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May Bank Holiday Tracks and Wheels event on the 1st May 2023 near Wareham Dorset

May Bank Holiday Tracks and Wheels

Have the biggest day out in history this May Bank Holiday at Dorset’s largest indoor attraction This May Bank Holiday will feature a brand new event, combining cycling and tracked vehicles. See gravity-defying cycling feats from Urban Displays stunt cyclists, get into the arena yourself with a tracked vehicle ride, and much, more more! More …

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Durlston Past Exhibition in Swanage

Durlston Past Exhibition

Explore the history of Durlston Country Park   An exhibition of the 20th century history of Durlston and the Pleasure Grounds featuring the memories, photos and words of residents, visitors and staff.   Located in Swanage, Durlston Country Park is an expansive, clifftop nature reserve with amazing views and walks. Plus a visitor centre / gallery …

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King Alfred the Great and a Saxon Christmas in Wareham

King Alfred and a Saxon Christmas in Wareham

How would our Wareham Saxon ancestors have celebrated Christmas? Did you know that the word Christmas orginates from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘Cristesmæsse’ – first recorded in 1038? Saxon Yule Festivities The date to celebrate Christ’s birth was actually decided in the 4th century by Pope Julius I, long before the Anglo-Saxon invasion of England. The …

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