Saturday 15th September

65 Double Anderson Air Raid Shelter Viewing, Blandford
Bookable. Max No Allowed 6
Guided Visit

No ChildrenNo Access Not NOrmally Open To The Public
The steps down are steep and leading into
darkness so are unsuitable for anyone with
mobility problems. There are no lights within the
shelter so visitors may wish to bring a torch
Full directions available on ticket.
Parking available on-site.

A rare opportunity to experience a double
Anderson Air Raid Shelter dating back to the
Second World War. Designed in 1938, and
named after Sir John Anderson (Lord Privy
Seal with special responsibility for air-raid
preparation), the shelters were a common sight
in the gardens of Britain during the War, with
over 3 million being distributed by the Home
Office. After the War most of the shelters were
reclaimed for metal salvage and many of those
that remained in-situ were converted into storage
units or garden sheds.
The owner will be on hand during the visits
to answer any questions.
65/001 Saturday 15th 10am
65/002 Saturday 15th 11am
65/003 Saturday 15th 12pm
65/004 Saturday 15th 1pm
65/005 Saturday 15th 2pm

66 Blandford Fashion Museum
Bookable. Max No Allowed 40
Open Day

Assistance Dogs Only Partial Access
Photography without flash permitted for personal
use only. Disabled access to Ground Floor only
Full directions available on ticket.
Please use public car parks.
Located in a beautiful Georgian Townhouse built
by the Bastard Brothers after the Blandford Great
Fire of 1760. This year the Museum has three new exhibitions.
Edwardian Lady’s Day, demonstrates the
changes of costume an Edwardian Lady would
be expected to undertake throughout the time
frame of one day.
After the War is a visual treat of clothing styles
that impacted and changed fashion.
Masonic Memorabilia includes a selection of
items from the Dorset Masons, with some
fascinating facts about their use and history.
Alongside these exhibitions are plenty of other
fascinating exhibits and displays. Visit the
Museum’s attractive tea room serving cream teas,
homemade cakes, tea and coffee, and a gift shop
stocking crafts by local crafts people.
66/001 Saturday 15th, 10am

67 Tour of Scaplens Court, Poole
Bookable. Max No Allowed 12
Guided Tour

No Dogs Not NOrmally Open To The PublicPartial Access
Uneven floors and no lift.
Full directions available on ticket.
Please use public car parks.

Scaplen’s Court dates back to the 15th Century
when it was a merchant’s mansion. It retains
elements of Medieval, Elizabethan and Georgian
phases. There is a delightful garden at the rear of
the building.
67/001 Tour Full
67/002 Tour Full
67/003 Tour Full

68 Bridport Quaker Meeting House
Open Day

Full access
Wheelchair accessible toilet.
Meeting House, 95 South Street,
Bridport, DT6 3NZ
Please use public car park in South Street.
Turn left out of car park. Meeting House is
on left, opposite Parish Church.

In the 1660s Quakers in Bridport were meeting
in a barn on Daniel Taylor’s land in South Street,
and in 1697 he gave the building to the Meeting for their use. Although altered and modernised
throughout its history it retains its quiet and
simple character. It is still providing for all Quaker
needs and is used by a number of community
groups in Bridport.
Adjacent to the Meeting House there is a walled
Quaker Peace Garden and burial ground which
is open to the community as a place for quiet
Light refreshments available.
Saturday 15th, 10am to 4pm.

69 West Gallery & Tower Tour - St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Blandford Forum
Bookable. Max No Allowed 8
Guided Tour
No DogsAccompanied children onlyNo AccessNot NOrmally Open To The Public
Please contact the venue directly to book. To
book please call 01258 456367 (Ansaphone)
or email in

Children over 12 only.
Please note that this is a “working” church –
open access may be restricted.
Access to the Tower at discretion of the Tour
Guide on the day.
St Peter & St Paul’s Church, The Market Place,
Blandford Forum, DT11 7AD
A350 or A354 to Blandford Forum. On reaching
the ring road, follow signs to Blandford Town
Centre. The church is in the heart of the town
and cannot be missed!
Please use public car parks.
See Event 16 for details of the church.
Discover the graffiti left by the Home Guard & bell ringers during WW2. See the new ladders & floor above the bell frame and enjoy a bell-ringing demonstration. Note that the tour is internal only. There is no access to the external parapets. Look for our 5* reviews onTrip Advisor!
Allow at least an hour. Donations welcome.
Saturday 15th, 11am and 3pm.

70 Tour of the Town Cellars Building, Poole
Guided Tour

No Dogs
Meet at entrance to Poole Museum at the
Quay end of Poole High St. BH15 1BW
Please use public car parks.
The Town Cellars on Poole Quay is a building first
constructed circa 1300. In the late 18th Century
Thames St was cut through the building and
today it forms part of Poole Museum to the East
and the King Charles Pub to the West. Please
note that this tour is not underground.
Saturday 15th, 11.15am, 1.45pm and 4pm.

