Sherborne Abbey Grounds

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Part of Sherborne Dorset is being transformed into a movie set ahead of filming for an adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel "Far from the Madding Crowd" .A Victorian "market" is being created outside the abbey with shops on Half Moon Street having their frontages transformed to fit the era. Hundreds of people auditioned in Bridport for the open casting of the film, where extras including bearded men who could shear sheep and women with natural hair were sought to play farm workers from the 1840s. Starring Carey Mulligan, Tom Sturridge and Michael Sheen. I will reserve judgement on whether it beats the original film with Peter Finch, Terrence Stamp & Julie Christie!

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Comments (9)

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 21, 2013


There was once grass where the gravel is. It will be a lot of work to put back! Thanks for your like. Greetings, Rosa.

~Marlene~ No Views! on October 22, 2013

Nice composition, great details & view! Like

Best wishes, Marlene

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 22, 2013


It was very exciting Marlene. Thank you for your kind comments.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Səməd on October 24, 2013

Excellent! L

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 24, 2013


Thank you for your kind comment and like.

Regards, Rosa.

Neil Grimwood on October 25, 2013

You should have auditioned Rosa, not for the shearing jobs though;--))

Guizel J.c on October 25, 2013

Beautiful picture,good composition


Friendly greetings-J.c

gianluigi bonomini on October 25, 2013

Bella foto con bei dettagli e ottimi colori Rosa, like5++ per te da Gian. Saluti e buon fine settimana.

Rosalyn Hilborne on October 25, 2013

Neil Grimwood

Missed my chance now Neil...what's wrong with sheep shearing ;))

Regards, Rosa.


Thank you very much for your like J-C.

Kind regards, Rosa.

Johnny Poole

Very kind of you Gian. I wish you a good weekend too.

Regards, Rosa.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 21, 2013
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    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2013/10/18 12:39:32
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash