Thursday 24 February 2011

Dorchester, Dorset, Judge Jeffreys Lodgings c1910

Dorchester, Dorset, Judge Jeffreys Lodgings c1910. Judge Jeffreys (1645-1689) was known as "The Hanging Judge" because of the punishments he meted out to supporters of Monmouth's Rebellion. Nearly 200 were hanged. Apparently the building on the left was where he stayed. In the 1910's postcard we can see it was a shop, 'Groves, the County Clothing and Outfitting Stores'. It is now a restaurant fittingly called 'The John Jeffreys'. Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is a popular destination for tourists and day-trippers.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the close-up of the kids. What a wonderful moment preserved for posterity.



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