About this Archive
The idea for a website arose from the celebrations held in 2010 for the 150th anniversary of the rededication of St Mary’s church. After an appeal to the village, a large number of photographs and documents were recorded with the help of the Mackrell Charity. Much of this material is now on the website, arranged loosely in categories. There are many interesting historical documents relating to the village as well as photographs in this collection.
The archive is held jointly between the Mackrell Charity and Sturminster Marshall Parish Council and is administered by two volunteers.
Links to other resources:
The Online Parish Clerks (OPCs) research available historical data related to a given parish, transcribe records and make them FREELY available.
The Geograph Project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain
The Mackrell Charity aims to contribute to the cultural and educational life of the Dorset village of Sturminster Marshall and the surrounding area.