Swanage Local Survey of Non-designated Heritage Assets

This survey of non-listed heritage assets in Swanage is an important contribution to the heritage, history and the culture of the coastal town of Swanage in the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. The survey is the first of its kind in the area.It illustrates a range of buildings, their contexts and contributions to the lives … Read more

The Real Treasures are the Real Stories

This is our first event for some time, and with apologies for the late notice, we are very pleased to announce that local diver and amateur historian, Nick Reed, will be with us on Friday, 12th November. He will talk about three wartime wrecks that lie close to Swanage. Two, the Kyarra, and the Arfon, … Read more

Guided tour and picnic at Scotland Farm

Guided tour and picnic at Scotland Farm near Corfe this Thursday, 26th August. Our first event for some time, with apologies for the late notice ! In 2017 Reg White died after a lifetime of 72 years at Scotland Farm near Corfe as a heathland cattle farmer.¬† The farm belongs to the National trust and … Read more

Albert Memorial rebuild is almost finished

It’s taken a long time, but finally the Albert Memorial will be seen again in all its glory in a great location in Swanage. Local historian David Lewer began efforts to have the memorial restored in 1961……60 years later his dream is nearing reality. Further details of the project and history of the memorial can … Read more

Future plans….with fingers crossed…

We hope that all our members, friends and families have been keeping safe and well. Like many organisations, we’ve been looking forward¬†to being able to operate as normally as possible, as soon as possible. With that in mind, we’re working towards holding our Annual General Meeting on 15th October, and after that recommencing our talks … Read more

North Purbeck Ball Clay extraction

With thanks to John Rowley, here’s a link to a very interesting 11 minute video showing the history of ball clay extraction in North Purbeck: North Purbeck Ball Clay extraction

POSTPONEMENT OF ALL INDOOR MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

ALL OUR INDOOR MEETINGS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION. In view of the current situation with regard to Covid-19 our next meeting scheduled for 17th April has been postponed. We are currently reviewing our position with regard to our Summer programme where there are planned outside events for … Read more

Dorset CPRE Planning Conference

Dorset CPRE are holding a planning conference on 13th March 2020 at Cerne Abbas village hall. The agenda is attached, and you can see it’s going to be a full and informative day. Agenda