SDFHS Sherborne Events, and events where the SDFHS will be represented

For further information on SDFHS events at our Sherborne Research Centre e-mail or phone: 01935 389611. A booking form for 2014 events in Sherborne can be downloaded here. Please note that places are limited for all Sherborne events, so early booking is advised.

Details of SDFHS Group events can be found on individual Group pages, click here.

* indicates SDFHS attendance at an event organised by another FHS or organisation.

Date

Event

Location

Nov 8, 2014 - 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Skills Workshop; Reading Old Handwriting

Anyone who wishes to research original sources before the typewriter will soon realise that there are many different scripts to be mastered when reading old documents. In this workshop Ted Udall presents some of the more common ‘hands’ and gives practical advice on deciphering them. Please bring your own pencil and notepad - other materials will be provided.

Please meet from 13.40 for tea/coffee and biscuits. There will also be another refreshments' break during the afternoon.

Price: £15, SDFHS Members £10. Download booking form.

For a summary of Ted's previous 'Documents Workshop', see here.

Nov 22, 2014 - 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Industrial Archaeology Day

Graham Bendell and Barry Brock will consider various aspects of Sherborne’s industrial and commercial past. They will look at the application of water power in Sherborne; Sherborne’s breweries, letter boxes, milestones and drain covers; and even a foundry and a ropewalk - all this with eminent local historian, George Tatham, as chairman.

Please meet from 13.40 for tea/coffee and biscuits. There will also be another refreshments' break during the afternoon.

Price: £15, SDFHS Members £10. Download booking form.