Large crowds gathered on Studland's beaches to watch tank patrols paying tribute to World War II heroes Remembering the fallen heroes of Studland’s Exercise Smash Hundreds of people gathered on the beaches of Studland in Dorset to remember those who risked their life testing an experimental floating tank. 2 months ago
Remembrance Sunday Parade 2023 Poppies on parade over three days of remembrance in Swanage With Armistice Day - the occasion that marks the end of World War One - falling on a Saturday, there was a long weekend of events in Swanage, Dorset to ... 6 months ago
Candles on the Beach returned to Swanage beach with another moving event on Saturday 21st October Candles light up Swanage beach for warm hearted charity event Poignant memories of loved ones, gone but not forgotten, were reignited on Swanage Beach when one of the town's most moving events returned for 2023. 7 months ago
Hundreds of candles on Swanage beach in memory to loved ones Candles on the Beach returns to Swanage to remember loved ones The magical sight of Swanage Beach lit up with candles to reflect, celebrate and remember loved ones is to return, organised by Lewis-Manning Hospice Care. 8 months ago
They're off! Eight intrepid captains paddle their self built boats across Swanage Bay A boatiful end to a wonderful week for Swanage RNLI There was a splashing finale to Swanage RNLI’s Lifeboat Week when the annual build a boat competition and race drew a crowd of thousands to town. 9 months ago
Showjumping for dogs was a feature of the Margaret Green Country Dog Show at Church Knowle. Country dog show at Church Knowle is howling success Every dog had its day at the Margaret Green Country Show, at Church Knowle near Swanage, where unexpectedly good weather made it an event to remember. 10 months ago
Swanage WH president and Dorset archery champion Karen Corney (centre) shows off her trophies Fund raising summer fair is a first for Swanage WI A fund raising event on the seafront will be the first large fund raiser for Swanage WI - which had the bad timing to set up just weeks before a ... 11 months ago
Come and join the picnic in the park at the old St Mark's school playing fields in Herston Bank holiday picnic to chew over future of Swanage field Ideas for the future of a vital green space for Herston are being invited at a bank holiday picnic in the park. 1 year ago
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee tea party in Swanage was on a scale unlikely to be repeated What happened in Swanage this year? Review of the year 2022 As some kind of normality returned to Swanage and Purbeck in 2022, we look back at the top stories of the year. 1 year ago
St Mary's rector Dr Ian Bird First Christmas in Swanage for newly appointed rector Preparations are well underway to welcome everyone back into church for the Swanage Town Carol Service at St Mary’s following two years of restricted numbers due to Covid. 1 year ago
Candles on Swanage beach in memory of friends and family who have passed on First Candles on Swanage Beach event is shining success The spectacular sight of Swanage Beach lit up with candles to remember loved ones looks set to become an annual event due to its popularity 1 year ago
Wreath laying ceremony from the air at Swanage War Memorial Swanage remembers all those who died in war Remembrance Sunday events took place in Swanage although many attending, including the local MP, were delayed by travel chaos - WATCH PARADE AND CEREMONY 2 years ago
Armistice day at Swanage War Memorial 2022 Swanage marks Armistice Day with two minute silence A service took place at the Swanage War Memorial to mark the anniversary of end of World War One and another commemoration will happen in Swanage on Remembrance Sunday - ... 2 years ago
Royal Proclamation at Swanage Bandstand Swanage turns out to hear the royal proclamation The news of the accession of King Charles III to the throne was announced by the Swanage Town Mayor in a time-honoured tradition - WATCH VIDEO. 2 years ago
Robin and Nigel Humphries Swanage WW2 bomb survivors return 80 years to the day Two brothers, now in their 80s, led a ceremony in Swanage to remember the civilians who died in the town during a series of bombing raids. - WATCH VIDEO. 2 years ago
Inshore lifeboat in Swanage Bay Swanage RNLI to get new lifeboat in 2023 The news that Swanage RNLI is to receive a brand new inshore lifeboat, comes at the end of its successful lifeboat week. 2 years ago
Wareham Wednesdays Welcome return for Wareham Wednesdays as pirates invade! The major summer fundraiser for Wareham in Dorset - a series of Wednesdays in August with music, funfair stalls and fireworks at the quay - is back after three years. 2 years ago
Church Knowle fete 2022 Church Knowle fete draws crowds and runs out of vital supplies! The first three parishes fete for three years drew the crowds to Church Knowle, near Corfe Castle, and caused the organisers to run out of ice cream. 2 years ago
Margaret Green Animal Rescue CEO Nigel Mason at the Church Knowle Centre New CEO sees hard times ahead for Church Knowle animal charity The new CEO of the Margaret Green Animal Rescue Centre at Church Knowle says the charity faces ‘challenging times’ as it gears up for its animal dog show. 2 years ago
