An Oxford academic will soon share stories of the strange ways in which Wiltshire and Dorset people died during the Tudor years.
Next time you walk around town, look down and see whether you can spot a shoe scraper. These practical decorations were fitted alongside doorways during horse-drawn carriage days.
Proposals to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day have been welcomed by a resident who attended the town’s original celebration. Robert Mullins shared his memories of wartime Shaftesbury, as Alfred learned about next year’s plans.
Volunteer archaeologists working on the SAVED project have made an exciting discovery, three days before the end of their six-week Shaftesbury Abbey excavations.
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.
Archaeologists excavating Shaftesbury’s Abbey grounds are hopeful that clues, which could reveal the Abbey’s layout, still lie undisturbed beneath the gardens.
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.
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.
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.
A Shaftesbury woman is recruiting ramblers to check footpaths ahead of the re-enactment of a historic procession across Dorset.