Lecture to tell the story of exciting Iron Age and Roman finds discovered in Dorset

Part of the Chettle Grave Group ready for display | (c) Trustees of the British Museum. A lecture at Dorset Museum & Art Gallery will explore a fascinating group of objects discovered in Dorset and now on display at the British Museum. “Traditions and Transitions: The Story of the Chettle Grave Group“ will take place at […]

Hoard and not seen

Recent developments An interesting talk about the ‘Stalbridge Hoard’ was given recently at Stalbridge Hall by representatives from The Dorset Museum, with a guest appearance by the gentleman who discovered the hoard itself.Although much of the £17,000 needed to purchase the hoard and keep it in Dorset had been raised, 10% of the fundraising contributions […]

Letters to Dear Readers (Pt. 2)

Dear Readers, As I was saying, when my family and I came to live in Stalbridge fifty-something years ago, the decision was not to decide what to buy today, but which shop to buy it in!   The only thing on one’s shopping list that one could not buy here was heavy furniture – and […]

The Stalbridge Hoard

The Stalbridge Hoard If you haven’t heard of the Stalbridge Hoard, you are not alone: this exciting find by metal detectorists in a Stalbridge field about 3 years ago has only become public very recently. It was taken away for assessment of age and value by the British Museum who decided that it dated to […]

Letters to dear readers

Dear Readers, We spent the first sixteen years of our married life moving around with the Army and now found ourselves in Blandford.   We thought this would be my husband’s last posting, he having competed twenty-one years of service, and we needed to find a home of our own, somewhere where he could find […]

November Talk 2023

Stalbridge History Society Talks presents “William Castleman and the Marquis of Anglesey’s Dorset Estate With the main focus on Stalbridge” The talk will be given by Dr Carol Beardmore, a lecturer in history at the Open University. Carol’s PHD explored the management of a rural estate. Carol is co-editor of Family & Community History and […]