History

Strode College lecturer James Arlett, passed away in January last year

History event exploring The Crusades to be held in memory of Strode College expert

A ONE-DAY history conference in Glastonbury will focus on one of the most turbulent periods in history – the…

Wincanton History Day in 2023 was hailed a big success

Wincanton History Day taking residents back in time on Saturday

A TRANSPORT parade, museum open days and more will be on offer at the second Wincanton History Day tomorrow…

Wincanton History Day in 2023 was hailed a big success

History day will celebrate Wincanton’s rich past

WINCANTON will take a step back in time during the upcoming history day. The event, which follows a successful inaugural…

Mayor of Dorchester, Cllr Alistair Chisholm, with one of the new information boards

Mayor unveils new panels detailing historic Dorchester sites

A SERIES of new information boards give visitors and residents an insight into the history of Dorchester locations. Mayor of…

The scheme would see a tunnel built near Stonehenge. Picture: National Highways

Campaigners lose High Court challenge to “pig-headed” Stonehenge tunnel plans

CAMPAIGNERS have lost a High Court challenge to “pig-headed” plans for a tunnel for the A303 near Stonehenge. After a…

New engagement ranger at Ham Hill, Jasmine Ely. Picture: Somerset Council

New ranger aims to boost Somerset attraction Ham Hill

A NEW ranger aims to bring the story of Ham Hill to the public in a new role. Jasmine Ely…

Stalbridge campaigners fight to save Bronze Age axe

By John Fieldhouse,
Stalbridge History Society CAMPAIGNERS are fighting to raise the money needed to keep Bronze Age treasures, unearthed in…

The Dorset Family Research Centre will be open throughout the weekend

Open weekend at Dorset’s family history research centre

PEOPLE tracing their family history can get some help and advice at a special open day event next month. On…

The statue is set to go on display in Shaftesbury later this year

Rare 15th-century statue to go on show in Shaftesbury thanks to £22k grant

A RARE 15th-century statue will be put on show in Shaftesbury later this year. Arts Council England has awarded Shaftesbury…

The Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated on January 27, 1945

Special event in Dorchester to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

HOLOCAUST Memorial Day (HMD) will be marked with a special event in Dorchester next week (January 26). On January 27,…