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Meetings and Activities

Programme  for 2018

Meetings Venue

All meetings (N.B. NOT visits) start at 7-30pm in the Dorset Room of The Colliton Club, Dorchester

Opposite County Hall -  Parking nearby

For information about The Colliton Club, including menus etc. please visit

DIAS Programme
Autumn 2018

September - November 2018

Tuesday 25th September
The Maiden Newton to Bridport Railway
 Guest Speaker - Mr. Douglas Beazer

Tuesday  23rd October
Eldridge Pope - A Dorset Brewery
Guest Speaker - Mr. Jeremy Pope OBE

Tuesday  27th November
The Somerset Coal Canal
Guest Speaker - Mr. Patrick Moss
                           (Chairman SCCS)

DIAS Programme
Spring 2019

January - April

Tuesday 22nd January 2019
The History of Poole’s Foundries
Guest Speaker - Mr. David Warhurst

Tuesday 26th February 2019
DIAS Members’ Evening
Core Lecture: W H Bailey & Co. Salford
Member Speaker: Mr. Chris McKay
plus Members’ Contributions, Film Clips etc.

Tuesday  26th March 2019
Coldharbour Woolen Mill, Uffculme, Devon
Guest Speaker: Mr. Martin Halse (Chief Exec)

Tuesday  23rd April 2019
Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Guest Speaker: Mr. Ian Caskie

DIAS Visits
which took place
During Summer 2018

Wednesday 9th May
Willows and Wetland Centre
Stoke Saint Gregory (near Taunton) TA3 6HY.
                                              More info.

Sunday June 3rd
Twyford Water Works

Hazely Road Twyford (near Winchester) SO21 1QA
                                                More info

Wednesday July 4th
Gillingham Town Walk

                             More info

Wednesday 22nd August
Portland Port

                                               More info

August 2018
SS Shieldhall, a preserved steamship, was moored alongside Poole Quay during August . Members were invited to explore her with engines in steam and given opportunity to explore her from bridge to boiler room.

                                                More info

Pictures available in Gallery Pictures available in Gallery