of Thomas Hardy beside The Grove, north of High West Street The author and poet Thomas Hardy based the fictional town of Casterbridge on Dorchester, and his novel The Mayor of Casterbridge is set there. Retrieved Pentreath, Ben (1 November 2013). In 1834, the, tolpuddle Martyrs who started the trade union movement in England were tried in the Old Crown Court in Dorchester and sentenced to seven years transportation.
15 Modern edit Shire Hall in sites de rencontre gratuits toowoomba High West Street, where the trial of the Tolpuddle martyrs took place In 1833, the Tolpuddle Martyrs founded the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. The mayor has a similar seal of office, but this has the inscription ' Dorcestriensis Sig : Maioris'. 94 The town is also part of the second phase of Superfast Dorset, a project to increase fibre broadband availability within the county, which is scheduled for completion in 2016. 16 In the 17th and 18th centuries Dorchester suffered several serious fires: in 1613, caused by a tallow chandler's cauldron getting too hot and setting alight; in 1622, started by a maltster ; in 1725, begun in a brewhouse; and in 1775, caused. Through vehicular traffic is routed round the town by means of a bypass.