History and Antiquities
• noun (pl. histories) 1 the study of past events. 2 the past considered as a whole. 3 the past events connected with someone or something. 4 a continuous record of past events or trends.
— ORIGIN Greek historia ‘narrative, history’, from histor ‘learned, wise man’.
• noun (pl. antiquities) 1 the distant past, especially before the Middle Ages. 2 an object from the distant past. 3 great age.
A collection of local history and antiquities from our archive of selected sites around the county of Dorset.