The “Byzant” – Newsletter of The Shaftesbury & District Historical Society

April 2016

Including:

Acting Chairman’s Chat – Election of Trustees 2016 – Treasurer’s Report: upgrading CCTV, replacing the fire alarm – A Continuing Success Story: stewards and shop – Collection Care: storeroom audit, fans exhibition – Archive / Library: 1909 and 1919 sales catalogues, church matters 1880 – Life in Shaftesbury and Tisbury Workhouses – Lecture Programme: Julian Richards, Gallipoli 1915 – Education and Events: school visits, activity baskets, workshops, HLF Great War Project, Reminiscence and Ancestry Afternoons – Finding Pitt Rivers – Building Cares: “Shaftesbury” steam locomotive name-plate

January 2017

Including:

Marjory Kellett – Chairman’s Chat – Autumn Lectures on Fonthill, Walter Bagehot and Cnut the Great – Great War Commemoration 12 November – A Christmas Wedding Present 1883 – Fire Pump – Snippets from our Visitors – Motcombe Park P.O.W. Camp

December 2015

Including:

Christine Simpson – Acting Chairman’s Chat – Treasurer’s Report – Collection Care [ACE] – Education Events and HLF Great War Project – 1925 Rights on Semley Common – Stewards Secure Sparkford Showcase – Archive / Library / Christmases Past – 2015 Teulon Porter Lecture “Sin in Salisbury Diocese 1410-1503” – Garden Update – Great War Horse Artillery Gunner

September 2015

Including:

Chairman’s Chat – As I Seem to Remember [Early days of S&DHS by Jo Rutter] – Treasurer’s Report – Mary Pennell opening the WI Exhibition – Education and Events – Coffee Morning/HLF Great War Project – Summer Outing Welcomed by the Earl of Shaftesbury – Archive/Library Report/ Summary Justice 1712 – Collection Care/Sarah Taylor’s Wedding Dress and Sampler  – Retail and Retirement – Lecture Programme…

April 2015

Including:

Signs of Spring – Treasurer’s Report – Collection Care – Annual Outing – Stewards and Shop – Education and Events – Shedding New Light on Old Subjects – Archive/Library Report/ Robbery at the Knowles Arms Inn 1923 – Now It Can Be Told [James Braxton and TV crew at Gold Hill Museum] – Heritage Lottery Fund Award for Great War Project – Trustee Vacancies – Preparations for the New Season – New Exhibitions Prove a Hit

December 2014

Including:

The Happy Museum? – Treasurer’s Report – Collection Care – Lecture Programme – Are we a Green Museum? – Education and Events – Dorset Crafts and Activity Day Photo Feature – Archive/Library Report/ Shaftesbury and the Boer War – Dorset Museums Association Volunteers of the Year – 2014 Teulon Porter Lecture review “Love, War and the News of Waterloo” – 2015 is Election Year…

The Shaftesbury & District Historical Society – Founded 1946 – Registered Charity No. 1156273