If you’re interested in Wimborne and the surrounding area, why not go along to a Wimborne Civic Society meeting?
They are open to all and are held at 8pm in the Quarterjack Room in the Allendale Centre.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 17 January, when Charlie North-Lewis will be talking about ‘The History of the Tivoli Theatre’. Charlie has been the general manager of Wimborne’s beautiful art deco theatre for several years and knows the place and its history very well. He is an entertaining and experienced speaker.
On Tuesday 21 February, members and guests will be able to hear about ‘The Buildings of Wiltshire, rewriting Pevsner’, when Julian Orbach will be giving a fully illustrated address. Julian is an accomplished architectural historian and spent some years thoroughly revising Nikolaus Pevsner’s 1960s volume in the ‘Buildings of England’ series of guides. He has a wide range of slides of Wiltshire buildings, some well-known, others quite a surprise.
By way of a contrast, on Tuesday 21 March, Don Nutt will speak about ‘Pirates, Castaways and Codfish’. Don is a Poole Bay Rotarian and a local historian and will be unveiling the significance of his intriguing title on the day; it’s reasonable to assume that it’s something to do with the port of Poole and its colourful history.
Both members and non-members are welcome to attend for a modest entry fee of £1 for members or £3 for visitors. Visitors can join the society at any meeting; subscriptions cost £10 for a year’s membership for an individual, or £15 for a couple.
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