History

People can step back in time to places like Maiden Newton and Dorchester via the new videos. Pictures: GWR

Train station QR codes take Vale passengers back in time

PEOPLE of a certain age, while standing on a station platform waiting for a train, may well cast their…

Visitors walking along the remains of the ramparts and ditches of the iron age hill fort at Badbury Rings, Dorset Picture: National Trust, James Dobson

Uncover 4,000 years of history at Badbury Rings

UNCOVER 4,000 years of history at Badbury Rings at a weekend of guided walks, hands on activities and art…

Wincanton marks the 80th anniversary of the crash of Old Faithful

THE 80th anniversary of the crash of the famous Old Faithful American Flying Fortress bomber – which exploded over…

The sword is from the middle bronze age. Picture: Dorset Museum

Detectorist found rare sword and axe head in Stalbridge after getting lost

A BRONZE age axe head and sword found in Dorset field is set to go on display in the…

The mystery is befitting the Silent Witness team... Pictures: Bournemouth University/BBC

How archaeological detectives in Dorset have solved a 2,000-year-old cold case…

A YOUNG woman’s remains found in the fields of rural Dorset, with no explanation of how – or why…

The 1905 De Dion-Bouton, with just four owners from new, is estimated at £22,000-£25,000. Picture: Charterhouse

100-year-old car going under the hammer at Sparkford sale

IN a world of electric vehicles and supercars, a piece of history will go under the hammer in Somerset…

King Arthur Pendragon, left, was helped in court by a young Keir Starmer, right

How a young Keir Starmer defended Druid human rights at Stonehenge…

LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer was instrumental in religious freedom of expression at Stonehenge, a senior druid remembers. Pagan priest…

The Charlton House Hotel, at Shepton Mallet, has submitted a planning application - to replace steps. Pictures: Hill Reading Architects/Somerset Council

Planning sought to replace “a couple of damaged steps” at landmark Somerset hotel

IT may sound a minor job for many – replacing the front steps which have worn down over the…

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…