To sunny Dorchester for a public inquiry in early November. A fascinating place, although the eateries can be rather expensive ‑ nineteen golden sovereigns for a so-so curry and a small beer. Cripes – you could eat out for a week on that in the Toon. Anyway, Grav picked a hotel online, and stayed in the Wessex Royale. Can only say that it is good by any standard and very good indeed for the price. Nice people, clean, hot water, large bed, excellent breakfast. You could easily do much worse.
Photographs are of a rather nice patinated road nameplate and a milestone, along the High Street.