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Learn about Dorchester's WW1 history with the new 'Poppy Trail'

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Published at 8:43am 9th November 2018. (Updated at 9:29am 9th November 2018)

Dorchester Town Council's released a new map trail to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.

They've placed information points around the town that highlight key parts of the town's war-time history. 

You'll be shown where recruitment rallies were held, as well as barracks and Prisoner of War camps.

The Town Council paid for the project alongside £5,300 received from Heritage Lottery funding, with additional contributions from Dorchester Heritage Committee. 

You can pick up a map from the Town Council Website or the Keep Museum.

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