01935 429609
Somerset & Dorset
Family History Society

Sherborne Festive Shopping Day

Our Family History Centre in Sherborne was open today for the town’s Festive Shopping Day. We were selling new and second-hand books on family/local history, providing tea/coffee and home-made mince pies, and our Volunteers were on hand to give advice on research. There was a lovely Christmassy atmosphere, with peals of bells from the Abbey, and carol-singing around the crib at the Conduit, just outside our door. The main street, Cheap St, was packed with shoppers taking advantage of special Sunday openings (like ours!) and the many stalls selling seasonal food and drink. Many thanks to all our Volunteers and to those who dropped in to find out what we do – we hope to see you again soon!


Our entrance with hot chestnut stall just outside!

View from HQ

View of Sherborne’s Christmas tree from our mezzanine window.

View from HQ2

Clog dancers getting ready to perform.

Clog dancers

Clog dancers performing,


Our Centre is the pale building in the background.

Barry & guests

Barry Brock with two of our visitors, enjoying tea and mince-pies.

Patricia Spencer

Member and Guest Blogs Welcome

We welcome guest and member blog posts on any topic with a family history connection and invite you to send your contributions, which should include photo/photos, to the editor Barbara Elsmore