Searching Cerne Historical Society’s 507 Photographs
Album A1 Abbey, Church, Chapels New items
Album B Trades & Pubs
Album C1 Cerne Abbas Village Streets: Abbey St, Long St, The Folly, Back Lane New items
Album C2 Cerne Abbas Village Streets – Acreman St, Duck St, Mill Lane
Album C3 Minterne Magna, Up Cerne, Nether Cerne, Godmanstone, Sydling St. Nicholas New Items
Album D Cerne Abbas: Village Perspectives & People
Album E Cerne Abbas: Village Events
Album F Aerial views New items
Album G Schools and Education New items
If you happen to know the accession number of a photograph, you may use this in the search box but be sure to put a hyphen correctly placed after the Album letter, for example C1-23 means Album C1, photograph 23
You will see a selection of just a few of our 507 photographs below, to whet the appetite!
The Society has, to date, collected nearly 460 photographs showing moments in the life of the village and its people. The earliest photographs date from the late 19th Century, when Cerne Abbas was still showing the debilitating effects of the local economic depression.
The photographs continue into the 21st Century, and show the improving fortunes of the village following its Sale at auction in 1919. Many local events and people are recorded, from school class photographs to Coronation celebrations.
This will continue to search for unseen photographs and add to the collection, to maintain an enduring history of Cerne Abbas. If you have a photograph which has not been scanned and curated by us please use the Contact Us form to get in touch.