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April 2017

Purbeck Society Annual General Meeting 2017

April 7, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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There will be a formal AGM, where the Agenda papers will be presented and the new committee will be formed. The AGM will be followed by a break for refreshments and then a talk by Peter Bowyer of the Pan Purbeck Action Committee. He will discuss it's role in local housing issues and the partial review of the local plan. Free to members, non members welcome, £2 entrance.

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May 2017

POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER FORECAST – Ourganics Permaculture and green horticulture

May 17, 2017
Litton Lane Litton Cheney DT2 9DH + Google Map

Tomorrow's visit to Ourganics has been postponed - it is mostly an outdoor event and the weather forecast is pretty grim ! It will be rearranged - if you need further information, please contact Karen on 01929 425049. Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. A visit to 'Ourganics' has been arranged by the Purbeck Society.  https://www.permaculture.org.uk/people-projects-places/project/ourganics-evolving-systems Ourganics  is not generally open to the public, so this is a special exciting opportunity to visit.  This is an…

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June 2017

The Etches Collection at Kimmeridge, guided tour of the museum, lunch at Clavell’s and then visit to the bay

June 14, 2017
The Etches Collection BH20 5PE + Google Map

The Etches Collection at Kimmeridge, guided tour of the museum with Steve Etches, lunch at Clavell's and then visit to the bay

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July 2017

The Ancient Technology Centre

July 15, 2017
The Ancient Technology Centre BH21 5RP + Google Map

The Ancient Technology Centre - CANCELLED - unfortunately the centre have contacted us to say they've had to cancel all weekend visits for the time being due to staff shortages so this event will not now be going ahead. We hope to rearrange this visit when the centre are able to take us, but in the meantime please note that this event will not now be going ahead as previously planned. Sorry to all those who were planning to come…

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August 2017

Moths and butterflies of California meadows

August 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

A guided walk of the flower meadows south of Swanage with a specialist from the Bournemouth Society of Natural Sciences, followed by refreshments in the flower garden of a quarryman's cottage. This event will either be held on the 8th or possibly 15th August.

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September 2017

A local buildings list for Swanage and local parishes

September 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mowlem Community Room, The Mowlem Theatre
Swanage, BH19 1DD
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An update on the project that Society members are currently involved in highlighting the architecture of the area, identifying possible threats and efforts to ensure good practice and design in future developments. Free to members, non members welcome, £2 entrance.

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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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