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Hilltop History – Episode 4

Hilltop History is our weekly programme sharing stories from Shaftesbury’s past.

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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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The Plan To Make Shaftesbury’s St Peter’s Church Redundant – Fifty Years On

Fifty years ago, Shaftesbury’s St Peter’s Church was declared redundant. John Parker tells Alfred about the history of the structure.

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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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How Compton Abbas Is Helping History Searches

Compton Abbas Parish Council is preserving old village photographs and official parish records online.

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Repairs For The Shaftesbury Statue That Took Part In A Downing Street Protest

The King Alfred statue, which stands in Shaftesbury’s Abbey Garden, has required urgent repair after its shield fell off.

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