Handing down Dorset's history

Will Holland, right, ranger for Dorset Countryside, guides Brent Dewstow-Newitt in learning the skill of pole lathe turning, a technique used for hundreds of years to make chair legs

Will Holland, right, ranger for Dorset Countryside, guides Brent Dewstow-Newitt in learning the skill of pole lathe turning, a technique used for hundreds of years to make chair legs Buy this photo

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WILDLIFE lovers shared their memories and discovered the history of Dorset’s very rare heathlands during a history day held at Upton Heath near Poole.

They had the opportunity to join in traditional crafts like besam making and flint knapping, to see bread being baked in a handmade clay oven, and to take part in a guided wildlife walk to find secretive reptiles.

The event was organised by Dorset Wildlife Trust.

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