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November 2017

From Palestine to Purbeck – the life and work of Victorian photographer Francis Frith

November 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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This presentation will include a display of a range of actual original Frith photographs, some dating back to the 1850s. Should appeal to all those interested in photography and its development. Free to members, non members welcome, £2 entrance.

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December 2017

Festive high tea and social

December 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Society's annual Christmas social event - festive high tea in the Seventh Wave restaurant at Durlston Castle. We are hoping the the Park Rangers will be able to give us an update on their plans to refurbish elements of George Burt's vision of a place for education and leisure. Anyone looking for a lift please speak to or call Karen Delahay. Cost to be advised.

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January 2018

The need, proposal and designation of Marine conservation along the East Dorset coast

January 12, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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Emma Rance from Dorset Wildlife Trust's Kimmeridge marine centre will be highlighting the role of marine reserves and the current proposals for the designation of protected marine zones around the Purbeck coast. Free to members, non members welcome, £2 entrance.

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February 2018

The AONB Keyposts Project

February 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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A talk and demonstration of a collection by the Dorset AONB team. A project by this group is aiming to identify, list and repair existing keyposts and is considering suggestions for new locations or reinstatement where they have been lost. After the talk there will be access to a display of originals, materials and processes used in their manufacture and restoration. Free to members, non members welcome, £2 entrance.

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March 2018

The role of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

March 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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Purbeck Society member and local resident Jessica Sutcliffe (daughter of photographer Helen Muspratt) is a trustee of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. She will talk about their work and the part they play in conserving our architectural heritage. Free to members, non members welcome, £2 entrance.

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April 2018

Purbeck Society Annual General Meeting

April 13, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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