Saturday 15th September

71 Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre
Open Day
Assistance Dogs OnlyFull access
Wheelchair access available to most of site
Castleton Pumping Station, Oborne Road,
Sherborne DT9 3RX.
Entrance on Oborne Road near Castle Lane.
Look for the signs and flag.
Parking available on-site.
Enjoy the large waterwheel and the Hindley
steam engine both running. There will be a
selection of traction and stationary engines on
display throughout the day.
Tea and coffee will be available and the Visitor
Centre will be open with an audio/visual display
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th, 11.30am to 3.30pm.

72 Corn Exchange, Town Hall and Council Chamber, Blandford
Open Day

No DogsPartial Access
Access to the Corn Exchange only (Town Hall and
Council Chamber are accessible only via steep
The Corn Exchange, Market Place, Blandford
Forum, Dorset. DT11 7AG
Please use public car parks.
Visitors will be able to visit the Town Hall and
Council Chamber, where a variety of items and
information will be exhibited.
The Corn Exchange will be hosting a Community
Expo on the day and visitors will be most
welcome to visit.
Refreshments will be available.
Saturday 15th, 11.30am to 1pm.

73 St James Church – Poole
Guided Tour

No Dogs
Meet at church porch facing Thames Street
Please use public car parks.
NO on-site parking please.
The present church of St James in Poole’s old
town was built on the site of a medieval church
pulled down in 1819. It houses many fascinating
survivals from Poole’s rich history.
Saturday 15th, 12pm and 2pm.

74 White Mill
Open Day

Partial Access
There is one disabled parking space. The mill
has a ramped entrance but the ground floor
has steps (ramp available). Throughout the mill
there are many stairs with handrail to other
floors. Viewing platform and internal mirrors
enable visitors to see most of upper floors. The
grounds contain hard gravel paths with some slopes.
White Mill, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne,
Dorset, BH21 4BX
Located off of B3082 Blandford to Wimborne
Road. Located close to Sturminster Marshall.
Parking available on-site.

An eighteenth-century corn mill in a peaceful
riverside setting. Join a guided tour of this
beautiful mill to discover the workings and hear
the stories from its past. You can even take time
to sit and enjoy the beautiful river setting on the
banks of the River Stour.
Saturday 15th, 12pm to 6pm.

75 Blandford Forum Guided Heritage Walk
Guided Walk

Dogs on leadsFull access
Meet in the car park at the Marsh & Ham
Car Park, Blandford (behind Morrisons
Supermarket, DT11 7AW).
Please use public car parks.

A guided walk taking approximately two hours
of the town centre, totally rebuilt after the Great
Fire of 1731, examining the history and detail
of its Georgian and other architecture, including
the Grade I listed parish church and other fine
buildings designed by architects John and William
Bastard, the birthplace of sculptor Alfred Stevens
who designed the Wellington Monument in St
Paul’s Cathedral, and other places of note.
Saturday 15th, 1pm & Sunday 16th, 11am.

76 Talbot Heath School Air Raid Shelter
Bookable. Max No Allowed 30
Guided Tour

No DogsAccompanied children only Partial AccessNot NOrmally Open To The Public
There is a steep concrete slope with hand
rail and some uneven ground and a gravel footpath.
Full directions available on ticket.
Parking available on-site.
Talbot Heath School will be opening one of its
four WWII underground bunkers which used
to accommodate the whole school community
during bombing raids. The 100ft bunker has
been refurbished as it was during the war. There
will be the opportunity to see fascinating archive
materials from the war years at the school.
Baroness Shirley Williams was one of the former
Talbot Heath pupils who sheltered in the bunker.
76/001 Tour Full
76/002 Saturday 15th 2.30pm
76/003 Saturday 15th 3pm
76/004 Saturday 15th 3.30pm
76/005 Saturday 15th 4pm
76/006 Sunday 16th 2pm
76/007 Sunday 16th 2.30pm
76/008 Sunday 16th 3pm
76/009 Sunday 16th 3.30pm
76/010 Sunday 16th 4pm

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02 Wareham Walls Walk
03 Minster Church of St Cuthberga
07 Bucknowle Roman Villa Threshold Stones
08 Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum
10 St Andrews Church, Kinson
11 Bridport Museum & Local History Centre
12 Bridport Town Hall
13 Blandford Town Museum
14 St Laurence Church, Upwey
16 St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Blandford
17 Beaminster Museum
20 Weld Memorial Chapel
61 Lyme Regis Cemetery Chapel