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Programme  for 2018

DIAS Programme
Summer 2018


May - August

Wednesday 9th May
Willows and Wetland Centre
Stoke Saint Gregory (near Taunton) TA3 6HY.
Meet at the centre car park at 1.45pm.
Cost will be £4 each                 More info.

Sunday June 3rd
Twyford Water Works

Hazely Road Twyford (near Winchester) SO21 1QA
Meet at the works car park at 10 30am.
Cost £5 for cocessions, otherwise £6                                               More info

Wednesday July 4th
Gillingham Town Walk

Meet at the Museum at 2pm                                         More info

Wednesday 22nd August
Portland Port

Meet at 1 30pm at the entrance to the port.
Cost will be £3/£4 depending on numbers.                                               More info

14th April at The Village Hall
West Cocker, near Yeovil

For more details go to

More details of all visits

DIAS Programme
Autumn 2018

September - November

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

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
Why not have a Pre-Lecture meal at The Colliton Club? Open from 6-30pm

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

DIAS Programme
Spring 2018


March - April

Wednesday 11th April
Please note that the Dorset Postcard Club talk on Wednesday 11th April publicised by John Willows at our last meeting has been cancelled because of the illness of the speaker, Warwick Taylor, whose subject was to be the 'Bevan Boys'.

Tuesday  24th April
The Fire Service - Alan House
(to be confirmed)