Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights the quirky street furniture we have in Sherborne. I think that ‘Street Furniture’ is important and most interesting, and I find it a lot of fun searching for these items. Each one demonstrates bits of Sherborne’s … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: Quirky Street Furniture!
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; but not everyone knows the history that you can’t see anymore. This week’s post highlights the workhouse of Sherborne that is, thankfully, long gone. “In England and Wales, a workhouse, colloquially known as a ‘spike’, was a place where those … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: The Workhouse
Join Cindy on Bank Monday, 29th May, to take in the history at the Southern end of Sherborne. So you’ve been astonished by the Abbey, you’ve been charmed by Cheap Street, but how much do you know about what’s South of the Abbey environs? Cindy’s here to take you on a gentle stroll through the History you’ve missed. Find … Continue reading Special May Bank Holiday Walk: Explore Southern Sherborne Beyond The Abbey Limits
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 me on Sunday 1st January for a walk through History to help burn off all those festive indulgences. You’ve spent the last week feeding your body, now come and feed your mind with Sherborne’s glorious past. Make it your New Year’s resolution to learn more about this beautiful town. Join me on Sunday 1st January for a gentle walk … Continue reading New Year’s Day Walk
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!
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