History

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,…

Scaffolding is going up at Mere church. Picture: George Jeans

Work begins on £250,000 restoration project at Mere church

WORK is underway on a major project to restore a landmark church tower. Last August, the Friends of St Michael’s…

Dorset History Centre holds archives for the entire county. Picture: Dorset Council

Dorset History Centre to close for two weeks

THE Dorset history Centre is closing for two weeks while “essential” work is carried out. Dorset Council said the venue,…

Traditionally, Christmas carols were for dancing, according to English Heritage

Merry Christmas! But have you been singing carols all wrong?

IT’S Christmas Day – and we’ve all spent recent weeks belting out our favourite carols… But did you know, you…

Ernest and Mary Clothier took on the Moore & Toop shop when Mr Moore retired in 1969. Picture: Robinson+/Somerset Council

See inside landmark Moore & Toop shop in Frome as redevelopment plans submitted

A LANDMARK Frome building – built as a corn merchant in 1920 with parts left largely unchanged ever since…

Did you know there was a blue plaque above Scrivens in Market Place, Blandford?

Have you spotted this hard-to-reach blue plaque in Blandford?

CAN you spot the blue plaque in the picture below? And can you read it? It is located on a…

The cloth, made by a descendant of John Adams, is going under the hammer in Dorchester. Picture: Duke's auction house

Mutiny on the Bounty: Item made by John Adams’ descendant up at Dorset auction

AN item from Pitcairn Island – settled by mutineers from HMS Bounty and made by one of their descendants…

Sam Astill, left, will take over from Tom Mayberry MBE in the new year

New leader Sam Astill to take on South West Heritage Trust

A NEW chief executive has been appointed to run heritage services in the south west. Sam Astill has been appointed…