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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

Tuesday  27th March

Smallhanger: a unique china clay works on Dartmoor - Peter Stanier

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