A Civic Society for 
Wimborne Minster, Dorset UK and its neighbourhood


Dorset Buildings Group


This group, with a passion for buildings in Dorset, works with the National Trust and the Dorset Group of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. They promote preservation of Dorset’s buildings traditions through conservation of old buildings and a sympathetic approach to new developments.

Lectures by specialists each winter are given monthly on Sundays at Holt Village Hall at 2.30pm followed by sociable tea and cake.Visits to sites of interest are made throughout the year.  Monthly committee meetings are open to all members.


For further information, contact Kate Dukes.

email: cathryndukes@btinternet.com  phone:  01202 581133.


Winter talks dates 2019 – 2020 (subjects and speakers awaited)


17  November

12 January

9 February

8 March


Mackrell Lectures


The subject of these lectures is mostly historical, cultural or geographical, often relevant to Dorset

and the South West.  The 2019-2020 season theme is  A Royal Flush.

Lectures take place on Saturday afternoons at 2.30pm in the Old School  Sturminster Marshall.

To book tickets (£6 including a sociable tea and cake.) or for more information

please ring 01258 857528 or email history.mackrell@outlook.com.


Saturday 19 October The Dee Butterfield Lecture

Anglo Saxon Queens   Speaker – Professor Barbara Yorke


Saturday 23 November  

The Two Matildas  Speaker – Dr Katherine Weikert


Saturday 25 January  

Henry V             Speaker – Professor Anne Curry


Saturday 14 March

Queen Anne     Speaker – Ophelia Field