Mill Street, Dorchester

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Thomas Hardy’s Mixen Lane

By David J Forrester

‘Beware, keep away, don’t you dare go there!’ It’s 1950 and you wouldn’t expect part of Fordington in the county town of Dorchester to be ‘out of bounds’. However, Mill Street had a reputation. And despite many changes for the better, this reputation was not easy to shake off. … 
In this book I hope to transport you back to the beginning of the twentieth century to let you experience, through the memories of those who lived in Mill Street, what life was like in a not very advantaged part of Dorchester, where to a certain extent you were judged by what had gone before. To myself and other like-minded people, it is important that this part of our local history is recorded, before it is lost forever down the mill stream.

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Weight 225 g
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm