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Wessex Chronicle (Blog)

St Ealdhelm’s Day 2015: Salisbury’s Chequers

This article originally appeared in Wessex Chronicle Volume 16, Issue 2 (Summer 2015) Jim Gunter’s annual tour for St Ealdhelm’s Day this year visited Salisbury. Jim’s notes for the our run to 50 pages and so only the faintest flavour of the experience can be reproduced here. We started at Crane Street Bridge, calling first …

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The Society holds events on the closest Saturday to Barnes Night (22nd February), St Ealdhelm’s Day (25th May) and King Alfred Day (26th October).See the blog for details of forthcoming events.