It is now more than ten years since the livestock market at Sturminster Newton closed down, bringing to an end 700 years of tradition. There was a project gathering views and ideas on video from the users of the market as part of the effort to keep it open. The realisation of what the closure meant to the people who used it was part of the inspiration behind the concept of “Farm Radio“.
Robert Young is not as well known as his contemporary William Barnes – but literary fame has finally come to the Sturminster Newton, Dorset tailor 100 years after his death.
Read the story by Nicola Rayner in the Dorset Echo
Just upstream from Sturminster Newton, grain has been milled on the site of Cut Mill for possibly 2000 years. An article by Roger Guttridge in the Dorset Life Magazine tells its chequered history.
Read the full story here
A Description of the town of Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England as described by Samuel Lewis in A Topographical Dictionary of England, Published in London in 1831.