Shaftesbury History – A Tragic Gold Hill Death In The 1930s

Shaftesbury historian Dave Hardiman continues sharing the stories of our town’s former residents.

Today Dave uncovers a tragic death on Gold Hill, which prompted the introduction of safety measures.

“I think St James Street could be Shaftesbury’s Victorian version of Coronation Street,” says Dave, as he reflects on the drama surrounding two siblings that his research has uncovered.