Heritage Events - March 2020

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Thursday 5th, 2pm
9. War Hero or Murderer
Talk by Paul Stickler

In 1917, Percy Toplis is alleged to have been involved in a mutiny among allied troops just ahead of the Battle of Passchendaele. Two years later, he is suspected of a series of robberies and the murder of a taxi driver on a quiet country road near Andover. The hunt for the fugitive ends when he is shot dead by police near Penrith, Cumbria and which then raised questions about the justification of his death.
Tickets: £6
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Tuesday 10th, 8am (Coach Trip)
10. Clifton Suspension Bridge, Clifton Observatory and the BBC
Friends Only Event

Enjoy a day out in Clifton, Bristol. Starting with a guided tour of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge which was Brunel’s unfinished dream, then moving on to Clifton Observatory where you can discover an ancient cave in the limestone face of the gorge (and enjoy a fantastic view of the bridge). Then wonder at the Camera Obscura up in the tower (one of only 3 still working in the UK) and the small museum too. There is then time for lunch (not included in the ticket price) before a guided tour of the BBC Bristol studios, famous for Antiques Roadshow, Countryfile, Blue Planet II and many more. Please understand that this day out is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues as there is a lot of walking, standing and steps.
Tickets: £45
Meet: Details on ticket

Thursday 19th, 10am
11. Studland and Old Harry Rocks Walk

A picturesque 8 mile walk along our beautiful Jurassic Coast. Come and enjoy the Isle of Purbeck, starting at Studland and continuing along the coastal path, past the pinnacles and heading inland over Ballard Down following the Purbeck Way. The return is across Godlingston Heath where we will visit Aggleston Rock. There are some gentle hills but nothing too strenuous.
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

Tuesday 24th, 12pm
Visit to Bindon Mill
Friends Only Event

Start off this exclusive visit to Bindon Mill with a specially prepared lunch in this impressive family home. Close to the ruins of Bindon Abbey, this historic house on the River Frome blends original features with contemporary living. Inside, discover a striking glass floor and impressive art, sculpture and furniture collections. Then explore the stunning garden where colourful planting, wildlife and a hydro-electric power system live peacefully alongside each other. A treat not to be missed!
Tickets: £27
Meet: Details on ticket