Heritage Events - February 2019

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

Wednesday 6th, 2pm
9. Alan Wilson Lecture - ‘Eight Generations, One Passion’
Talk by Martin Stewart

Join us to hear the wonderful 270 year old story of Stewarts Garden Centres from its beginnings in 1742 in Scotland to the present day, told by the current Managing Director, Martin Stewart. A wealth of documentation kept over these years helps illustrate what is an amazing story of family enterprise, hard work, dedication and passion.
There will also be a collection for The Countryside Trailer Scheme.
Tickets: £6
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Tuesday 12th, 2pm
10. The Murder of Sir Harry Oakes
Talk by Paul Stickler

In 1943, at the height of the Second World War, the wealthiest man in the British Empire was found murdered in his Bahamian home. Sir Harry Oakes had been bludgeoned to death and his body set on fire as he lay in bed. What followed was a catalogue of catastrophic errors or, perhaps worse, a conspiracy to ensure that the killer would never be caught. Central to this was the former King Edward VIII, now the Duke of Windsor and governor of the Bahamas, whose actions were at best incompetent, or at worst an attempt to frame an innocent man and to mask his own Nazi sympathies.
Tickets: £6
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Thursday 21st, 10am
11. Owermoigne and Ringstead Bay Walk

Ringstead bay by Jerry Wright
This 8-mile undulating walk has some steep ascents and descents but all made worthwhile by the spectacular views of the Frome Valley and over the sea to Portland. Visit a wooden church, the site of ‘burning cliffs’ and ancient earthworks. (Only 2 stiles). 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: £6
Meet: Details on ticket

Monday 25th February, 2pm
12. What’s all the Buzz about Bees?
Talk by Alan Baker

Local beekeeper, Alan Baker, provides an overview of one our most valuable insects - the honey bee (Apis mellifera) - plus an introduction to the interesting, rewarding yet sometimes scary hobby of bee keeping. Find out about their life cycle, the challenges they face as a species and what goes on in a bee hive.
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne