History Society


History Society

Location: Pen Selwood
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Jan 27


The History Society is for everyone interested in the history of Pen Selwood.  We foster and promote the study and appreciation of local history by sharing what we each know about the past.

The meetings will be held monthly  between October and April usually on Wednesdays at 7:30pm in private homes. We may arrange some outdoor daytime visits.

Link to the History page here.

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Comment by Admin on January 27, 2021 at 12:24
Comment by Admin on January 27, 2021 at 12:23

Comment by geoff parcell on July 20, 2019 at 11:01


I’ve asked around and will send you an email.


Comment by Martin Reeves on July 19, 2019 at 13:38


I am making of study of Primitive Methodist chapels in Dorset and Somerset. I understand that the chapel in Pen Selwood, originally sited in Chapel Lane,was closed in the 1950's. Can anyone confirm that the building was totally demolished or was it modified for residential use ?It is difficult to see on Google Street View what structure is on the site now.Additionally if anyone has or knows the whereabouts of a photo of the original chapel I should be delighted to hear from them. I am not local but live in South Dorset.     Many Thanks

Martin Reeves

Comment by geoff parcell on November 25, 2018 at 13:52

I've added the presentation from last Wednesdays meeting as a page. You'll need to hit View All to see the list.

Feedback about the meeting has been very positive.

Comment by Admin on August 20, 2018 at 18:59

A link to the Wessex Hillforts projects. Each chapter is downloadable as a pdf


Comment by Admin on August 17, 2018 at 9:28

Ive added a page on the Pen Dig

Comment by Admin on June 25, 2018 at 16:00

I've added a page SSARG visit to Pen


Comment by Admin on February 13, 2018 at 23:30

Geophysical Survey report is now available by clicking Pages in the window to the left - Geophysical Survey

Comment by Admin on January 21, 2017 at 16:27

Here's a brief summary of the discussion at the last History Society meeting on Pen Pits.


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