THE HUNDRED OF YETMINSTER HISTORY SOCIETY
Meetings Programme 2020
All Meetings in St Andrew’s Hall, Yetminster at 2.30pm
Free entrance, to include refreshments, to members
Annual membership £7.50.
Non-members and guests welcome – £2 entrance
Meetings Programme 2021
(See bottom of page for Visits Programme)
13th January 2021
The Annual Dinner has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation.
It is hoped that we may have an event in the summer.
10th February 2021 – VIA ZOOM
Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard –
The Fox-Strangways/Ilchester Family
Their estates have included Melbury and Abbotsbury in Dorset and much of Kensington in London
10th March 2021 – VIA ZOOM
Dr Francis Burroughes –
Benjamin Ferry – the man who built Wessex
Prolific architect of houses, public buildings and churches in Dorset and elsewhere in Wessex
Meetings Below in Jubilee Hall (Hopefully!)
8th September 2021
AGM & Talk
Robin Miller –
The Battle of Jutland
The largest naval battle of WW1. In two days, 9,823 men died, two thirds British.
Although indecisive, the German fleet was successfully contained for the rest of the war.
13th October 2021
Mike Clark –
The Auction of Cerne Abbas
In 1919 the Pitt-Rivers family, owners of most of Cerne Abbas since 1705, sold it by auction for £67,402.
10th November 2021
The Cat and the Fiddle
Musical humour, from medieval pigs playing bagpipes through
to Gerard Hoffnung and Ronald Searle
Visits Programme 2021
Dates and Locations subject to Covid 19 restrictions
Visit to Dawe’s Twineworks
(NB: this is a Friday)
Mapperton House and Gardens