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Spring has Sprung for Polio Awareness

While most people have been huddling up at home during the cold and dark winter months, hardy Swanage Rotarians have been busy trying to add a splash of colour around the area. Hundreds of crocus corms have been planted, and

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Swanage Rotarians Carry On Regardless!

The weather may have taken a nasty turn for the worse, but nothing stops Swanage Rotarians from carrying on with their planned activities and there’s been quite a lot going on over the past week or so. At our meeting

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Young Musicians Steal The Show

Last weekend (18th February) saw the running of the District Young Musician Competition, held this year at Talbot Heath School. Those present, including the Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset, were treated to an exceptional array of talent from both instrumental and

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Living Well?

The speaker at our most recent club meeting was Tracey Hudson from LiveWell Dorset. Tracey explained the background to the setting up of the organisation, being to help people in Dorset live healthier lives. It was established by Public Health

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Local D & E Group Going from Strength to Strength

Rotarian Jenny Hynan reports on a local success story that’s helping to develop the skills of young people. I visited the D of E meeting last Tuesday and presented a cheque for £500 to Dave Pratten and Pete Meteau the

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A Hadrian’s Wall Holiday

Our speaker this week was John Patrick, who works at the Swanage Museum, and who came to talk to us about Hadrian’s Wall. John’s trip to Hadrian’s Wall took place in the Summer of 2017, with a group of 23 people

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Back to School!

For our first meeting of 2018, we were delighted to welcome Head Teacher Tristram Hobson, Chair of Governors Amanda Rowley, the Head Boy, Head Girl and one of the Senior Prefects of The Swanage School who came to talk to

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Christmas Breakfast Brings Joy to the Big Day

Rotarian Maggie Hardy reports on a morning of fellowship and joy at a special time of year Guests, Rotarians and Friends came together at the beautifully decorated United Reformed Church Hall on Christmas morning to enjoy fellowship, a delicious cooked

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Merry Christmas!

As 2017 draws to a close, we would like to thank everyone who has supported, attended, bought from or donated to Swanage & Purbeck Rotary’s activities over the course of the last year. We have been so delighted with the

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Christmas Market Brings Out the Crowds

Last Saturday (9th December) saw the annual Christmas Market take over Station Road in Swanage. Over 50 stalls selling everything from festive clothing to mince pies set up early in the morning to entice members of the public to part

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