The 358th in a series of caches where a red telephone box
is in close proximity to a post box
Anderson, sometimes known as Winterborne Anderson, is a small village in Dorset situated about 9 miles north-west of Poole. To the west are Winterborne Muston and Winterborne Kingston and to the east are Winterborne Tomson (which is also within Anderson parish) and Winterborne Zelston.
Anderson Manor is a Grade I listed manor house in the village, which was built for the third John Tregonwell of Milton Abbas in 1622. During the Second World War, the manor was requisitioned, initially, as the headquarters of the Small Scale Raiding Force (SSRF) attached to 62 Commando and became the planning centre for Operation Pinprick, a series of raids designed to force the Germans to waste valuable manpower defending a multitude of targets. In 1943, the SSRF were disbanded and the house was commandeered by the Special Operations Executive. There is still evidence of this wartime use in the building.
The telephone box and postbox stand side by side in the main street through the village.