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Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield
Bere Regis Motor Service in the late 1920's The charabanc was owned by Mr Vacher and in this photo was carrying 27 people, plus the driver. The driver, in the peaked cap is Reg Toop, who in 1929 went on to establish Bere Regis Motor Services, which rapidly built into a large enterprise, finally being absorbed into other transport companies in the late 1980s.
Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield
Brick workers at Brick-Hill, Bere Regis in circa 1904 Ivor Amey (front left seated), Ted Amey (front middle seated), Jack Amey (front right standing) & William Amey (back left standing in bowler hat). William Amey was the Owner of the Brickworks and father of Ivor, Ted & Jack. One other son, Pat (the youngest), was not in the photo. The other 2 men are unknown employees. The Horses are Nobby & Ginger. Situated adjacent to Doddings Farm near the place called Bedlam, this photograph shows equipment for the making of bricks and tiles. The clay in that area was suitable for brick manufacture and the works had its own kiln and railway system for transporting materials at the site.
Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield 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 Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman 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 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 Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett
Barn being re-thatched At Roke Farm Thatchers today command a very good living as their numbers have dwindled since Victorian times, but construction of thatched houses has actually increased over the last few decades. Whether through planning guidelines or simply that there is a consumer demand, the thatch vernacular is here to stay...
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Chamberlaynes Farm, Bere Regis circa 1882 These farm buildings and Mill were photographed by J.W. Boswell soon after they were built, south of the village, on the river, near the road to Wool. Relatives of the occupants of the farmhouse, centre-left, donated this picture while visiting the village in 1990.
Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield
Dodding's Farm, Bere Regis, looking west on 1st July 1932 Artesian wells, with water level above the surface.. A series of about 30 boreholes, each about 90 ft. deep, taps a large underground reservoir of water in the Chalk. The 'head' of this is sufficient to keep all the boreholes flowing constantly, thus yielding ample water to supply several acres of watercress beds.
Photograph courtesy of Sylvia Pitcher
Dodding's Farm, Bere Regis, looking west on 1st July 1932 Artesian wells, with water level above the surface.. A series of about 30 boreholes, each about 90 ft. deep, taps a large underground reservoir of water in the Chalk. The 'head' of this is sufficient to keep all the boreholes flowing constantly, thus yielding ample water to supply several acres of watercress beds.
Photograph courtesy of Raymond Lake Photograph courtesy of George Ward
Coronation decorated Bere Regis & District Bus in 1953 Harry Oliver, a driver for Bere Regis & District for many years, this particular double decker was on the Bere Regis to Poole service. This photo was taken in the car park of the Greyhound pub in Winterborne Kingston. It was decorated for the 1953 Coronation and was a Carnival entry for which he won first prize.
Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph © The Watercress Company
Interior of Barn at Milborne Stream, in 1943 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 P798, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Barn at Milborne Stream, in 1943 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 P799, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Roke Farm in 1968 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 P800, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Roke Farm Barn, on 16/03/1972 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 P805, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Roke Barn, on 16/09/1971 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 P803, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Roke Barn and Shepherds Cottage from the South, on 16/09/1971 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 P804, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Roke Farm Barn from the south, on 16/03/1972 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 P806, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Chamberlaynes Mill in 1882 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 P38149, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Chamberlaynes Mill in 1887 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 P31702, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Shitterton Farmyard in 1989, from the North East 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 P42361, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Shitterton Farmyard in 1989, from the North 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 P42362, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Shitterton Farmyard in 1989, from the North West 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 P42363, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Shitterton Farmyard in 1989, from the West 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 P42364, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Shitterton Farmyard in 1989, from the South West 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 P42366, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Construction of the Watercress Beds 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 P46347, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Replanting the Watercress Beds 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 P46348, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
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Excavated ground in preparation of a Watercress Bed, 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 P46349, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph courtesy of Lynn Fancy
Mr Bedford’s workforce in about 1897, photographed at Doddings Farm Left to right, standing: Albert Bedford, Enos Horley, Mr Stickley, Jim Hewitt, Bill Langdown, Fred Hewitt, Jack Joyce, Ernest Day, Frank Hawkins, William Bedford. Front row: Harry Hawkins, Henry Davis, Harry Stickley, Charlie Hewitt, Edward Langdown, Charles Cobb, Ted Hawkins, Ian Standfield, W. Standfield, Sam Hewitt, Esau Baker, George Hawkins, Jack Rowland.
Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield
© 2003, Bere Regis Village Website.

Historic Village Industry

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Click / tap image for a larger view Click / tap yellow circle for full size image in a new tab
Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield
Bere Regis Motor Service in the late 1920's The charabanc was owned by Mr Vacher and in this photo was carrying 27 people, plus the driver. The driver, in the peaked cap is Reg Toop, who in 1929 went on to establish Bere Regis Motor Services, which rapidly built into a large enterprise, finally being absorbed into other transport companies in the late 1980s.
Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield
Brick workers at Brick-Hill, Bere Regis in circa 1904 Ivor Amey (front left seated), Ted Amey (front middle seated), Jack Amey (front right standing) & William Amey (back left standing in bowler hat). William Amey was the Owner of the Brickworks and father of Ivor, Ted & Jack. One other son, Pat (the youngest), was not in the photo. The other 2 men are unknown employees. The Horses are Nobby & Ginger. Situated adjacent to Doddings Farm near the place called Bedlam, this photograph shows equipment for the making of bricks and tiles. The clay in that area was suitable for brick manufacture and the works had its own kiln and railway system for transporting materials at the site.
Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield 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 Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph courtesy of Tony Bates Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Michael Eastman 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 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 Mark Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Mark Bennett
Barn being re-thatched At Roke Farm Thatchers today command a very good living as their numbers have dwindled since Victorian times, but construction of thatched houses has actually increased over the last few decades. Whether through planning guidelines or simply that there is a consumer demand, the thatch vernacular is here to stay...
Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph courtesy of Sylvia Pitcher
Chamberlaynes Farm, Bere Regis circa 1882 These farm buildings and Mill were photographed by J.W. Boswell soon after they were built, south of the village, on the river, near the road to Wool. Relatives of the occupants of the farmhouse, centre-left, donated this picture while visiting the village in 1990.
Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield
Dodding's Farm, Bere Regis, looking west on 1st July 1932 Artesian wells, with water level above the surface.. A series of about 30 boreholes, each about 90 ft. deep, taps a large underground reservoir of water in the Chalk. The 'head' of this is sufficient to keep all the boreholes flowing constantly, thus yielding ample water to supply several acres of watercress beds.
Photograph courtesy of Sylvia Pitcher
Dodding's Farm, Bere Regis, looking west on 1st July 1932 Artesian wells, with water level above the surface.. A series of about 30 boreholes, each about 90 ft. deep, taps a large underground reservoir of water in the Chalk. The 'head' of this is sufficient to keep all the boreholes flowing constantly, thus yielding ample water to supply several acres of watercress beds.
Photograph courtesy of Raymond Lake
Coronation decorated Bere Regis & District Bus in 1953 Harry Oliver, a driver for Bere Regis & District for many years, this particular double decker was on the Bere Regis to Poole service. This photo was taken in the car park of the Greyhound pub in Winterborne Kingston. It was decorated for the 1953 Coronation and was a Carnival entry for which he won first prize.
Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph courtesy of Paul & Alison Bennett Photograph © The Watercress Company
Interior of Barn at Milborne Stream, in 1943 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 P798, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Barn at Milborne Stream, in 1943 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 P799, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Roke Farm in 1968 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 P800, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Roke Farm Barn, on 16/03/1972 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 P805, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Roke Barn, on 16/09/1971 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 P803, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Roke Barn and Shepherds Cottage from the South, on 16/09/1971 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 P804, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Roke Farm Barn from the south, on 16/03/1972 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 P806, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Chamberlaynes Mill in 1882 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 P38149, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Chamberlaynes Mill in 1887 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 P31702, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Shitterton Farmyard in 1989, from the North East 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 P42361, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Shitterton Farmyard in 1989, from the North 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 P42362, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Shitterton Farmyard in 1989, from the North West 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 P42363, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Shitterton Farmyard in 1989, from the West 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 P42364, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Shitterton Farmyard in 1989, from the South West 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 P42366, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Construction of the Watercress Beds 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 P46347, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Replanting the Watercress Beds 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 P46348, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum.
Excavated ground in preparation of a Watercress Bed, 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 P46349, for this Photograph. Contact them here , or on 01305 756 829
This Photograph is Copyright of Dorset County Museum. Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield Photograph courtesy of Lynn Fancy
Mr Bedford’s workforce in about 1897, photographed at Doddings Farm Left to right, standing: Albert Bedford, Enos Horley, Mr Stickley, Jim Hewitt, Bill Langdown, Fred Hewitt, Jack Joyce, Ernest Day, Frank Hawkins, William Bedford. Front row: Harry Hawkins, Henry Davis, Harry Stickley, Charlie Hewitt, Edward Langdown, Charles Cobb, Ted Hawkins, Ian Standfield, W. Standfield, Sam Hewitt, Esau Baker, George Hawkins, Jack Rowland.
Photograph Courtesy of John Pitfield
© 2003, Bere Regis Village Website.