History

History – The Spiteful Shaftesbury Former MP Who Cut Off The Town’s Water

The lack of running water in our hilltop town has been a consistent theme throughout our history. Jamie Wright is keen to learn more about efforts to pipe water to Shaftesbury in the early 1700s.

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Shaftesbury History – How Guys Marsh Hospital Pioneered Medical Procedures

Shaftesbury resident Joanna Tucholska appealed on Alfred for information about Polish army captain Stefan Nelken. He is buried in Mampitts Lane Cemetery.

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Poetry By William Barnes In North Dorset Dialect

John Cluett reads the verse of Dorset poet William Barnes.

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What Do You Know About The Polish Soldier Buried In Shaftesbury?

Two Shaftesbury friends who grew up in Poland will mark their nation’s Independence Day in a private ceremony at Mampitts Cemetery today.

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Shaftesbury Archaeological Talk – What Animal Bones Reveal About Our Past

Tonight (Tuesday 10th) at 7.30 pm, Shaftesbury and District Archaeological Group will host a talk by animal bones specialist Paul Clarkson of Bournemouth University.

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History With Phil Proctor – A Walk Around Shaftesbury’s Wheatsheaf Designs

Have you noticed wheatsheaf motifs on the walls and buildings around Shaftesbury?

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Sue Kidd Discovers The Magic Of Mavis, Shaftesbury’s Vintage Commercial Vehicle

Alfred reporter Sue Kidd meets Shaftesbury residents Will and Ron, restorers of Mavis – a vintage camper van.

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New Shaftesbury Abbey Book Tells The Nuns’ Stories

A new book on Shaftesbury Abbey will focus on the stories of the nuns who lived there.

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Author Eric Olsen On His Forthcoming Shaftesbury Pubs Book

Shaftesbury author Eric Olsen is preparing his third local history book.

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