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Behind The Scenes at Dorchester's Old Crown Court

Alistair Chisholm in the docks!

12:42pm 8th April 2013
(Updated 12:55pm 8th April 2013)


The Council may be selling off one of their old buildings in Dorchester, but Stratton House is still a hub of activity.

The iconic building, where the world famous Tolpuddle Martyrs were condemmed, won lottery support last month to keep it going as a visitor attraction.

And our very own Abby Newbery has been on a tour of the Old Crown Court and Cells.

The tour was taken by Alistair Chisholm, Dorchester's Town Crier.

Here you can listen to exclusive parts of her tour:



If you fancy a tour, tickets are available from Dorchester's Tourist Information Centre.

Adults are £2, and under 16's go for free.

 More info can be found by clicking here.


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