Join Cindy on Sunday 12th February for a stroll in Raleigh’s footsteps from the Abbey to Castleton and back. Just in time for Valentines day come and hear about a man who wooed a Queen, then risked everything by marrying another woman in secret. Sherborne’s adopted son Sir Walter Raleigh knew a thing or two about … Continue reading Walking With Walter – February Special Guided Walk
Every town has its notable quirks and features that it has accumulated over its lifetime; this week’s post highlights the area of Sherborne known as Castleton. This is the story of two castles, and the lovely, but long lost community that lies between them. This area is known as Castleton. It lies to the East … Continue reading Sherborne In Detail: Let’s Talk About Castleton
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