Tag: Swanage

Swanage Steam Railway 19th & 20th March

This weekend is the first of Swanage Railway‘s open events starting with a suite of open venues across Purbeck celebrating the “Railway at Work”

Its going to be a beautiful sunny weekend so this seems a great vintage day out if you’re stuck for something to do – or want somewhere interesting to visit. More information here…

Railway at Work poster

Railway at Work itinery


Published by annie, on 19th March 2011 at 7:52 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Local History Tags: , , , , , Comments Off on Swanage Steam Railway 19th & 20th March

Swanage Pier Mad Hatter Pictures

Alice and the mad hatter eating sweets

The Swanage Pier Trust‘s held their first ever Mad Hatters Tea Party On Saturday 12th March, as part of the 2011 British Tourism Week. We couldn’t  resist looking in on what was happening and here’s some pictures of what we found…

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Table – The Pier Trust gave away free cups of tea for anyone sitting down to join in the fun courtesy of Dorset Tea. We like Dorset Tea. They blend a light everyday tea. Dorset Tea is from local firm Spicers who have been blending tea in Dorset for around 75 years. Steve and I sat down for a cup of course! We like being served tea by a Mad Hatter, Alice, a White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts!

serving tea at the Mad Hatter's table

Mad Hatter

The Pier Trust had a variety of games and activities for children and families to get involved with including giant chess, croquet and huge cut outs to pose in. There were home made cakes, hot dogs and sweets to buy and a range of other stall-holders all sharing in the fun. If you want to help preserve the Pier then get in touch with them here.

Pictures by Anissa LeePaper Art Annissa LeeOne person who caught our attention was artist Anissa Lee. Anissa is a handcut paper artist whose unique creations include this innovative range of Alice in Wonderland inspired pictures, table confetti, greetings cards and wedding stationary. Anissa is artist in residence at Swansea University – but when this ends later this year we hope to see more of her back home in Dorset!


Published by annie, on 12th March 2011 at 9:40 pm. Filled under: Vintage Arts,Vintage Events,Vintage Local History Tags: , , , , , Comments Off on Swanage Pier Mad Hatter Pictures