PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2017/18
Trains and boats and planes are all included in our new season’s talks as well as medicine, art, archaeology, war and literature. Starting with a demonstration of the grim reality of 17th century surgical practices (any volunteers?) we will be discovering how railways developed in Purbeck and enjoying a slice of social history with the story of the Boots Booklovers’ Library. How many works of Poole public art can you identify? There will also be revelations from the National Trust excavations on Brownsea Island and tales from Poole in the days of the First World War. I hope you enjoy the programme.
Wed 20th Sept 2017 – No Laughing Matter: 17th Century Surgeons and their Practices, a talk and demonstration by Gary Edwards of Poole Museum
Wed 15th Nov 2017 – Pirates, Castaways and Codfish: exploring Poole’s Maritime Heritage with Don Nutt.
Wed 13th Dec 2017 – Poole, the First World War and its Legacy: an introduction by David Watkins & Katie Heaton of Poole History Centre, followed by our Christmas social. Bring and share buffet.
Wed 21st Feb 2018 – Lipsticks & Library Books: the story of the Boots Booklovers Library with Jackie Winter.
Wed 21st Mar 2018 – Brownsea: Workshop, Fortress & Fantasy Island with Martin Papworth of Archaeology National Trust South West.
Wed 20th June 2018 – Summer Party at Scaplen’s Court 7.00 pm. Buffet and entertainment.