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

Due to the present Coronavirus outbreak we have to advise that all visits for the 2020 season have been cancelled

Meetings Programme 2021

(Subject to Covid19 lockdown restrictions being lifted)

13th January 2021


Annual Dinner
Includes light-hearted entertainment

10th February 2021

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

Dr Francis Burroughes

Benjamin Ferry – the man who built Wessex

Prolific architect of houses, public buildings and churches in Dorset and elsewhere in Wessex

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

Jeremy Barlow

The Cat and the Fiddle

Musical humour, from medieval pigs playing bagpipes through
to Gerard Hoffnung and Ronald 

Visits Programme 2022

(Dates and locations subject to confirmation depending on Covid-19)

April 14th

Visit to Dawe’s Twineworks

West Coker

May 12th

Halswell House


June 9th


July 14th

Mapperton House and Gardens