Blandford Forum

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Blandford Forum

Blandford town centre
Population8,760 [1]
OS grid referenceST886069
• London118 miles (190 km)
Civil parish
  • Blandford Forum
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDT11
Dialling code01258
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places

Blandford Forum is a historic Georgian town in Dorset, England. In 2001 there were 8,745 people living in Blandford Forum.[2] There is a church in the centre of the town. It is on the River Stour.

There are three Primary Schools: Archbishiopwake Primary School, Milldown Primary and Blandford St Mary. There is also a Secondary School called The Blandford School.

Town Centre[change | change source]

There is a large well known brewery Hall and Woodhouse who also own the Crown Hotel.

Facilities[change | change source]

There is a leisure centre which has a 25m pool and children's water slide. A sauna and steam room are next to the pool. There is also a fully equipped gym and a cafe.

Events[change | change source]

The famous annual Steam Fair is held nearby in Tarrant Hinton. and Blandford Forum is host to the rock festival every year, called Teddy Rocks which is charitable event to raise money for cancer awareness.

Annually there is a Georgian Fayre in the town centre and also a Yuletide Festival. The Blandford Carnival is well known celebration of the local community.

References[change | change source]

  1. Census, 2001
  2. "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics".