Dorchester Camera Club Photographic Exhibition at the Dorset County Museum

The Cobb by Richard Anders © 2013

The Cobb by Richard Anders © 2013

The highly popular Dorchester Camera Club annual exhibition opens on Saturday 15th June 2013 at Dorset County Museum. This year, in addition to the many photographs on display, there will also be projected images enabling members who do not produce prints to be represented.

Dorchester Camera Club currently has over 100 members, young and old, with a wide range of interests and experience.  The club meets regularly on Monday evenings in the Colliton Club in Dorchester.  Meetings may include visiting speakers, members showing their own work and demonstrations of practical applications.  There are also regular competitions and social events.

Anyone interested in joining the club should check the website on

The exhibition runs until Saturday 29th June, entry is FREE and many of the pieces are for sale.  Don’t forget to visit the Museum’s popular café for a drink and a slice of homemade cake while you are there.

For further information contact the Museum on 01305 262735 or check the website on


Dorset County Museum appeal for information on photograph

Puddletown Post Office

Puddletown Post Office from the early 1900s

Dorset County Museum is appealing for information about this old photograph showing Puddletown Post Office.

The image, believed to date back to the early 20th century, was found by a lady in London and she has asked the museum to help find out more about what it shows.

The people outside are presumed to be staff and the museum wants to hear from anyone who knows whether it was common for women to work in post offices at that time or if anyone recognises any of the people in the picture.

If you can help contact Dorset County Museum on 01305 262735.