82nd anniversary of the Sherborne Bombing
THE BOMBING OF SHERBORNE
Guided tour lead by local Blue Badge Guide Paul Birbeck. Meet outside Sherborne Abbey. A 21/2 hour walk.
Route: a guided tour of the key locations, supported by photographs of the locations after the bombing and accounts from survivors who were interviewed in 2020. Meet outside the Abbey porch 10.00 a.m. Walk includes old Abbey School site, Horsecastles to Lenthay. Return via Richmond Road to Sherborne School courts before entering Cheap Street. Continue onto Hound Street, down Newland to Tinneys Lane, back up Newland and drop back into lower Cheap Street and Half Moon Street. Finish in front of the Abbey. Approximately 3 miles at a gentle walking pace.
Clients are required to follow any Covid procedures when visiting any area of the school grounds.
Good walking shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing recommended. The Cross Keys pub will offer a 10% discount on non-alcoholic drinks to clients at the end of the walk.