You are invited to join the Mayor and Mayoress of Blandford Forum, Cllr Peter Clark and Mrs Linda Clark for the Community Thanksgiving...
February 8, 2018
Come and dance to live music provided by the 5 musicians of the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band, who will play Strict Tempo, Ballroom, Latin,...
January 25, 2018
The Corn Exchange, Market Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset. DT11 7AG. Saturday 3rd March 2018 at 7:30pm ‘Mr Dickens is Coming’...
December 15, 2017
The Town Council took on responsibility for the outdoor market from North Dorset District Council on Saturday 1st October 2016. Andy...
November 8, 2017
World War 1
14-18 Working Group The 14-18 Town Council Working Group has been established to discuss proposals to mark the centenary of the start of...
September 5, 2017
Summary In September, the Town Council unveiled the Town Hall façade after the works that have been carried out since the scaffolding went...
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Request from our 14-18 Working Group.
The Blandford 14/18 Group
The recent Khaki Kitchen in the Corn Exchange, Blandford was the most successful yet with over 130 visitors during the day. Great interest was shown in the layout of the POW Camp and the route of the Railway Spur up to Blandford Camp. Group members were very pleased with the response to their hard work.
Before Memories Fade.
1st of April 2018 will be the 100th Anniversary of the Formation of the RAF. It is also the Anniversary of the formation of the WRAF. This event will be included in the Exhibition to be staged after Easter on 27th- 30th April 2018.
In 1918 there were around 600 members of the WRAF stationed at Blandford Camp, the majority of whom were billeted in the local villages.
The Blandford 14/18 Group is looking for information, stories and even photos of these Ladies in this area. Maybe some were in your village or lived with you, your relatives, in your house, married into your family, returned after the war or settled in the village or maybe you heard stories of these Ladies from your family or neighbours. Any snippet of information would be appreciated and used to try to form a picture of their lives and contribution to the area and their chosen service. Contributions and contact can be made on the following e-mail :- firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Tanks and Aircraft Exhibition in April there will be a desk dedicated to the collection of Oral Histories of the Great War. From family stories, local incidents, regimental memories to tales that Grandad used to tell. Any information would be gratefully received and recorded before they pass beyond memory and are lost forever.
If anyone has an interest in helping with the collection and preservation of these Oral Histories or in any other aspect of the research, commemoration and exhibiting of Blandfords history during the Great War, please come along to the monthly meeting or contact the Group on :-
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Town Clerk’s Office, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD
Tel: 01258 454500
Fax: 01258 454432
The office is based in Church Lane, behind the Corn Exchange, in the corner of the car park as you walk through to Salisbury Street, and is open Monday to Friday – 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.