Shaftesbury Folk Music And Stories Shared At The Abbey On Wednesday

Tim Laycock grew up in Fontmell Magna and lived in Shaftesbury for many years where he collected folk stories from across Dorset.

On Wednesday night, Tim will mix storytelling with musical performance as he joins Nick Crump for a special evening at Shaftesbury Abbey.

Tim Laycock (left) and Nick Crump

Tim has prepared some suitable stories to share. One describes what happened to one of the abbey’s bells following the dissolution of the monasteries.

The music will be good, too. The men are founding members of The Hambledon Hopstep folk band.