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Emperor Dragonfly

Here are a few shots of an emperor dragonfly in flight taken recently at North Cadbury near Sherborne, Dorset.

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Sherborne Abbey, Dorset

Sherborne Abbey, known to many as the Cathedral of Dorset, was founded in AD 705.  It was formerly a Saxon cathedral and then became a Benedictine abbey.  The abbey dominates Sheborne town and although may not be as well known as other cathedrals such as Winchester, Salisbury etc., the history, stunning interior and helpful and knowledgeable staff make this abbey a delight to visit.

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Jurassic Coast – Part 2

A few more shots of the stunning Jurassic coast.

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Tyneham Village

Travelling through the vast Dorsetshire MOD firing ranges you come across the ghostly village of Tyneham.  During the preparations for D-Day the unfortunate 225 residents were asked to leave their village as the military required more land to train the troops and test their weaponry.  Following the end of WWII the residents had settled elsewhere and no one was ever to return.  The village has stood still in time and allows you take a curious glimpse of the past.

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The Jurassic Coast

Having wanted to visit the Jurassic coast for a number of years, we finally had the opportunity, albeit only a brief overnight visit.  Staying in a hotel in the very quaint Lulworth Cove, we managed to squeeze in the stunning scenery that is Durdle Door and take a stroll along Kimmeridge Bay.

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St Nicholas church, Moreton, Dorset

I briefly visited St Nicholas church during a short stay on the Jurassic coast.  Situated in the charming little village of Moreton, the church was bombed by the Germans in 1940 causing substantial damage, in particular to the stained glass.  Restoration soon followed with the gradual replacement of the uniquely designed windows taking place during 1955-87 by Laurence Whistler.  The windows are stunningly etched and depict stars, landscapes and candles as well as fondly remembered names.  In 1935 the  funeral service for Thomas Edward Lawrence, better known by some as Lawrence of Arabia, took place at the church and you can find his grave in the nearby church cemetery.

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