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A selection of my photographs of Sherborne Abbey taken over the past years.

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November 2006 - The southern elevation of the abbey.

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December 2006 - A nighttime picture of the abbey taken on a cold frosty night.

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March 2007 - The main entrance door.

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March 2007 - A close up view of the statue above the doorway.

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17 May 2007 - Ascension day. Abbey Close. An early morning visit to see the choir singing from the top of the tower.

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February 2008 - The choir.

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1 May 2008 - Ascension day. The choir on the tower roof.

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1 May 2008 - Ascension day. The Almshouses with early morning light.

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1 May 2008 - Ascension day. Waiting for the choir to sing from the roof.

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1 May 2008 - Ascension day. Choir boys on the roof.

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1 May 2008 - Ascension day. In front of the abbey, between the grass and the road, there is a large and elegant Victorian memorial. It was erected in 1884 in memory of George Digby Wingfield Digby, the Abbey's greatest 19th century benefactor. At the four corners are bronze statuettes of St Aldhelm, Bishop Roger, Abbot Bradford and Sir Walter Raleigh. A bronze plaque, facing south, presents the profile of Mr Digby.

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1 May 2008 - A closer look at the detail in the memorial.

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1 May 2008 - Ascension day. A long evening shot of the illuminated Abbey.

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December 2008 - Stars visible in the sky above the abbey on this cold winters evening.

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October 2009 - This shot of the Abbey was processed by combining three differently exposed images to create an HDR image.

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January 2010 - A thin layer of snow.

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September 2010 - This was shot was taken after my visit to the top of the tower.

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December 2010 - A wintertime view of the Abbey.

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December 2010 - The snow stayed around for about a week after this fall.

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23 July 2011 - Sherborne Abbey and the old public weigh bridge with very colourful flower borders.

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23 July 2011 - The Digby Memorial.

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November 2011 - The war memorial after the wreath laying on remembrance Sunday.

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November 2011 - The field of remembrance outside the Abbey on remembrance Sunday.

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December 2011 - A bright sunny morning.

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December 2011 - The abbey glowing in the low winter sun.

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December 2011 - The Almshouses.

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New Years day 2012 - The Almshouse Christmas tree.

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New Years day 2012 - A warm glow inside the Almshouses.

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June 2013 - The Almshouse, Abbey close. Picture taken during our day exploring the hidden gardens of Sherborne.

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June 2013 - Almshouse upper window.

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June 2013 - Sherborne Almshouse “Cloister”.

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June 2013 - Almshouse gardens.

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May 2014 - The Wessex Morris men dancing outside the Abbey.

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May 2014 - Having a break and listening to Latvian folk music.

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May 2014 - Music being played on traditional Latvian instruments by members of the Celaji Folk Band from Riga, Latvia.

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Armistice day November 2016. This is the Wind-Spiration display outside the Abbey. It is a visual art installation representing a poppy field. The display is by Bob Cruikshanks. The tall green tubes have a counterweight at the bottom which allows the poppies and cornflowers to bob around in the wind.

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November 2016 - Another view of the very poignant poppy display.