There may be some sore hands in Shaftesbury this morning due to the amount of clapping at last night’s Shaftesbury In Bloom Awards at the Town Hall.
Month: November 2018
History has almost forgotten the wheelchair-bound Suffragette, May Billinghurst. But actress and playwright Phoebe Kemp hopes to change that.
The Chairman of Shaftesbury’s Royal British Legion Branch says he is grateful to townspeople for their strong support of the charity.
An exhibition to mark 100 years since the sale of Shaftesbury | The Shaftesbury artist selling fashion for falcons | The secrets of Compton Abbas Church | Another festive market for Shaftesbury | Why a new Shaftesbury housing estate was refused planning permission Read More
Plans for a new Shaftesbury housing estate were turned down last night (Tuesday). Shaftesbury town councillors didn’t like the design or the orientation of the 170-home development proposed for Littledown, opposite the entrance to Wincombe Business Park.
Few people who walk past the grave of General Henry Rawlinson, in the Dorset village of Trent, will be aware of the significant role he played in British history. But Shaftesbury-based author, Rodney Atwood, describes him as, ‘the Dorset soldier who won the First World War’. Read More