Tag Archives: Iain Swinnerton

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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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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Commemorating the start of World War I

This weekend is the centenary of the start of World War I and yesterday (2nd August) we marked this with three fascinating talks at our Family History Centre by Col. Iain Swinnerton, the Society’s Military Advisor and a renowned military … Continue reading

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The Greenwood Tree – August 2014

The August issue of the SDFHS journal, The Greenwood Tree, is now at the printers and will be distributed to all members shortly. The Editor, Bob Barber, previews the contents of this very special edition. As the 100th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Your Journal needs you!

Bob Barber, the Editor of the Society’s Journal The Greenwood Tree needs your help: Have you made any New Year resolutions? Why not make it a priority to put pen to paper and write up some aspect of your family … Continue reading

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Basic sources for tracing World War I soldiers

As the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I approaches, Col. Iain Swinnerton, SDFHS Military Adviser, summarises the basic sources for tracing and identifying soldiers who fought in the War. The Medal Rolls  Every soldier who served in … Continue reading

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