Dorset’s Legacy in Rural Bus Shelters
With rural bus services in decline, many village bus shelters are becoming redundant. Before they start to disappear forever, Michael Russell Wood has photographed a wide variety of bus shelters across Dorset and discovered some of the stories behind them.
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Dorset’s Legacy in Iron and Stone
In this book Michael Russell Wood reveals some of the fascinating stories that are hidden in these tablets. Some tales are shocking, some are bizarre, some are tragic and some are of incredible valor, but they all speak to us from the past. Read more…
Dorset’s Legacy in Corrugated Iron
With their own special charm and character, the few remaining corrugated iron chapels, often known as ‘Tin Tabernacles’, as well as other Victorian and Edwardian iron buildings, are rapidly disappearing from Dorset. This book pictures those still standing in 2012 but also includes several iron buildings from Read more…
Dorset’s Legacy in Bridges
Dorset’s bridges, as with the rest of the country, have played a huge role in enabling social, industrial and cultural development. They range from tiny structures to major engineering achievements, the first recorded bridge in the county is at Whitemill, Sturminster Marshall, and the most recent on the Weymouth Relief road.
About the Author
Michael Russell Wood has lived in Dorset for more than 62 years coming to the county after National Service in the army and reading Agriculture at Cambridge. His life has encompassed many facets of Dorset from breeding Dorset Horn sheep to founding a successful agricultural engineering business.
His deep love and knowledge of Dorset led him to uncover and research many stories for his first book Dorset’s Legacy in Iron and Stone and now he has made a comprehensive study of the remaining ‘Tin Tabernacles’, Victorian, Edwardian and other iron buildings in Dorset for his book Dorset’s Legacy in Corrugated Iron. His next book published in April 2014 covers Dorset’s Legacy in Bridges. His 2015 book was Dorset’s Legacy in Rural Bus Shelters.
Following the success of his books in the Dorset’s Legacy Series he has researched, written and taken photographs for his latest work Dorset’s Legacy in Public Statues, which is now on sale.