All posts by Dick Stainer

  • A.G.M. September 2012
    October 21, 2012

    FONTMELL MAGNA VILLAGE ARCHIVE SOCIETY Notes on the Annual General Meeting at the Village Hall Thursday 20th September 2012 at 4.00 p.m. Present                 […]

  • Fontmell Magna in Australia
    April 9, 2012

    Fontmell Magna in Australia In 2011 a couple, Brenton and Therese Leitch from Highbury, South Australia visited Fontmell  where their their family lived and worked 150 years ago.  They were […]

  • Woodbridge Mill
    April 8, 2012

    This is a poem written in the Dorset dialect by William Barnes. It is reported to have been inspired by the visit to the Great Exhibition in 1851 of Job […]

  • Kashmir Gate model
    Newsletter January 2012
    February 7, 2012

     Newsletter January 2012   Click on the above link to open the newsletter

  • Sheep wash in Mill Street
    Newsletter October 2011
    October 27, 2011

    Newsletter October 2011   Click on the link above to open the newsletter        

  • A.G.M. September 2011
    October 21, 2011

    FONTMELL MAGNA VILLAGE ARCHIVE SOCIETY  Notes on the Annual General Meeting at the   Village Hall Thursday   15th September   2011 at 4.00 p.m. Present:                Roger […]

  • The Devil’s Piece
    February 20, 2011

    John Gadd, our accessions officer, is a local historian and writer.  He has published several short stories in Fontmell Magna`s monthly magazine “ The Gossip Tree”  As this periodical is […]

  • Reminiscences from past and present residents
    February 16, 2011

    A few years ago  a supplementary meeting was organized by the Fontmell Society at which parishioners were invited to speak on their memories of people and events. Some notes were […]

  • Manorial Court Records
    April 20, 2010

    Manorial Court Records At the Dorset History Centre can be found 4 books under the reference D/GLY/B/1,2,3,4.  These are the records of the court of the Hundred of Sixpenny and […]