Photographs

Cerne Historical Society’s Photographs

A selection of just a few of our photographs appears below, to whet the appetite!

The Society has, to date, collected nearly  300 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 collection will continue to be added to in the future, to maintain an enduring history of Cerne Abbas.