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 £6! (Though additional Bank Holiday Walks and Winter Specials do happen, so do pop back for the latest updates!) This year (2018) Cindy is operating the same route twice a week … Continue reading Take a stroll through time with Blue Badge Guide Cindy.
People love a famous face, and Sherborne’s History is rich with names worth dropping both in both ancient circles and modern. So, in chronological order, here’s a run through of who’s who….. Bishop Roger of Salisbury (1102-39) and Lord of Sherborne manor. Bishop Roger built the Old Castle which lies in the East of … Continue reading Notables in Sherborne
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
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