Studland Master of Wine toasts new chapter for Purbeck U3A The first in-person guest speaker after lockdown for Purbeck University of the Third Age was an expert in wine. 1 week ago
Margaret and Peter Brayshaw at their platinum wedding anniversary with a card from the late Queen Swanage couple get a final platinum anniversary card from the Queen One of the very last royal platinum anniversary cards from Queen Elizabeth II has been received by a Swanage couple. 3 weeks ago
Book of Condolences in the priory Church of St Mary, Wareham Purbeck marks King’s accession as tributes continue for the Queen In Wareham and Corfe Castle, events took place to mark the accession of King Charles III, while mourning for the Queen continued.  3 weeks ago
Book of condolence for the Queen Swanage pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II A book of condolences has been opened at Swanage Library and people are being invited to lay flowers at the bandstand following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 3 weeks ago
Town Hall Flag at half mast after death of Queen Death of Queen Elizabeth II: Swanage pays its respects Across Swanage, flags were lowered as a mark of respect following the death of the Queen, the UK's longest-serving monarch. 4 weeks ago
Unveiling of the Trevor Chadwick Statue Swanage teacher, lifeboat volunteer and unsung hero finally honoured In an emotional ceremony in Swanage, a statue of Trevor Chadwick, who rescued 669 children from Prague in early 1939 from German occupation, was unveiled. 1 month ago
Charlie Newman pub landlord of the Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers Worth Matravers pub with fossil museum gets modern update The landlord of the Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers may not be known for moving with the times but he’s just completed major new building work. 1 month 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. 1 month 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 months ago
Gaia Pope-Sutherland Jury deliver verdict on death of Swanage teenager Gaia Pope At an inquest at Bournemouth Town Hall, a jury concluded that Gaia Pope's mental health and mental state probably caused or contributed to her death. 3 months ago
Grace Kent Missing 23 year old Swanage woman found Dorset Police officers searching for missing Swanage woman Grace Kent say she has been found safe and well. 4 months ago
Steve Churchill, South Georgia, 1982 Swanage veterans to mark 40th anniversary of Falklands War Local ex-service members and those who wish to pay their respects are to gather for a service at the Swanage War Memorial. 4 months ago
The Sprout & Bean Living the dream as couple swop Paris and London for Corfe and Langton A couple are living out their lockdown dream in Purbeck in Dorset by serving food from a mobile catering van which they have kitted out in their own unique style. 4 months ago
Joss Gibson and Chantel Marriott Rental crisis forces emergency care couple out of Swanage A firefighter and a nurse say the lack of affordable rental properties is a crisis that’s driving them out of the town. 4 months ago
Corfe Castle town hall Landlord’s surprise bequest spurs Corfe Castle museum refit An unexpected but very welcome bequest from a local pub landlord - known for his popular ‘lock-ins’ - will help towards improvements at Corfe Castle museum. 6 months ago
Gabor Molnar Studland’s ‘king of the cocktail’ serves up a romantic surprise A bartender from a Studland hotel, who is used to winning top awards for his cocktails, has won the heart of his girlfriend with a touching musical proposal. 7 months ago
Paul Pettitt Photo taken under Swanage Pier nets diver top award A Swanage photographer has won a top international award for his underwater picture taken beneath Swanage pier. 7 months ago
Handing over cheque at Launch of Jude Morris Foundation Celebrity launch of charity in memory of Corfe Castle teenager With the thousands of pounds raised after the sad death of 17 year old Jude Morris from Corfe Castle in Dorset, his family has launched a charitable foundation. 8 months ago
Polly Neate Seriously injured climber rescued at Anvil Point is charity CEO Volunteers from Swanage RNLI, the local coastguard and air ambulance have been praised by the head of a national charity - SEE RESCUE VIDEO 8 months ago
Tess daly and Vernon Kay on Studland Beach Celebrity couple share photos of New Year trip to Swanage While many famous people visit Swanage and keep it quiet, one well-known couple let everyone know what a good time they were having by posting on social media. 9 months ago
Swanage bike repair man changes gear to show off his art From bike art to North American Indian-inspired suncatchers as well as paintings by David Bowie tribute act, there’s plenty to discover at Artisans on the Beach in Swanage. 9 months ago
