Swanworth Quarry visit

Swanworth Quarry Worth Matravers, United Kingdom

Purbeck Society members are invited to Suttles Swanworth quarry near Worth Matravers at 2pm on Wednesday 27th July. John Suttle has invited us to the quarry and writes: The tour is around the quarry and restored areas, with discussion and informal Q&A on: the history of the quarry, extraction, waste management, de-carbonisation of our processes, ... Read more

Corfe Castle: revealing the ruins

Since the castle was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1982, archaeologists have made some surprising discoveries. Apart from cannon balls there was a mysterious set of deer bones, several garderobes, the remains of an 18th century building featured in a JMW Turner painting of 1793 and a settlement crack in the keep !  We’ll ... Read more

Tony Kerins – local artist and illustrator

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to offer our previously advertisd talk by Award winning photographer Maria Munn this Friday. Fortunately we have arranged for local artist, author and Illustrator Tony Kerins to give a presentation about his work based in Purbeck. We thank Tony for being able to do so at such ... Read more

William Joy: local artist

A talk by local art historian Robert Field about 19th century artist William Joy, his work, and use of local Swanage residents as models in his nationally renowned and popular paintings. Free to members, non-members £3

Purbeck Society Christmas Social

Mowlem Show Bar

Likely to be Mowlem Show bar for refreshments - to be confirmed as soon as possible. Full details to follow.

Mary Sparks: Manorial boundaries

Mary Sparks talks about Manorial boundaries in the Rowbarrow hundred of Purbeck and the ownership and mapping of estates.


Talk: 5G Technology, the Benefits vs Harm’s for Purbeck

Mowlem Community Room The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage, Dorset, United Kingdom

Talk by Brian Woodman — 5G Technology: Benefits vs Harm's for Purbeck The approval of 5G technology represents one of the most important decisions for Corfe in 2023. Very few people understand 5G and its potential risk to public health and wildlife, largely due to the fact that radiation is invisible and goes unmonitored. This ... Read more


Talk: Public Footpaths Survey by Ian Fleming

Mowlem Community Room The Mowlem Theatre, Shore Road, Swanage, Dorset, United Kingdom

In April our speaker will be Ian Fleming who will give a talk about the Public Footpaths Survey he carried out in the Swanage area for local authorities.

Postponed Veterans Forge visit with Will Spicer

The Veterans Forge Ailwood, Oakwood Farm, Corfe Castle, Dorset, United Kingdom

On Wednesday May 10th The Purbeck Society will visit The Veterans Forge for a guided tour with Will Spicer.