Tag Archives: Barry Brock

The Greenwood Tree – May 2016

The May edition of The Greenwood Tree will be mailed to members this week. The Editor, Bob Barber, gives a preview of the contents. The rather startling front cover of the May issue of The Greenwood Tree highlights an important … Continue reading

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The Sherborne Pageant of 1905

In 1905, to mark the 1,200th anniversary of the founding of the town of Sherborne by Bishop St. Aldhelm in 705, the local Church Council decided to mark the event with a historical pageant which, during the planning, grew in … Continue reading

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Zulus in Sherborne

The first of our 2015 Sherborne events took place yesterday when Col. Iain Swinnerton described the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, followed by a wine-tasting of six South African wines. The main events of the Anglo-Zulu war are very familiar to … Continue reading

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Industrial Archaeology Day

Our last Saturday event of the year was a real tour de force by Graham Bendell and Barry Brock who described aspects of Sherborne’s industrial heritage in a series of short illustrated talks which contained a positive wealth of information. … Continue reading

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Sherborne’s vanished pubs

Yesterday evening (17th July) saw Barry Brock, the Manager of our Family History Centre, suitably kitted out in a luminous safety jacket, guiding a group of us around the streets of Sherborne, on the trail of the town’s vanished pubs. … Continue reading

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