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. 3 weeks 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 months 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. 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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. 7 months 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. 7 months 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 ... 9 months 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 ... 9 months 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, 9 months 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. 11 months 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. 12 months 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. 12 months 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. 1 year 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. 1 year 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. 1 year 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. 1 year 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 ... 1 year 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. 1 year 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 1 year 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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 years ago