My Family and Other Smugglers
A Talk by Author and Historian
Friday 1st June 2018 at 7.30pm (Doors at 7.00pm)
Free tickets available from the Town Clerk’s Office or the Information Centre in advance.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Blandford Forum DT11 7AF
Join us at the Corn Exchange for a fascinating and enlightening talk by Roger Guttridge on smuggling in Dorset.
Roger Guttridge was born at Redhill, Surrey, and brought up in the Sturminster Newton area of Dorset. He went to Blandford Grammar School before beginning a 48-year career which has embraced a wide range of media work including newspapers and magazines, book writing and publishing, PR and marketing, radio and television. Roger is particularly well-known for his books on Dorset and for his local history columns.
He has taken part in, or advised, on many television and radio programmes, including a BBC Radio 4 programme about the real-life smuggling influences behind J. Meade Falkner’s classic novel Moonfleet.
Furthermore, Roger is a direct descendant of North Dorset’s most notorious smuggler Roger Ridout. Most recently Roger featured on the BBC 1 series Murder, Mystery and My Family, in which he revealed newly discovered documents to the grandson of Charlotte Bryant, who was hanged in 1936 for poisoning her husband with arsenic.
Last modified: April 10, 2018