It is the administrative headquarters of North Dorset District Council. Blandford is notable for its Georgian architecturethe result of rebuilding after the majority of the town was destroyed by a fire in The rebuilding work was assisted by an Act of Parliament and a Love in blandford forum by George IIand the rebuilt town centre—to designs by local architects John and William Bastard —has survived to the Love in blandford forum day largely intact.
Blandford Campa military base, is sited on the hills two miles to the north east of the town. Dorset County Council estimates that in the town's civil parish had a population of 10, The town's economy is based on a mix of the service Housewives want hot sex Howard Wisconsin and light industry, and provides employment for about 4, people.
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Blandford has been a fording point since Anglo-Saxon times, when it Sex chat 65457 recorded as Blaen-y-ford and as Blaneford in the Domesday Book. At the start of the 14th century it returned two members of parliament and Love in blandford forum also known as Cheping Blandford.
In the 18th century Blandford was one of several lace -making centres in the county; Daniel Defoe stated Love in blandford forum lace made in the town was "the finest bonelace in England I think I never saw better in Flanders, France or Italy". Almost all of Blandford's buildings were destroyed on 4 June by the "great fire", which was the last of several serious fires that occurred in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The fire began in a tallow foruum workshop on a site that is now The King's Arms public house.
An Act of Parliament was introduced that stated that rebuilding work must be in brick and tile and should begin within four years. Bottlenecks were removed and streets Love in blandford forum in the new town plan, which also provided a wider market place. As well as residential and commercial property, new buildings included a new town hallschool Lov church.
The redesigned town centre has survived to the present day virtually intact. After the post-fire reconstruction Blandford remained a thriving market town.Sandyville WV Sexy Women
Love in blandford forum Later in the 19th century, perhaps following the installation of piped water, more densely packed buildings were built to the northeast, replacing gardens and barracks for the poor that had been erected following the fire between the roads to Salisbury and Wimborne Minster.
Blandford's weekly animal market disappeared in the 20th century, perhaps a casualty of motorised transport that enabled larger markets to be held in Battle horny girls centres the market at nearby Sturminster Newton increased significantly.
By the middle of the 20th century Blandford Fair, a seasonal sheep fair held in summer and autumn, had also disappeared, due to changes in animal husbandry and a reduction in sheep numbers in the county. In the early 21st century a number of private housing developments were built Love in blandford forum and around the town.
In the United Kingdom national parliamentBlandford is in the North Dorset parliamentary constituency which is currently represented by Simon Hoare of the Conservative Women Littleborough looking to fuck. Since North Dorset District Council has reduced its direct service provision via a system of decentralised community partnerships with local organisations such Love in blandford forum town councils.Webcams Sex Gatlinburg
Love in blandford forum For electoral purposes Blandford is divided into four electoral wards: Leonards and Blandford Old Town. In national parliamentary elections these five wards are joined with 22 others that together elect the Member blaandford Parliament for the North Dorset constituency.
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Blandford St Mary is within neighbouring Winterborne electoral division. The Conservative Party has overall Love in blandford forum of the district council, though Blandford Central ward is represented by a Liberal Democrat and an independentand Blandford Langton St Leonards ward is also represented by a Liberal Democrat. It is sited in the valley of the River Stour ln, mostly on rising ground northeast of the river, but with some development south of the river at Blandford St Mary.
Most of the buildings in Blandford's centre are Georgiandue to the rebuilding after the fire and the absence of subsequent change. Pevsner stated that "hardly any other town in England can be compared with it".
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The parish church of St Looking Real Sex LA Buras 70041 and St Paul was built between and  and is a classical building with a cupola on top of the tower. Outside of London, it is one of the few Georgian churches in the country.
The town hall and corn exchange occupies a site in the Market Place close Smithers WV adult personals the site that was occupied by its predecessor.
It dates from and has a two-storey three-windowed frontage of Portland stone ashlar. The ground floor has three semi-circular arches leading to Love in blandford forum open portico or loggiacalled The Shambles, that used to be part of the market.
Toward the back of the building is the old corn exchange, a late 19th-century assembly hall with "interesting elliptical roof-trusses". Coupar House, dated aroundis the Love in blandford forum private house in Blandford that dates from the post-fire period.
The Old House was probably built some time between and by a German doctor who practised in Blandford after graduating from Queens College, Oxford.
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Its unusual design, which includes a steep hipped roof with wide spreading torumhas elements of artisan style popular at the time, though it was described by John Hutchins as "an architectural graft from the 'fatherland' planted by the worthy doctor on the soil of his adopted country". Pump House fire monument was built by John Bastard foruk classical style to commemorate Love in blandford forum fire.
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The inscription on its rear wall states its purpose is " The monument was repaired in and the pump was replaced by a fountain in To the south of the town a six-arch stone bridge spans the River Stour ; it is built mostly of greensand with some heathstone and was extensively restored in The water meadows between it and the town are crossed by a causeway and two smaller bridges.
In the census Blandford Forum civil parish and the small neighbouring parish of Langton Long Blandford had a combined population of 10, Previous census returns for the town show Nevada TX bi horney housewifes it had a population of less than 4, untilafter which it increased rapidly; in the census, the town had 4, dwellings and a population of 8, of whom Love in blandford forum Between July and July the unemployment rate for residents of working age Love in blandford forum between 0.
Blandford Heights Industrial Estate 9. In there were firms providing employment in the town.
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Blandford Camp incorporates a modern technology training college. In education, important employers in the area include Bryanston SchoolClayesmore senior school at Iwerne Minster about 5 miles 8. Blandford lies at the junction Love in blandford forum the Crook iowa fucking girls and A main roads but is skirted by an eastern bypass. From toBlandford Forum was a stop on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railwaywhich fkrum from Bath to Bournemouthuntil the line closed to passengers in Love in blandford forum between Templecombe and Broadstonethe railway Love in blandford forum still open until the closure of the Blandford's goods yard inafter which the track was lifted.
The station was immortalised in in the song " Slow Train " by Flanders and Swann. Blandford Forum has two primary schools: Archbishop Wake and Milldown.
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Pupils move at the age of 11 to The Blandford School, Love in blandford forum is a secondary school lying in the west of Blandford; the school also has a sixth form. Blandford Georgian Fayre, a one-day celebration of the town's Georgian heritage, is held in the town centre every year in the first week of May. The event includes cultural presentations, stalls, historical reenactments, music and Love in blandford forum, and a fun fair on the meadows along the banks of the River Stour.
There are three museums in Blandford and its vicinity: It has artefacts from the history of the town Swinger clubs in 57030 the surrounding area, and a Love in blandford forum Victorian garden that was created in Blandford Forum railway station which is now gone — the blndford line to Blandford was removed in the s — was mentioned in the song Slow Train by Flanders and Swann.
Blandford Bowls Club play iin several men's and women's leagues and have a six rinks green, also on the recreation ground on Milldown Road.Adelaide With Teen Adult Hots
Blandford Community Hospital on Milldown Road provides minor and day surgery, occupational therapy, outpatient and community rehabilitation services, palliative care, community mental health Love in blandford forum and physiotherapy.
Public open spaces in Blandford include Park Road Recreation Ground, which has football and cricket pitches and associated pavilions,  and Larksmead Playing Field, which has two rugby pitches, and is the home of Blandford Rugby Club.
The Blandford fly Simulium posticatuma small mm biting fly belonging to the family Simuliidae or 'blackflies' lives in the area. In recent years the weed beds in the river have been sprayed to reduce numbers.
Blandford is the birthplace of three eighteenth-century bishops: Blandford Forum is twinned with: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Blandford disambiguation. Blandford Forum.
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