Dorset Twinning Association

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All photographs ŠJohn Lamper unless otherwise stated

Wareham
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Wareham Quay
Wareham is situated between the rivers Frome and Piddle, and has an ancient quay which now serves anglers and pleasure craft. 

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The River Frome
Both rivers flow into Poole harbour, and in summer boat trips operate on the Frome between Poole Quay and Wareham Quay. The bridge is a replacement for the ancient one which was demolished in 1927 and obviously marks the navigational limit of the Frome, although small craft can proceed a little further.

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Lady St Mary Church
The church was founded c.700 and was one of the first stone-built churches in Dorset. It was mainly rebuilt in 1842, but retains much medieval detail, including two exceptional 13th century effigies of knights in armour.

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The Fire
Many buildings were detroyed by the fire of 1762. Wareham's architecture, therefore, is mainly Georgian, although some earlier buildings remain.

Wareham Carnival
The event takes place in late July, and attracts large crowds to the live-band performances on the Quay. The greater part of the town is closed to traffic, and the evening closes with a spectacular firework display.

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Blue Pool
This abandoned claypit at Furzebrook was dug in about 1846-50. A popular beauty spot, the vivid and ever-changing turquoise blue colour of the pool is caused by diffraction of light by minute clay particles. There is no animal or vegetable life, due to the high concentration of minerals and absence of oxygen.