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
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights the striking Victorian church set back from Cheap Street that so many have passed, but not everyone knows the history of. As Sherborne is currently in the midst of the superb Sherborne Abbey Festival, which it’s … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: Cheap Street Methodist Church
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
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!
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