History

Archaeologists Uncover ‘Find Of The Dig’ As Shaftesbury Abbey Summer Excavations End

Volunteer archaeologists working on the SAVED project have made an exciting discovery, three days before the end of their six-week Shaftesbury Abbey excavations.

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Man ‘Shot Inside Shaftesbury Town Hall’ Returns To Share His Story

A former Shaftesbury Grammar School pupil has revisited the Town Hall for the first time since he was hospitalised following a firearms incident there. Alfred’s Keri Jones heard his incredible story.

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Shaftesbury Archaeologist Hopeful That Previous Abbey Digs Haven’t Disrupted Historic Evidence

Archaeologists excavating Shaftesbury’s Abbey grounds are hopeful that clues, which could reveal the Abbey’s layout, still lie undisturbed beneath the gardens.

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Council Approves Archaeological Digging Around Shaftesbury’s Most Historic Sites

A group of volunteers trying to uncover Shaftesbury’s Saxon past has been granted permission to sink ‘test pits’ in the most historic areas of our town.

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History Talk Reveals Reason For Buckets On Shaftesbury’s Streets

On Thursday, visitors to Shaftesbury Library will be offered a glimpse into life in our town around 100 years ago when volunteers from Gold Hill Museum show photographs and share stories from their ‘Shaftesbury Remembers’ Great War project.

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Pipes, Pumps And Pubs – Discover The History Of Shaftesbury’s Water At Gold Hill Museum

Gold Hill Museum is celebrating the ingenuity of locals in accessing water in a hilltop town without a ready supply. One of their 2019 exhibitions features Shaftesbury’s long association with pipes, pumps and pubs.

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Walkers Wanted To Help Re-enact Historic Procession To Shaftesbury

A Shaftesbury woman is recruiting ramblers to check footpaths ahead of the re-enactment of a historic procession across Dorset.

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Was Your Home Sold In 1919? Find Out At The New Gold Hill Museum Exhibit

Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill Museum opened for the 2019 season today and one of the special displays tells the story of our water supply. The second presentation documents the dramatic events of 1919, when our town was sold – three times!

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New Finds And Future Plans Shared At Shaftesbury Abbey 2019 Opening

Shaftesbury Abbey wants to do more to encourage the town’s new residents to learn about our Saxon heritage. ThisIsAlfred attended the 2019 season opening and heard how locals of all ages have a chance to view some of the recent archaeological finds dug up during the museum’s SAVED project.

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Interesting Radar Survey Find In Hunt For Missing Shaftesbury Church

Archaeologists trying to locate a ‘missing’ Shaftesbury church have found two interesting features beneath the Bury Litton churchyard.

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