Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights the quirky and distinctive house number plates that traditionally denoted houses owned by the Digby Estate in Sherborne. The numbering in Sherborne can often confuse those that are new to the area. Numbers can abruptly change from … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: Digby House Numbers
This week’s post highlights the history of one of Sherborne’s founding figures. You may have noticed a small figure in a niche above the entrance to Sherborne Abbey, he also appears on the Digby Memorial playing a harp, but have you ever wondered who it is? The first mention of Sheborne and St Aldhelm is in … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: St Aldhelm
Join Cindy on Easter Monday, 17th April, for a stroll in Raleigh’s footsteps from the Abbey to Castleton and back. What better way to walk off all those chocolate eggs and Easter indulgences than taking a guided walk through historic Sherborne with Blue Badge Guide Cindy? If you missed out on the Walking with Walter special … Continue reading Easter Special Guided Walk!
Join Sherborne’s Blue Badge Guide Cindy Chant every Tuesday & Thursday, April-September, for a guided walk through time. A thousand years of history for only £5! (Though additional Bank Holiday Walks and Winter Specials do happen, so do pop back for the latest updates!) This year (2017) Cindy is operating the same route twice a week … Continue reading Take a stroll through time with Blue Badge Guide Cindy.
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights St Emerenciana’s Chapel another of the lesser known & unappreciated buildings in Sherborne. The remains of the chapel of the Virgin Martyr St. Emerenciana form part of a small Grade II* listed building in Coombe Lane on the … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: St Emerenciana’s Chapel
EXTRAORDINARY FASCINATING CHARMING EXCITING My Dear Walter, What a collection of words to describe you! What a man! (you were…) But I would also add: INTOXICATING ELECTRIFYING ENCHANTING THRILLING REMARKABLE SENSUOUS UNDERSTANDING and WISE Almost born before your time! But sadly you were never understood I have read about you, so sooo much I … Continue reading A love Letter to Walter Raleigh – my kind of guy
You are Sherborne’s “Adopted” Son, Sherborne’s “Golden Boy”. Your home here was “fortune’s fold”. You are so entwined with Sherborne. Sherborne is so entwined with you. Walter Raleigh was born in 1553 or thereabouts; the youngest son of a Devon farmer. He has been documented as: A brave and noble soldier and sailor. A brilliant … Continue reading Walter Raleigh and Castleton