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Maumbury Rings



"Local resident William Barnes, now best known for his poems in the Dorset dialect, was concerned at the proposals by the London & South Western Railway to remove a large part of the ancient earthworks of Maumbury Rings and at the Great Western Railway's intention to put a deep cutting through the Roman aqueduct at Poundbury. As a result, Barnes became one of the founder members of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. The Society eventually founded the County Museum."

From the Dorset Model Railway Association webpages at
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th November 2005ce
Edited 19th April 2006ce

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