of how Blandford was developing and expanding throughout the Victorian era into the early years of the 20th century and our ‘1912’ folder has now been presented to Blandford’s Town Museum.

What shall we look at next?   There is still so much we all want to know about the town and county we now call home and we will be heading off to the libraries and research centres of Dorset before geiting together during the winter months to share our findings.

We meet on the second Thursday of each month from October to March inclusive and if you are interested in joining us to share experiences and your own researches over a cup of coffee we will be delighted to see you.