During the South Dorset Ridgeway Heritage Project volunteers collected memories of residents of the area in an oral history project - Ridgeway Voices.
Some of those memories were presented in an exhibition at Dorset County Museum in 2011and some have been gathered together for use in schools. Download the tracks and supporting information to use in the classroom.
There are three themes for you to choose from - Starting School, Wartime and Farming
1. Starting School
Three memories of starting school in the village of Broadmayne
Support Material: Starting School 843.32 Kb
Mary Elsie Wells
2. Wartime Childhood
Four childhood memories of life along the Ridgeway during the Second World War
Support Material: Wartime Childhood 2.53 Mb
Ken Miller from Osmington
June Tribe from Broadmayne
Jock Lane from Poxwell
Mary Goode from Sutton Poyntz
3. Farming the Ridgeway
Four memories of different farming experiences across the Ridgeway
Support Material: Farming_the_Ridgeway.pdf 6.74 Mb
Jock Lane, a farmer from Poxwell
Joyce Hammett, a smallholder from Broadmayne
David Saunders, a farmer from Sutton Poyntz
Sue Wintle from Sutton Poyntz. Her grandparents had a smallholding.