>> History of Charter Alley
History of Charter Alley
The village of Charter Alley was formerly known as West Sherborne and then as
Like most small communities, the village was very much self-contained in
that it could satisfy the needs of village life, both physical and spiritual.
During the early twentieth century it had its own bakery, blacksmith, dairy
farmer (supplying milk to the villagers), builder (who also served as
undertaker), garage (where bicycles were repaired), haircutter, shoe repairer,
woodman (who supplied wood to the bakery for the oven) and of course the
Methodist Chapel. One family in particular can trace back five generations
living and working in the village.
Courtesy of Mrs Grace Simpson