August 2002

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  • Billed as ' ... the best one-day agricultural show in the country', the annual Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show returns in style after a two year break due to restrictions imposed as a result of the foot and mouth epidemic in 2001
  • Traditional entertainment – the Punch and Judy show – a key part in the continuing appeal of summer beach resorts such as Swanage
  • One of the few truly bright days during August this year, at the quayside in Wareham
  • To cover the running costs of entering the Southern England in Bloom competition, the Wimborne in Bloom team organise a duck race along the River Allen
  • Approaching sunset in late August at Arne – overlooking the heathland towards Purbeck
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The pictures of Dorset in August in this gallery were captured at high resolution.
All photographs copyright © 1998–2003 John Allen