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The new Portland Community Venue 1st April 2019

Photo of Rob MottOn Saturday 30th March the new Portland Community Centre, based in the former Brackenbury School, was officially opened. Rob Mott went along to the opening and spoke to the chairman of Dorset County Council, who performed her final duty, the Mayor of Portland and several representatives of organisations which will use the new venue. Here is his report:

There’s more information on the Portland Community Venue’s website

Forthcoming Herrison Hospital Open Day and exhibition of memorabilia

On 7th April an open day commemorating the former Herrison Hospital will be held in the Charlton Down Village Hall which previously was the Herrison Hospital Ballroom. Organiser of the exhibition, Dom White, called in to explain the reason behind it and give us more details.

If you have any memorabilia which you could loan to the exhibition please contact us on and we will pass on the details to the organisers.

A related topic is an interview from December 2018 with the County Archivist Sam Johnston about a recent grant made to the Dorset History Centre to catalogue the Herrison Hospital records.