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December 2018

Purbeck Society Christmas Social

December 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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January 2019

The Fingerposts of Dorset – Roger Bond

January 11, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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On country lanes throughout Dorset can be found distinct cast iron 'polo mint' topped road signs. Many are now degrading or have been removed and a project by the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty partnership to record, restore and replace these important examples of our rural heritage continues. Roger will talk about their history, restoration and replacement and will bring actual examples of the posts and information about how communities can help identify posts or their locations. Free to…

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February 2019

Sustainable Woodland management in Purbeck – Toby Hoad

February 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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A talk by local woodsman and furniture maker Toby Hoad who has access to some 40 acres of woodland on the Rempstone estate in north Purbeck. In a greenwood workshop set amongst the trees near Rempstone Hall Toby produces furniture and smaller items from the wood taken from the estate. He also produces charcoal and runs workshops for small groups. Horses are used to help in tree clearance and transporting felled wood, and Toby takes his horses to sites throughout…

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March 2019

Mr Geard’s Victorian Picture Show – David Gerry

March 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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Businessman Geard made his fortune from the manufacture of coloured printing inks at the end of the 19th century as a result of developments in printing, packaging and advertising. He recorded much through photography and built up a large collection of slides for projection, many of his family and friends. David Gerry owns some 300 of these slides and will give a presentation about them and their subjects - they are an important record of characters and costumes from the…

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April 2019

Purbeck Society Annual General Meeting

April 12, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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