October’s Shaftesbury Remembers session has been the best attended to date. Alfred of http://thisisalfred.com/ squeezed into the packed library, viewed the pictures and heard residents share their personal memories of old Shaftesbury – stories that you won’t find in the history books. Please click here for thisisAlfred’s podcast There wasn’t a spare seat in the […]
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Gold Hill Museum’s meeting and venue space is underused and Chairman, Elaine Barratt, is keen to encourage greater use of the charity’s Garden Room. Now the Museum team is planning a quiz night and supper, to raise the funds needed to make the facility suitable for more Shaftesbury residents. ThisIsAlfred went to visit. You have […]
At the end of the First World War, most of Shaftesbury was sold – three times! And next year, Gold Hill Museum and the Shaftesbury Chamber of Commerce will mark the centenary of this major event in our town’s history with a special exhibition. If you live or work in one of the town’s older […]
Do you have a well within your home or a spring on your land? If you’re prepared to share pictures of your water feature or stories connected to it, you could help Gold Hill Museum prepare their 2019 special exhibition. Janet Swiss is organising a display that will explain how Shaftesbury’s former residents dug down […]
Shepherd huts are currently all over the home and lifestyle magazines. Celebrities are snapping them up and fitting them out with today’s high-end luxuries. But originally, these shelters would have provided the most basic living conditions for agricultural workers. And the Shaftesbury area was full of them. A forthcoming talk at Shaftesbury Town Hall will […]
There are mice in Gold Hill Museum. And the Museum Trustees would like your children or grandchildren to try and track them down! “There are only six of them. And they have little Dorset buttons on them. That’s what makes them special,” said Elaine Barratt. The museum’s team of volunteers have decorated toy mice with […]
Have you got what it takes to lead one of Shaftesbury’s most loved institutions? Gold Hill Museum (owned by The Shaftesbury & District Historical Society) is looking for a Chairman. It’s a voluntary role, but Acting Chairman Elaine Barratt says that the right candidate could find the position highly fulfilling. “It’s a wonderful organisation to […]
Twenty years ago, serious photographers had to invest thousands of pounds in expensive and often bulky equipment in order to win awards. Today, the high quality lens in the smart phone in your pocket allows anyone with an eye for composition to compete with owners of more costly and cumbersome kit. You’ll see what can […]
You’ll be able to watch Buddhist monks create beautiful patterns and perform traditional Tibetan dance in Shaftesbury this summer. The eight men are visiting from the Tashi Lhunpo monastery in India, which was established when the order was exiled from Tibet in 1959. Over the course of five days from Monday 25 June the visitors […]
Gold Hill Museum opens for the season on Saturday 24th March with two new exhibitions, sponsored by BV Dairy. One of the displays features life on a North Dorset dairy farm in 1940. It reveals how we take modern luxuries for granted. “I want people to realise how recently mechanisation hit farming,” says organiser Janet […]
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