The intriguing and rich history of the Parish of Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle makes for fascinating reading. Beginning in Neolithic times, the book charts the events of the pocket of Dorset through to the present day.
Agriculture played a significant role in the development of the area, from the medieval systems of land organization through to the innovative Bladen Estate, created under the influential hand of Sir Ernest Debenham. Noted for his pioneering techniques, his development of the Estate brought an improved social and artistic dimension to the community, and this has contributed to its collection of buildings and artefacts which are of architectural and historic interest.
If you are interested in the remarkable and curious history of Dorset, then this charming book is a must for your bookshelves.
Copies can be purchased from Briantspuddle Village Shop, or ordered online from https://www.thegreatbritishbookshop.co.uk and search for A Short History of the Parish of Affpuddle and Trunerspuddle