Events



Forthcoming events
events are free unless stated otherwise
 

AGM of the Sandford Heritage Community Group 2017 and talks on the Great Heath Project and recent revelations in Sandford's story
Monday 6 November 2017
19.30
Sandford Community Hall BH20 7BD
 

A Wildlife Garden in Sandford a talk by Dr Lena Ward
Monday 27 November 2017
19.30
Sandford Community Hall BH20 7BD

Sandford Pottery - On the Fringes Of Victorian Enterprise a talk by Pat Andrews
Monday 22 January 2018

19.30
Sandford Community Hall BH20 7BD

Dorset's Big Bang - Tragedy at Holton Heath a talk by Rod Hughes
Monday 26 February 2018

19.30
Sandford Community Hall BH20 7BD

 

 

Past events

Meeting of the Wildlife Group
November 21st 2011
19:30
Sandford Community Hall (computer room)
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

"Wildlife of the Sandford Area": a talk by John Wright
November 28th 2011
19:30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Cutting pine saplings on Great Ovens Heath
December 4th 2011
10.00-12.00
Morden Road entrance to Great Ovens Heath (NGR 923904). Tools and gloves provided
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meeting of the Sandford Heritage Project Community Group, with a presentation on the digs by Lilian Ladle
December 5th 2011
19:30-21:30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton Tel 07900 137879 email b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meeting of the History Group
December 6th 2011
19:30
Sandford Community Hall (computer room)
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meeting of the Wildlife Group
January 10th 2012
19:30
Sandford Community Hall (computer room)
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

"The Bandersnatch and his organ: the story of Sandford church's famous instrument", a talk by Nigel Webb
January 23rd 2012
19:30-21:30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton Tel 07900 137879 email b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Cutting pine saplings on Great Ovens Heath
January 28th 2012
13.00-15.00
Morden Road entrance to Great Ovens Heath (NGR 923904). Tools and gloves provided
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

"Wildlife-friendly gardening", a talk by Joy Wallis
followed by a discussion about possible future projects after the end of the Sandford Heritage Project
February 6th 2012
19:30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Launch of Sandford Goes Wild, garden wildlife project, there will be information, a plant display, fun things for children to do and make, quizzes, an art competition, refreshments
February 12th 2012
13.00-1600
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Cutting pine saplings on Great Ovens Heath
February 25th 2012
13.00-15.00
to Great Ovens Heath. Tools, gloves and refreshments provided
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meeting about the project publication
March 2nd 2012
19:30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

"The Admiralty Materials Laboratory, or Life After the Cordite Factory", a talk by Dr Bob Dukes
March 19th 2012
19:30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Cutting pine saplings on Great Ovens Heath family event, all welcome
March 24th 2012
13.00-15.00
Morden Road entrance to Great Ovens Heath (NGR 923904). Tools and gloves provided
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meeting of the Wildlife Group
April 3rd2012 (postponed from March 5th)
19:30
Sandford Community Hall (computer room)
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Nightjar and moth walk on Sandford Heath with Ian Nicol
June 7th 2012
21.30-23.15
meet at parish noticeboard at top of Woodlands Drive, Sandford(near roundabout)
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Guided tours of Holton Heath Admiralty Site
April 14th 2012
from 2pm
meet in car park opposite Gate 2, Station Road, Holton Heath
booking essential: contact Bob Dukes, 01202 694830, r.dukes297@btinternet.com

Guided walk at Holton Lee: wildlife and history with Geoff Jones
May 20th 2012
10.00-12.00
meet at the car park at Holton Lee
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Reptile ramble on Great Ovens Heath with Rick Sharp
June 6th 2012
09.00-11.00
meet at entrance at end of Filleul Road, Sandford
booking essential: please contact Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk
no accompanying dogs

Guided cycle ride in Sandford/Morden Bog area with Ian Nicol
This will be a gentle ride, mainly on gravel tracks, for all ages, families welcome. Wildlife theme.
July 1st2012
14:00-17:00
meet at Sandford Community Hall, Keysworth Drive
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meeting to discuss a future project
July 2nd 2012
19.30
Sandford Community Hall
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meet your local moths! See what has been caught in moth traps in 3 gardens overnight
July 15th 2012
07.00-09.00
Start at 45 Fileul Road, Sandford
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Meet The Species event on Sandford Heath National Nature Reserve
Join the race to find 2,012 wild and wonderful species. Activities for all ages
July 22nd 2012
11:00-16:00
main entrance to Sandford Heath on Station Road, Holton Heath, BH16 6JT (parking available)
Hannah Worthington, Natural England,07500 127401 Hannah.worthington@naturalengland.org.uk

