The Dorset Archives Trust (DAT) is delighted to announce that Dorset-based journalist and author Kate Adie has become its patron.

A former BBC Chief News Correspondent and author of several best selling books, including the recently published Fighting on the Home Front, the Legacy of Women in World War One (2013), Kate has a wide experience of the heritage sector and has served as a trustee of the Imperial War Museum.  She brings a deep understanding of archives to her new role and has consulted many archive collections around the world in the course of her work as well as some housed locally at the Dorset History Centre.

Members of DAT look forward to working with Kate in coming years as the Trust supports the activities of Dorset History Centre in preserving the county’s unique written heritage.

Carola Campbell, Chairman of DAT said ‘Kate is the perfect ambassador for the Dorset Archives Trust.  She has a deep and insightful understanding of history and its impact on today’s world.  As a user of the Dorset History Centre to research her writing, she appreciates the wonderful services offered by the centre and its staff.  Kate’s invaluable expertise and support will help DAT to face the many challenges of saving Dorset’s disappearing histories’.


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