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25th April 2019


We are delighted to have joined the Dorchester Chamber of Business.  We join an array of shops, professional service providers, attractions and places to visit, hotels as well as fantastic places to eat in this Dorset Market Town. We are the only drainage experts in the directory and will be working alongside the other businesses included to provide the very best drainage solutions, septic tank emptying and gully clearing locally and across Dorchester

We look forward to attending the events and activities organised this year by the chamber and getting to know all our fellow traders and businesses.

The historic market town of Dorchester is the County town of Dorset, and sits between Bridport and Poole. One of the first raids of the Viking era may have taken place near Dorchester around 790. In 1833, the Tolpuddle Martyrs founded the Friendly Society of Agricultural LabourersTrade unions were legal but because the members swore an oath of allegiance, they were arrested and tried in the Shire Hall.  Beneath the courtroom are cells where the prisoners were held while awaiting trial. Dorchester Prison was constructed in the town during the 19th century and was used for holding convicted and remanded inmates from the local courts.

Dorchester remained a compact town within the boundaries of the old town walls until the latter part of the 19th century because all land immediately adjacent to the west, south and east was owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. The Duchy land was farmed under the open field system until 1874 when it was enclosed – or consolidated – into three large farms by the landowners and residents. The enclosures were followed by a series of key developments for the town.

Poundbury is the western extension of the town, constructed since 1993 according to urban village principles on Duchy of Cornwall land owned by Prince Charles. Being developed over 25 years in four phases, it will eventually have 2,500 dwellings and a population of about 6,000. Prince Charles was involved with the development's design.

Novelist and poet Thomas Hardy based the fictional town of Casterbridge on Dorchester, and his novel The Mayor of Casterbridge is set there. Hardy's childhood home is to the east of the town, and his town house, Max Gate, is owned by the National Trust and open to the public. Hardy is buried in Westminster Abbey, but his heart was removed and buried in Stinsford.

The pedestrianised high street in Dorchester has definitely bucked the trend with lots of independent shops all buzzing with visitors from the nearby villages of Puddletown, Piddlehinton, Winterborne Monkton, and slighty further afield from Maiden Newton, Winterborne Abbas, Cerne Abbas, Bovington and Broadmayne


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