Step back in time to a Dorset from years gone by.

Your history, brought to life …

Windrose Rural Media Trust, as part of its Handing Down Heritage project, will be showing forgotten films from Dorset’s past at the Community Hall on Saturday 21st October.

The Windrose team will be bringing old films to Martinstown village hall in a show packed with gems from the villages and towns around Dorset, celebrating village and farming life from the 1930s through to the 1970s.  One of Windrose’s enduring goals is to save and copy old cine film of rural life, so that people can see the past of our villages, towns and countryside in the most vivid way possible.

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The show will feature films such as farming in the 1940s when many farmers were in transition from using horse power to machines, Mayday celebrations in Martinstown in the 1970s and harbour activities in Weymouth in the 1960s.  Will’s Surgery will also feature in the show, It celebrates cider making on the Dare family’s farm at Shave Cross and features  a lot of cider drinking, storytelling and wild behaviour amongst the elder generation!

Handing Down Heritage - get involved.

The film show is your opportunity to find out how your memories can be kept alive too.  The Windrose team would like to record your stories and thoughts about your experiences of living on the Ridgeway.  Capturing these precious memories is a wonderful way to hand down your heritage for future generations. 

The film show is on Saturday 21st October at the Village Hall in Martinstown.  Doors open at 18.30 and the show will start at 19.00.

Tickets are free and are limited to 2 per person.  For further information about tickets, the show and the Handing Down Heritage audio project contact James Sharpe, of Dorset AONB's South Dorset Ridgeway team, at james.sharpe@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Handing Down Heritage is one of many projects delivered as part of the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership, the SDRLP Partnership is led by Dorset AONB, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The partnership is made up of an innovative mix of archaeologists, artists, landowners, naturalists, teachers and most importantly local people, who live, work and visit the South Dorset Ridgeway. 

It’s your opportunity to celebrate and share what you love about living in and on the Ridgeway!

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