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

For enquiries about SDFHS events  e-mail or phone: 01935 389611. 

You can now book and pay for Sherborne events, securely, using our online shop.

If you prefer to send a sterling cheque, please download the booking form, complete it and post it to: SDFHS Events, PO Box 4502, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6YL.

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Details of SDFHS Group events throughout Somerset and Dorset can be found on individual Group pages, click here.

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




Sep 23, 2017 - 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM

SDFHS Open Day and AGM 2017

The SDFHS annual Open Day, including the Annual General Meeting, is being organised by our Taunton Group and will be held in Cheddon Fitzpaine Village Hall.


  9.30       Registration. Tea & Coffee available. Visit stands

10.30       Welcome and Introduction

10.45       Chris Chapman -  Hope Bourne Legendary Exmoor writer and artist Hope Bourne lived in remote isolation in the ruins of a farm on Exmoor where she led a life of self-sufficiency.

12.00        Lunch break and another chance to visit the stands

13.45       John Lowe – The Boys The volunteer crew of a WW2 Hampden bomber - four of the 55,000 airmen who never came home.

14.45       Comfort Break

15.00       Annual General Meeting

16.00       Close   

A leaflet with details of the venue, including a booking-form for lunch, was mailed to all members with the June issue of The Greenwood Tree (a copy can be downloaded here), and the Agenda and other papers for the AGM will be circulated with the September issue.


Oct 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 01:00 PM

SDFHS Photographic Project Open Day

This event is being postponed - new date yet to be confirmed.

The Society has created a fully-searchable database of photographs of named people from Somerset and Dorset and to make this project a success we need contributions from members and friends. At this fourth Open Day local members are invited to bring photographs in to the Family History Centre so that they can be scanned and the data inputted by our team. For more details see:



Nov 25, 2017 - 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM

Tales of Local Railways

New venue: this event will now be held in the Raleigh Hall, Digby Rd, Sherborne.

This afternoon we will hear two talks about railways in the Sherborne/Yeovil area.

Roger Marsh will discuss the 1913 railway disaster at Yeovil Pen Mill station. 

Graham Bendell will summarise the coming, development, decline and renaissance of the railway in Sherborne.

SDFHS Members: £8. Non-members: £10. Includes refreshments.

Download booking form above or book online.