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February 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 07 FebruaryCharterhouse Auction of Classic Motorcycles

A 1988 Norton Special motorcycle, which is one of only 100 produced, is entered into the Charterhouse auction of classic motorcycles held in conjunction with the Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show. To read the full details of this Norton Special motorcycle please click on the attached PDF. 

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this specialist auction of Classic and Vintage Motorcycles on 7th February followed a week later with Classic and Vintage Cars on Sunday 14th February. Both auctions are being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, with viewing on the day before (Saturday) for both sales.


Norton Special Motorcycle
The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton MalletContact: Matthew Whitney
Telephone: 01935 812277
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Fri 12 February
7pm for 7:30pm.
The Poyntington Lecture

The speaker will be Sir Alan Yarrow, Lord Mayor of London until November 2015, and the topic is "My Year as Lord Mayor".

Tickets to include canapés and a glass of wine: £12, from A. Rodger (01963 220759); J. Oliver (01963 220637); and Winstone's Bookshop, Cheap Street Sherborne


The Gryphon Conference Centre.Contact: Sherborne TIC 01935 815341
Sat 13 February - Sun 14 FebruaryModel Railway Exhibition

10am-5pm (Sat), 10am-4pm (Sun).

Several interesting layouts from various local model railway clubs. Together with model railway trade stands and other exhibitors including photographic displays of nearby Templecombe station. Subject to
confirmation, the GLR plan to operate a limited train service on the exhibition dates and 'The Pines' buffet will definitely be open, serving hot and cold food and drinks.


Gartell Light Railway, Yenston, Templecombe.Telephone: 01963 370752/07970 113270
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Wed 17 February
19.30
Dorset Wildlife Trust - Sherborne Group

Bees are of enormous importance to our environment. Our speaker tonight is environmentalist Brigit Strawbridge who has a special interest in Bees. Her talk tonight 'Bee Aware' will cover the different types of Bees and the threats to their continued existence.

Cost; £2.50 at the door. Non-members of DWT most welcome. Tea and coffee available in the interval.


Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, DT9 3NLContact: Gillian Constable
Telephone: 01963 23355
Fri 19 FebruaryFree Half Term Activity.

Mixing children with wildlife for more info please call: 01935 814633


Castle Gardens, Sherborne.Telephone: 01935 814633
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Sat 20 February
2pm-4.30pm
From Altar to Archive: The Life and Works of Canon C. H. Mayo (1845-1929)

Luke Mouland, local historian and genealogist, will review the life of the Rev. Charles Herbert Mayo who spent all his clerical life in Dorset. When not tending to his congregations, he dedicated his time to looking into the county's rich history, leaving behind an extensive collection of books, pedigrees and manuscripts. At the time, he was one of the county's most eminent historians, so how is it that his name has now been largely forgotten? With the aid of his correspondence and private research papers, this talk will examine Canon Mayo's contribution to Dorset's heritage, and seek to understand the man behind the text.

Includes refreshment break.

SDFHS Members: £8. Non-members: £10


SDFHS Family History Centre, Sherborne, DorsetContact: Patricia Spencer
Telephone: 01935 389611
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Fri 26 February
7.30 pm
Put a Spring in your step and “Swing into Spring”

If you are interested in keeping fit and active, getting out and meeting people, or just having a bit more fun and you live in Sherborne, Milborne Port, Templecombe or the surrounding area, then our monthly “Swing Your Partners” dance club could have the answer. Our folk dancing is nearly all done to a simple walking step - the moves are always explained and walked through before the dance and, in addition, every evening starts with a half-hour introductory workshop for complete beginners.
We supply the music (usually live music), a fun and friendly atmosphere, the dance instruction, soft drinks (squash/water) and a friendly welcome to one and all. We take on most sorts of folk dance but we place an emphasis on square dances and contra dances which are currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity, particularly in the USA but also with young people around the world.

Entry is just £5 on the door. 


Church House, Bathwell lane, Milborne Port DT9 5ANContact: Colin Everest
Telephone: 01963 251533
Sun 28 February
10.00 until 4.00
Bugfest comes to Sherborne!

Reptile handling and the Wild and Deadly show!
From the amateur entomologist to the seasoned hobbyist our entomological fayre will appeal to you. Bringing together some of the UK's leading names in the entomological world under one roof, make sure that you bring your spending money with you as there will be some incredible species available.

