December’s lecturer, Robert Lancaster, brought an array of examples and a wealth of knowledge of his subject, Dorset clay pipes. By looking at the size and shape of the bowl, and any imprints on the bowl or stem, he could identify the period of a pipe and frequently the location and name of its maker. Pipes were […]
About Ian Kellett
Ian Kellett has lived in Shaftesbury for over 30 years and is Hon. Secretary of The Shaftesbury & District Historical Society. He has written 130 News Blogs about the activities of The S&DHS and Gold Hill Museum.
Gold Hill Museum closed its doors at the end of the regular season on Sunday 01 November. About 25 of the volunteer stewards who contributed the 2580 hours required to keep the Museum open every day from 28 March attended a social event, at which they were thanked for their dedication. As a result 20,267 visitors […]
New President of The Shaftesbury & District Historical Society, Jo Rutter [photograph, left] prefaced the Teulon Porter Memorial Lecture given in Shaftesbury Town Hall on the evening of 06 October by Professor Peter Clarke [photograph, right] with some amusing recollections of Noel Teulon Porter in the 1950s. In his lecture “Sin in Salisbury Diocese” Professor Clarke set […]
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Next open (hopefully) from early June 2021
Depending upon end of Lockdown, roll-out of vaccinations and availability of Volunteer Stewards.
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