National Trust

…is a charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy.  More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything it does. We look after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone.
We look after coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages, historic houses, gardens, mills and pubs. We restore them, protect them and open them up to everyone.

Sherborne Historical Society

Founded in 1957, Sherborne Historical Society is a group of people who are interested in history, both local and worldwide.  From September to March it provides fortnightly talks from distinguished speakers to audiences of 200-300 members and their guests.  Meetings, held at the Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, start at 8pm, preceded by tea or coffee.  In the summer months there is also a programme of visits to places of historical interest in Southern England.

Summer Visits

Wednesday 12 April 2017
Wells and Cheddar, including the Cheddar Cheese Factory

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Salisbury and Mottisfont, an Elizabethan Manor

Wednesday 5 July 2017
Tudor Manors of East Devon; the Manors of Sand and Cadhay in East Devon

Tuesday 5 September 2017
Dulverton, gateway to the Exmoor National Park, and Knightshayes Court in the Exe Valley