Large icecream and view of the beach What’s on in Swanage for summer 2022 With schools out for summer, there’s a full programme of events happening in Swanage and across Purbeck. 2 years ago
Paddleboard yoga Try paddleboard yoga at Swanage Pier’s first wellness weekend A weekend of activities from paddleboard yoga and kayaking to creative writing and drawing has been brought together by the Swanage Pier team, aimed at improving wellbeing. 2 years ago
Lewis-manning shop in Swanage New charity shop to open in Swanage Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is opening a new shop in the centre of Swanage to fund its work helping those with life-limiting illnesses. 2 years ago
Purbeck Coast Tractor Run Purbeck tractor convoy returns to raise money for cancer treatment The Purbeck coast charity tractor run is back for a second yomp through the area taking in Wareham, Corfe Castle, Studland and Lulworth 2 years ago
Falklands War 40th anniversary service End of the Falklands War remembered in Swanage The 40th anniversary of the Falklands War was commemorated in a ceremony at the Swanage War Memorial - WATCH VIDEO 2 years ago
Studland Queen's Platinum Jubilee street party Villages across Purbeck celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Street parties and Jubilee Big Lunches took place across Purbeck to mark 70 years of the Queen’s reign, undeterred by the forecast of showers. 2 years ago
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee tea party in Swanage was on a scale unlikely to be repeated Swanage celebrates Queen’s 70 year reign with huge tea party Not a town to shy away from a festival, Swanage marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style - SEE VIDEO AND PHOTOS. 2 years ago
Durlston beacon lit Beacons light up across Purbeck for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Crowds gathered to see the lighting of beacons across Purbeck including at Durlston Castle and Studland to mark 70 years of the Queen’s reign - WATCH VIDEO. 2 years ago
Swanage Pirate Festival Purbeck pirates lose out in clash with the Queen’s loyal supporters The Swanage and Purbeck Pirate Festival returns to the town after a three-year break but the swashbuckling fun has been scaled back by the Royalists! 2 years ago
Queen's Platinium Jubilee Celebrations in Swanage What’s happening for the Queen’s Jubilee in Swanage and Purbeck There’s plenty of celebrations planned across Purbeck to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee - WATCH SWANAGE ON THE BBC. 2 years ago
Swanage Royal British Legion Club Matt Le Tissier substituted as Swanage British Legion call off event Swanage Royal British Legion club has cancelled an event featuring Matt Le Tissier following the media controversy over comments the former Southampton and England footballer made on social media. 2 years ago
Herston Village hall Financial advice offered in Swanage as cost of living bites A service by Citizens Advice Bureau has restarted in Swanage to help those struggling with their finances. 2 years ago
St Mark's Church Herston Built by quarrymen, a Swanage church marks 150 years A Swanage church which was built by quarrymen got a visit from the bishop to help celebrate this year's 150th anniversary. 2 years ago
Katy Harrald at On wing and shore exhibition at Durlston Perfect marriage of pencil and metal at Durlston’s latest exhibition Finely detailed wildlife pencil drawings and exquisite silver and copper metal work, combine to make up the new exhibition at Durlston Country Park in Swanage. 2 years ago
Rotary collecting for Ukraine outside the library Swanage rallies round and raises thousands of pounds for Ukraine Moved by the distressing images of the Ukrainian people under attack from the Russian military, Swanage has quickly sprung into action to help those fleeing their country. 2 years ago
Donations for Ukraine at St George's Church Swanage responds to Ukraine crisis Spurred to help Ukrainians fleeing from the Russian invasion, essential supplies are being sent from Swanage and Purbeck. 2 years ago
Diamond Jubilee celebrations Massive Swanage street party planned for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee To celebrate the Queen's 70 year reign, events in Swanage are being planned across the June Bank Holiday weekend. 2 years ago
Swanage and Purbeck Rotary with Santa and his helpers More than £20,000 raised over Christmas by Swanage Rotary Christmas activities organised by Swanage and Purbeck Rotary brought not only seasonal cheer but also raised an impressive £20,000 for good causes. 2 years ago
The stories that made Swanage News headlines in 2021 It’s been an eventful year for Swanage and the surrounding areas and here's our pick of the top stories from 2021. 2 years ago
Purbeck Christmas Tree Festival Festival lights up Langton Matravers church with Christmas trees The Purbeck Christmas Tree Festival at St George’s Church in Langton Matravers is back with a twinkle after a year’s absence. 2 years ago
Pipers at Remembrance Sunday parade Swanage remembers all those who died in war This year, Remembrance Sunday was able to be marked in Swanage with a parade, church service and the laying of wreaths at the war memorial. 3 years ago
Swanage Remembrance Day Service 11th November 2021 Remembrance Day service at Swanage War Memorial A service to mark the end of World War One and to remember those who died was held at Swanage War Memorial - WATCH VIDEO 3 years ago
