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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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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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