Join Cindy on Sunday 11th February 2018 for a gentle walk around the lesser visited Castleton area of Sherborne to hear more about Sherborne & Castleton’s History and more about her man Sir Walter Ralegh, starting outside Castleton Church at 2pm. Continue reading Raleigh Rambles – February Special Guided Walk
Join me on Monday 1st January for a stroll 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. This year I’ll be taking you North of … Continue reading New Year’s Day Walk 2018! – North of the Abbey
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!
Slightly less booze than a pub crawl, but so much more History! This isn’t an invite to a pilgrimage, it’s a journey around some of the architectural beauties that religion has inspired locally. Architecture is the only art form we can walk into, out of, around and climb over. ~David Durrant July 21st – 30th is … Continue reading It’s #ChurchTourismWeek !! Time for a Church Crawl!
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
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights St Emerenciana’s Chapel another of the lesser known & unappreciated buildings in Sherborne. The remains of the chapel of the Virgin Martyr St. Emerenciana form part of a small Grade II* listed building in Coombe Lane on the … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: St Emerenciana’s Chapel
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