Learn all about Wareham's Saxon walls

Dorset Echo: Learn all about Wareham's Saxon walls Learn all about Wareham's Saxon walls

THE many stories of Wareham’s ancient Saxon walls can now be found in a booklet, with funds going towards the Wareham & District Development Trust.

Titled ‘Wareham Walls Walk’, the guidebook was written from the material created for the Wareham Walls interpretation boards, officially unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Mrs Anthony Pitt-Rivers, last year. It is hoped the full colour booklet will raise a further £2,000 to go towards Purbeck community projects.

Wareham & District Trust development manager, John Scott, said: “Creating and installing the boards alongside our historic Saxon walls was a major achievement.”

Originally built to keep out marauding Vikings in the ninth century, the history of Wareham’s earth walls is intertwined with the Purbeck market town.

Seven of the information boards are dotted around the 1,200-metre length of the walls, with each telling the story of the spot on which it stands.

The booklet is available from Discover Purbeck Information Centre, Horsey’s, Farwells and other outlets in and around Wareham.

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