Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas street music

Dorchester's Durnovaria band were providing Christmas shoppers with some cheerful and seasonal music this weekend.

They were asking for donations towards the Mayor's fund which is at present raising money for a project that is supported by the Dorset Wildlife Trust.  The Mayor, Peter Mann explained to me that  the project's aim is to plant a grass free lawn in the Borough Gardens. This is where the Durnovaria Band often perform during the summer months. Many residents value the gardens which provide a versatile green space in the centre of Dorchester. 

There were other musical genres performing in town today! 

I was interested to see the 'Hurdy Gurdy' being played. 

Thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in reading my blog, I am rarely short of subjects to write about in the very friendly and historical town of Dorchester. I wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas. 

Monday, 15 December 2014

Car parks and Christmas lunch

Most of Dorchester's car parks have  recently been fitted with new ticket machines. The existing ones were old and were frequently malfunctioning.

To obtain a ticket, you first need to enter your car registration number.

Dorchester has both long and short stay car parks. Fairfield car park in this photograph has both, but you need to use the corresponding ticket machine for short stay.

The ticket machine in the lower corner of the covered short stay parking area is where you can purchase a short stay ticket. 

This weekend my family came to visit Dorchester and we had booked a table at Zizzi restaurant in Brewery Square. 

We enjoyed a 3 course Christmas lunch, which was suitable for all the ages of our party. The service and the food was excellent! 

Parking on Sundays is free!