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.
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.
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.
Alfred’s Keri Jones visited St John’s Church in Enmore Green on Saturday 11th August to view an exhibition of community memories.
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.
The history of Enmore Green and the memories of current and former residents will the focus of an event this Saturday, 11th August.
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.
Shaftesbury Civic Society is hosting Civic Day on 21st June, to celebrate the people and organisations that make this town special.