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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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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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Book Now For The Online Premiere Of ‘Shaftesbury Abbey – The Movie’

Get ready to see Shaftesbury from a new perspective. ‘Shaftesbury Abbey – The Movie’ will be screened online later this month.

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Archaeologist Celebrates Ancient Cranborne Chase Trailways In Forthcoming Talk

Modern archaeology was born on Shaftesbury’s doorstep in the Cranborne Chase. Expert Phil Planel will offer an insight into future local archaeological investigations you can join during a free AONB Zoom talk this Monday.

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Recreating North Dorset’s Old Railway Buildings In Enmore Green

Dorset dialect expert John Cluett is making models of former North Dorset railway station buildings in his ‘man cave’ in Enmore Green.

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Virtual Shaftesbury Abbey Redesigned Following Latest Expert Findings

There’s been an encouraging response to the digital reconstruction of Shaftesbury Abbey by Bristol University history student Fraser Guard.

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Bristol Student Recreates Shaftesbury Abbey Using Computer Game

A 20-year-old University of Bristol history student has used a video game to help us visualise how impressive Shaftesbury Abbey would have been.

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