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Tracking down John Deacon – basketmaker in Bristol

Barbara Elsmore is researching the Deacon family of basketmakers  and here describes how enlisting the help of other SDFHS members helped her to track down a missing son. On Saturday 16 May Barbara will be talking in Sherborne about basketmaking … Continue reading

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Making Baskets for Saddlers

While researching items in Sherborne Museum for a forthcoming exhibition on basketmaking I came across a photograph, donated by a member of the Deacon family, who made baskets here in Sherborne and in the nearby village of Nether Compton over … Continue reading

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Heritage Alliance Open Day

What a wonderful day the Heritage Alliance Open Day held at the Family History Centre in Sherborne on Saturday 31 May turned out to be. It was the first public coming together of the newly established Sherborne heritage group consisting … Continue reading

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The Deacon Family of Basket Makers

I have a collection of baskets that were made by members of the Deacon family in the village of Nether Compton in Dorset and all are around seventy years old. Luckily my father looked after them and I now have … Continue reading

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