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Lambert's Castle



During the years previous to the victory of Trafalgar, every man, woman and child along the south coast lived in dread of invasion ... Detailed preparations were made in case the enermy should appear. On the hills, such as Shipton Hill near Burton Bradstock, beacons were kept in readiness. They were to be fired immediately there came news of a landing ... Tradition also has it that women drilled with pikes on the top of Lambert's Castle "to frighten away the French"!
From 'Dorset - Up along and down along' (1935).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th May 2009ce

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