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The Carnivals History

Shaftesbury Carnival has a long standing history on the top of the hill. Starting in 1877, the carnival continues to this present day to raise money for local charities year on year. 


Article re-produced by kind permission of the Gold Hill Museum

Westminster Memorial Hospital, Shaftesbury, 1871-1971, published by The Salisbury Group Hospital Management Committee and The Shaftesbury and District Historical Society
Ray Humphries, Brief History of Shaftesbury Carnival, and photos
Western Gazette, selected articles, 1912 to 1925

Gold Hill Museum

Karen Satterthwait (nee Tucker)

Rick Freer

Carnival Programmes 

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