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
For one thousand three hundred and eleven years Christmas has been celebrated here in Sherborne. Ever since St. Aldhelm arrived in 705 and built his Sherborne Cathedral, -as it was known until 1075 when St. Wulfsin began the Benedictine monastery, since when it has always been the Abbey,- the town has seen Christmas services and … Continue reading Christmas and its traditions in Sherborne
Join me on Sunday 4th December for a walk through History to get you into the festive spirit. Every year Sherborne holds its Festive Shopping Day on the first Sunday of December. Pop in to town and you’ll find carollers, market stalls, food and drink, entertainers in the streets and many of the shops open. … Continue reading A Festive Sherborne Walk!
Join me outside the TIC at 3pm, October 23rd and we’ll take a gentle wander around the bits of Sherborne’s History no one ever tells you about! Continue reading New Walk! : Sherborne Off The Beaten Track
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
I’ve had a terribly exciting day today that I just have to share with everyone. The lovely Colin who so kindly wrote about me in the August edition of The Sherborne Times asked me to be his guest on his radio show this morning. We talked all things Sherborne, Walter, and me! I’m still getting … Continue reading Abbey 104 On Air & Online!
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights the lesser known Rawson Hall, one of the several unique corrugated iron buildings in Sherborne. The Gravel Pits in Sherborne is the area behind what was, many years ago, The Sherborne Union Workhouse, now known as … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: Gravel Pits & Rawson Hall