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Shaftesbury Abbey Museum Provides A Home For A Head Found On The High Street

Last year, Alfred reported that a sculpture of a woman’s head was left in the doorway of Shirley Allum’s shop. Odd, isn’t it?

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Shaftesbury History – Claire Ryley Tells Us How Parson’s Pool Got Its Name

Claire offers a fascinating insight into some of the previous occupants of this long-established town centre street.

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Shaftesbury History – Claire Ryley On Tout Hill’s Past

Shaftesbury historian Claire Ryley tells us how one of Shaftesbury’s steepest streets, Tout Hill, was named.

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Historian David Burnett On Ashmore’s Spooky Unseen Spirits

Have you heard about the Gappergennies? Generations of Ashmore villagers were terrified by tales of these supernatural entities.

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Shaftesbury History – Claire Ryley on Breach Lane’s Name

Join Claire as she explains how a much-loved Shaftesbury thoroughfare gained its name.

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The Guns Of Shaftesbury’s Park Walk – Shaftesbury History With Robert Mullins

Did you know that there used to be guns and a low-cost restaurant on Shaftesbury’s Park Walk?

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A Visit To The Doctors Surgery In 1950s Shaftesbury

Alfred shares more Shaftesbury memories with Cath Toogood.

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Shaftesbury Folklore – Supernatural Events In East Stour And The Devil On French Mill Lane

Natalie Cooper delves into the history books and hears how a 19th-century ‘witch’ conned East Stour villagers using her supernatural skills.

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Shaftesbury Abbey Plans A Staged Reopening Following Major Museum Revamp

Alfred tours the refurbished Shaftesbury Abbey Museum to see how the visitor experience has been enhanced ahead of their reopening.

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Mind The Gap – Shaftesbury Historian Robert Mullins On Salisbury Street’s Demolished Houses

Robert Mullins shares stories of how Shaftesbury has changed during his lifetime.

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