Wimborne, The Minster, The Astronomical Clock 1886

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Caption for Wimborne, The Minster, The Astronomical Clock 1886: 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.

An extract from Dorset Photographic Memories.

Memories of Wimborne Minster


Ingram Richards was my grandfather. My father (John) was the only child of Ingram to emigrate (in 1927) to Australia. Dad died in 1978. I am a former Australian regular army officer and visited Wimborne on a couple of occasions in the 1970s while on exchange in Germany with the British Army and later when on a (...Read full memory)

I enjoyed this 2008 Wimborne Folk Festival and consider it one of the best of the many I have performed at with Whitethorn Morris over the last 20 plus years. The Saturday procession was packed with spectators enjoying both the performers and the glorious weather - there must have (...Read full memory)

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 interesting goods for sale. His son Brian Langer, now living in Basingstoke, still keeps in touch with my 93 year old mother and we exchange Christmas cards.

In 1938 my mother walked this street with me and my brothers and sisters every week, to and from Cowgrove to visit my Grandmother, who lived in a row of cottages around the corner (coming from the Minster) which I believe was Poole Road. If my memory serves me, there were cottages running at right angles (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Wimborne, The Minster, The Astronomical Clock 1886: 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.

An extract from Dorset Photographic Memories.

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