Heritage Events - November 2019

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

Wednesday 6th, 2pm
08. The Extraordinary Story of the Bankes Family of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy - Talk by Julian Black

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Much has been told about The Bankes Family but be prepared to learn something new! How they came to be at historic Corfe Castle and why they built an Italian Palace near Wimborne which now has one of the finest Art Collections in Britain. How one member of the family managed to amass one of the largest private collections of Egyptian artefacts and how it all became the largest bequest ever made to the National Trust.
Tickets: £6
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Thursday 14th, 10am
09. Sturminster Newton to Hinton St Mary Walk

An 8 mile walk along sections of the Stour Valley in the Sturminster Newton area, including two water mills, a Manor House and the church at Hinton St Mary which was once owned by the Pitt Rivers family. The walk is mainly along the riverside, across open country and is easy going.
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

Thursday 14th November
2pm - 4pm

Join us for an inspiring talk from expert Colour Consultant Samantha North on transforming your home with paint and wallpaper
Tickets: £6

Thursday 21st, 2pm
10. SS Waratah Talk by Brian Margetson

In the early morning of 27th July 1909 the SS Waratah overtook a steamship and sped ahead disappearing over the horizon. The officers on the bridge of the slower steamer were the last to make a positive sighting of Waratah. The ship then simply vanished with her 211 passengers and crew. No debris, no bodies and no wreck were ever found. One passenger, who disembarked at the previous port, had suffered premonitions of her demise and succeeded in adding an additional swirl of mystery to the loss. Did the ship succumb to a giant wave? Was she fundamentally unstable? or perhaps something more sinister? There is no shortage of theories as to the cause of the ship’s disappearance - choose your favourite after hearing the abundant side plots that enrich this mystery.
Tickets: £6
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne