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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