Echoes of Roger

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This month Barry Cuff has chosen postcards in honour of his friend Roger Guttridge, choosing places that he lived, worked and went to school: ‘Both Roger and I had a great love of Dorset, and he was willing to explore and write on some of my ideas – the Dorset fingerposts, a fatal shooting at Winterborne Kingston, the Cuff surname and wrigglebacks.
All of them appeared in various publications!
Together we had just finished a book on Wimborne, due to be published next March – sadly Roger’s last. We were already talking about the next book, to be on the North Winterborne valley.
His death is a great loss to the county.

This postcard of Sturminster Newton, where Roger’s grandmother lived and where he went to school, was sent to Derby in 1912.
Roger’s home, with his family, was at Winterborne Kingston for many years – this card of the village was posted to Longfleet in Poole in May 1912.
In August 1909, this lovely street scene of Blandford Forum was sent to Ironbridge. Roger attended Blandford Grammar School.
Roger lived and worked for many years in Wimborne – in 1904 this card of East Street was sent just a few miles to Weymouth

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