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How A Drain Cover By The Post Office Reveals Shaftesbury’s History

Shaftesbury resident Peter Stanier has written a number of books about the industrial archaeology of the West Country.

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Hilltop History – Episode 3

Welcome to the third episode of ‘Hilltop History’ – Alfred’s weekly delve into the Shaftesbury area’s past.

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Hilltop History – Bob Kelley On Shaftesbury’s Button-Making Business

Shaftesbury historian Bob Kelley takes us back to the 17th century and the start of Abraham Case’s button industry.

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Hilltop History – Dave Hardiman On The Rector Heckler Of Fontmell Magna Church

Dave Hardiman shares the story of the court case involving a Fontmell Magna resident who upset the rector with rowdy interruptions to church services.

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Hilltop History – Episode 2

Welcome to the second episode of Alfred’s new weekly Shaftesbury area history programme, Hilltop History.

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Shaftesbury Hilltop History – Dave Hardiman On The Swing Riots

Dave Hardiman shares the story of the ‘Swing Riots’ which took place across Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset in 1830.

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The Second World War Experience Of Two Shaftesbury Sisters – Alex Wynter

Alfred has previously featured the tragic wartime story of the Weir family from Shaftesbury.

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Hilltop History – Episode 1

We’re really excited to introduce you to the first ever edition of ‘Hilltop History’, a weekly programme devoted to our area’s rich and interesting past.

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