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Probably the Oldest Photograph of Bere Regis; taken in 1863 This photograph was taken looking west from Woodbury Hill. It was taken by J.W.Boswell; the village's first photographer, whose other occupations included being a decorator. The main road to Poole enters at the left of the picture, while the lane to its right is Blind Street. The church is very prominent at the left and in its pre-restoration state. Particularly noticeable in this early- Spring photo is the lack of bushes, trees and shrubs anywhere in the village. It is sobering to think that at this time the London Underground work began as the first underground railway in the world, while in America the Civil War was raging with the Confederates' best general Stonewall Jackson dying after being accidentally shot by one of his own sentries. Meanwhile in China General Gordon was battling the Tai Ping rebels!
Courtesy of John Pitfield Westbrook Cottage, 1900 Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett
This picture, taken from the Church tower shows the extent of the 1980s building in the village. Before this area was meadow and allotments. The largest building, in the foreground, is Turberville Court, which contains flats for the elderly, while the new Clinic is also visible beyond. Interestingly, two Bere Regis Coaches are on the parking area, not far from the original bus yards belonging to the firm.
Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett King Johns House
Click the right image to see a late C18th engraving of how it used to look.
Click the image left to see one of the stones from the Old Manor House, currently part of a villagers garden wall. When the House fell into disrepair the villagers helped themselves - now that's recycling for you!
Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates
Bere Regis Manor House from the SSW, on 25/06/71 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P808, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph courtesy of George Ward Photograph courtesy of the 1986 BBC Domesday Project Photograph courtesy of George Ward Photograph courtesy of the 1986 BBC Domesday Project
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P644, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Church & Town from the Rectory Garden, before 1900 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P654, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Blind Lane, Bere Regis, in 1972 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P789, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Middlebere Heath in the 1920s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P647, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Boundary Stone on Black Hill - Bere Regis to Turnerspuddle Track, in August 1953 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P32442, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Black Hill between 1910-12 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P22454, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Black Hill in August 1953 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P32433, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Hyde House during the 1920s - 1930s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P40726, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Hyde House next to the River Piddle, 1920s - 1930s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P40727, for this Photograph. Contact them here, or on 01305 756 829
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River Piddle at Hyde, 1920’s - 1930’s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P40861, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Hyde House next to the River Piddle, 1920s - 1930s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P40862, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Hyde House shortly before it was demolished in 1999 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P41850, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Courteney Tracy Otter Hounds next to the River Piddle, Hyde, 1920s-1930s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P41420, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Courteney Tracy Otter Hounds next to the River Piddle, Hyde, 1920s-1930s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P41367, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis, in 1885, taken from the Gamebook of Mr Charles Harvey Coombs This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P45899, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Bere Regis Manor House from the SSW, on 25/06/71 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P808, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829

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Probably the Oldest Photograph of Bere Regis; taken in 1863 This photograph was taken looking west from Woodbury Hill. It was taken by J.W.Boswell; the village's first photographer, whose other occupations included being a decorator. The main road to Poole enters at the left of the picture, while the lane to its right is Blind Street. The church is very prominent at the left and in its pre-restoration state. Particularly noticeable in this early-Spring photo is the lack of bushes, trees and shrubs anywhere in the village. It is sobering to think that at this time the London Underground work began as the first underground railway in the world, while in America the Civil War was raging with the Confederates' best general Stonewall Jackson dying after being accidentally shot by one of his own sentries. Meanwhile in China General Gordon was battling the Tai Ping rebels!
Courtesy of John Pitfield Westbrook Cottage, 1900 Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett
This picture, taken from the Church tower shows the extent of the 1980s building in the village. Before this area was meadow and allotments. The largest building, in the foreground, is Turberville Court, which contains flats for the elderly, while the new Clinic is also visible beyond. Interestingly, two Bere Regis Coaches are on the parking area, not far from the original bus yards belonging to the firm.
Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett King Johns House
Click the image left to see a late C18th engraving of how it used to look.
Click the image below to see one of the stones from the Old Manor House, currently part of a villagers garden wall. When the House fell into disrepair the villagers helped themselves - now that's recycling for you!
Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph courtesy of George Ward Photograph courtesy of the 1986 BBC Domesday Project Photograph courtesy of George Ward Photograph courtesy of the 1986 BBC Domesday Project
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P644, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Church & Town from the Rectory Garden, before 1900 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P654, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Blind Lane, Bere Regis, in 1972 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P789, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Middlebere Heath in the 1920s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P647, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Boundary Stone on Black Hill - Bere Regis to Turnerspuddle Track, in August 1953 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P32442, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Black Hill between 1910-12 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P22454, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Black Hill in August 1953 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P32433, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Hyde House during the 1920s - 1930s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P40726, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
Hyde House next to the River Piddle, 1920s - 1930s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P40727, for this Photograph. Contact them here, or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
River Piddle at Hyde, 1920’s - 1930’s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P40861, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Hyde House next to the River Piddle, 1920s - 1930s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P40862, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Hyde House shortly before it was demolished in 1999 This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P41850, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Courteney Tracy Otter Hounds next to the River Piddle, Hyde, 1920s-1930s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P41420, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Courteney Tracy Otter Hounds next to the River Piddle, Hyde, 1920s-1930s This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P41367, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Bere Regis, in 1885, taken from the Gamebook of Mr Charles Harvey Coombs This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. The Museum is owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society (DNH&AS). Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Prints can be ordered from the Museum; quote ref P45899, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. Photograph courtesy of Justin Standfield
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