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Sherborne Pageant

Old yet ever Young

We have been presented with a magnificent new book for our library in Yeovil - Old Yet Ever Young - A New History of Sherborne School by Patrick Francis and David Ridgway Those of us who live in Sherborne often see the boys going about their daily lives as they walk from one part of the school to another We are invited to attend special events, such as the regular plays that are staged by the school together with Sherborne Girls' and Leweston School and the town is sometimes full of the...

The Greenwood Tree – December 2017

The December issue of The Greenwood Tree, my last as editor, will be reaching you in early December and the PDF (in full colour) can now be downloaded from the Members' Area of our website In the September issue you were introduced to our new editor, Paul Radford (for contact details, see below), and I have been working with Paul on the production of this December edition We have visited our printers, Aurora Print and Design in Wincanton, and Paul is now pretty familiar with how I have done...

The Pageant’s Progress

It has been very pleasing to receive contact from others who have discovered that someone they may have further knowledge about, or who might have been a family member, took part in the Sherborne Pageant of 1905 Any discoveries, however small, are often met with wonder or surprise as a little chink of light is thrown onto someone from long ago and a photo is often the key Many of the old photos can be seen in the Sherborne School Archive Flickr collection There is absolutely nothing like a...

The Greenwood Tree – March 2017

The March 2017 issue of The Greenwood Tree is now being printed, and will be posted to all members of the Society next week This is the first under the new schedule, where the publication dates will be at the beginning of March, June, September and December So if you’ve been wondering where your copy of The Greenwood Tree has got to, don’t despair – it will be with you soon Once the print copies are in the post, the PDF version will be uploaded to the Members' Area of our website We...

The Sherborne Pageant Project on our website

In the August edition of Who Do You Think You Are magazine respected writer, Alan Crosby, gave the SDFHS a real boost by featuring one of our current projects - The Sherborne Pageant of 1905 How did Alan know we are undertaking this project He read about it in the Projects' section of our website which he went on to recommend that his readers should explore as an example of 'a superb website' This is the direct link to the Sherborne Pageant Participants Project Just think before the days of...

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