Enjoy a different view of Antiques –  at Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood – at 7.30pm (unless noted otherwise below) on the fourth Wednesday from September to May (except December) –  plus a Summer outing in June.

High quality speakers and the friendly atmosphere  bring members from the whole Forest,  east Dorset and south Wiltshire.

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25 September 2019 – AGM at 7.00 pm followed by a Ploughman’s Supper (which must be booked and paid for in advance ) and the lecture at 8.15 pm (click here to Contact Us for more information about booking or if you would like to just come to the lecture)

Matthew Denney  – The British Empire Exhibition

The Great Exhibitions have intrigued Matthew as snapshots of our history.  The 200 acre 1924/25 site hosted pavillions from 56 colonies and dominions and gave birth to the Empire Stadium at Wembley!

23 October – Andy McConnell – Glorious Glass

Andy’s well-known mission is to engage, entertain and educate.  He never gives the same talk twice as his aim is to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for all things glass.  You will be sure of an evening to remember.  

27 November  – Adrian Green – General Pitt-Rivers







As director of Salibury Museum Adrian has great respect for the father of  modern scientific archaeology and his meticulous excavations on Cranborne Chase. The collection of local discoveries and models, originally at Farnham, Dorset, was given to the Museum in 1975.

25 December 2019 – no meeting 

22 January 2020  New Year Dinner 7.00 pm (which must be booked and paid for in advance) followed by the talk at 8.15 pm  (click here to Contact Us for more information or if you would like to just come to the lecture) 

Talk at 8.15pm

Janet Diamond –  Unearthing Egyptology – A History in 12 Objects

Condensing 5000 years of culture into one evening is a challenge.  Janet has chosen “a few of her favourite things” to illustrate the lives, skills and creativity of a remarkable civilisation.

26 February – Hollie Ryan – The Vyne Restoration

In 2016 the Tudor palace needed  £5.4m for a two year project to rescue the roof.  Hollie helped to lead the fund-raising to save The Vyne and its collections and restore it to its former glory of the 1800s.

25 March – Bob Leggett – Trains & Toys

Auctioning toys and trains is a special part of the world of collecting.   From Dinky and Matchbox to Hornby, Trix and Basset Lowke, in N Gauge to Gauge III,  that is Bob’s life.

22 April – Emma James – Mompesson – New Beginnings

The imposing house in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close is one of the National Trust’s 18th century treasures.  Emma is the Visitors Experience Officer and will tell us how it came to be owned by the Trust and about the key collections on display.  

27 May – Ian Pickford – British Silver

Very popular from his Antiques Roadshow appearances, Ian has an entertaining wealth of knowledge about silver.


The Summer Outing  – details will be announced in the Spring for the outing, which is generally in June.   

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