Swanage Poppy Shop window Poppy shop pops up in Swanage for Royal British Legion As part of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, fundraising events are being held across Purbeck including a pop-up poppy shop in Swanage. 3 years ago
Halloween Swanage gets spooky for Halloween trick or treat event Swanage is gearing up for its second town-wide Halloween trick or treat event – with more shops than last year taking part. 3 years ago
Ellacombe Chiming Apparatus at St Mary's Church in Swanage ( Swanage church celebrates bell system that kept ringing through Covid Church bells will ring out across the world, including Swanage, to mark 200 years since the invention of a system that allows one person to ring several bells. 3 years ago
Wonderful Studland Ladies in a vegetable patch Wonderful Studland Ladies raise more than a smile as lockdown fundraisers With many conventional charity activities cancelled due to Covid, a group of women based in or near Studland have raised an impressive £15,000 in six months. 3 years ago
Chadwick pop up shop Pop-up Swanage shop for Chadwick fundraiser A new shop has opened in Swanage but only for three weeks, to raise funds for a statue of a Swanage hero who saved the lives of children at the ... 3 years ago
Flag flying at half mast at St Mary's Church Swanage bell to toll to mark the death of Prince Philip St Mary's Church in Swanage will toll a bell 99 times at midday on Saturday 10th April 2021 following the death of The Duke of Edinburgh and there will be ... 3 years ago
The Etches Collection in Kimmeridge Jurassic Coast fossil museum hosts Mary Anning conference An event to honour the legacy of Dorset fossil collector, Mary Anning has been organised by The Etches Collection in Kimmeridge near Swanage, 3 years ago
Jazz musician Bruce Adams Swanage Jazz Festival cancelled in July but may move to later in year A musical medley of jazz, folk and blues could take place in Swanage this autumn as the town's main music festivals may all happen in September. 3 years ago
Milky Way at Durlston Swanage stargazers urged to take part in star counting survey With light pollution an increasing environmental issue, residents are being asked to help assess the extent of the problem in Purbeck. 3 years ago
Bird feeder RSPB Arne urging residents to join in Big Garden Birdwatch This weekend it’s the annual RSPB nationwide bird survey and Swanage residents are being invited to record the local birdlife in Swanage and the surrounding area. 3 years ago
Santa on a sleigh in Swanage Santa is coming to town – find out when he will be in your road! A global pandemic will not stop Father Christmas from coming to Swanage, Corfe Castle and Langton Matravers to celebrate Christmas this year. 3 years ago
Swanage Christmas lights Swanage gets lit up for Christmas – watch the switch on As Swanage gets set to move from lockdown to Tier 2, the Christmas lights in the town centre have been switched on in the hope of shining some joy. 3 years ago
Zoom call with tea Swanage’s older residents invited to join in an Age UK coffee morning over Zoom Zoom may not be everyone’s cup of tea but Age UK for North, West and South Dorset are trialling virtual coffee mornings to keep everyone in touch over lockdown. 4 years ago
Poppy wreaths at Swanage War Memorial Remembrance Day marked across Swanage by all generations In a difficult year, Remembrance Day in Swanage was still able to be commemorated by young and old alike. 4 years ago
Swanage War Memorial Swanage residents urged to mark Remembrance Day silence from their doorsteps at 11 am In line with the restrictions imposed by lockdown, there will be a two minute silence across the town at 11 am and a scaled back act of remembrance at Swanage ... 4 years ago
Remembrance Sunday at Swanage war memorial Swanage remembers the fallen at 3pm with two minutes silence – watch from home To mark Remembrance Sunday in Swanage, residents are being encouraged to stand at their doorsteps at 3 pm to honour those who have lost their life in conflict. 4 years ago
Fireworks Fire Service plea for a safe and Covid-free Bonfire Night Swanage residents are urged to account for COVID-19 restrictions and the new lockdown rules when celebrating Guy Fawkes night 4 years ago
People queuing at Swanage Market Swanage Market is back in business! Much missed during lockdown, Swanage Market is now fully operational, increasing its number of stalls and offering more than just fruit and veg. 4 years ago
Black Lives Matter protestors on Swanage Beach Racial equality starts in our hometown say BLM protest organisers There was a larger turnout than last weekend for the second peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Swanage - WATCH VIDEO. 4 years ago
Black Lives Matter demonstrators on Swanage Beach Black Lives Matter in Swanage A peaceful demonstration took place over the weekend on Swanage Beach to draw attention to the Black Lives Matter campaign against racism. 4 years ago
Christmas Tree Festival 2019-12-22 video thumbnail The Christmas Tree Festival lights up the Emmanuel Baptist Church and brings plenty of festive cheer We find out more about this annual event by chatting to the minister at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Swanage, Mark Hatto and the church's adminstrator, Janet Norley. 4 years ago