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Red Arrows

Picture by Ian Randall

Picture by Ian Randall

The Red Arrows will be at Swanage Regatta and Carnival  at 16.30 on Saturday 25th July 2009. The Swanage Regatta and Carnival runs from Saturday 25th July to 1st August .

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Picture by Michael Keen

Picture by Michael Keen

The classic poster picture of the steam train on the Swanage Railway as it pulled in to Corfe Castle station that every tourist tries to capture but few succeed.

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Guillemots

Picture by The Krankis

Picture by The Krankis

This colony of Guillemots can be found on the cliffs at Durleston Country Park near Swanage.

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The Wessex Astronomical Society now has a new observatory at Durlston Country Park, Swanage. This film produced by Heather Bell cocuments it’s construction and opening in 2008.

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Tilly Whim Caves

A short history of Tilly Whim Caves – the famous cliff-stone quarries at Durlston Country Park, near Swanage. Video by Dom Greves. With thanks to: Brian Dorey, Simon Kidner, Anna Mae Villas, Tony Kerins, Robin Plowman, Tim Schilling, Heather Bell, David Haysom and Pat Trim.

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The Village Lockup

Picture by David Nicholls

Picture by David Nicholls

Built at Swanage in 1803 from the local Purbeck Stone. As the carving on the stone above the doors reads it was ‘Erected for the prevention of Vice and Immorality’,  but I wonder how often it is used today for a quick cuddle.

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Convent of Mercy

Picture by David Nicholls

Pictured in 1981 by David Nicholls

The Swanage Convent was founded in 1935 from the mother house at Hull. Originally built in 1875 as George Burt’s home, Purbeck House. It re-used such relics of old London as columns from Billingsgate fish market and statues from the Royal Exchange to create a manor house in Scottish Baronial Style.

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