Heritage Events - October 2018

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


Tuesday 9th, 9am
Geology Field Trip to Swanage and Studland (Friends Only Event)

Enjoy another day out along part of our amazing Jurassic Coast, with Alan Holiday, Geologist and former teacher.
The day is centred on the Purbeck Coastline with its unique geological history. Starting from Peverill Point then moving into Swanage Bay northwards and onto Studland and Agglestone Rock. We will be looking at the origin of the rocks and the impact of the coastal processes on the current coastline.
There will be approx. 4 miles of walking during the day.
Please bring a packed lunch with enough food and drink for the day and wear sensible shoes and clothing. A privately hired minibus will be used for this trip.
Tickets: £25 EDHT Meet: Details on ticket.

Thursday 11th, 7pm
Larks and Magic – The Story of E Nesbit

Alison Neil returns to EDHT, this time with a different story to tell.
E. Nesbit is credited as the first modern writer for children, with much loved stories like ‘The Railway Children’. Edith’s life however, was more extraordinary than any
of her magical stories. Charming, badly behaved and always up for a lark, she also worked immensely hard to keep her unconventional family afloat. Buffeted by
unexpected twists and turns throughout her life, her domestic arrangements still seem jaw-dropping, even today.
Come and meet her in award-winning Alison Neil’s fast-moving and entertaining account of her life, mischief and enduring magic.
Tickets: £10 Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Friday 19th, 2pm
Trafalgar and Dorset - Talk by Jim Holt

Trafalgar has become arguably the most famous of all British Naval battles, against the might of the larger combined forces of the French and Spanish Navies.
Jim Holt brings the battle to life by telling the stories of the Dorset men who made a significant contribution to the battle. What were the conditions and
communications? The pay? The food? What was the relationship between Nelson and Hardy? And also what role did women take during the ferocious battle? Add to
this some Naval humour and you have an insight into the mystery that is Trafalgar…
Tickets: £5 EDHT, £7 non-members Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Tuesday 23rd, 10.30am
Visit to Port Regis School, Shaftesbury (Friends Only Event)

Port Regis Prep School has been at Motcombe House since 1947. The history of the house is a little sketchy, but records show that it was bought in 1825 by 2nd Earl Grosvenor along with the whole of the town of Shaftesbury. The house was rebuilt in 1894 in Tudor style, but the original stables and walled garden remain. This is a rare opportunity to have a guided tour of the school at half term by the Port Regis Registrar.
Tickets: £10 EDHT Meet: Details on ticket.

Thursday 25th, 10am
Around Corfe Mullen Walk

This walk of just over 8 miles, including some inclines, takes in country lanes, pasture and a plantation. It also features a Roman road and a smuggler’s house as
we ramble around this large parish.
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