Category Archives: Local History

Wildflowers and Birdsong

A copy of Mr Oliver Holt’s talk, ‘On first coming to Sherborne’ given to the Sherborne Historical Society in 1983 and later reproduced in print, has just arrived by post. Outside, in this corner of South Wales the ground is … Continue reading

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Under our feet

Walking down Long Street recently I was rather dismayed to see the old paving being taken up, dumped into the back of a truck and carted away. Now I know that the replacement surface is nice and smooth and we … Continue reading

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Signs of the Time

Are we not lucky here in Sherborne to have so many fine examples of the sign-writers art? Take a wander down Cheap Street and admire all those lovely wooden signs over the shop windows. Walk along Half Moon Street and … Continue reading

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The Yeatman Hospital

An incalculable¬†amount of time and effort has been given to the setting up and running of the Yeatman hospital by local people, since the original concept for having a hospital here in Sherborne was raised over 150 years ago. This … Continue reading

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A pair of Lorgnettes with a story to tell

 I am a very firm believer in the power of an inanimate object’s ability to bring with it a story from the past. Now take this wonderful pair of lorgnettes – I wish you could hold the faded green leather … Continue reading

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Fine Art Printing

I first met Jayson Hutchins when he worked for Sherborne Photographic where he helped me with digital colour printing of some large posters and I knew that he also undertook individual one-on-one training in all aspects of photography and I, … Continue reading

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Steam and Waterwheel Centre

I am very biased I know but when we were growing up my Dad could do anything. He could mend, he could make, he would ensure things worked properly – he was a marvel. When it snowed he built my … Continue reading

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