About the Society
A small group of enthusiastic people have come together to form the Stalbridge Archive Society, whose aim is to preserve photographs, historical documents and artefacts relating to Stalbridge and its people. Stalbridge Town Council very kindly let the society have some space in the Hub which meant that the collection can be stored in a safe and secure environment. The eventual aim is to have displays in the Hub and to offer Stalbridge residents the opportunity to access historical information.
One example of what the group has been given is a newspaper cutting dated 1913 which reports on Stalbridge 200 years ago. There was a market on Tuesdays and fairs on 6th May and 4th September, there were 134 houses and a population of 899 (over six people per house!). The population of Stalbridge in the 2011 census 1160 households and a population of 2698.
You can help, when you are turning out drawers and cupboards in the future and you come across historical documents or photographs, the group would be pleased to accept items either as gifts or on long term loan, or even have the opportunity to photocopy them. The group are also interested in items from the recent past.
Become a friend of Stalbridge Archive Society and help us to preserve the documents, photographs and other items, we need to purchase protective sleeves (which are expensive) along with all the other bits and bobs that we required to catalogue and store the items. To become a Friend download the form below
The fee is £5 per year