Sherborne In Detail: The Fascinating Story of the Silk Industry in Sherborne

Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights The Fascinating Story of the Silk Industry in Sherborne. The story of silk weaving here in Sherborne goes back a very long way. Hutchins (History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset) mentions a silk thrower … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: The Fascinating Story of the Silk Industry in Sherborne

Pack Monday Fair

Monday October 17th is rapidly approaching and this means that the annual Pack Monday Fair will be celebrated here in Sherborne. The origin of this fair is very ancient under its original name of Michaelmas Day Fair, and is always held on the first Monday after the 10th October; old Michaelmas Day. The name is probably … Continue reading Pack Monday Fair