History

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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Get Your Finds Identified At Gold Hill Museum

If you have found something unusual in your garden, whilst on a walk or during a metal detecting session, you could get your object identified at Gold Hill Museum on Saturday.

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Riots, Writs And Social Reform – Sir John Stuttard Talks About John Rutter

Shaftesbury Civic Society is hosting Civic Day on 21st June, to celebrate the people and organisations that make this town special.

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Shaftesbury Archaeologist Hopeful Of Hi-Tech Survey Success

There’s a chance we could learn something new about Shaftesbury’s Saxon and Medieval history over the next few weeks. “We might have the first inkling of where Alfred’s defences are,” enthused Julian Richards, the lead archaeologist of Shaftesbury Abbey’s SAVED project.

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