Heritage Events - July 2018

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


Monday 2nd, 2pm
Land’s End to John O’Groats Talk by Vivien Arkell (Friend of EDHT)

On April 1st 2017 Vivienne Arkell, started to walk the length of the United Kingdom.
Her journey began at Land’s End and it took three months to cover 1,200 miles before she reached her destination at John O’Groats at the end of June.
Come and hear all about the trials and tribulations of long distance walking, complete with photographs.
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Thursday 12th, 10am
Burton Bradstock and Shipton Gorge Walk

Burton Bradstock by Roger Holman
An 8 mile walk with a lovely mixture of coastal walking, pretty villages, beautiful scenery and dramatic vistas. There are some ascents and descents but nothing too
off-putting. Please bring a packed lunch, and allow time for tea afterwards, (not included in the ticket price).
Please dress appropriately for the weather with stout footwear.
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members
Meet: Details on ticket

Monday 16th, 2pm
The History of Blandford Camp (4500 BC to 2018) Talk by Lt Col (Retd) Bob Brannigan

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The area that Blandford Camp now stands on has seen habitation for thousands of years. It was a racecourse in the late 1700s and became used by the military as a training area in the 1800s. The first proper camp was built for WW1 and the second for WW2. This second camp developed to the Blandford Camp of today that is the home of The Royal Corps of Signals. Bob has many years of experience living and working on the camp and will lead you through the timeline that has shaped the area to what it is today.
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Tuesday 17th, 2pm
The Dorset Victoria Crosses 1914 – 1918 Talk by Kevin Patience
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The Victoria Cross is Britain’s highest military award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.
Since its introduction by Queen Victoria in 1856 there have been only 1,358 awarded to date. This tiny bronze cross has come to signify bravery above and beyond the call of duty and the First World War saw the exceptional award of over 600 between August 1914 and the Armistice in November 1918. Of these just over 30 were awarded to men who had a Dorset connection, in that they were born, lived or died in the county. This is the story of the cross and the lives of some of the Dorset men who were awarded it during the conflict that has become known as The Great War.
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne


Friday 20th, 2pm
The War With No End Talk by John Wren

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In 2018 we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of The Great War, one of the most shocking periods of our recent history.
This talk whilst briefly covering the causes of the 1914 to 1918 war, mostly deals with the seismic effects that followed it.
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne


Friday 27th, 2pm
Thomas Hardy and the Artists Talk by Jennie Spiers

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Thomas Hardy had close links with several artists that included Philip Wilson Steer, Henry Tonks, Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, Augustus John and William Orpen - all of
them lured by the bucolic, Hardy-esque charms of Dorset. The author actively encouraged this artistic invasion and keenly reviewed their interpretations of “his”
landscapes, even suggesting locations that artists might paint. One Dorset artist, (Herbert Barnard) John Everett (1876 –1949) was born in Dorchester and made Hardy’s ‘Wessex’ one of his main subjects, he also produced a set of plates that he made based on fictional places in Hardy’s works.
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne