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Dorset Collection

Background imageDorset Collection: Mary Anning (1799-1847)

Mary Anning (1799-1847)
Pioneer fossil collector of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Oil painting by an unknown artist, before 1842. Golden Cap is visible in the background. Held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageDorset Collection: Wimborne Minster, Dorset - The High Street

Wimborne Minster, Dorset - The High Street Date: circa 1907

Background imageDorset Collection: England / Mudeford 1940S

England / Mudeford 1940S
Narrowing down from the harbour, the River Avon passes through The Race at Mudeford, Dorset, England and then goes on to the sea

Background imageDorset Collection: Dorset Hay Wain

Dorset Hay Wain
A farmer leading a horse-drawn hay cart (or hay wain) in a country lane in Dorset, England. Date: early 1940s

Background imageDorset Collection: T. E. Lawrences House

T. E. Lawrences House
The house at Clouds Hill, near Wool, Dorset, England, where British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935)

Background imageDorset Collection: Christchurch Priory and Ruins, Bournemouth

Christchurch Priory and Ruins, Bournemouth. Date: circa 1905

Background imageDorset Collection: The Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis, Dorset

The Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis, Dorset

Background imageDorset Collection: Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour

Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour
The No.1 steam-powered Sandbanks chain ferry. Sandbanks Ferry is a vehicular chain ferry which crosses the entrance of Poole Harbour in the English county of Dorset

Background imageDorset Collection: Ichthyosaurr, Plesiosaurus, Pterodactylus

Ichthyosaurr, Plesiosaurus, Pterodactylus
Duria Antiquior - A more ancient Dorset by Sir Henry Thomas De la Beche. This collection of marine and avian reptiles could be found in Europe during the early Jurassic period about 200 million years

Background imageDorset Collection: Shaftesbury / Gold Hill

Shaftesbury / Gold Hill
Shaftesbury, Dorset: Gold Hill

Background imageDorset Collection: Bournemouth Pier - Bournemouth, Dorset

Bournemouth Pier - Bournemouth, Dorset - viewed from the West Cliff

Background imageDorset Collection: Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset

Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset
Sandbanks - a small peninsula or spit crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour on the English Channel coast at Poole in Dorset, England. The Childrens Pond. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDorset Collection: Corner of Baker Street and Dorset Street, Marylebone, London

Corner of Baker Street and Dorset Street, Marylebone, London
National Westminster Bank building on the corner of Baker Street and Dorset Street, Marylebone, London. Date: circa 1905

Background imageDorset Collection: Market Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Market Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Market Place, Blandford Forum, near Poole, Dorset, England. Date: 1904

Background imageDorset Collection: Mill Pond, Swanage

Mill Pond, Swanage
A lovely tranquil scene, with ducks on the old mill-pond in the charming village of Swanage, Dorset, England. Date: 1939

Background imageDorset Collection: Asteroceras, fossil ammonite

Asteroceras, fossil ammonite
A 16 cm diameter specimen of the Jurassic ammonite Asteroceras from the Lower Jurassic of Dorset, England

Background imageDorset Collection: Lyme Regis Promenade

Lyme Regis Promenade
An old man with a bucket over his arm walks along the sea front at Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

Background imageDorset Collection: West Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset

West Cliff, Bournemouth, Dorset, looking towards Swanage - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageDorset Collection: Drawing Room at Thomas Hardys home, Max Gate

Drawing Room at Thomas Hardys home, Max Gate
View of the Drawing Room at Max Gate in Dorchester, Dorset, the home of Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet. Hardy designed the house

Background imageDorset Collection: Sherborne / Dorset 1906

Sherborne / Dorset 1906
Sherborne, Dorset: (the model for Sherton Abbas in Thomas Hardys novel The Woodlanders) Long Street Date: 1906

Background imageDorset Collection: Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Pier
Bournemouth, Dorset, viewed from the pier Date: 1895

Background imageDorset Collection: Dorset / Moreton / Talbothay

Dorset / Moreton / Talbothay
A typical village lane at Moreton, Dorset, model for the village near Talbothays in Thomas Hardys novel Tess of the d Urbervilles

Background imageDorset Collection: Suffragettes WSPU Wimbledon Banner

Suffragettes WSPU Wimbledon Banner
Members of the Wimbledon branch of the Womens Social and Political Union, with their banner displayed. Probably taken at an at home meeting in the garden of Rose Lamartine-Yates house - Dorset Hall

Background imageDorset Collection: Dorchester Road, Maiden Newton, England

Dorchester Road, Maiden Newton, England
Dorchester Road, Maiden Newton, near Dorchester, Dorset, England. Date: 1907

Background imageDorset Collection: Compton Acres Gardens at Canford Cliffs, near Poole, Dorset

