Sunday 15th September

29 Generator House and Night Shelter (Bunker) for a World War II Bombing Decoy
New Event - Open Day

Dogs welcome on leads only.
Limited disabled access Entrance to the
bunker is narrow so wheelchair access may
not be possible.
Not normally open to the public.
The bunker is a dark enclosed space
but there is ample daylight from the
Moors Valley Country Park.
Signposted from the Ashley Heath roundabout
at the junction of the A31 and A338, BH24 2ET.
From here it is a 2km walk to the bunker.
Parking available on-site but charges apply.
Limited free parking is also available at Potterne
Park, BH21 6RS – just 800m walk to the bunker.

The bunker at Moors Valley was used during
the Second World War to power and control
lights to mimic the nearby RAF airfields at Hurn
and Ibsley, including a 1,000 yard flare path
whose location has been identified. This is an
opportunity to take a closer look at the bunker
which is not usually accessible to the public.
Volunteers will be on site to explain more about
how the bunker was used and tell the story of
its operation, and the scale and importance of
Decoy and Deception Techniques to the
war effort.
Sunday 15th and Wednesday 18th, 10am to 2pm

30 Open Dor
Special Event

Dogs welcome.
Children welcome.
Cameras welcome.
Full disabled access.
High West and High East Streets
in Dorchester
Please use public car parks
The closure of both High West and High East
Streets, from the Top o’ Town roundabout down
to the site of the White Hart by the Millstream of
the River Frome, will provide a unique opportunity
for people to view, and hear associated stories
about, one of this country’s longest arrays of
listed buildings. This architectural gem contains
buildings dating back to the mid 15th Century
with important Dorset associations such as the
Bloody Assize of 1685, the 1834 trial of the
Tolpuddle Martyrs and, of course, the words
and poetry of both William Barnes and Thomas
Hardy. There will be tours arranged on the day
led by local Blue badge tour guides, members
of the Dorchester Civic Society and members
of both the Thomas Hardy and William Barnes
Societies along with tours of the brewery and prison.
Full listings on the amendments page.
Sunday 15th, 10am to 4pm

31 Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum
Open Day

Assistance Dogs only.
Timed tickets may apply.
Temporary exhibitions not included.
Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum,
High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UY
Please use public car parks
As part of Open DORchester come and
look around the Crown Court and Cells of
Dorchester’s historic courthouse. (Please note
that multimedia guides will not be available on
this day).
Sunday 15th, 10am to 5pm (last admission 4pm)

Sunday 15th September

32 The Guildhall, Lyme Regis
Open Day

Limited disabled access. The main chamber
is up a flight of stairs but there is a lift for
anyone who cannot manage stairs. An
accompanying person will need to go to the
main chamber and ask the attendant to arrange access.
The Guildhall, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis,
Dorset, DT73QA
The Guildhall is on the A3052 in the very centre
of the town.
Please use public car parks. There are long stay
car parks on the approach roads either side of
the town and some limited short stay parking in
the town centre.
The Guildhall can be dated to the 16th Century.
The main chamber, however, with its curved
ceiling and extensive panelling was refurbished,
in 1887, by the same architect who built the
Philpot Museum.
Sunday 15th , Saturday 21st,
Sunday 22nd,10am to 5pm

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33 All Saints’, West Parley – Historic Riverside Church
Bookable -
Event Full
Guided Tour

Dogs welcome on leads only.
Cameras Welcome.
Full disabled access. Part of the tour includes
the churchyard. Visitors should be well shod.
Alternative provision will be made for any for
whom the terrain is unsuitable or in the event
of rain.
Full directions available on ticket.
Parking will be at the adjacent Church Farm
and will be signposted.
Guided tour of village church with Anglo-Saxon
origins and something of interest from every
era since. Highlights include the magnificent
medieval roof timbers, the 16th Century chalice,
the 17th Century pulpit and reading desk, the
18th Century box pews, the ‘cursed’ sundial
of gruesome origin and the ‘elephant’ in the
churchyard. In a tour lasting approximately one
hour the Rector delights in re-imagining the past
and bringing hidden history to life.
Event Full

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13 Town Mill, Lyme Regis
14 Church of Our Lady, Chideock
15 Weld Memorial Chapel
16 Church Of The Assumption, Holnest
19 Beaminster Museum
21 Tours of Church of The Assumption
22 Tudor House, Weymouth
25 Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre
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