Dorchester in the Twentieth Century

The town of Dorchester continued to grow during the twentieth century and now has a population of more than seventeen thousand. Electricity came to the town in 1901 and the first cinema opened ten years later in 1911.


During the twentieth century, from the nineteen thirties onward a major tourist industry developed in Dorchester Nowadays there is still a brewing industry in the town and a strong IT industry has also grown up.