For the families we have our Reptalica area where you have an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the worlds most unusual and fascinating creatures, and for those of you who are especially brave you can even handle some of them! Finally as if that wasn't enough, we are holding our ever popular Wild and Deadly show as seen at Chris Evans Carfest North and South on the Childrens Centre Stage! Not to be missed!

Times for the shows are: 12.00 and 2.00.To avoid disappointment it is worth arriving slightly earlier as space is limited for the show. 

Adults £4, Children £2 under 4s Free


Gryphon Sports Centre, Bristol Road, Sherborne, DT9 4EQContact: Hannah Marsh
Telephone: 07976169084
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March 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Fri 18 MarchAuction of Militaria, Medals, Coins, Stamps, Postcards, Clocks, Watches and other collectors’

A large collection of Victorian and later military badges, estimated to sell for thousands of pounds, are going under the Charterhouse auction hammer in their March “Collectors Auction” in Sherborne.

Please click on the attached PDF to read the full article.


Militaria Medals
Charterhouse Long Street Sherborne. Contact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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May 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 08 May
8.00am
Friends of the Yeatman Car Boot Sale

This is a regular Car Boot Sale - very popular and goes to a very cause.  The Hospital is extremely important for our local community.


The Terraces, Sherborne, DT9 5NSContact: Elizabeth Turnbull
Telephone: 01935 873846
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Mon 30 May
10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sherborne Castle Country Fair

Sherborne Castle Country Fair is a one-day rural event held in the grounds of Sherborne Castle. 

This family day-out is held to raise funds for local children’s charities & youth organisations.  It is a traditional country fair with displays & attractions, trade & craft stands & a rare & native breed animal show.  The 2016 date is Bank Holiday Monday 30th May.

Tickets on the day cost: adult £12.00, children (5-15) £4.00, family* £29.00.  Under 5's free.  *Admits 2 adults and 3 fee-paying children.
Save 15% when you purchase your tickets in advance: telephone 01749 813899. 
Car parking is free.

Alternatively, you can click here to go to our internet-based link to buy your tickets for the Sherborne Castle Country Fair.

Find out more by visiting the website www.sherbornecountryfair.com.



Sherborne Castle Grounds, DT9 5NRTelephone: 01749 814041
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July 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 02 July
9am-5pm
Yeovilton Air Day

The RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day, one of the Southwest's largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground. Whether you're a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned air show veteran, be prepared for an amazing experience!
Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open its gates on Saturday 2nd July for the Royal Navy's premier airshow. The RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day, one of the Southwest's largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day out for all the family with thrilling flying displays and plenty to see and do on the ground. Whether you're a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned air show veteran, be prepared for an amazing experience!

All the latest news and full event information will be available at the website nearer the event date.


Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset, BA22 8HT
Sun 31 July - Sun 14 August
August 2016
Concertfest Sherborne Summer School of Music

A summer school of music for adults dealing in all classical music disciplines.

There will be nineteen courses, three orchestras, four choirs, four conducting courses, Chamber Music, two masterclasses for singers, two for pianists, composers course and jazz course.

All accompanied by thirty public concerts in our Concertfest series held in public buildings around Sherborne. Please visit our website for the full details.


Sherborne SchoolContact: Sherborne Summer School of Music
Telephone: 01342 893963
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August 2016Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 31 July - Sun 14 August
August 2016
Concertfest Sherborne Summer School of Music

A summer school of music for adults dealing in all classical music disciplines.

There will be nineteen courses, three orchestras, four choirs, four conducting courses, Chamber Music, two masterclasses for singers, two for pianists, composers course and jazz course.

All accompanied by thirty public concerts in our Concertfest series held in public buildings around Sherborne. Please visit our website for the full details.


Sherborne SchoolContact: Sherborne Summer School of Music
Telephone: 01342 893963
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Sat 27 August - Sun 28 August
10.00-17.00
Stock Gaylard Oak Fair

A special event for those interested in woodcraft, timber, conservation and the countryside.

Join us over the August bank holiday weekend and take a wander around our 200 exhibitors, see the Heavy Horse display team take part in competitions, enjoy tree climbing, taste some of the most amazing food and drink from local producers, see Adams Axmen show their axe wieling skills and see beautiful birds of prey in action from Mere Down Falconry, to name just a few!


Stock GaylardContact: Katy Love
Telephone: 01963 23511
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