The Society’s new season starts not just with one but with two talks. Following her fascinating tour around the ceramic embellishments of Bournemouth’s buildings, Jo Amey will take us on a similar tour round Poole’s architectural ceramic heritage and this time we won’t have to stir a step! Tiles and Terracotta: Ceramic features in Poole Buildings is on 16th September at 7.30 pm. This is a joint event with the Dorset Architectural Heritage Week so just for this time it’s no visitors please (just members and DAHW attendees).
Our second talk, John Rede, the Levellers & the Battle for Poole 1647-1651 on Saturday 26th September at 2.30 pm is a special event run jointly with the Levellers’ Association. Writer, broadcaster and activist, John Rees, will take the audience back over 350 years to a time when the country abounded in new political ideas. The Governor of Poole was Col. John Rede, a charismatic soldier whose radical beliefs and revolutionary associates began to raise alarm in the heart of the Poole establishment. When they petitioned Parliament for his removal, the stage was set for a dramatic confrontation between Rede and George Skutt, the man who planned to take over as Governor. (This talk is now fully booked. Wed 23rd Sept.)