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Corfe Village Shop
If you have such a powerful castle such as Corfe Castle, you will always gain a substantial community huddling in the safety of its shadow. And Corfe village grew along with the castle.
Much of the century village has been preserved, now making it’s trade through tourism rather than farming. I rooted around the village for something to paint, considering the Church of St. Edward for a while, but in the end I decided on a village shop.
Outside there was a sign which proclaimed ‘350 different types of Gin!’. Prior to getting down to work, I had a quick look inside.
Yes they had the usual staples like washing up liquid, tins of food, sweets etc. etc., but it was fair to say that most of the shelves were dominated by about 350 different types of gin.
Cromwell would not have approved…