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Sherborne Abbey

THERE has been a place of worship on the site of Sherborne Abbey for more than 1,300 years. In that time it has had many guises: it began as a Saxon cathedral (705-1075), was a Benedictine abbey until 1539 and is now the Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, the imposing centrepiece of what … Continue reading

Wimborne Minster

THE two great towers of Wimborne Minster have become as much a symbol of this pretty Dorset town as the great cathedral spire has for Salisbury. Wimborne‚Äôs handsome towers are highly visible from every approach to the town and lend it a unique identity. Most of the Minster dates back to the 12th century, although … Continue reading

Snowdrop time at Kingston Lacy

THE beautiful grounds of Kingston Lacy, the National Trust property between Wimborne and Blandford, look wonderful at any time of the year. In the winter, when I usually make my annual pilgrimage, the appearance of the snowdrops always give it a little extra sparkle, promising that spring is not so far off. Today, despite the … Continue reading


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