Programme of Meetings in the Autumn and Spring 22016-2017

                 Please put the following dates in your diary…and be sure to come!
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Unless otherwise stated, all meetings are held in the Village Hall and begin at 7.30pm.


Thursday 15 September                   Reg Saville
                                                           Langton Matravers in the Early Middle Ages

Thursday 20 October                       John Patrick
                                                           Local Graves, Graveyards, and Maybe a Ghost or Two!

Thursday 17 November                    Joyce Meates
                                                           Old Characters of Studland and Goathorn

Wednesday 21 December                 Reg Saville and David Selman
                                                           Part 1   The Bartlett Family of Langton Matravers
        [or ‘How Reg became the man he now is the Bartletts were his maternal Grandparents]  
                                                            Part 2   Mulled wine
                                                            Part 3   Barnes versus Hardy…a Christmas Battle
                                                            Part 4   A rather special surprise!

Thursday 19 January                           David Corben
                                                           Tales of Swanage Lifeboat
                                         [The Corben Family has a long association with the local RNLI]

Thursday 23 February                     Phil Judkins
                                                          How Langton Won the War
Dr Judkins lives in Yorkshire and is Chairman of The Purbeck Radar Museum Trust.
His talk will be a non-technical account of the importance of Langton and Worth to the development of radar during the Second World War.

Thursday 16 March [11am]              Meeting of Museum Custodians for 2017 season

Thursday 23 March                          Andrew Hinsull
                                                   Fingerposts…or How Not to get Lost in Unfamiliar Places
An unusual but fascinating topic! Andrew is a member of our Society who lives in Acton…a hamlet where the provision of a greater number of fingerposts would help visitors from Langton find their way more easily!

Thursday 27 April                             Annual General Meeting


We hope that you will find many things to enjoy in this programme but we are keen to find new speakers for future years. So if anyone would like to ‘have a go’ or knows of someone else with an interesting tale to tell then please get in touch with the secretary, Rosemary Stevens.

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