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Articles from the Archive

Gobson Common

In the next few months the village archivist , David Pope will be running a series of articles on ‘Gobson Common’ in The Hill. You will not find Gobson Common on any map today, it was renamed read more

Cycle Speedway – The Okeford Otters.

Okeford Otters Cycle Speedway Team

The Western Gazette announced in May 1952:
“Child Okeford Cycle Speedway.

The new cycle speedway track on the playing field was officially opened on the occasion of the first home match of the season, a Shaftesbury and District league match the visitors being read more

Graf Zeppelin

On Sunday 3rd July 1932 some of the inhabitants of Child Okeford were disturbed and amazed by the drone of what they took to be an aircraft –

they were even more amazed when they turned
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