Foster’s School exhibition update

The Foster’s School exhibition is drawing to a close but will be open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in February and March, so there is still time to catch it if you have not yet visited. The booklet to accompany the exhibition Looking Back at Foster’s School is available (downloadable via Dropbox) at the Sherborne Museum website (see Schools and Education). This booklet now contains some additional chapters including some information on those who came back to see the exhibition. It has been a very successful exhibition and I would like to thank all those who came to view it on behalf of the volunteers at Sherborne Museum. This exhibition will be followed by a look back at Lord Digby’s School, currently in preparation.

Barbara Elsmore

January 2014

Lord Digby’s exhibition at the Sherborne Museum


Looking back at Lord Digby’s School

There will be a new exhibition about Lord Digby’s School running from 1 April to 16 December 2014

I have met with June Helson, former pupil and teacher and with Pauline Batstone, former pupil and president of the Old Girls’ Association and plans are now well under way for the opening of the exhibition after Easter. The exhibition will then run for a year. Around Founder’s Day, in May, the window of the museum will also be used to display various larger items of memorabilia. As with the exhibition in 2013, for Foster’s School, there will be a series of articles on the school. These articles, it is hoped, will ‘grow’ as old girls of the school come forward to share their memories. In the case of Foster’s, which started out as half a dozen chapters, it eventually grew to 18 by the close. So the challenge is on can the girls equal or even exceed this!

There is further information and you can download the booklet ‘Looking Back at Lord Digby’s School on the Sherborne Museum website This booklet will be added to during the course of the exhibition.

Barbara Elsmore January 2014