Heritage Events - January 2018

Ticket Enquiries & Bookings: Telephone 01202 888992 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Wednesday 10th, 2pm
1 Lewd Wenches and Loose Living Fellowes
Talk by Bruce Upton

Come and enjoy an afternoon of drunkenness, debauchery and general degeneracy as seen through the eyes of Dorset Magistrates in the early 1600s. Too much history is about the lives of the rich and famous; this talk is about the foibles and frailties of our local ancestors.
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Thursday 11th, 10am
2 Highcliffe, Chewton Bunny and Mudeford Walk
Mudeford by Roger Holman
Join us on a 7.5 mile walk along the eastern Dorset coast and discover some of the history of the area in its buildings and people – Lords, Smugglers, Witches, and the battle of Mudeford plus Kaiser Wilhelm and Mr Selfridge.
Please bring a packed lunch, allow time for tea afterwards, (not included in the ticket price) and dress appropriately for the weather with stout footwear.
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members Meet: Details on ticket.

Tuesday 16th, 2pm
3 Winchester Part 1 – Bishops, Buildings and Bones, BC to 1100
Talk by Andrew Negus

Learn how and why the city grew from a collection of Iron Age huts into the splendid and artistic capital of England. Meet Saints Birinus and Swithun, Kings Alfred, Canute and The Conqueror, and most exciting of all the irrepressible Queen Emma!
Then there are the rich and crafty bishops who created magnificent buildings, including two minsters, two abbeys and the longest cathedral in the world.
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Monday 22nd, 2pm
4 The Blue Badges of Bournemouth
Talk by Steve Roberts

Bournemouth Plaque
Take a tour of Bournemouth’s Plaques (blue or otherwise), commemorating fascinating people and buildings. Look out for the stories associated with Lewis Tregonwell, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rupert Brooke, JRR Tolkien, Guglielmo Marconi, Mary Shelley, Lillie Langtry, Stewart Granger, Tony Hancock and two recipients of the Victoria Cross who lived in the same road. Not forgetting the buildings of course: the Town Hall, Granville Chambers, the Metropole Hotel, the Downstairs Club and the UK’s first beach hut. And there’s more, much more ...
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne