Dorset Branch

Meets: Broadstone Community Centre, 21 Dunyeats Road, Broadstone, nr. Poole, on the 2nd Saturday, September to May, at 2:15 pm for a 2.30 pm start.

Contact: Branch Secretary, Steve Pink. Tel: 07831 111589 or email: [2019-08]

Upcoming Branch Programmes

The latest programme for WSS-Dorset Branch can be viewed at

2.30pm, Saturday, May 8th 2021 ~ The Trinity House Story ~ with Capt. Karl Lumbers
…one of Britain’s best kept secrets … with a Younger Brother of Trinity House … lighthouses, wrecks & more…

A Summer Special

2.30pm, Saturday, August 14th 2021 ~ Rule Britannia: Bygone British Ocean Liners ~ with Bill Miller

… the biggest passenger fleet of the ‘50s & ’60s … Cunard, P&O, Blue Funnel, Shaw Savill & more … a nostalgic review …


New Season events

2.30pm, Saturday, September 11th 2021 ~ Shout at the Devil ~ with Kevin Patience  

German cruiser Königsberg … East Africa 1914/15 … blockaded and destroyed by Royal Navy & RN Air Service.


October 9th 2021 ~ Stockholm’s amazing Vintage Steamers ~ with David Trevor-Jones

Still in service … the Lake, Canal & Archipelago fleets … a parade unparalleled in Europe

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November 13th 2021 ~ Panama Canal Panorama ~ with Neil Davidson

Transit of the Canal via the old locks … views from visitor centres at Miraflores and Agua Clara … plus ships in the Pacific anchorage

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December 11th 2021 ~ Voyages & Visits – from the archive ~ with Bill Mayes

From a collection of over 60,000 shipping images scanned from slides – we get to see Bill’s “special selection”.

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January 8th 2022 ~ In the Wake of the Intermediates ~ with Andy Skarstein

Via Suez to East and South Africa … A voyage on Clan MacIndoe in early 1978 to Cape Town via Aqaba, Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique.