Joint Archives Advisory Board – 27 July 2001
DORSET ARCHIVES SERVICE
ANNUAL REPORT 2000
Report of the County Archivist
1. PURPOSE OF REPORT
1.1 To report the principal activities of the Dorset Archives Service in 2000.
2.1 To note the Annual Report for 2000.
3.1 Archives were received, as usual, from many sources. Two collections stand
out in importance and size this year. They are the archives of the Cooper Dean
Estate and Eldridge Pope.
3.2 The Cooper Dean Estate has a central place in the history and development of
Bournemouth. The collection is a superb record of the development of the
town over the last hundred years or more. It includes deeds for Christchurch,
Holdenhurst and Bournemouth for 1679-1915 and maps and plans recording
various major developments in Bournemouth from the 1870s to the 1920s and
the journals an accounts of John Cooper 1795-1833.
3.3 The archive of Eldridge Pope of Dorchester, brewers and important players,
through their brewing interests and their public houses, in Dorchester and a
much wider region. The records include their core business records, minutes of
Directors’ meetings, accounts and the like, brewing records and a splendid
series of records of their public houses from the mid-19th century, including
many photographs. This collection is one of the most important business
archives that the Service has received. It is certainly of regional importance.
3.4 It is always pleasing to receive additions to well-established collections.
Among this year’s additions were some extra 19th-century architects plans
from Crickmays of Dorchester, who deposited the major part of their archives
last year. A further deposit was received from Lester Aldridge, the
Bournemouth solicitors of Poole deeds 1682-1899 and Bournemouth deeds
1826-1926. Stewarts of Ferndown, formerly nurseries, garden designers and
now garden centres, added more records of their earlier business and family. A
further accrual was received from Bournemouth Libraries, which included
letter books of the Improvement Commissioners and early Borough and the
records of the Boscombe Ratepayers Association.
3.5 Additional records were received from over 40 Anglican parishes. Of these
deposits were made by 18 parishes in the Poole deanery as a result of the
inspections of parish records in that deanery. Among these were first time
deposits from Lilliput, Creekmoor and Upton and quite large additions from
Longfleet and Lytchett Minster. Valuable deposits were also received from
three United Reformed (formerly Congregational) churches. A substantial,
new deposit was received from the Blandford Forum church including records
of baptisms from 1760 and a church book, with the rules, from 1732. Another
new deposit was received from the Winterborne Kingston church, dating from
1853, and a useful additional deposit came in from the Shaftesbury church,
3.6 Among the smaller acquisitions, three are particularly worthy of note. First the
ancient charters of Poole, which were deposited with some other records. The
charters include the Longspee charter of 1248, the Montecute charter of 1371
and charters of 11453 and 1559 among other important corporate records of
the town. At the beginning of the year, the Service was notified by the
Historical Manuscripts Commission that a Poole marine trader’s account book
was for sale with an American dealer. We were able to buy Joseph Lunridge’s
account book 1774-1790 (by e-mail) with the support of the Friends of
Dorset’s Archives. Finally, as a result of the completion of the catalogue of the
archive of the former Somerset and Dorset estate of the Marquess of Anglesey,
records belonging to series of documents in the collection were identified and
have now been transferred here from the Staffordshire Record Office. They
include estate accounts from 1784.
3.7 In all 288 accessions of archives were received during the year (313 in 1999).
A detailed list of the year’s acquisitions is attached to this report as Appendix
A with a list of donors and depositors (Appendix B).
3.8 The Service is very grateful to all the people and organisations who entrust
their archives into our care for research and use by the public. Without their
interest and support the Service would be much the poorer.
4.1 The Joint Archives Service is the diocesan record office for the parish records
of the diocese of Salisbury in Dorset. One of its duties in to operate the
Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1979 (amended 1992) in the
archdeaconries of Dorset and Sherborne. The Measure requires regular
inspection of records in the parish churches. The records in the churches of the
deanery of Poole were inspected this year and a number of additional deposits
accrued, as noticed above.
5.1 The cataloguing programme suffered a little as a result of the gap between the
resignation of an archivist and her replacement. At the end of the year
satisfactory progress has been achieved in cataloguing the smaller accessions
and the revision of the catalogues of parish records in advance of the
microfilming programme of the Dorset Parish Records Project has maintained
pace. The catalogue of the Marquess of Anglesey’s former estate in Somerset
and Dorset was completed. Work on larger collections has focused on the
archive of the Borough of Poole. This task will run on over the next two years,
6. CONSERVATION AND REPROGRAPHICS
6.1 The Dorset Parish Records Preservation Project, supported by the Heritage
Lottery Fund and the Friends of Dorset’s Archives continued during the year.
The Project suffered from significant recruitment difficulties and a revised
strategy to deal with the backlog of complex conservation treatments was
agreed with the Heritage Lottery Fund. As a result the Project has been
extended to the end of December 2002. This can be managed within the
6.2 In spite of some difficulties, the project achieved a considerable amount
during the year. The packaging or re-packaging and re-boxing of all the parish
records was completed. This involved making tens of thousands of special
covers and folders. Completed microfilm and revised catalogues for parishes
beginning with the letters A to G were made available in the search rooms.
Two celebratory events were held for those parishes to mark the completion of
the work on parishes beginning with the letters A-C and D-G.
6.3 New digitisation equipment was purchased in August. Installation and training
were completed. The equipment is being used to offer services to the public
and other organisations, as well as in support of the Archives service itself. It
was used for a number of pilots and tests before going live in the early part of
2001. This is a major new development, which has increased the range and
quality of the Service’s capacity in this field. It will also mean that documents
which, before this, could not be copied for the public without risk of damage
can now be copied safely. Initial work was undertaken on a project to digitise
Kelly’s directories for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.
6.4 The Service’s microfilm programme restarted later in the year using additional
staff hours. Work concentrated initially on the older corporation minute and
order books of the Borough of Poole and a commission for the Pavey Centre
7. PUBLIC SERVICES
7.1 Numbers of researcher-visits continue to increase slowly. A new record of
11,297 researcher-visits was made to the Record Office. This was an increase
of some 3% over the figure for 1999 (10,918) –the same increase as in the
previous year. A further 6,244 visits were made to use other facilities in the
Record Office. This was a substantial increase over the figure for 1999 (4,461;
+39%) and represents continued demand to use the lecture room. More
detailed figures of public use are attached in Appendix C.
7.2 A grand total of 185,587 items were accessed in the public search rooms. This
figure comprises 12, 335 original archive items, 20,586 traditional
microfilm/fiche and 152,666 General Register Office index microfiche. Use of
each type of material has fallen from 1999. The overall drop is 3.5%. Use of
both types of microform has reduced slightly: the larger fall is in the use of
original archives (23%). On the face of it there does not seem to be a clear
reason behind this.
7.3 The 1881 census was made available in the Search Rooms on CD-ROM in the
second half of the year and has received reasonable use. Also the Service’s
information leaflets were revised and re-badged. Copies have been made
available in libraries, museums and tourist information centres in the area.
7.4 The Archives Service commissioned a disability audit of its goods, services
and building during the year. The audit was completed in October and made a
series of recommendations for improvement. Many of these are relatively easy
for the Service to take on, though some recommendations are for the longer
term. A number of recommendations have been acted on already. The audit
was helpful and encouraging and should help the service become more easily
accessible for more people. The audit also dealt with staff matters and was
equally helpful in this regard.
8.1 A substantial and comprehensive guide to the family history sources in the
Record Office was published early in the year. It retails at £6.95 (68 pages,
with illustrations) and has been well received. Copies are available through the
Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Library Services and the Dorset County
Museum as well as the Record Office itself. It was also advertised through the
good offices of the Somerset and Dorset Family History Society, the Dorset
Family History Society, the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological
Society and the Friends of Dorset’s Archives. The publication has sold well
and over 1,000 copies have been sold.
8.2 The most notable and popular event held in the Record Office during the year
was the community exhibition mounted in the Record Office’s gallery by the
Charminster Local History Group to celebrate the Millennium. The exhibition
recorded 2,000 years of village life in |Charminster, near Dorchester. ‘The
Charminster Story’ was researched, compiled and presented by the Group.
Past and present residents provided many items. The exhibition was supported
not only by the people of Charminster, but also with a grant from the
Millennium Commission’s Awards for All scheme.
8.3 Certainly the most notable event outside the Record Office was the Radio
Solent Local History Fair organised by Poole Museum Service. The Archives
Service had a stall and display at the Fair, which was held in the Corfe Hills
School in October. Approximately 1,500 people visited the Fair. The Archives
stall was busy, as were most others, throughout the day. After the event there
were many queries to be dealt with and a satisfying number of publications
had been sold. The Service also attended two events organised by the
Somerset and Dorset Family History Fair. One was in Dorchester (attended by
about 300) and the other in Bridport (attended by about 600).
8.4 The Service held its first archives advice desks in Bournemouth and Poole
later in the year. This will become a regular feature of the service. They will
be assessed after the Poole Local History Centre and the Bournemouth Town
Centre Library have been opened.
8.5 The Service is also prepared three sets of display material about the Archives
and the Record Office. The displays, which have been prepared using the new
digital copying equipment will be for use at events and circulation in
Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole respectively.
8.6 Together with Hampshire Record Office, the Archives Service took part in
Radio Solent programmes to follow the progress of a new family historian
through and with their research for a week. Fortunately, the Dorset person was
able to find out quite a lot about their ancestors in a short time. The
programmes were broadcast in October.
8.7 Two events were held at the Record Office to celebrate the launch of the
microfilm completed under the Dorset Parish Records Preservation Project.
The first event was for parishes beginning with the letters A-C and was
attended by representatives of over 50 parishes. The second was aimed at
representatives of parishes beginning with the letter D-G. From the second
event all 261 microfilm produced at that point for the Project will be publicly
available in the Search Rooms.
9.1 The original budget for the Joint Archives Service for 2000/01 was set at a net
expenditure of £525,300.
9.2 During the year the three authorities formally agreed to revised funding
arrangements for the Archives service. The revised arrangements provide
stability in the funding of the Service by prescribing a framework for increases
in the overall budget, and determining how the costs of the Service are shared
between the three authorities. The arrangements also provided a framework for
dealing with major maintenance issues and possible future capital matters.
9.3 The arrangements provide for stability funding for revenue expenditure over
the next ten years, based on the National Statistical Office’s Retail Price Index
figure. The basis on which budgets are allocated between the three authorities
was fixed for the five-year period from 2000/01 to 2004/05 on a population
base as at 2000 (56.04% Dorset, 23.5% Bournemouth and 20.46% Poole.
10. STAFF AND TRAINING
10.1 The Archives Service, as part of the County Council as a whole, retained
Investor in People status in 2000. Training and development continued to be
central to the management and operation of the Service. The programme of
Wednesday morning sessions, when the Record Office is closed to the public
until 10.00 a.m., remains a very valuable opportunity for staff training and
development and team building.
10.2 The Service was without a Principal Archivist, managing the public access
services until late May, when Jacqueline Halewood took up her appointment.
She was formerly the senior archivist in the Chester City Archives. Caroline
Ferris, one of the Archivists left in February and was replaced in July by
Stephen Forshaw in June. There were a number of other staff changes during
the year, as recorded in Appendix D.
11.1 The year 2000 was challenging in many ways. I am pleased to report,
however, that on the whole it was a successful one and much has been
11.2 I close this report by recording my thanks and appreciation to all my
colleagues and to our volunteer support. Their dedication and commitment
have made it possible.
A. Archives acquired by Dorset Archives Service during 2000
B. List of donors and depositors
C. Statistics of Public Use
D. Staff 2000
Background Papers: service records and statistics
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Joint Archives Advisory Board – 27 July 2001
Dorset Archives Service Annual Report 2000
ARCHIVES ACQUIRED IN 2000
The records acquired by Dorset Archives Service during 2000 are summarised below. Some archives or
individual documents are too fragile, personal, confidential or recent to be available for immediate
consultation. Archives which are not catalogued are not normally available for study.
Board of Trade: marine maps and plans 19th and 20th century: additional transfer (reference: NG/BT).
Charity Commission: charity accounts c.1943-1951: additional transfer (reference: NG/CC).
Dorset Magistrates’ Courts: Bournemouth: court registers 1990: additional transfer (reference:
Dorset Magistrates’ Courts: Bridport: court registers 1990: additional transfer (reference: PS/BT).
Dorset Magistrates’ Courts: Central Division: court registers 1990: additional transfer (reference:
Dorset Magistrates’ Courts: Dorchester: court registers 1990: additional transfer (reference:
Dorset Magistrates’ Courts: Poole: court registers 1990: additional transfer (reference: PS/PL).
Dorset Magistrates’ Courts: Portland: court registers 1990: additional transfer (reference: PS/PTD).
Dorset Magistrates’ Courts: Sherborne: court registers 1990: additional transfer (reference: PS/SH).
Dorset Magistrates’ Courts: Weymouth: court registers 1990: additional transfer (reference:
Mining Inspectorate: disused mine plans for Aldermoor mine two and Norden mine two 2000: deposit
Naval Bases: HMS Osprey, Royal Naval Air Station, Portland: Aerial photographs 1980-1996:
deposit (reference: NG/NB/PAS).
Naval Bases: Portland: marriage register for Naval Chapel of St Paul 1969-1987: deposit (reference:
Rural Development Commission: minutes 1983-1986; Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas)
Strategy for Dorset 1978, 1985; and correspondence and papers 1983-1986: deposit (reference:
Prison Service: HM Prison, The Verne, Portland: prison registers 1949-1964; medical reception
register 1957-1961; hospital occurrence book 1954-1955; visiting committee minutes 1949-1959; Chief
Officers' daily report book 1949-1950; and other records: deposit (reference: NG/PR 3).
HIGH SHERIFF OF DORSET
Certified copy declaration of High Sheriff; appointments of the Under Sheriff; and declaration of the
Under Sheriff 1999-2000: additional transfer (reference: V).
Bournemouth: Bournemouth Commissioners letter books 1877-1891; Bournemouth Local Health
Board letter books 1880-1908; Borough of Bournemouth letter book 1891; Bournemouth Town
Council letter books 1892-1899; Bournemouth Burial Board letter books c.1872-1904; Pokesdown
Urban District Council letter books 1895-1898; Bournemouth Central Council of Education Committee
minute book 1894-1895; Finch House School attendance register 1941-1943; Spence family household
account books 1913-1939; [Bournemouth] Charter Reception Committee minute book 1890; Boscombe
Ratepayers Association minute book 1938-1956; deeds and abstracts of title for property in Boscombe,
Pokesdown and Charminster 1932-1939: and other records: additional deposit (reference: DC/BH).
Bournemouth: Bournemouth Corporation Tramways and Christchurch extension, plan and section
1901, 1905: deposit (D.1725).
Christchurch: electoral register 1997: donation (QD).
Poole: Longspee charter 1248; Montecute charter 137; Port of Staple charter 1433; charter of 1453;
Elizabeth Charter 1559; confirmation of arms 1558; contribution to 1568 charter; tax of XV & Xth
1586; town accounts 1590-1591; list of burgesses 1697; conviction 1823; railway notice 1845;
transportation order 1787; cholera statement 1832; list of alehouses; British School log book 1866-
1867; account of wages; grant of arms 1976; statement of the town of Poole 1686; Terrier 1569-1578;
and account of Lawrence Gigger: additional deposit (reference: DC/PL).
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council: electoral register 2000: donation (reference: QDE).
COUNTY COUNCIL RECORDS
Dorset County Council: Education and Libraries Committee minutes 1996-1998; Environmental
Services Committee minutes 1996-1999; Development Control sub-committee 1993-1997; Countryside
and Conservation sub-committee minutes 1997-2000; Environmental Services Scrutiny Committee
minutes 1999-2000; Planning sub-committee minutes 1997-2000; Traffic sub-committee minutes1993-
1997; Transportation sub-committee minutes 1997-2000 King Edward VII (Samaritan) Fund for Dorset
minute book 1924-1988 and account book 1923-1987; Annual Report 1998/1999; electoral registers
1999/2000; year book 1999-2000; rights of way modification orders 1993-2000: transfers (reference:
DISTRICT COUNCIL RECORDS
East Dorset District Council: Electoral register for East Dorset 2000 consisting of Christchurch
Constituency (part), North Dorset Constituency (part), Mid-Dorset and North Poole Constituency (part)
and street index: additional deposit (reference: QDE).
West Dorset District Council: street plans and drawings of pumping stations, Dorchester 1856-1987;
plans of Corn Exchange, Dorchester 1865; plan of Dorchester Barracks 1931; plan of isolation hospital,
Dorchester 1914; plan of the clocktower, Town Hall, Dorchester 1862; plan of alterations to town
pump, Dorchester n.d.[19th century.]; plan of South Walks road improvements, Dorchester n.d. [19th
century.]; plan of Dorchester 1860; plans of drainage and sewerage in Sherborne 1873-1989. plans of
drainage and sewer facilities in Bridport 1940, 1962; plan of Bridport Harbour works and outfall sewer
1877; OS maps c.1860-1886, plans of Dorchester, 1900s-1930s; accounts 1998/99: additional deposits
Dorchester Rural District: register of decisions on applications for development 1956-1974:
additional deposit (reference: DC/DOR).
Sherborne Rural District Council: OS maps marking buildings of special architectural or historical
interest within the district 1961: additional deposit (reference: DC/SHR).
Sherborne Urban District Council: register of decisions on applications for development 1948-1974:
additional deposit (reference: DC/SHU).
SPECIAL AUTHORITIES RECORDS
Poole Harbour Commissioners: daily diaries 1957-1977; notification of damage 1947-1965; daily
arrivals/sailings 1967-c.1974; Poole Harbour bye-laws 1901, 1931-1985; harbour notices 1949-1972;
fishing boat registration 1966-1967; list of yacht yards and contractors n.d.: deposit (reference:
PARISH COUNCIL RECORDS
Buckland Newton: deeds 1854, 1902; abstracts of title 1854; correspondence 1854; schedule and
transcripts of deeds c.1980s: additional deposit (reference: PC/BCN).
Chideock: papers concerning the A35 Chideock and Morcombelake bypass: additional deposit
Hazelbury Bryan: vestry minutes 1874-1999; PCC minutes 1967-1983; additional deposit (reference:
Marnhull: minutes 1982-1990; statements of accounts 1921-1959; accounts 1902-1954s: additional
deposit (reference: PC/MAL).
Milton Abbas: deeds and copy deeds 1937-1971, 1993: additional deposit (reference: PC/MIL).
Motcombe: minutes 1894-1975; and other records: additional deposit (reference: PC/MOT).
Stinsford: minutes 1938-1978, declarations of office 1895-1968, minutes of Hardy Club, Lower
Bockhampton 1975-1981; and other records: deposit (reference: PC/STF).
Stourton Caundle: parish meeting minutes 1894-1948, 1953, 1958-1979; parish meeting accounts
1895-1980; and Stourton Caundle primary school admission registers 1913-1973: deposit (reference:
West Moors: minutes 1989-1992; accounts1916-1995; cemetery registers and records 1932-1995;
Longham deeds 1655-1786: additional deposits (reference: PC/WMO).
Beaminster, St Mary’s Primary School: girls' school log books 1882-1964; infants' school log books
1931-1964; boys' school log books 1896-1964 and amalgamated school log book 1964-1993;managers
and governors' minutes 1929-1990: additional deposit (reference: S.313).
Langton Matravers: St George’s First School: infants log books 1874-1900; mixed school log books
1885-1900; mixed and infant log books 1900-1982; Infant admission registers 1869-1909; mixed
admission registers 1895-1906; mixed and infants admission registers 1891-1954: deposit (reference:
Maiden Newton Church of England Primary School: draft deed of conveyance for land to the rector
and churchwardens of Howell to be used as a site for a school 1872: additional deposit (reference:
Poole, St Mary’s Catholic School: school photographs c.1950s: additional deposit (reference: S.320).
Sherborne and Cumpton: Sherborne School 20th Century Fund report c. 1962, Cumpton School
prospectus c.1955: deposit (reference: D.1713).
Bladen Village Stores: copy deeds and papers 1959-1983: additional deposit (reference: D.1608).
Bridport Chamber of Commerce: correspondence, minutes and papers c.1980-c.1998: donation
Chislett and Rawlence of Wimborne Minster, land agents: sale particulars and other papers of the
Boveridge Estate 1961,1970; Boveridge Charity papers 1963: additional deposit (reference: D/CRL).
Connelly's Fruit & Vegetable Shop, Lyme Regis: accounts 1920-1936: deposit (reference: D.1676).
Crickmay of Dorchester (formerly Weymouth and London), architects: plans of Broadwey schools
1871; cottage in Netherbury 1872 and Slape House, Netherbury 1872; specifications of works for
church at Turnworth [late 19th cent.]; photographs and perspective drawings including Durngate Street,
Dorchester Brewery, County Museum, Barclays Bank, Weymouth and Yeovil, Weymouth Public Hall,
St Edmund's Church, Weymouth and New Zealand Government Offices, Strand, London c. 1870-1970:
additional deposits (reference: D/CMY).
Eldridge Pope of Dorchester, brewers etc: company letters 1912-1937; letter books 1874-1920;
private letter books 1881-1920; secretary's letter books 1897-1939; Southbourne Branch letter books
1907-1913, 1917-1925, 1932-1934; board minute books 1897-1971; AGM minutes 1898, 1930-1961;
copy board minutes 1939-1946; draft board minute books 1898-1932; agenda books 1898-1940;
directors' attendance books 1939-1984; register of seals 1897; memorandum and articles of association
1897; trade summary books 1880-1936; deeds of estate 18th-20th centuries; estate copy deeds of
disposed properties 1960s-1980s; register of properties 1886, 1931, public house photographs (with
negatives) 20th century; pamphlets and papers re brewing history 1878-1977; pub histories; managers’
agreements 1932-1961; directors' reports and statement of accounts 1899-1982; prospectus 1897;
provisional statement of accounts 1883-1963; memorandum and articles of association and deeds and
agreements re establishment of Eldridge Pope 1897; brewing books 1881-1883, 1896-1897, 1911-1912,
1917-1986 [1972 missing]; sale books 1943-1953, 1958-1968, 1973-1975; brewing diaries 1921-1976;
racking books 1963-1989; sugar stock books 1955/6, 1960-1985, rough brewing books 1954-1978, hop
stock books 1930-1936, 1940-1988; cash books 1886-1893, 1908-1937, 1925-1929; private ledger no
17 1947-1987; purchase ledger 1883-1935; general cash books 1934-1937; cash book 1964-1966;
tenants ledgers 1960s; personal ledger 1936-1937; ledgers (a &b) 1965; ledgers 1870s-1960s; expenses
journal 1957-1958: deposit (reference: D/ELP).
Eversheds of London, solicitors: Abbotsbury Estate deeds1874: additional deposit (reference:
Farrer and CO of London, solicitors: Bournemouth, Puncknowle and Sherborne marriage
settlements 1892-1949: additional deposit (reference: D/FAR).
Lee and Pembertons of London, solicitors: Shillingstone deeds 1727-1852: additional deposit
Lester Aldridge of Bournemouth, solicitors: Bournemouth 1826-1926; Poole deeds1682-1899; and
other records: additional deposit (reference: D/MAH).
Joseph Lunridge of Poole, skipper: accounts 1774-1790: purchase (reference: D.1671).
Morgan and CO of London, solicitors: deeds re Kings Road Sherborne 1907 and Brassey Road
Winton 1924: additional deposit (reference: D.1702).
Park, Nelson, Thompson, Quarell of London, solicitors: deeds re Weymouth 1791-1834 and
Farnham 1817: additional deposit (reference: D.577).
Prudential Corporation: Weymouth1916 and Bournemouth 1934-1935 deeds: deposit (reference:
Samuel Shute of Park Farm, Chideock: farm account books 1913-1933, 1933-1951: deposit
Slaughter and May of London, solicitors: plan re Wharf Road, Bournemouth 1889: additional
deposit (reference: D.1700).
Stewarts of Ferndown, nurseries and garden centres: plans of nursery 1872-1898; nursery stock
books n.d., 1932-1983; nursery stock book of items purchased 1878; certificate awarded to John Prior,
Association of Honour of The Royal Horticultural Society 1938; portfolio of garden designs 1986;
photographs late 19th century - 20th century; wages book 1931-1954; valuation 1994; financial
statements 1994; scrapbook with logos and plants n.d. 20th century; field propagation books 1973-
1986; photographs of nurseries (mounted) n.d. late 20th century; plans of Broom Hill site 1964-1966;
out-letter books 1903-1905; correspondence 1957-1974; correspondence, agreements, photographs,
accounts etc re Ferndown Golf Club 1913-1914, 1966-1967; Family papers: correspondence, reports
and transcripts re the history of the business and the family 1959-1996; correspondence 1950s, 1980s;
photograph albums of family and events 1913-1930s, 1931-1986, 1940s, 1944-1956; loose photographs
of family and nursery late 19th century- 980s; family tree compiled 1994; probate documents 1860-
1912; correspondence 1924-1930, 1949-1950, 1958-1960, 1968-1969; information about the history of
the family/business 1960s-1990s; family bibles n.d, 1860, 1881; school report for E C M Stewart
1930s: additional deposit (reference: D/STW).
William Sturgess and Co of London: deeds of manor of Burston and Ranston House 1781-1794:
additional deposit (reference: D.1228).
Vizard Oldham of London, solicitors: deeds re Fordington 1834-1843; papers re estate of More's of
Dorchester 1866-1922: additional deposit (reference: D/VIZ)
E Walmsley Lewis of Weymouth, architect: photographs of Woolbridge Manor and Radipole Old
Manor 1939: additional donation (reference: D/WAL).
Wimbledon Hall Hotel, Bournemouth: brochure early 20th century (post-1912): donation (reference:
Withers of London, solicitors: deeds re manors of Stalbridge, Stalbridge Weston and Sixpenny
Handley 1791; marriage settlements 1781, 1860; and copy will of T Salisbury of Fordington 1808:
additional deposit (reference: D.173).
Salisbury: Dorset finance committee: church building restoration minute book 1914-1984: additional
deposit (reference: EP/S).
Dorset: quinquennial surveys, c.1982-1995; clergy housing survey reports, c.1982-1995: additional
deposit (reference: AD/DT).
Dorset: probate records 1590-1812: additional deposit (reference: AD/DT).
RURAL DEANERY RECORDS
Beaminster: minutes1969-1982; chapter minutes 1975-1989; deanery magazines 1959-1969;
photographs of church interior, cover of baptism register and Stoke Abbott graveyard c.1970s; survey
of Stoke Abbott village c. 1930s; and other records: additional deposits (reference: RD/BE).
PARISH CHURCH RECORDS
Alton Pancras: terrier and inventory 1993-2000; electoral rolls 1979-1996: additional deposit
Beaminster: memoirs of Timothy Biles (incumbent), ‘Churchwardens I Have Buried’,the journal of a
country vicar' 1999; 'Team News', magazine for the Beaminster Team 1983-1999: additional deposits
Bere Regis: parish magazines: Bere Regis and Affpuddle 1999: additional deposit (reference:
Bishops Caundle: restoration of the Church papers1863-1938; and other records: additional deposit
Branksome St Aldhelm: registers of baptism 1942-1989, marriage 1965-1990 and confirmation 1915-
1969; service registers 1894-1897, 1969-1978: additional deposit (reference: PE/BRK (SA)).
Branksome St Barnabus: register of baptism 1958-1990; service register 1958-1968; PCC St
Barnabus sub-committee minutes 1960-1976: deposit (reference: PE/BRK(SB)).
Branksome St Clement: registers of baptism 1969-1981 marriage 1970-1995, burial 1950-1992 and
banns 1894-1993; service registers 1908-1989; PCC minutes 1916-1946, 1962-1986; vicarage fund
accounts 1949-1956; annual vestry minutes 1904-1966: additional deposit (reference: PE/BRK(SC)).
Bradford Peverell: plan of the graveyard n.d.: additional deposit (PE/BRP).
Bradpole: register of baptism1944-1996; service register 1984-1996; and other records: additional
deposit (reference: PE/BRE).
Broadstone: registers of baptism 1986-1993 and marriage 1982-1989; service register 1994-1997;
faculties c1945-1962; correspondence and papers c1899-1967: additional deposit (reference: PE/BDS).
Broadwindsor: registers of baptism 1941-1999 and burial 1949-1999; church accounts 1974-1991:
additional deposits (reference: PE/BDW).
Canford Magna: registers of baptism 1979-1994 and banns 1991-1998: additional deposits (reference:
Castleton: marriage licenses 1861-1962; church committee meeting minutes 1989-1994;
correspondence file 1992-1998; and other records 20th century: additional deposit (reference: PE/CAS).
Charminster: registers of 1985-1990 and banns 1976-2000: additional deposit (reference: PE/CMR).
Chilfrome: registers of baptism 1813-2000, marriage 1839-1993 and burial 1814-1995: additional
deposit (reference: PE/CHF).
Colehill: annual parochial church meeting minutes 1966-1985; PCC minutes 1974-1989; and other
records: additional deposit (reference: PE/COL).
Creekmoor: registers of marriage 1985-1992: deposit (reference: PE/CRE).
East Stoke: Mothers' Union branch records 1954-1977: additional deposit (reference: PE/EST).
East Stour: register of marriage 1977-1998: additional deposit (reference:
Enmore Green: service register 1961-1982; communicants roll1931-1964; plan of burial ground 1843-
2000: additional deposits (reference: PE/ENG).
Ensbury Park: register of marriage 1987-1999; service register 1984-1992; PCC minutes 1982-1995;
church accounts 1971-1976, 1992-1998; and other records: additional deposit (reference: PE/ENY).
Fleet: service register 1952-1998: additional deposit (reference: PE/FLE).
Fordington St Mary: PCC minutes 1997-1998; parish magazines 'West Fordington Review' 1959-
1964; newsletter of St Mary's Church Fordington 1965-1974; Network: he magazine of the parish
churches of Dorchester 1974-1981; 'Open Door' magazine 1982-1994; 'Dorchester Parish Magazine'
1994-1998: additional deposit (reference: PE/FOR(SM)).
Hamworthy: newsletters and other records late 20th century: additional deposit (reference: PE/HMY).
Hazelbury Bryan: ; confirmation register 1943-1995; service registers 1950-1966; churchwardens'
accounts 1891-1922; PCC minutes 1946-1967; restoration appeal fund books and photographs 1904,
1950; Incumbent papers 1821-1958; copy Quarter Sessions case re Revd Waller and the churchwardens
1823; deeds 1706-1903; plans of the church and altar 1903, 1921; faculties 1919-1964; removal order
1840; vestry resolution 1839; school correspondence 1922. and other records: additional deposits
Hooke: registers of baptism 1900-1999, marriage 1838-1989 and burials 1814-1999: additional deposit
Lilliput: registers of baptism 1928-1965, marriage 1908-1971 and banns 1908-1981; service registers
1878-1982; faculty1967; licence to perform marriages 1908: deposit (reference: PE/LPT).
Longfleet: PCC minutes 1921-1937, 1954-1957, PCC correspondence 1969-1974; PCC accounts
1956--1978; church room accounts 1928-1955; building committee minutes1911-1916; accounts 1898-
1916; church hall extension committee minutes 1970-1975; accounts of Victory Thanksgiving Fund,
Guild of Remembrance Fund and Restoration Fund 1945-1955; plans for alterations to the church
1976; faculty to enlarge the chancel 1893; correspondence, plan and other papers concerning the
creation of Oakdale St George c.1933-1946: additional deposit (reference: PE/LOF).
Lyme Regis: churchwardens and PCC Lyme Regis tapestry correspondence 1901-1924; Peek
Memorial Chapel deed1902: additional deposit (reference: PE/LR).
Lytchett Matravers: register of banns 1962-1977; service register 1973-1994; Mother's Union
minutes [1970s/1980s]: additional deposit (reference: PE/LMA).
Lytchett Minster: registers of 1932-1982, banns 1910-1985 and confirmation 1950-1987; service
registers 1910-1965; war memorial accounts 1920; churchwardens' reports to PCC concerning the
parish church and St Dunstan's, Upton 1955-1982, 1979-1983; drawing of credence table n.d;
correspondence re chapel at Lytchett Heath c.1898-1900; accounts and balance sheets 1902-1922; lease
of Lytchett Minster school to Dorset County Council 1938, with letter 1968; papers re Lockyer's
charity -1921; correspondence and plans re extension of St Dunstan's Church, Upton 1960-1975;
Upton infants' school managers' minutes 1903-1953; correspondence re Lytchett Minster/Upton infants'
school 1902-1952; Lytchett Minster/Upton school annual returns 1901-1915; correspondence, reports,
specifications for works re the vicarage 1881-1969; correspondence re transfer of powers from St
Dunstan's to Lytchett Minster PCC 1953-1960: and other records: additional deposit (reference:
Melplash: registers of baptism 1910-1998 and banns 1926-1997; plan of churchyard with key to
graves (photocopies); register of graves n.d; scrapbook c.1923-1965; photographs of the church (1
album); photographs of the Beaminster team clergy, VE Day and harvest festival [1980s-1990s];
photographs of incumbents 1846-1970s; notebook and correspondence re memorials in the church n.d;
lithograph of James Bandinel [who built the church]; faculties 1979, 1983, 1988; sketch of old vicarage
[destroyed in 1881]; photograph of clergy, choir etc 1909; drawing [in charcoal] of old vicarage n.d;
lithograph of 'Intended New Church at Melplash near Beaminster, Dorset' n.d; additional deposit
Okeford FitzPaine: vestry meeting/annual minutes 1920-1994; PCC meeting minutes 1960-1994:
additional deposit (reference: PE/OFP).
Parkstone St Peter: register of marriage 1980-1988; service register 1984-1994: additional deposit
Poole: registers of baptism 1898-1975, marriage registers 1892-1994; burial 1873-1931, banns 1950-
1997 and confirmation 1910-1983; service registers 1925-1972, 1981-1989; standing committee
minutes 1935-1963: additional deposit (reference: PE/PL).
Poole St Paul: registers of baptism 1893-1956, marriage 1901-1956 and burial 1893-1912: additional
deposit (reference: PE/PL(SP)).
Preston with Sutton Poyntz: tithe apportionment for Preston 1838: additional deposit (reference:
Puddletown: parish magazines of Puddletown and Tolpuddle 1990-2000: additional deposit
Spetisbury: parish magazines 1892-1905, 1908-1915: additional deposit (reference: PE/SPY).
Stoke Wake: service registers 1928-1979; PCC minutes 1940-1956: additional deposit (reference:
Sydling St Nicholas: marriage register 1989-2000: additional deposit (reference: PE/SSN).
Talbot Village: registers of baptism 1991-1998, marriage1991-1998 and burial register 1977-1993:
additional deposit (reference: PE/TBV).
Upton: service registers 1939-1971: deposit (reference: PE/UPT).
Walditch: correspondence 1991-1996; and other records: additional deposit (reference: PE/WAL).
West Chelborough: registers of marriage 1838-1984, burial 1813-1999; copy of baptism register
1813-1996: additional deposit (reference: PE/WCH).
West Knighton: tithe map and apportionment 1840s: additional deposit (reference: PE/WKN).
Wimborne Minster: registers of banns 1955-1998; preacher's book 1960-1970; service registers 1952-
1960, 1993-1999; and other records (reference: PE/WM).
Wimborne St Margaret: service register 1920-1947: additional deposit PE/WM(SM)).
Worth Matravers: booklet on the restoration of the bells of St Nicholas 1999: additional transfer
NON-CONFORMIST CHURCH RECORDS: METHODIST
Bridport Circuit: West Bay Methodist Chapel 150 anniversary exhibition 1999: deposit (reference:
Dorchester Circuit: local preachers' meetings minutes 1926-1972; Dorchester United Church marriage
registers 1983-1990; Fordington treasurers accounts 1887-1986 and trustees meeting minute book
1946-1987: additional deposits (reference: NM.2).
Weymouth Circuit: Weymouth circuit plans 1980-2000; mission committee minutes 1979-1993;
property committee minutes 1987-1992; Sunday school council minutes 1941-1978; Broadwey:
sisterhood minutes 1947-1976; attendance registers 1938-1977; Chickerell: dedication service for new
extensions 1989; Langton Herring: photographs of the building c.1970s-1980s; society accounts 1955-
1992; trust accounts 1948-1979; trustees meeting/church council minutes 1950-1986; Lanehouse
Rocks: 'Memoirs from Childhood' 1999 and 'Silver Jubilee' 1977; Maiden Street: neighbourhood
committee minutes 1974-1994; Sunday school register 1958-1964; committees minutes 1970-1989;
young church meeting minutes 1963-1983; young church attendance registers 1968-1993; beginners
attendance registers 1974-1982; primary attendance register 1974-1983; world service and mission
committee minutes 1974-1990; Portesham: society meeting/church council minutes 1950-1993;
Westham: church council minutes 1975-1985; Winfrith: church accounts 1979-1998; trustees /church
council minutes 1974-1997; Wyke Regis: church council minutes 1980-1985: additional deposit
NON-CONFORMIST CHURCH RECORDS: UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Blandford Forum: register of baptisms by the Revd Mr Field 1760-1790; register of baptisms 1760-
1927, marriages 1840-1855 and burials 1819-1889, 1907-1927; church book including rules 1732-
1816, list of subscribers for the new chapel 1732 and list of pew rents 1732-1816; church book
including pew rents 1821-1859, church meeting minutes 1869, trustees accounts 1821-1868, rules of
burial ground 1803 and trustees' meeting minutes 1822-1853; church book including meetings 1854-
1858 and church roll 1853-1859; church book including meeting minutes 1859-1884, and church roll
c.1859-1884; church book including meeting minutes 1885-1893, church meeting minute book 1929-
1961; wardens' account book and minutes 1867-1976; deeds 1721-1822; church roll 1885-1906 and
baptisms 1890-1906; deacons' meeting minutes 1949-1971; British School rules and minutes 1812-
1865; church account book 1793-1819 with pew rents 1809-1815; church roll 1894-1978; church
family night committee minutes 1967-1976 and accounts 1965-1977; bible class register 1956; licence
for new chapel 1732; invitations for new pastors 1760, 1802, appointment for new trustees 1935;
sermons, order of services etc 1727-1981; church music and dance licences 1977-1992; papers re the
organ 1919-1921; specification for alterations 1867; and other records: deposits (reference: NP.34).
Dorchester: marriage registers 1927-1981: additional deposit (reference: NP.5).
Shaftesbury: church meeting book including minutes 1869-1913, christenings 1851-1919, marriages
1839-1846 and burials 1838-1898; church meeting minutes 1913-1933, 1953-1985; deacons and elders
minutes 1847-1954, 1956-1982, Sunday school minutes 1952-1969; marriage register 1989-1997;
finance committee minutes 1965-1971; church accounts 1908-1919, 1937-1968; trustees quarterly
offerings 1816-1912; church roll 1886-1976, 1921-1969; management committee minutes for Birdbush
URC 1964-1983; account book 1967-1987: additional deposits (reference: NP.6).
Winterborne Kingston: church book including accounts 1882-1937, services, minutes and baptisms
1853-1884, 1972; committee minutes 1948-1959; photographs and prints, n.d. and c. 1980s; accounts
1941-1973; Sunday school attendance register 1954-1961; sale particulars 1985: deposit (reference:
Dorset Yeomanry: correspondence 1964-1989; sergeant's mess meeting minutes 1957-1966; property
books 1958-1967; and other records: additional deposit (reference: D/DOY).
Chickerell, Eliza Swaffield Charity: correspondence and notices 1913-1997: deposit (reference:
Chickerell and Fleet Relief in Need Charity: minute books 1973-1999; correspondence 1994-1999:
deposit (reference: D.1724).
Beaminster Afternoon WI: committee minute books 1974-1994; record books1974-1994; and other
records: additional deposit (reference: W.129).
Bournemouth Local Studies: Bournemouth photographs 20th century: additional donations (reference:
Briantspuddle WI: minutes 1917-1923; accounts 1917-1928; scrap books 1959, 1965; and other
papers: additional deposit (reference: W.70).
Broadmayne Millennium: interviews and transcripts of residents of Broadmayne 1999-2000: deposit
Chewton Bunny WI: committee minutes 1965-1996; record books 1965-1996; annual reports 1964-
1996; accounts 1991-1996; annual statements of accounts 1981-1996; and other records: deposit
Christchurch Local History Society: Christchurch petty sessions court books 1848-1859, 1910-1912:
deposit (reference: D/CLS).
Dorchester Citizens’ Advice Bureau: case files 1991-1996: additional deposit (reference: D/CAB
Dorchester Rotary Club: year book and directory 1986-1987: additional deposit (reference: D/ROD).
Dorchester Young Women’s Christian Association Players; Dorchester Players: programmes of
the Dorchester / Dorset Players 1946-1955; photographs of the Dorchester (YWCA) Players 1948-
1953; newscuttings re the Dorchester YWCA Players 1950s: gift (D.1673).
Frampton WI: committee minute books 1981-1995; financial statements 1984, 1987-1993; and
correspondence 1989-1995: deposit (reference: W.138).
Friends of Dorset’s Archives: newsletters 2000: additional deposit (reference: D.1404).
Gussages WI: committee minute books 1973-1995; record books 1984-1995; financial statements
1995; annual reports 1950-1995; and other records: deposit (reference: W.137).
Lyme Regis (Philpot) Museum: Lyme Regis deeds1802-1831, 1872; apprenticeship indentures
c.1872-1950; election posters 1831, 1847; Dorset Police wanted poster re a murder in Lyme Regis
1981; notes by Mr J Fowles 1983; Improvement Act 1845; accessions registers 1980-2000: additional
deposits (reference: D/LRM).
Melplash Agricultural Society: Catalogues and schedules for 1999 show; copy of catalogue for 1895
show: additional deposit (reference: D.1445).
National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts: record of the fabric, furniture and fittings of St
Mary's Church, Powerstock 1999: additional deposit (reference: D.1201).
Pimperne WI: committee minute books 1965-1982, 1987-1996; books 1952-1996; annual reports
1968-1996; account books 1981-1996; annual financial statements 1984-1997; and other records:
deposit (reference: W.139).
Stratton and District House and Garden Club: minutes 1974-1994: deposit (reference: D.1699).
Weymouth Music Club: minutes 1944-1993; newscuttings and programmes 1944-1983: deposit
Wimborne Minster, Priests House Museum: Wimborne and district photographs c.1917-1953:
additional deposit (reference: D/WMM).
FAMILY AND ESTATE RECORDS
Anglesey Estate: Somerset and Dorset estate draft account and rental books 1784-1786, 1835-1845;
statements and accounts 1856; timber accounts 1809, 1814; estate vouchers 1778-1854; account and
rentals 1807-1820; list of arrears 1852; remarks on examination of accounts 1831--1854; and other
records: additional deposit (reference: D/ANG).
Bankes of Kingston Lacy and Corfe Castle: agreement re Corfe Castle 1967: additional deposit
Beachcroft Estate, Whitechurch Canonicorum: deeds including a plan 1731-1880; Beachcroft estate
rent roll 1894, n.d. c.1890s; and estate letter 1899: donation (reference: D.1681).
Carver of Melbury Abbas: photographs and family papers and correspondence 19 th and 20th
centuries: additional deposit (reference: D/CAR).
Chafy of Sherborne: diary of a visit to Canada 1887; probate accounts relating to the estate of John
Chafie of Sherborne 1797-1799; estate papers of Rimpton, Somerset 1742-1835; note written by
William Chafy to his wife and children in the event of his death 1825; bills for repairs to property of
Revd Chaffey in Back Lane, Sherborne 1817-1818; invitation to 'coming of age' celebration of Hugh
Chafy, n.d.; deeds 1648, 1704; and other records: additional deposit (reference: D/CHA).
Cooper Dean Estate, Bournemouth: deeds relating to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Holdenhusrt,
also Hambledon, Soberton, Portsea, Alverstoke and Meonstoke, Hants 1679-1915; manorial
admissiions for Hambledon and Meonstoke 1687-1893; inclosure awared and map for Meonstoke
1867; legal papers 1888-1889; planning and property management records, including maps and plans,
19th and 20th centuries; journals and accounts of Roichard Dean 1794-1833; ledgers and accounts of
John Cooper Dean 1854-1928; and other records: deposit (reference: D/CDN).
Ekins of Folke: correspondence 1782-1786, 1844-1861; papers of Robert Charles Warre Ekins 1887-
1931; papers re the Ekins family tree and pedigree 1828-2000: donation (reference: D.1707).
Grindley of London: Waterditch, Christchurch deed 1766; Winterborne Whitechurch deed1786; will
of John Triphook the elder 1760; will of John Triphook 1809: additional deposit (reference: D.1703).
Hockey of Bridport: letter from Sallie Brought to Thomas and Eliza Hockey of Bridport 1888;
extracts from local newspapers re Hockey family n.d. [c. 1880s]: donation (reference: D.1696).
Kingston Maurward: map of Lower Bockhampton 18th century; Grey family trust settlement 1657;
films 1947-1985: additional deposits (reference: D.1599).
Lytchett House: general notebook of Thomas Northeast, estate manager c.1840s: donation (reference:
Norton of Parkstone: marriage settlement 1874; will 1913: donation (reference: D.1732).
Polley of Dorchester: photographc.1960-1999; diaries and notebooks of Harry Polley 1950-
1999;correspondence c.1959-1999; and other records: deposits (reference: D/PLY).
Tilley and Ackerman of Dorchester: notes and correspondence 1906-1993: deposit (D.1734).
Walder of Langton Herring: diaries of Ruth Walder-Wesierska 1950's-1990's; photograph album of
journey to Africa 1938; typewritten log of journey to Africa 1938; photographs and albums 1855-
1990s; and other records: additional donation (reference: D/WLD).
Weld of Lulworth Castle: Survey of the parish of East Stoke n.d.: additional deposit (reference:
The Revd E Alexander of Holy Trinity Weymouth: presentation album; photograph of the Revd
Canon Weldon; newspaper cutting; and photograph of the memorial 1911; and other records: donation
Bournemouth Police: history of the Bournemouth Police by R Ford 1963; and police reports re
Bournemouth Pier drowning 1959 and the Carlinford Flats explosion 1963: additional donation
Smith/Hardy family: ccorrespondence 1819-1822, 1977: donation (reference: D.1689).
Herbert Thomas Symons: newspaper articles 1934; photographs from Welfare Food campaign 1953;
photographs and papers of Winton Branch of British Legion 1926-1930s; correspondence and report
concerning the Royal National Sanatorium 1940s-1950s; personal and business papers from the
Bournemouth Gas and Water company 1905-1988: deposit (reference: D.1674).
Toms Collection: marriage settlement 1758: additional donation (reference: D.1010).
Travers of Beaminster: sanitary inspector's reports 1959-1972; correspondence files re Beaminster
Down 1934-1958: donation (reference: D.1698).
Young of Cheselbourne: personal account 2000; census of children in Cheselbourne 2000; report as
Millennium Co-ordinator to Cheselbourne 1999: donation (reference: D.1694).
Stockley Collection: photograph of a portrait of Cardinal John Morton and correspondence with the
National Portrait Gallery 2000: deposit (D. 1733).
Short Collection: historical papers and transcripts relating to Bridport 20 th century: donation
Winterborne Whitechurch Time Capsule Project: history pack recording the Winterborne
Whitechurch village time capsule project 2000:
Charlton Marshall: Charlton Marshall deeds 1719-1756; copy will of John Young of Charlton
Marshall made 1721 proved 1722; and letters of administration of Robert Fisher of Blandford 1848:
donation (reference: D.1697).
Colehill: deeds 1885-1970: donation (reference: D.1687).
Cranborne: deeds 1758-1858: donation (reference: D.1721).
Dorchester: water pipe agreement for the workhouse 1896: deposit (reference: D.1693).
Dorset: Broadwindsor lease 1806; Sturminster Newton deed1773; Wimborne Minster sales particulars
1901: deposit (reference: D.2706).
Halstock Mill: lease 1789: additional donation (reference: D.1259).
Weymouth: Weymouth deeds 1813-1924: donation (reference: D.1690).
Weymouth: insurance papers c.1880s-1920s: deposit (reference: D.1712).
Bournemouth and Holdenhurst: map of the 'Parochial Chapelry of Holdenhurst' by G P Dyke, land
and tithe surveyor of Christchurch n.d. [19th cent.]; map of the adjacent area of Holdenhurst n.d. [19th
map showing Bournemouth and surrounding area n.d. [19th cent.]: gift (reference: D.1675).
Tapper Collection: maps based showing boundary changes to Blandford Forum n.d., Christchurch
1868, Lyme Regis 1868, Poole 1868, Shaftesbury 1868, Wareham n.d., 1868 and Weymouth 1868:
additional deposit (reference: D.1242).
DORSET SOUND ARCHIVE
Bridport rope and net industry interviews: interviews by Celia Martin with Frank Clarke, Ronald
Stoodley, Rosina Gould, Stanley Beer, Ada Berry, Florence Spiller, Rosina Smith, Derek Hounsell and
Ronald Pinkett concerning the rope and net industry of Bridport 1997: gift (reference: DSA 196).
Bridport rope and net industry interviews: interviews by Audra Burridge with Margaret Green,
Kathleen Parker, Annie Dawe and Eva Harp concerning the rope and net industry of Bridport 1997: gift
(reference: DSA 198).
4th Battalion of the Dorset Regiment for the period 1939-1946; personal record of the late Signal
Platoon Sergeant, "Wallys War Diaries 1939-1945": gift (reference: DSA187).
Bradford Peverell: Interviews with residents: deposit (reference: DSA 194).
Holton Heath, Royal Naval Cordite Factory: guided tour for the former RNCF site, Holton Heath;
interviews with Edward Grist, Betty Fraser and Kenneth Wright of RNCF memories; interviews with
Leslie Hann and N. J. Comben 2000: deposits (reference: DSA 182).
Dorset Transport Project: Interviews with E N Wilkinson concerning World War 2 memories and
memories of work as a Southern National Bus driver and inspector; memories of a war time bus
conductress: interview with Mrs Maisie Glover of Wyke Regis; interview with Ian Hawker; 23 years
with Bere Regis Motor Services 1944-1967, interview with Mr John Woodsford'; 'Bere Regis Motor
Services 1958-1970, 1980-1999 and South Central Coaches 1970-1980, interview with Mr Malcolm
House': deposit (reference: DSA 197).
Barnes Collection: stereoscopic photographs of World War I scenes, printed by ex-service men,
Parkstone: additional deposit (reference: D.1576).
Copeman Collection: Stereoscopic photographs of Corfe Castle, Sherborne, Abbotsbury, Poole,
Stalbridge, Studland, Beer, Dorchester, Trent, Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Portland 1892-1927: donation
Day Collection: Bournemouth and Studland slides c. 1952-1953: deposit (reference: D.1686).
Purbeck: photographs of Corfe Castle, Studland and Swanage early 2oth century: donation (reference:
Dorchester Market: cine film, 1960: deposit (D.1683).
Dorset Herbs Ltd: cine film n.d.: deposit (reference: D.1682).
Ford Cine Films: films including footage of Swanage, 1950s-1960s: deposit (reference: D.1730).
Fox Cine Films: films including footage of Stourhead, Compton Acres, Stourpaine and Portland,
1950s-1960s: deposit (reference: D.1728).
Lee Cine Films: Holt film 1978: deposit (reference: D.1729).
Litton Films: films of Weymouth, 1950s: deposit (reference: D.1727).
Swanage: cine film 1950s: deposit (reference: D.1684).
Dorchester: sale particulars and plan of properties in Dorchester auctioned by Rawlence and Squarey
1920: deposit (reference: D.1688).
Heathercliffe House Estate, Bournemouth sale particulars and 1864: donation (reference: D.1691).
Milborne St Andrew: sale particulars and plans of the Milborne St Andrew estate 1943: donation
Manor of Wild in the parishes of Hawkchurch and Whitchurch Canonicorum: selected lots early
19th century: deposit (reference: D.1672).
Joint Archives Advisory Board – 27 July 2001
Dorset Archives Service Annual Report 2000
The people and organisations listed below have paced archives in the Dorset Record Office during
2000, as gifts or on indefinite loan. The Dorset Archives Service is grateful to them all.
Incumbent and PCC of Alton Pancras
Mr H Anderson
Mr R Ashley
Incumbent and PCC of Beaminster
St Mary's Primary School Beaminster
Miss S L Bennett
Incumbent and PCC of Bere Regis
Incumbent and PCC of Bishops Caundle
Blandford United Reformed Church
Bournemouth Borough Council
Bournemouth Local Studies Group
Miss Sylvia A M Bowditch
Incumbent and PCC of Bradford Peverell
Incumbent and PCC of Branksome St Aldhelm
Incumbent and PCC of Branksome St Clement
Incumbent and PCC of Bradpole
Briantspuddle Women's Institute
Bridport Chamber of Commerce
British Records Association
Incumbent and PCC of Broadmayne
Broadmayne Millennium Book Association
Incumbent and PCC of Broadstone
Incumbent and PCC of Broadwindsor
Mr K Brown
Buckland Newton Parish Council
Incumbent and PCC of Canford Magna
Incumbent and PCC of Castleton
Miss E H Chafy
The Charity Commission
Incumbent and PCC of Charminster
Chideock Parish Council
Incumbent and PCC of Chilfrome
Christchurch Borough Council
Christchurch Local History Society
Incumbent and PCC of Colehill
Mrs Margaret Connolly
A E Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation
Dorchester Methodist Circuit
Dorchester Rotary Club
Dorchester United Church
Devon County Council
Archdeacon of Dorset
Dorset Citizens Advice Bureau: Dorchester
Dorset County Council
Dorset County Museum
Dorset Federation of Women's Institutes
Dorset Herbs Ltd
Dorset Magistrates Courts Service
Dorset Oral History Association
Dorset Yeomanry Association
Ms J Draper
East Dorset District Council
Incumbent and PCC of East Stour
Penelope C Eaton
Mr K Eldred
Eldridge Pope plc
Incumbent and PCC of Enmore Green
Incumbent and PCC of Ensbury Park
Eversheds of London, solicitors
Farrer and Co of London, solicitors
Mr R Fewtrell
Incumbent and PCC of Fleet
M. D. Ford
Mr R Ford
Incumbent and PCC of Fordington St Mary
Mrs Audrey Fox
Mrs Nancy Foyey
Friends of Dorset's Archives
Giffen, Couch and Archer of Leighton Buzzard, solicitors
Glamorgan Record Office
Mr C Grassby
Mrs M Grindley
Incumbent and PCC of Hamworthy
Mrs M Hare
Mr W A Haskell
Mr A Hawkes
Mrs Nina Hayward
Incumbent and PCC of Hazelbury Bryan
Mr A D Heath
Miss J M E Herring
Incumbent and PCC of Hooke
Hooke Parish Council
C G Hunter
Mr Wallace Hutchence
Mr P James
The Keep Military Museum
Mrs Faith King
Kingston Maurward College
St George's First School, Langton Matravers
Mr P Larkins
Mr Alan Lee
Lee & Pembertons of London, solicitors
Lester Aldridge of Bournemouth, solicitors
Mrs L Lidington
Incumbent and PCC of Lilliput
Mr Derek Litten
Mr John Lomax
Incumbent and PCC of Longfleet
Incumbent and PCC of Lyme Regis
Incumbent and PCC of Lytchett Matravers
Incumbent and PCC of Lytchett Minster
Lyme Regis Museum
Greenford C of E Primary School, Maiden Newton
Marnhull Parish Council
Mrs R May
Meesons of Ringwood, solicitors
Melplash Agricultural Society
Incumbent and PCC of Melplash
Mr D Milne
Milton Abbas Parish Council
HM Inspectorate of Mines
Morgan and Co of Basingstoke, solicitors
Motcombe Parish Council
National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies: W Dorset Group
North Dorset Superintendent Registrar
Incumbent and PCC of Oakdale
Incumbent and PCC of Okeford Fitzpaine
Mr P Ottaway
Park Nelson Thompson Quarell of London, solicitors
Incumbent and PCC of Parkstone
Ms M Platt
Mr Harry W Polley
Borough of Poole
Poole Harbour Commissioners
Incumbent and PCC of Poole
St Joseph's Catholic Combined School, Poole
HMS Osprey, Royal Naval Air Station, Portland
Incumbent and PCC of Preston and Sutton Poyntz
Public Record Office
Incumbent and PCC of Puddletown
P M Reid
Rural Development Commission
Mrs J E Searle
Shaftesbury United Reformed Church
Slaughter and May of London, solicitors
Somerset Record Office
South Dorset Superintendent Registrar
Mr P A Spender
Incumbent and PCC of Spetisbury
Staffordshire Record Office
John Stark and Crickmay Partnership
Stinsford Parish Council
Mrs K Stockwell
Stourton Caundle Parish Council
Stratton and District House and Garden Club
William Sturges and Co of London
Incumbent and PCC of Sydling St Nicholas
Symonds and Sampson of Dorchester, estate agents
R H M Symons
Incumbent and PCC of Talbot Village
Dr G Tapper
Mrs Sue Ticehurst
Department of Trade and Industry
Mrs B Travers
Mrs Freda Trim
H M Prison The Verne, Portland
Vizard Oldham of London, solicitors
Incumbent and PCC of Walditch
Mr R G Walton
Mrs E S Weld
Mrs M Weller
West Bay Methodist Church
Incumbent and PCC of West Chelborough
West Dorset District Council
West Moors Parish Council
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
Weymouth Methodist Circuit
Weymouth Music Club
Susan L Wheeler
Mrs B M White
Wiltshire & Swindon Record Office
Withers of London, solicitors
Incumbent and PCC of Wimborne Minster
The Priests House Museum, Wimborne Minster
Winterborne Kingston United Reformed Church
Winterborne Whitechurch Village Hall Committee
Mrs S Wojcikiewilz
Mr D Woodland
Incumbent and PCC of Worth Matravers
Mr J Young
Joint Archives Advisory Board – 27 July 2001
Dorset Archives Service Annual Report 2000
STATISTICS OF PUBLIC USE
Public Search Rooms use 11,297 10,918
Other users (lecture/exhibition Room) 6,244 4,461
Total users 17,541 15,379
Items produced for study 185,587 192,377
2. Researcher visits:
Bournemouth, Dorset & Poole 7,681 (68%) 7,284 (67%)
Rest of UK 3,284 (29%) 3,291 (30%)
Overseas 332 (3%) 343 (3%)
3. Researcher interests:
Family history 8,731 (77%) 8,079 (74%)
Local history 1,897 (17%) 1,833 (17%)
Other 669 (6%) 1,006 (9%)
4. Items produced for research:
Original archives 12,335 16,122
Microfilm/fiche general 20,586 21,476
GRO Index microfiche 152,666 154,779
Total 185,587 192,262
5. Comparisons 2000 and 1999
% increase/decrease research visits +3% +3%
% increase/decrease other use +39% +25%
% increase/decrease total visits +12% +8%
% increase/decrease in items produced -3.5% -10%
Joint Archives Advisory Board –27 July 2001
DORSET ARCHIVES SERVICE ANNUAL REPORT 2000
County Archivist Hugh Jaques MA
Principal Archivist Jacqui Halewood BA DAA (from 22/5/00)
Senior Archive Conservator Chris Woods BA DipLibCons CertArchCons ACR
Archivists David Reeve BA MA DAA
Caroline Ferris BA MA DAA (to 11/2/00)
Matthew Jones BA MA
Deborah Stevenson BA MA DAA
Stephen Forshaw BA MSc(Econ) (from 19/6/00)
Administrative Support Officer Sue Lucas
Research Assistant Ann Smith Bed DAA
Record Office Assistants Kate de Burgh
(Public Services) Peter Irvine ALA
Jane Williams BA
Jessamy Wilsdon DipAD
(Graduate Trainee) Ruth Smith BA (to 31/8/00)
(Graduate Trainee) Francis Bolton BA (from 2/10/00)
Record Office Assistants Heather Foster
(Administration) Raymond Highmore
Word Processor/Typist Tracy Swatridge
Conservation & Reprographics Nicola Bugh (to 7/7/00)
Natalie Smithson BS (to 31/12/00)
Bryan Steele (from 30/8/00)
Dorset Parish Records Preservation Project
Project Conservators Trevor Miles
Olive Murphy BA
Assistant Conservator/Intern Julia Roberts (to 23/7/00)
Assistants Ashley-Clare Taylor (to 16/7/00)