Tag Archives: Graham Bendell

Tales of Local Railways

We were in for a treat as we assembled for two railway themed talks in the Raleigh Hall in Sherborne last Saturday. This was the first time our talks were held in this hall and while we clearly regret leaving … Continue reading

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Washing Day

For centuries ‘Washing Day’ was always women’s work and in cottages and houses up and down the country it was usually done on a Monday. You may see the name ‘Laundry Cottage’ on your travels which reveals that this would have … Continue reading

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The Pasley Engine Company, Sherborne

On Saturday 21 November 2015 we held our second successful ‘Sherborne’s Industrial Archaeology’ day, chaired by George Tatham and with talks on several fascinating topics by Barry Brock and Graham Bendell. Here Graham summarises the history of William Henry Pasley … Continue reading

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William Rowland – iron founder of Sherborne.

William Rowland, one of Sherborne’s iron founders, whose name can still be seen on gratings around the town, featured in one of Graham Bendell’s talks at our Industrial Archaeology Day on 22 November. William Rowland was born in Bristol about … 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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