Wimborne, The Minster, The Astronomical Clock 1886

Wimborne, The Minster, The Astronomical Clock 1886

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Memories of Wimborne Minster

Morris Dancing At Wimborne Folk Festival In 2007

Wimborne Folk Festival takes place every year in June - it is a glorious mixture of dancing, music and dressing up with visitors from all over England bringing their entertainment to ...Read full memory

I Know This Spot So Well !

I know this spot so well as almost every year for the last thirty years it has been a popular street corner to stage music and dance events at the annual Wimborne Folk Festival. You need to imagine that the ...Read full memory

Langers Saddlery

As a child growing up in Bath, I remember walking across this bridge with my parents and being taken into the shop to meet my uncle Harry Langer who made us very welcome. I remember the smell of leather and the ...Read full memory

The Crown Tap

My wife was born in the crown tap in 1959 her parents i believe were the last tennants of the pub. One of the stained glass windows was on display in the priest house musem.

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History

The Minster Crypt 1886 There are many fine tombs within the Minster, including that of Saint Ethelred, a brother of Alfred, who was killed by the Danes in 873. John Beaufort, the grandfather of Henry VIII, lies buried nearby.

This is an excerpt from Dorset Photographic Memories, by John Bainbridge

The minster's third historic timepiece dates from the 14th century, and is based on the pre-Copernican system with the sun, moon and stars revolving around the earth. It can be seen in the baptistry under the west tower, although repair records from 1409 suggest that it was originally in the central tower. The internal mechanism was renewed in 1695 and again in 1792. Until the late-19th century, the clock chimed eight tunes on its bells. The baptistry also has a working model of the astronomical clock, made by the Wimborne clockmakers William and Ralph Kerridge in 1916.