Volunteers sought for Dorset’s Hardy Monument attraction

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help visitors make the most of a trip to the Hardy Monument.

The National Trust is hoping to expand the team of people based at the monument, at Black Down near Dorchester, for a few hours each week.

Between 9.30am and 12.03pm on Tuesday, September 26, the charity is hosting an open day at the monument for anyone interested in volunteering.

Elizabeth Flight, partnership and programming officer of the National Trust, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the team and find out more about the role and how you can get involved.

“Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and work a range of different hours that suit their lifestyle.

“If you love meeting people, are passionate about local history and working outside, or maybe you are looking for an opportunity to learn new skills, then come along to our open morning to find out more.”

The Hardy Monument, which stands 780 feet above sea level, was built in 1844 in memory of Vice Admiral Sr Thomas Hardy, Flag Captain of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

For more details on volunteering, and on the open day, contact Scott Welland of the North & West Dorset National Trust, at

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