Ancestry Afternoon Friday 26 February Fully Booked

The opportunity to uncover Family History with the help of experienced researchers via the Ancestry website has been snapped up. Claire Ryley and Ann Symons organised the Ancestry Afternoon at Shaftesbury Library on Friday 26 February from 1.30 to 3.00p.m. under the aegis of The Shaftesbury & District Historical Society’s Heritage Lottery Funded Great War Project. All the slots have been filled, but Claire and Ann can be contacted about future plans at

Equally popular at Gold Hill Museum this week were the Snowdrop Festival midweek craft sessions and Anna McDowell’s Saturday Dorset Buttons Workshop. All sold out.

Gold Hill Museum is open to visitors until 4.30p.m. on Sunday 21 February, and re-opens for the main season on Saturday 19 March. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome.