Heritage Events - October 2019

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Friday 4th, 2pm
04. Tales from Dorset County Prison – Talk by Brian Bates

As the Assize town for Dorset, Dorchester Gaol held those accused of all kinds of crime, from pickpockets to murders. Learn about some of the fascinating stories of those awaiting imprisonment, transportation or the gallows.
Tickets: £6
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Monday 7th, 2pm
05. Around the World – the Weird, the Wild and the Wonderful, Part 2 - Talk by Andrew Negus

Andrew Negus returns to continue his adventures and experiences while travelling around the world in 1968 and 1991. Part 2 covers China before McDonalds. We will climb a sacred mountain, meet the largest Buddha in the world, visit Mao’s village, travel the Yangtse River, and above all learn to respect offal and meet Dr. Ho.
Tickets: £6
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Thursday 17th October, 10am
06. A Walk in the Blackmore Vale – The Vale of Little Dairies

A 7 mile walk around the beautiful pastureland of the Blackmore Vale or as Hardy called it the ‘Vale of Little Dairies’. Starting at Chetnole and taking in the park of Melbury House, the pretty village of Melbury Osmond and the interesting church of Melbury Bubb. Come and enjoy some of the most beautiful views over the Dorset countryside.
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

Friday 25th October, 10am
07. A Day on Portland – Museums and Mine (A minibus tour) Friends Only Event

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Come and enjoy the delights of Portland, starting with a private tour of the new Castletown D-Day Centre, then moving on to have lunch at a White Stones Art Café at Easton (not included in the ticket price).
The day then continues with a tour of the quaint Portland Museum and a short circular guided walk including Rufus Castle and Ope Cove. The day will end with an exclusive visit to the Albion Mine, where you will walk into the ‘belly’ of Portland itself and experience stone extraction on a massive scale. This mine is not open to the public and the whole visit has been specially organised for us by David Carter of Portland Museum. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring sensible footwear especially for the mine.
Tickets: £25
Meet: Details on Ticket