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Here you will find tales of the town and interesting articles of Sherborne and surrounding areas.

Sherborne Bombing

Sherborne Bombing

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...

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Sherborne’s Fire Marks

Sherborne’s Fire Marks

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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Discover Jurassic Sherborne “Beyond the Seen”

Discover Jurassic Sherborne “Beyond the Seen”

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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  • star rating  Our guide was excellent --- informative and a pleasure to walk with. We knew nothing about Sherborne and he revealed what a wonderful tow

    Nlhiestand
    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Paul on the markets and fairs of Sherborne. His tour was interesting, enlightening and entertaining and he went to a lot of effort to... read more

    suemay20154
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  We had a 2 hour walk today with Paul, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Paul is very friendly and extremely knowledgable about the area, and shared so much information with... read more

    Ian B
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  A very interesting morning learning and seeing so much about the Sherborne Bombing. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and look forward to taking part in oth

    Sue P
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  Thoroughly enjoyed the new Sherborne Walk to see the Shell House and to wonder whether Sherborne had its very own Georgian Pleasure Gardens. Paul is a very friendly and knowledgeable... read more

    Debs
    July 20, 2021
  • star rating  An informative short walk around this lovely town. Paul set a visit to the remarkable Shell House in the context of 16th & 17th century Sherborne & the development... read more

    chickbird
    July 20, 2021
  • star rating  The guy who led our walk was some kind of gloomy retired teacher called Paul. He talked endlessly about types of stone (OMG boring), and he seemed very stressed which... read more

    robert o
    July 12, 2021
  • star rating  Thoroughly enjoyed the new Sherborne Walk to see the Shell House and to wonder whether Sherborne had its very own Georgian Pleasure Gardens. Paul is a very friendly and knowledgeable... read more

    Debs
    July 1, 2021
  • star rating  An informative short walk around this lovely town. Paul set a visit to the remarkable Shell House in the context of 16th & 17th century Sherborne & the development... read more

    chickbird
    July 1, 2021
  • star rating  Very much enjoyed our walking tour with Paul today. Very informative and love Sherborne. Great to have views of the school court at the rear of the Abbey.

    719wisteria
    May 28, 2021