Historical Documentation and Archiving
As a team, we either presently work or have worked in the history sector and naturally have a passion for Dorset and its rich heritage. In our paranormal research, we find that getting to know a location and its history is a crucial part of understanding its story.
Our time at a location is not always about investigating paranormal claims, but may just be for archiving and documentation purposes.
We hold and preserve historic documents as well as a photographic archive relating to many historic locations in Dorset that are not always part of our general enquiries, but simply just to have a file of events. In some cases, we have documented locations where alterations, refurbishments and even major historical change has taken place.
We also have a sound archive of recordings with custodians of some historic dwellings.
Documentation whilst working with local heritage is important to us and a valuable resource that future generations can benefit from and learn from.
Recently added to the archive:
Athelhampton House | A photographic and video archive has been made following the change of occupation in 2019.
Shire Hall Courthouse & Museum, Dorchester | A photographic archive has been made of the 2018 - 2019 redevelopment before opening in May 2019.
Dorset County Museum, Dorchester | A photographic and video archive has been made following the demolition of existing areas before the 2018 - 2020 refurbishments.
Portland ROTR Bunker | A photographic and video archive for historic preservation.
The Clockhouse Inn, Chideock | A photographic archive exists of the original dwelling before the 2015 fire and during the restoration before reopening.
HMP Dorchester | Photographic documentation following closure in 2013.
Brewers Quay, Weymouth | A photographic archive of the interior before refurbishment.
Baglake Farm, Litton Cheney | Historic accounts associated with the dwelling have been gathered and are not as they seem or have been historically reported.
We are always happy to share this information with interested parties and other historic organisations.
Contact us to find out more about our archive.