Sunday 10th September

051 Corn Exchange & Town Hall,
Blandford Forum

Open Day
No DogsPartial Wheelchair Access
Market Place, Blandford Forum DT11 7AF
Please use public car parks
Blandford Forum Town Council and the Blandford
& District Civic Society will be exhibiting a variety
of items and information in the Corn Exchange
(which includes the Town Hall). Visitors will
also have the opportunity to view the recently
restored portraits of the Bastard brothers, who
rebuilt the town after the great fire of 1731.
The Town Silver will be on display along with
artefacts associated with British sculptor Alfred
Stevens, who was born in Blandford Forum and
this year marks the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Disabled access to the Corn Exchange only
(Town Hall is accessible only via steep steps)
Sunday 10th & Monday 11th, 10am to 4pm.
(Corn Exchange only on the Monday)

052 Church of the Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary Open Day
New Event

Holnest, Sherborne, DT9 5PU
Largely dating to the 14th Century, the church
at Holnest is a Grade I listed building of
considerable architectural and historic interest,
having been narrowly saved from demolition in
the 1950s by Ivor Bulmer Thomas and the Friends
of Friendless Churches. Original features include
a Jacobean pulpit, a medieval barrel-vaulted
roof and box pews complete with curved candle
sconces above. A small display about the history
of the building will be mounted by the Friends of
Holnest Church.
Donations towards upkeep are very welcome.
There are no toilet facilities.
Sunday 10th, 10am to 6pm

053 Church of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary Guided Tours
Bookable. 10 tickets per event.
New Event

Full directions available on ticket.
Largely dating to the 14th Century, the church
at Holnest is of considerable architectural and
historic interest. Join us for a guided tour of
this stunning Grade I listed church, which has a
fascinating but troubled history. In addition to
learning about the development of the building
and its various architectural features, you’ll hear
stories of a drunken priest, a battered pulpit and
a wicked squire and his infamous mausoleum!
Donations towards upkeep are very welcome.
There are no toilet facilities.
053/01 Sunday 10th 10.30am
053/02 Sunday 10th 2.30pm

Sunday 10th September

054 Behind the Scenes at Sherborne
New Event

Church Lane, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3BP
In a short lane running off the lower end of the
main shopping street (Cheap Street) in Sherborne,
between the Conduit and the Abbey.
We are opening up the museum on a day not
usually available to the public and inviting them
to come and see some of the reserve collections
- beautiful silk, unusual photographs and
intriguing documents - as well as to browse the
existing displays. The curator will be available for
personal tours and there will also be conservation
in action.
Wheelchair access to ground floor only
but some items can be brought down for
Sunday 10th, 11am to 3pm

055 Roman Dorchester Walk
Bookable. 25 tickets available.

Guided Walk
Dogs on leads onlyAccompanied Children Only
Full directions available on ticket.
Please use Top-O-Town Car park, which is free on
A stroll around the line of the wall that originally
surrounded the town of ‘Durnovaria’. Taking in
the remains left by the Romans and getting a
glimpse of life in the town almost 2000 years
Please wear comfortable footwear and be
prepared for inclement weather.
055/01 Sunday 10th 2pm

056 Tolpuddle Former
Methodist Chapel Presentation & Tour
Bookable. 20 tickets available.
New Event

Partial Wheelchair AccessNot normally open to the public
Full directions available on ticket.
There will be an introduction to the building
on site followed by a 30 minute audio visual
presentation in the village hall on the building’s
context, history and development, with tea/
coffee available.
Access around the building is grass to the
east with a steep slope on the western side.
Access inside the building is not available
but as a one room space it can be viewed
from the stable door and externally. The
Village Hall has wheelchair access and
056/01 Sunday 10th 2pm to 4pm
2pm at Former Chapel, introduction to building
and project followed by 3pm - audio visual
presentation and refreshments (by donation) at
Village Hall.