A society for those interested in history
- both local and worldwide



Dear All

As you may know, during the last year (September 2020 to March 2021), all our meetings were cancelled, and the speakers have been deferred where possible to talk to us in 2022-2023.    

We now have to decide what happens for the coming season, September 2021 - March 2022.

 We have had a virtual meeting of the acting committee and have decided:-

1.        If there are no restrictions:  We will start again on Tuesday 28th September 2021 in the Digby Hall, with Canon Professor Sarah Foot speaking to us about Athelstan.  (We will begin with a short AGM at 7.45pm and the Talk will follow at about 8.00pm).

2.      If the hall is open and we are allowed to hold a meeting with restricted numbers attending:  We will hold the meeting as above, with members applying for tickets on-line via Eventbrite (more information later as to how to do this).  We would also audio record the Talk and, using the speaker’s slides, make it available on the Society’s Website from approximately 30th September.

3.      If we are not allowed to hold any event in the Digby Hall:  We will ask speakers to give the Talk via Zoom (or another platform) and also record it again to put on the Society’s Website.  (If this is the situation we will send out all the details required). 

We will be contacting you again at the end of August 2021, to let you know which of these options we will be operating in the autumn.   Those of you who have already paid a subscription for 2020-21 will not need to pay again, since your subscription will be carried forward to the coming year. We will publish the programme on the website once it is finalised.                                          

When we inform you in August, we would ask all of those who have not paid to send your remittance speedily (£15 per head for the year) and encourage others to join, as we suspect that our membership will be down and we do need approximately 400 members and an income of £6 000 to be able to continue running the Society on a subscription of £15 per year.

I hope that this is understandable to you and also that, when we contact you again in the last two weeks of August, it will be with the good news that we are allowed to meet and enjoy the Society in full once again in the autumn.

In the meantime stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all again in September.

Yours sincerely

John Tricker

Acting Chairman


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 members. Talks, presented at the Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, start at 8pm.