History

Over 1,000 Locals’ Lives Now Listed By Shaftesbury Great War Project Historian

In March 2015, Gold Hill Museum embarked on an ambitious project to research the stories of the residents of Shaftesbury during World War I.

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Blue Plaque Proposed For Shaftesbury Reformer Who Helped To Change Britain

There are eleven blue plaques on buildings in Shaftesbury. Sir John Stuttard wants an additional sign to recognise the Shaftesbury reformer, John Rutter.

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St James Felt Separate From Shaftesbury In The 1950s – Robert Mullins’ History

Historian Robert Mullins shares more stories about growing up in Shaftesbury.

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Compton Abbas Fly Past For Shaftesbury Battle Of Britain Commemoration

Harvard and Chipmunk planes took off from Compton Abbas Airfield and flew over Park Walk yesterday.

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John And Margaret Cluett’s Funny Shaftesbury Folk Night Stories

Enmore Green musicians John and Margaret Cluett share their memories of performing folk songs around Shaftesbury as Tatti Bogle.

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Motcombe Author’s New Novel Brings Mediaeval North Dorset To Life

Motcombe-based author Rosie King, who writes under the pen name of Rosie Lear, published the fourth book in her mediaeval mystery series earlier this week.

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John Brickell’s Cann Memories – Market Gardening And The Listen Inn Pub

John Brickell shares stories of his family’s market garden at Cann and the greengrocers shop he opened with his ex-wife to sell his produce on Shaftesbury High Street.

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The Incredible Model Railway That Provides A Snapshot Of 1912 Semley

Former Shaftesbury resident Martin Finney has spent 23 years recreating half-a-mile of Semley, with his 40-foot long model railway.

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