Past events

2017-8 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 18th Oct 2017 – Flying Boats of Poole Harbour 1939-1948 with Jeremy Waters.

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.

Wed 17th Jan 2018 – A Purbeck Railway History: Origins, closure & revival with Colin Stone

Wed 21st Feb 2018 – Lipsticks & Library Books: the story of the Boots Booklovers Library with Jackie Winter.

Sat 10th Mar 2018 – 2.30 pm Poole Women and their Stories with Richard Yeoman.

Wed 21st Mar 2018 – Brownsea: Workshop, Fortress & Fantasy Island with Martin Papworth of Archaeology National Trust South West.

Wed 18th April 2018 – Annual General Meeting followed by a talk and tour of Public Art in Poole with Richard Yeoman.

2016-7 Programme

Wed 21st Sept 2016  –  East Lulworth: 1000 Years of History with Roger Hills of the Dorset Castles Research Group.

Sat 1st Oct 2016 at 2.30 pm  –  Prehistoric Times in Purbeck: with author David Leadbetter.

Sat 15th Oct 2016 at 2.30 pm  –  Lines of thought: Drawing Dissected with Isabel Seligman of the British Museum.

Wed 19th Oct – A Freezing Horror: the Wreck of the Halsewell East Indiaman with Philip Browne

Wed 16th Nov 2016  7.30 pm – Dorset’s Harbours in the 15th Century from Dr. Mark Forrest of the Dorset History Centre

Wed 14th Dec 2016  7.30 pm –  Christmas social and quiz.

Wed 18th Jan 2017  7.30 pm –  The Sea Music Project: Renovation and Celebration with Project Manager, Melinda McCheyne.

Wed 15th Feb 2017  7.30 pm –  Poole’s Plaques: from Monmouth to Montovani: Steve Roberts tells us the stories behind the plaques of Poole.

Wed 15th Mar 2017  7.30 pm – Looking at Oakdale: an illustrated tour of the district, past and present with Frank Henson

Wed 19th April 2017  7.30 pm –  Annual General Meeting and talk with David Warhurst – Poole Air Raids and Air Raid Precautions

Fri 19th May 2017 – Coach trip to Forde Abbey.

Sun 4th June 2017 at 2.00 pm. – Poole Tiles & Terracotta Walk: a tour of architectural ceramic highlights with Jo Amey.

Wed 21st June 2017 7.00 pm –  Summer Party at Scaplen’s Court

2015-6 Programme

16th September – Tiles and Terracotta: – ceramic features in Poole buildings with Jo Amey, the ‘Tile Lady’

26th September – John Rede, the Levellers & the Battle for Poole, 1647-1651 with John Rees

21st October – Poole Alleys and Rights of Way with Don Nutt

18th November – 17th Century Poole with Jenny Oliver

20th January 2016 – Lesser Known Christchurch with Steve Roberts

17th February – Cornelia Hospital, origins and development with Sandra Yeomen and John Gill

16th Mar – Dorset Country Houses: architecture, history and society with Michael Hill.

20th April – Annual General Meeting followed by the re-scheduled talk: Selwyn Williams on The Treasure of the Golden Grape: tales of piracy, smuggling and shipwreck on the Dorset coast.

10th May – Dorchester Day: guided tour of the Keep Military Museum and an introduction to the Poole Borough Archive at the Dorset History Centre.

2nd June – Trip to Sherborne

15th June 2016 – Summer party at Scaplens’ Court  

2014-5 Programme

17th September – Smuggling Tales and Trails with Rob Curtis

15th October – 1914, the Dorsetshire Regiment in the First Year of the War with Chris Copson

19th November – Brownsea Island, History, Flora and Fauna with Elizabeth Pilbro

21st January 2015 – The Long Lost Hurn Branch with Steve Roberts

18th February – Purbeck Castles, Lulworth, Durlston and Corfe with David Warhurst

18th March – Poole Quay and Waterfront with Andrew Hawkes












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