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Date Question Asked: Monday 22nd June 2015 09:36
I am interested in the history of the Vikings but wondered if they ever reached Salisbury. I have lots of information about when they were in York and the north but it made me think about which other British towns and cities they occupied. If you have any general information I would be most grateful as I have found very little on the Internet.

Date Question Asked: Sunday 2nd March 2014 20:39
I am the Education & Research Officer for Stoolball England and have come across a reference on your website ( http://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcom2.php?id=201 ) to stoolball being played in Sherston in 1630. The game will have been stoolball in its original form, not as we play it now, but I'm interested to know what the document or record it is that mentions the game being played. We are trying to gather a record of where stoolball has been played and it would be very interesting to be able to reference the document on our timeline. If you have knowledge of any other mentions of stoolball we'd be very glad to hear about them. Many thanks in advance for your help,

Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
In the village of Sherston there is an inn called the Rattlebone Inn. What is the origin of this name?

Date Question Asked: Tuesday 13th December 2005 11:00
I am interested in the history of The Old Swan Inn in Sherston - when it was built, who occupied it etc. I understand it was renamed the Swan Commercial Inn and was used for auctions etc and may have been the location of the village whipping post. Can you help - also - where will any records for the building be held?

Date Question Asked: Tuesday 20th September 2005 10:00
I have discovered that 7 men from Sherston (one an ancestor) were sentenced to transportation to Australia at Gloucester in April 1835 - this suggests a social rather than criminal matter ( this was the great period of riots!!) Is there any way of finding out more about these men?

Date Question Asked: Thursday 14th April 2005 10:53
When I was young, round about 1949, I lived in a cottage just outside Sherston called "Rough Hill". It was between Sherston and Sopworth. Alas the cottage seems to have disappeared completely but I was wondering if there are any records or photographs of it.

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