Aim: to preserve, protect and enhance the town’s built environment
The Society (founded 1970) seeks to preserve and enhance the town’s built environment and pride of place by acting as a constructive pressure group.
It seeks to ensure that development plans are in keeping with the town’s unique character and to inform the local population about their historic environment through a variety of projects, publications, and a series of guided heritage walks, presentations and visits.
Becoming a Member
Members are automatically enrolled as members of the national civic movement Civic Voice, and projects have included the installation of Blue Plaques highlighting buildings of historic interest, information boards, yard and footway signs, and the restoration of the sundial on Blandford Forum Parish Church.
A project currently in the pipeline is the restoration of the archway in Damory Street which once formed the entrance to the former Blandford Secondary School and became a war memorial to those from the school lost in The Great War, together with enhancement of the neighbouring town burial ground used from early in the 19th century until the opening of the municipal cemetery in Salisbury Road.