All Meetings take place in the Jubilee Hall, Yetminster at 2.30pm

Annual membership £7.50 (all talks and refreshments free)
Non-members and guests welcome to meetings (£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
Jeremy Barlow
The Cat and the Fiddle
Musical humour, from medieval pigs playing bagpipes through
to Gerard Hoffnung and Ronald 

Visits Programme 2021

Dates and Locations subject to Covid 19 restrictions

June 11th
Tyneham Village
(NB: this is a Friday)

June 23rd
Dawe’s Twineworks
West Coker

July 14th – CANCELLED
Mapperton House and Gardens