Heritage Events - September 2019

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Monday 2nd, 2pm
01. Cunard History and Glamorous Stars – Talk by Steve Herra
Steve Herra is a third generation former Cunard employee having had both his father and grandmother sail before him. Discover the history of the prestigious Cunard Line from 1840 until the present day, including some of the more famous liners with their even more famous passengers. Which actress brought her own chickens on board the Queen Mary because she wanted fresh eggs every day? Or what did Charles Dickens think about the furnishings aboard Britannia?
Tickets: £6
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Dorset Architectural Heritage Week 2019                 
13th to 22nd September

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Thursday 19th, 9.30am (to allow time to visit Museum)
02. Cranborne Chase Through The Ages

This 8 mile circular walk includes the chance to visit Martin Green’s museum and some of the prehistoric monuments on his farm, such as the recently excavated section of the Dorset Cursus and a reconstructed round barrow. Via the Jubilee Trail the walk takes in Sixpenny Handley, stopping at the church to learn about local smugglers, poachers and other notable residents, and then returning along Ackling Dyke Roman road. The terrain is undulating along tracks with a few stiles.
Please bring a packed lunch and allow time for tea afterwards (not included in the ticket price). Please let us know of any allergies. Please dress appropriately for the weather with stout footwear.
Tickets: £6
Meet: Details on ticket

Tuesday 24th, 8.30am Friends Only Event
03. Coach visit to Hamswell House and Bradford on Avon

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With a rich and varied history Hamswell House as it stands today is 16th Century with some later remodelling. Having previously been owned by some well-known families such as Whittington, Maugham and Bonham Carter, this is a rare opportunity to see the family home of Rupert and Victoria Legge.
In a breath-taking position overlooking the stunning countryside on the outskirts of Bath, this house with its beautiful grounds is a delight.
The day then continues in the hidden gem of Bradford on Avon where you have time to have lunch (not included in the ticket price) and then enjoy a guided tour of the picturesque town with its wonderful varied history. The tour is about 1 mile in length with one steep descent and the rest virtually all level walking.
Tickets: £45
Meet: Details on ticket