The Shaftesbury & District Historical Society is delighted to be hosting at 5.30p.m. on Tuesday 04 December in Gold Hill Museum the formal launch of Sir John Stuttard’s new book on John Rutter (1796-1851) The Turbulent Quaker of Shaftesbury. As the author states: “Rutter was an extraordinary man, a polymath, who did so much for society and the town …. without doubt, one of Shaftesbury’s greatest citizens.”
Following an introductory talk by Sir John, there will be a reception and an opportunity to buy signed copies at a discounted price. The net proceeds from the sale of the book, published by Hobnob Press for The S&DHS, are being kindly donated by the author to the Society, a registered charity. This event is free to members while non-members may pay £6 at the door.
The lecture originally scheduled for 04 December entitled A Field of Stars – the history of pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela has been postponed to a later date.