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History of Leisure in Dorset

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8:47am 15th February 2014
(Updated 8:48am 15th February 2014)

An exhibition which looks at how we use our leisure time has changed over the last 60 years opens at Dorset County Museum today.

Volunteers working for the Free Time Project have been collecting local people's memories and stories from 1945 to the present day.

Joe Stevens, project leader, said; "When you look at old black & white photos or films it can look like a completely different age, but what we are hearing is that life today is not that different from times past." Joe added; "We are not just interested in people's memories from long ago, but also the recent past. We are hoping to feature a range of stories from 1945, right up to the present day."

The exhibition has been paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Once its finished it will be housed at Dorset History Centre in Dorchester.

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