Tag Archives: Nether Compton

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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Grandad’s spade – another object with a story to tell

Barbara Elsmore tells the story of another of her family treasures – one that won’t fit into her box and which ‘won’t buckle’! It crept up slowly, the need to get the boxes of family photos and mementoes down from … Continue reading

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Identifying a mystery object

Barbara Elsmore tells the fascinating story of an unusual object which she first encountered as a child in her grandparents’ home in Nether Compton and with which she was recently reunited in Sherborne. Ann-Marie Wilkinson, in her Chairman’s musings in … Continue reading

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The Trent Rectory & the Deacon family of basket makers in Nether Compton

Barbara Elsmore was inspired to hunt out some family photographs after reading an article in the February Greenwood Tree. I so enjoyed Mike Whitaker’s Spotlight on Trent in the latest edition of The Greenwood Tree and it sent me searching … Continue reading

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