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

Dorset Buildings Group

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

A series of lectures by specialists each winter is held monthly at Holt Village Hall at 2.30pm.

Visits to sites of interest are made throughout the year. Monthly committee meetings are open to all members.

Winter talks 2018-2019 programme

Talks are held in Holt Village Hall at 2.30pm. The charge of £5 includes tea and cake.

Sunday 6 January 2019  History and Future for the Swanage Pier

Speakers – Members of the Swanage Pier Trust


Sunday 3 February 2019  The New ‘Pevsner’s Dorset’

Speaker – Michael Hill, author of this new edition


Sunday 3 March 2019  Nathaniel Ireson of Wincanton (postponed from last year)

Speaker – Peter Fitzgerald

Sunday 7 April Visit to the Russell Cotes Museum (2 to 4 pm) with a guided tour  

Learn the story of this Victorian Villa. Cost  £11. Teas/coffees available afterwards

Bookings will be taken up to one month before the visit.      

For further information on these events (including bookings) please contact John and Sue Rowntree  

(tel. 01202-699397, email penmene@googlemail.com)