Village to unveil its past

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A TINY village on the Wiltshire/ Dorset border is holding two events that aim to unveil its hidden past.

The county council's senior archaeologist Steve Wallis will be delving into Pentridge's fascinating history at a talk in the village hall on Wednesday, May 7.

The village, off the A354 between Woodyates and Sixpenny Handley, has a population of just over 200, who live among some of the oldest settlements discovered in the county.

Mr Wallis has also agreed to share some fascinating discoveries made during excavations on the site of the Weymouth relief road during the evening, which will cost £10 to include a glass of wine and light refreshments.

Then on May 24 Mr Wallis will take people on a guided walk around some of the many historic and natural features of the landscape, highlighting archaeological discoveries in and around Pentridge. This will involve some steep climbs, but organisers assure people it will be worth the effort.

The walk will also cost £10, to include a picnic lunch consisting of an award-winning handmade Cornish pasty(vegetarian option available on request) washed down with refreshing Somerset cider. The walk will be limited to 30 people.

For booking or more information email pentridgevillage@gmail.com or contact Jill on 01725 552050.

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