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New Book Compares Shaftesbury’s Evolution With Other Dorset Towns

David Burnett founded the Dovecot Press in 1974 to publish a series of books of old photographs recording life here in Dorset.

David Burnett’s new book.

His new publication, ‘Lost Dorset – The Towns’ features 375 postcards. Until as late as the 1920s, land owning families shaped the development of many Dorset towns including Shaftesbury. David explains why he would have preferred to live in our town under Lord Stalbridge’s ownership, compared with other Dorset towns.

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