News and events at Dorset History Centre
All the latest news from the Dorset History Centre, with details of forthcoming events.
Pubs and Players
Licensing records in the Poole Borough Archive give an insight into the history of entertainment and leisure in Poole.
300,000 records of Dorset's past available to search online
Staff at Dorset History Centre have added the 300,000th entry to the archive catalogue and take the opportunity to shine a light on previously catalogued pieces of history.
Volunteers needed for WW1 research project
An exciting project looking to uncover the stories of men commemorated in St Peter's Church, Bournemouth is seeking volunteers.
Recently catalogued documents from the Poole Borough collection reveal historic attitudes to public punishment.
Monitoring the Environment
Dorset Archives Trust have recently funded the purchase of an environmental meter, which is used to offer advice to museums and individuals.
Introduction to Family History Sessions
Are you interested in family history but not sure where to start? Our one-off sessions look at the basic resources that can be used in genealogical research.
Election of Women to Public Office
It seems very modern to have women leading political parties in the twenty-first century, but women holding public office may not have been considered so revolutionary by our medieval and Tudor ancestors.
Dorset Regiments on the First Day on the Somme
The name of 'the Somme' remains a highly-charged and hugely evocative one. The first day on the Somme saw almost 60,000 British casualties and almost 20,000 men killed.
Pupils Learn about Wimborne's Past
At Dorset History Centre we love to see young people engaging with the past, and eight pupils from Allenborne School have done just that by interviewing Wimborne residents of the 1950s.
Celebrating volunteers at Dorset History Centre
Volunteers Week (1-12 June) is the perfect opportunity to highlight the wonderful work carried out by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers at Dorset History Centre.
Portraits and Poses: Early Twentieth Century Photography
A collection of nearly 1000 negatives from the Hibbs Collection has recently been digitised, providing a fascinating glimpse into Dorset life from 1910-1920 and World War One.
View the latest edition and find out about our work and how our collections can further your research.
Surprising Finds and Lucky Survivals
Ed Bristow looks back on 4 years of working at Dorset History Centre and his most memorable items from the archives.
Take your Time
"Take Your Time" was a Health and Wellbeing Legacy funded project which aimed to improve well-being for those living with dementia.
Unlocking the Bankes Archive project events
The Unlocking Bankes project includes a programme of monthly talks on a range of topics from archive conservation to archaeology and architecture.
Explore the Treves Trail - a walking trail in Dorchester which gradually reveals information about the life of Sir Frederick Treves.