Heritage Events - June 2018

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


Monday 4th, 10am
Visit to Birds of Poole Harbour Friends Only Event

‘The Birds of Poole Harbour’ charity was established in 2012 to help build the profile and interest of bird conservation and observation in and around the Poole
Harbour area. In spring 2018 the charity’s new ‘Birds of Poole Harbour HQ’ has opened on Poole Quay, and we have been given the opportunity to have a private tour
of the new visitor centre together with a talk about the charity, then followed by a guided walk at Holten Lee nature reserve.
Tickets: £7 EDHT
Meet: Details on ticket

Wednesday 13th, 2pm
The Hedge Project Talk by Dale Garwood

The Hedge Project
Find out from The Hedge Project Manager, Dale Garwood, how our East Dorset heathland SSSIs are being restored to full biodiversity and why heathland nature just
can’t be left to look after itself. Learn about the important local interactions between conservation work and mainstream agriculture.
This is a chance to ask questions about conservation policy or agricultural practices at a time when political change is likely to have an immense impact on the future of our countryside.
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Wednesday 20th, 2pm
The Canal that Never Was Talk by Derrick Hunt, Chair of the Dorset & Somerset Canal Society

Canal
The Dorset & Somerset Canal was never completed. Part of a branch line near Frome, Somerset was built, but it sadly never reached Dorset. Why was this? Learn
about the finance, friends, foes, feuds, final failure and the future of this unusual project that just might have provided Dorset with a very different industrial heritage.
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Wednesday 27th, 2.30pm
Visit to The Hedge Project Friends Only Event

This visit is a follow on from The Hedge Project talk on 13th June.
The Hedge Project works to sustain several important East Dorset Heathland SSSIs and also manages some SNCI wildflower meadows containing notable Dorset species and a large number of butterflies. Enjoy this visit to a working livestock farm, including a tour, guided walk and cuppa too! Get the chance to ask questions and learn about the realities of a modern, working, rural life. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear stout footwear/wellies. Because of the terrain, this event is unsuitable for those with mobility problems. You will cover up to 2 miles including some short distances on rough heathland terrain.
8 Tickets: £7 EDHT
Meet: Details on ticket