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


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  

Isle of Purbeck flag and anthem

The Isle of Purbeck now has it’s own flag and anthem, apart from the road signs which exist to show the entry points – images of the flag and anthem appear below. With thanks to Andrew Fleming, who has been the Swanage Town Crier for the last 10 years.

Happy New Year !

Here’s hoping all our members enjoyed a lovely Christmas, and have a great 2020. Details of our programme for the year are available via the Events link, and as you can see, it’s interesting and varied and we hope as many of you as possible will be able to enjoy it. Vistors and new members … Read more

Dorset Coast Forum Annual Meeting

The Dorset Coast Forum comprises organisations working together to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of the Dorset coast and the surrounding seas. Their Annual meeting is on 21st November – full details at this link: Dorset Coast Forum Annual Meeting 2019