Dorset Historian David Burnett On How The Larmer Tree Attracted Victorian Crowds

In 1899, 44,000 people visited the Larmer Tree Gardens. Dorset historian and publisher David Burnett explains how owner Pitt-Rivers put his estate on the map.

He offered a range of free entertainment and quirky attractions that drew in the crowds from all over the Southwest.

David Burnett

Listen to this fascinating piece of Shaftesbury-area history at 17:15 on Monday’s Alfred Daily.