Posy holders bloom at auction

A delightful pair of Victorian Posy holders attracted great interest at Lawrences Auctioneers in Crewkerne last week. They were discovered at a property in Beaminster. Made in silver by William Neal of London in 1874, they were offered in identical leather cases. “Originally made in the 18th Century to mask unpleasant smells, posy holders became…

Wimborne’s silver gilt lining

The results are out! Wimborne Minster was awarded a silver gilt in the RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals at the awards ceremony held in Sunderland last Friday. The hosts included RHS President, Sir Nicholas Bacon, who gave an address whilst the Master of Ceremonies was James Alexander-Sinclair, garden designer, writer and broadcaster. The Small Town…