2023-24 Programme Brochure

2022-23 Programme Brochure

2021-22 Programme Brochure

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2023PROGRAMME - all meetings take place on Wednesdays at 7.30 p
13 SeptThe Rise and Decline of Bournemouth and Poole Tramways by Gordon Bartlet. This isn't just about trams, but how the system came about, how it prospered, how it served to unite, and in some cases divide, two diverse, rival communities. But where are the relics?
11 OctThe Historic Character of the River Stour by Dr Anthony Firth. A look at the historic character of the Dorset Stour, based on a new methodology for highlighting the importance of cultural heritage to how we look after rivers now and in the future.
8 NovThe Maritime Archaeology of Poole Bay by Tom Cousins. Poole's maritime archaeology spans most of man's seafaring past, from palaeo-environmental deposits to WWII aircraft and amphibious tanks. Many of these have been investigated by BU's Maritime Archaeology team and will be covered in this lecture, including some of the UK's largest shipwreck excavations and one of the oldest shipwrecks in England.
13 DecDorset Churches by Gordon Le Pard. Dorset has many churches with origins dating back into Saxon times. Gordon has studied them for much of his career, and found numerous fascinating stories of their history and the people associated with them.
10 JanNOTE THIS IS A ZOOM LECTURE The oldest secular building in Wimborne by Dr David Reeve. Inspired by an article in an EDAS newsletter to research Wimborne's history, David's talk looks at some of the oldest houses within the town. This will cover his four or five contenders!
14 FebFrampton Villa excavations by Miles Russell. First discovered in 1796, but thought to have been destroyed in the mid C19th. Following the recent rediscovery by the Dorset Wildlife Trust at their reserve at Nunnery Mead, near Frampton, Miles Russell from Bournemouth University led a team to excavate the site to establish how much of the villa had survived.
13 MarAGM followed by The 2023 Field Trip by Phil D'Eath and Geoff Taylor.
10 AprilThe Dorchester Aqueduct by Harry Manley. The route of the Dorchester Roman aqueduct is defined through the existing earthworks and recent excavations. Theories regarding the different locations of the sources of water will be explored and critically appraised, and the results from Harry's own survey work will be shared.
8 MayThe Origins of Dorset - in search of the Dorset/Hampshire Shire Boundary by Andrew Morgan. Boundaries are the most ancient features in the English landscape. Based on extensive field work, Anglo-Saxon charters, old maps and historical documentation, this talk will describe the ancient boundary shared with Hampshire from Bokerly Dyke to the coast.

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