Here you will find tales of the town and interesting articles of Sherborne and surrounding areas.
Sherborne’s BombingIn 1940, Britain was at war against Nazi Germany. On 30 September 1940 at about 4.30 p.m. the residents of Sherborne got a shock. As local historian Gerald Pitman wrote “some 300 bombs, about 60 tons, were dropped in under 5 minutes.”Sherborne had...
Sherborne’s Fire MarksA few weeks ago I listened with interest to the Sherborne Podcast on Sherborne Fire Station. I was reminded that keeping your eyes up as you walk around the streets of central Sherborne can reveal unexpected objects. These range from detailed...
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Answer to the April challenge to find the fire marks around the town centre. Picture 1. Little Knapp, 41 Acreman Street (E wall); Picture 2. SS Johns’ Almshouse (S wall) Picture 3. Church House, Half Moon Street (S wall)
Have you ever wondered what's under your feet? How old is it? What's it made of? Many people walk through the countryside but do not always appreciate the value of where they are. This talk will help you understand the beautiful landscape around Sherborne. Sunday 8th...
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A great way to learn about the history and architecture of Sherborne and to discover otherwise hidden delights. Julia is a fantastic recent addition to the team, able to place... read more
Sherborne is full of architecture from the Middle Ages, Tudor, Stewards, Georgian, Queen Victoria, and all brought to life by Paul the guide whose knowledge is brilliant. Even those of... read more
I bought a private walking tour as a Christmas present for my family, wanting something we could do together (covid safe), enjoy even with our different tastes and learn something... read more
Fantastic informative walk by our extremely knowledgable guide Paul, on the day before the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Sherborne. Not only were we able to appreciate the beauty... read more
Wow. What a performance! Cindy is clearly in love with Sir Walter Raleigh! She gave a two hour declaration of his character and life in Sherborne in the beginning of... read more
A very informative walking tour of the Town by very knowledgable Guides.
As a relatively new Resident (3 Years), it was a great way to have a snapshot of... read more
We had a personalised tour with Cindy as there were no other takers on that morning! Very glad we did as Cindy was wonderful. Very informative and made the town... read more