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October 2017

The Cyril Diver Project, Studland

October 13, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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David Brown will explain how the project, through the involvement of over 200 volunteers, has built up a detailed picture of the site's current ecological status and compares the findings with Captain Cyril Diver's  pioneering work from the 1930s. Free to members, non members welcome, £2 entrance.

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November 2017

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

November 10, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
BH19 2JL, Lighthouse Road
Swanage, BH19 2JL
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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. Please speak to or call Karen Delahay if you would like to join us, or if you are intending to come but need help with getting there as we may…

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January 2018

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

January 12 @ 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. Poster for Marine Preservation Talk

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February 2018

The AONB Keyposts Project

February 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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May 2018

Society visit to Bridport and West Bay

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
£10

An invitation to both members and non-members to join us for a day trip to Bridport for the popular market, good book shops, art galleries, workshops and vintage/antique centre. For those interested we are hoping to join the guided tour and tasting session at Palmers brewery from 11am - extra cost is £7. Later the coach will take us down to West Bay to spend time in 'Broadchurch' and visit the beach or maybe pop into Sladers Yard gallery. Feel…

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The CITiZAN project for foreshore research and recording

May 29 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A visit by representatives of the project co-ordinated by the Museum of London to show how to register and use an App to allow volunteers to record our foreshores, archaeological and historical features as well as the threat from erosion and rising sea levels as a consequence of climate change. Originally the walk was at 4pm but it is now starting at 5pm so some people can go to the Wheel making workshop at Scotland Farm as part of Purbeck…

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June 2018

An afternoon visit to Wolfeton House

June 13 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
DT2 9QN
£12.50

A guided tour and cream tea at this beautiful and historic medieval and Elizabethan manor house, still in private hands and open through the Historic Houses Association - admission fee reduced for HHA members. Members are invited to car share for this trip - please let Karen Delahay know if you would like to come and either need transport or can offer it. The tour would start at 2pm and standard admission is £8 with refreshments at £4.50

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