Event 16:  “Sherborne – the Jewel of Dorset”

Date/Time
Date(s) - 16 June, 2015
7:30 pm

Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey
Photo by Brian Tait

Sherborne is a delightful market town in northwest Dorset with a population of about 10,000 people. It first came to fame in the early 8thC when Saxon King Ine established a bishopric here. By the 10thC a Benedictine monastery was formed followed by the building of two castles, one of which was later to become the home of Sir Walter Raleigh and his family.
The glorious Abbey, medieval Almshouse and ancient architecture are admired by visitors to this compact, unspoilt little town so steeped in history. Rob Curtis, who is a Blue Badge Guide, will reveal in an illustrated talk why he considers Sherborne to be “The Jewel of Dorset”.
Rob Curtis will follow up this talk by giving us a guided walking tour of Sherborne on Wednesday 22nd July – see entry for event 21 for details.

(Parking is available in the church grounds)

Cost: Members £2.50 Non-NTSDA members £3.00

Location
St Georges Church Hall
High Street, Fordington
Dorchester
DT1 1LB

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