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The Society of  Dorset Men


Year Book











Sir Newman Flower      1920 - 32

Stanley J. Galpin         1933-34

H. L. I. Watkins           1935 - 37

Ashley C. Rogers        1937 - 50

F. C. H. Dennett          1951 - 60

N. J. (Nat) Byles         1961 - 78

Fred Langford              1979 - 94

George Lanning          1995 - 2000

Peter Pitman                2000-2012

Trevor Vacher-Dean   2012-2014

The Dorset Year Book


Past Year Book Editors

More about the 2016 Year Book and details of back-numbers

Selwyn Williams

41 Everest Road Weymouth

Dorset DT4 0DQ

Tel: 01035 771062

mobile 07805884786

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Among the content of the 2017 Dorset Year Book:

Centenary of the tank. Selwyn Williams  discusses the early use of tanks and thepresent day displat at Bovington Tank Museum

Suzy Varndell writes on the lives of hedgehogs ,in particular in Dorset.

Mike Oliver.MBE.. King of Steam. Brian Moore pays tribute to a legend.

Battle of the Somme. Greg Scofield remembers Dorset’s fallen.

The land where no rabbits roam. David Forrester remembers summers spent with his aunt and uncle in Portland’s Sawmill tavern.

When the Germans invaded Dorchester.  Brian Bates tells how Dorchester became the largest WW1 P.O.W. camp

Lady Emma Kitchener Fellowes Pays tribute to her great uncle Field Marshall Earl Kitchener of Khartoum on the centenary of his death.

This edition is packed with fascinating and informative articles covering the people and places across Dorset

Dorset Year Book Editor


Copies may be obtained from the following: Weymouth – Books Afloat: Dorchester – Tourist Information Centre and Waterstones: Bridport – Waterstones: Wimborne – Gullivers Bookshop: Poole – D.J Brookings Bookshop (Upper Parkstone): Sherborne – Abbey Book Shop: Shaftesbury – Orchard Park Garden Centre: Portland – Cards and Celebrations(Easton). Cost £8       Copies may be obtained by post at a cost of £10 including postage and packing from Andy Hutchings, 23 Hereford Road, Weymouth DT4 0QB    Tel 01305 784332