Robert Mullins Remembers Former Hotels And Doctors

Popular local historian Robert Mullins is back sharing his stories of how Shaftesbury has changed in his lifetime, since the Second World War.

And sometimes Robert delves back further into our town’s past using his collection of postcards and photographs as a basis for his research.

The former Royal Hotel

Today, Robert focuses on two buildings to the east of the town centre. Today’s Royal Chase Hotel was once the Royal Hotel. It’s even served a monastery. There was another hotel on Salisbury Street which later became a doctor’s surgery.

Listen to Robert to learn more about Shaftesbury’s history.