History

Share Your Well And Spring Stories With Gold Hill Museum

Do you have a well within your home or a spring on your land? If you’re prepared to share pictures of your water feature or stories connected to it, you could help Gold Hill Museum prepare their 2019 special exhibition.

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Learn How Shaftesbury Was Once The Centre Of Shepherd Hut Building

Shepherd huts are currently all over the home and lifestyle magazines. Celebrities are snapping them up and fitting them out with today’s high-end luxuries. But originally, these shelters would have provided the most basic living conditions for agricultural workers. And the Shaftesbury area was full of them.

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Loose Stones Could Reveal New Information On Shaftesbury Abbey’s History

There are many loose stones and tiles around Shaftesbury’s Abbey Gardens. On14th September, architectural historian and broadcaster, Dr Jonathan Foyle, will explain how these remains could reveal a great deal of information about the history of a once significant religious building.

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Eat And Dress Like A Viking At Free Shaftesbury Abbey Event

You can eat like a Viking at Shaftesbury Abbey this Sunday (2nd September). ThisIsAlfred.com spoke with the Abbey’s Claire Ryley to learn more about the free fun day being held in honour of a Viking king who loved our town.

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Children Encouraged To Find ‘Special’ Gold Hill Museum Mice

There are mice in Gold Hill Museum. And the Museum Chairman would like your children or grandchildren to try and track them down!

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How Shaftesbury’s Upjohn Family Made Their Mark In The New World

A new Gold Hill Museum exhibition tells the story of three members of a Shaftesbury family who all achieved their own levels of fame, fortune or infamy in the New World.

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Touching Stories And Moving Memorials At Enmore Green’s History Day

Alfred’s Keri Jones visited St John’s Church in Enmore Green on Saturday 11th August to view an exhibition of community memories.

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How Refusing A Haircut Cost Alan The Hovis Boy Role

Walking up the iconic cobbles of Gold Hill must have been a bittersweet experience for Alan Manby. He came to visit Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill Museum last Friday. It was his first time in the town – he lost his chance to visit Shaftesbury in 1973, because he refused to have his hair cut for a TV role.

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Darts, Bricks And The Coronation – Enmore Green’s Memories In Words And Pictures

The history of Enmore Green and the memories of current and former residents will the focus of an event this Saturday, 11th August.

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Shaftesbury Flint Tool Is Older Than Thought Says Museum

A prehistoric hand axe, considered to be the oldest item found in Shaftesbury, is even older than first thought. The ancient flint, displayed in Gold Hill Museum, was uncovered in the Castle Hill area of the town.

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