Wimborne Heroes is part of a series of talks of by the Wimborne University of the Third Age history Group, which is an international movement whose aims are the education and stimulation of mainly retired members of the community.
The historians are presenting their research on ‘Seeing the Past: a history of the Wimborne district in 100 objects’. This talk is the second of five on the subject, and will include a number of stories from people who were born near Wimborne or lived hereabouts throughout history. The event will include tales from soldiers, scholars, businessmen, religious leaders, writers and politicians about their experiences living in Wimborne. Some internationally known names from the area that will be included in the presentation are the Castleman family, the Isaac Gulliver and Anthony Ettrick, ‘the man in the wall’.
The Friends of the Priest’s House Museum are hosting the talk on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum.
Tickets are available from the Wimborne Tourist Information Centre or on 01202 886116 priced at £6, including refreshments (booking is essential).
Listen to James Webb from the Priest’s House Museum talk about the evening.