Compton Acres Gardens at Canford Cliffs, near Poole, Dorset
View of Compton Acres Gardens in the village of Canford Cliffs, near Poole, Dorset. Bright pink flowers can be seen through an archway with a wrought iron gate

Background imageDorset Collection: England / Lyme Regis

England / Lyme Regis
A glimpse of Lyme Regis High Street, Dorset, England, showing a young man on a bicycle outside Cox & Humphries radio shop and the church in the background

Background imageDorset Collection: Wessex / Waterstone House

Wessex / Waterstone House
Wessex scenery: Waterstone House, Dorset, home of Bathsheba Everdene in Thomas Hardys novel Far From the Madding Crowd

Background imageDorset Collection: Chesil Beach / Dorset / 1930

Chesil Beach / Dorset / 1930
Chesil Beach in Dorset

Background imageDorset Collection: Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet, at Max Gate

Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet, at Max Gate
Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet, outside his home at Max Gate in Dorchester, Dorset. Hardy designed the house, and his brother built it -- Hardy and his first wife Emma moved there in 1885

Background imageDorset Collection: England / Milton Abbas

England / Milton Abbas
The distinctive charm of the village street of Milton Abbas, Dorset. Built in the 1780s by Sir William Chambers at the request of Lord Milton; an early English model village Date: 1950s

Background imageDorset Collection: Dorset / Bere Heath / Egdon

Dorset / Bere Heath / Egdon
Dorset scenery: Bere Heath in autumn - Egdon Heath in Thomas Hardys Return of the Native

Background imageDorset Collection: Portland Fair early 1900s

Portland Fair early 1900s

Background imageDorset Collection: Greenhill Gardens and Promenade, Weymouth, Dorset

Greenhill Gardens and Promenade, Weymouth, Dorset - Painted by William Carruthers Affleck for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageDorset Collection: Portman Ravine, Southbourne, Dorset

Portman Ravine, Southbourne, Dorset - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageDorset Collection: William Thompsons fight off Poole, Dorset, 30 May 1695

William Thompsons fight off Poole, Dorset, 30 May 1695. Thompson was a local fisherman whose fishing boat was fired on by a French privateer near the Isle of Purbeck

Background imageDorset Collection: The Village, Piddletrenthide, Dorchester, Buckland Newton, Dorset Downs, Dorset, England

The Village, Piddletrenthide, Dorchester, Buckland Newton, Dorset Downs, Dorset, England. Date: 1907

Background imageDorset Collection: Retreat of T. E. Lawrence at Clouds Hill, Moreton, Dorset

Retreat of T. E. Lawrence at Clouds Hill, Moreton, Dorset
The house at Clouds Hill, near Wool, Dorset, England, where British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935)

Background imageDorset Collection: Aquafantasia - Sychronised Swimming Show, Bournemouth

Aquafantasia - Sychronised Swimming Show, Bournemouth
Aquafantasia - Sychronised Swimming Show, Pier Approach Baths, Bournemouth Date: 1960

Background imageDorset Collection: Church Street, Christchurch, Dorset

Church Street, Christchurch, Dorset
Church Street, Christchurch, near Bournemouth, Dorset, England. Showing Tram, Broud Bros - Bootmakers & The Dolphin Inn Date: 1910

Background imageDorset Collection: Hotel Burlington, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset

Hotel Burlington, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset. Includes an inset view of Moonrise from the Balcony of the Hotel. Date: circa 1910

Background imageDorset Collection: Map - Dorset

Map - Dorset
Map by M. F. Peck - Dorset

Background imageDorset Collection: Durdle Door, Lulworth, Dorset

Durdle Door, Lulworth, Dorset. circa 1970s

Background imageDorset Collection: Dorset Countryside

Dorset Countryside
A lovely country scene, with a tiny stream and old mill, at Seatown, near Bridport, Dorset, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageDorset Collection: Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove on the Dorset coast Date: circa 1910

Background imageDorset Collection: Blandford Union Workhouse, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Blandford Union Workhouse, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Distant view of Blandford Union workhouse, from Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset. A house at the left has a sign reading YNCA (or YMCA?)

Background imageDorset Collection: England / Lyme Regis

England / Lyme Regis
Jane Austens Corner by the harbour of Lyme Regis, Dorset. The start of The Cobb sea defence is just visible to the left of the picture

Background imageDorset Collection: A Birds Eye View of Sherborne School, Dorset - during the filming of Goodbye, Mr Chips

A Birds Eye View of Sherborne School, Dorset - during the filming of Goodbye, Mr Chips. Date: 1969

Background imageDorset Collection: Askers Road House near Dorchester in Dorset pictured at night with a smart car sweeping

Askers Road House near Dorchester in Dorset pictured at night with a smart car sweeping up the drive. Road houses gained in popularity during the inter-war years often offering drinking, dancing



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