Wildlife ramble on Great Ovens Heath with Rachel Pearce. Wildlife spotting and craft activities for children
August 2nd 2012
09.30-11.30
Filleul Road entrance to Great ovens Heath
Rachel Pearce 07920 861262 r.pearce@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Guided wildlife walk west of Sherford Bridge, with John Wright
August 26th 2012
10:00-12:00
meet at Sherford Bridge car park, SY919927
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Batwalk on Sandford Heath with Jan Freeborn
September 15th 2012
19:30-21:30
meet at parish noticeboard at top of Woodlands Drive, Sandford (near roundabout)
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Project celebration
October 20th 2012
Drama production on the history of Sandford School, by Sandford Primary School pupils; launch of project bookletSandfordHeritage, Historyand Wildlife of a Dorset Parish, written by 14 project volunteers; oject volunteer displays;wildlife activities for children; refreshments
14.00-17.00
Sandford Middle School
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Screening of Cordite! a film about theRoyal Naval Cordite Factory, Holton Heath, made by John Hale
November 8th 2012
16.00-18.15 and 19.00-21.15
St Martin's Church, Sandford
Ben Buxton 07900 137879 b.buxton@dorsetcc.gov.uk

"Sandford Heritage: what we hope to do with your donations" a meeting about a future project, hosted by the Sandford Heritage Community Group, followed by a showing of the film "Cordite!" (40 minutes)
February 4 2013
19.00
Sandford Community Hall
Bev Lagden bev@sandfordheritage.org

"Secrets of Sandford Heath" a guided walk on a historical theme with Ben Buxton
July 21st 2013
14.00
Meet at the parish notice board at the top of Woodlands Drive, Sandford
Ben Buxton 07790 744278
Optional donation of £1 invited to Sandford Heritage Community Group

AGM of the Sandford Heritage Community Groupfollowed by a presentation by David Brown:
"An ecological study of Studland: following in the footsteps of Cyril Diver"
Monday September 30th 2013
19:30
Sandford Community Hall
Bev Lagden bev@sandfordheritage.org

Drop In Wildlife Gardening Workshop by Wild Purbeck Nature Improvement Area, Dorset Wildlife Trust and Sandford Heritage Community Group
A FREE afternoon of Information, workshops and fun.
Have a beautiful and wildlife friendly garden with not a nettle in sight!
Wednesday 30th October 2013
13:30-16:30
Sandford Community Hall
All ages welcome
Briony Baxter 01305 264620 bbaxter@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk  

Where did heathland come from? A talk on the origin of Dorset heathland, by Dr Nigel Webb
February 17th 2014
19.30
Sandford Community Hall  

AGM of the Sandford Heritage Community Groupfollowed by a presentation by David Brown:
"An ecological study of Studland: following in the footsteps of Cyril Diver"
Monday September 30th 2013
19:30
Sandford Community Hall
Bev Lagden bev@sandfordheritage.org
Cordite to Calluna: the view from Nitroglycerine Hill open days at the former RNCF, Holton Heath
Saturday 5 April 2014, 10am-1pm
Sunday 13 April 2014, 1.30-4.30pm
Station Road, Holton Heath
01202 694830, bob@rncf.co.uk 

Sandford Wrigglers Talk and Walk! a talk on heathland reptiles followed by a walk on Great Ovens Heath
September 21st 2014
11.00-14.00
Sandford Community Hall

AGM of the Sandford Heritage Community Group and talk on the First World War by Richard Smith
Monday 29 September 2014
19.30
Sandford Community Hall
 

AGM of the Sandford Heritage Community Group 2017 and talks on the Great Heath Project and recent revelations in Sandford's story
Monday 6 November 2017
19.30

Sandford Community Hall BH20 7BD
 

A Wildlife Garden in Sandford a talk by Dr Lena Ward
Monday 27 November 2017

19.30
Sandford Community Hall BH20 7BD

Sandford Pottery - On the Fringes Of Victorian Enterprise a talk by Pat Andrews
Monday 22 January 2018

19.30
Sandford Community Hall BH20 7BD

Dorset's Big Bang - Tragedy at Holton Heath a talk by Rod Hughes
Monday 26 February 2018

19.30
Sandford Community Hall BH20 7BD

 








 

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