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DORCHESTER CARRIERS 1932

This is a reproduction of a poster produced by the Dorchester and District Carriers Association,

showing their routes and times to and from the county town





1932 carriers timetable part one



1932 carriers timetable part two





As the poster gives details only of the times and routes of members of the Carriers Association, the only references to the Bere Regis & District services are given under Bloxworth (Davis) and Winfrith (Toop) - but a little strangely the village of  Bere Regis itself is not listed .......... although Davis came through there several times a day from Bloxworth.


There are some errors in the poster: the services of Bale, shown as from Minterne, should be from Moreton.  Also the times given from intermediate villages on route (eg the times at Puddletown for House and Cutler) are the departure times from the originating village, not the actual passing times at subsequent points along the route.


Most operators worked from the then new Council Yard (CY) in Trinity Street whilst others still terminated at different public houses around the county town, including the White Hart (WH) and the Phoenix (Ph), both in High East Street (Ph). The Plume (of Feathers) in Princes Street (Pl) seems to be the pick up point only for Charlie Ralph to Winterbourne Abbas; and whilst the Ship Inn in High West Street is also listed no-one seems to have been using it as a terminus.

 

For many years this poster hung in a frame on the office wall in the garage of A Pearce & Co. at Cattistock.


The times and details are more clearly shown in a tabulated document here.

 

                                                             (with grateful acknowledgements to Roger Grimley and Nigel Collins)




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