Blandford is a market town on the River Stour in Dorset in south-west England with a population (2020) of around 11,000. Nearby is Blandford Camp, which has been a military base since the 18th Century. My father was stationed there in the RFC during WW1 and subsequently his sister, my aunt, May Biddulph, lived in the town (she owned Lyston House on East Street) and was mayor in the 1950s - she read the proclamation when King George VI died. The town is noted for its Georgian architecture - it was largely rebuilt as a result of a 1731 fire, thus giving the town centre an architectural uniformity of style.

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