Keith Eldred describes what Sunday morning service was like for a young boy in the 1880s and 1890s
The recollections of some of those who lived through the war in Wimborne and the surrounding area have been recorded for the Priest’s House Museum and the Dorset Sound Archive. Keith Eldred has put them together into a book, from which these selections are taken.
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If ‘Saving Private Ryan’ were a British World War II film then it could easily have been made about the family of the Rev. Canon Archibald Leslie Keith, vicar of Wimborne, Dorset
Poet and Diplomat, Matthew Prior was born on July 21, 1664 in the vicinity of Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England the son of a nonconformist joiner.
The following description of the town Wimborne Minster in Dorset, England is taken from the 1911 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica
On the ground by the side of one of the two chapels in Wimborne Minster Cemetery is the simple grave of Montague John Druitt — A graduate of Winchester College and an avid sportsman who was discovered drowned in the Thames river on December 31, 1888. He would lie there in almost total obscurity, of note only in that he carried a prominent locally family name which still produces solicitors at Christchurch, but for one reason. He is considered by many to be the number one suspect in the case of the Whitechapel murders.
William George Hawtry Bankes was was born on the 11 September 1836, the fifth child of George Bankes M.P. and Georgina Charlotte Nugent. Educated at Temple Grove and Westminster School. William chose a life in the Military. George Bankes died in 1856 and in the spring of 1857 William enlisted at Aldershot as Cornet Bankes of the 7th Queen’s Own Hussars.
A Description of the town of Wimborne MinsterPoole, Dorset, England as described by Samuel Lewis in A Topographical Dictionary of England, Published in London in 1831.