Planting a tree in memory of Henry Searle Tree 4 Henry – Holm oak planted in memory of much loved Swanage man Family and friends gathered to plant a tree at Prince Albert Gardens in Swanage in memory of Henry Searle, who sadly died aged just 25. 9 months ago
Thomas Hardy portrait Thomas Hardy letters reveal controversy over Dorset writer’s death Letters purchased at auction by Dorset History Centre throw fresh light on a little known controversy surrounding the death of Dorset writer Thomas Hardy. 10 months ago
Margaret Green Animal Rescue Purbeck animal charity chief exec steps down The Margaret Green Animal Rescue charity is looking for a new chief executive after the previous boss stepped down. 11 months ago
Winner and sculptor at Raffle draw for Trevor Chadwick statue Chadwick raffle winner donates prize to Swanage community A raffle of a miniature version of the full size statue of Swanage World War Two hero Trevor Chadwick, has raised more than £3,000. 11 months ago
Flight Lieutenant Douglas Rayment Son to fly Spitfire over Old Harry Rocks in memory of WW2 pilot father Eighty years after the death of a pilot during WW2 off the Purbeck coast, his son plans to fly a Spitfire over Old Harry Rocks. 11 months ago
Naughty Knitters posing for calendar Naughty Knitters calendar raises more than a smile for Swanage charity A huge cheque for £11,000 was handed over to a local dementia charity by the Naughty Knitters of Swanage. 12 months ago
Coastguard 4x4 at top of Ballard Down overlooking Swanage Tributes paid to Swanage Coastguard volunteer who died suddenly Following the unexpected death of Swanage resident Mark Kilby, tributes have been paid to him by the local organisations that he was involved in. 1 year ago
Zoe Wells and Ricky Lucas Locals celebrate as pub owners save village shop in Langton Matravers An historic pub near Swanage is now doubling up as the village shop after the local post office closed. 1 year ago
Outside Divers Down UK’s oldest diving school up for sale as Swanage couple retire The well-known diving school, Divers Down on Swanage Pier is looking for a buyer after its owners decided to retire. 1 year ago
Jude Morris Father pays tribute to Corfe Castle teenager who died in motocross race A talented 17 year old from Corfe Castle in Dorset, has been described by his father as a “really, really good kid” and his “best friend”. 1 year ago
Police close road after car collision near Kingston with picture of Sam Christopher inset Family pay tribute to 25 year old Corfe Castle man who died in car crash The family of a man who sadly died in a road traffic collision near Corfe Castle in Dorset say he will “never be forgotten”. 1 year ago
Three charity walkers A million steps for charity – Swanage three on track Three charity fundraisers are out to walk a million steps for charity by the end of September. 1 year ago
Princess Royal at St Albans Princess Royal’s visit to Swanage – official photos released The Princess Royal flew in to visit volunteer coastwatchers from the National Coastwatch Institution stations in Swanage and St Albans Head.. 1 year ago
Princess Royal visiting Swanage Princess Royal braves Swanage weather to visit National Coastwatch Institution As patron of the National Coastwatch Institution, the Princess Royal flew into Swanage to meet the volunteers who keep a watch for those in trouble along our coast. 1 year ago
Community awards 2020 presentation at Swanage Bandstand Winners of Swanage community awards announced Awards have been presented to individuals and organisations in Swanage for their outstanding contribution to the community. 1 year ago
Frank Roberts Dedicated Swanage volunteer to tackle Jurassic Coast yomp for charity Well known in Swanage for his tireless community work, Frank Roberts is setting off on a 96 mile sponsored walk from Exmouth to Swanage. 1 year ago
Henry Searle Swanage says farewell to Henry The funeral procession for 25 year old Henry Searle, who valiantly fought brain cancer for far longer than doctors ever expected, will take place through Swanage. 1 year ago
Flag at half mast at Swanage Town Hall Swanage pays its respects to The Duke of Edinburgh Following the announcement of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh, flags across Swanage have been lowered to half mast. 1 year ago
Matt Steeden and Tom Greasty receive RNLI long service medals Swanage sailors awarded medals for 20 years of lifeboat service Two Swanage Lifeboat crew volunteers are celebrating 20 years of service to the RNLI - both before they even hit the age of 40. 2 years ago
Swanage Coastguard station officer,Ian Brown Swanage Coastguard station officer recognised in New Years Honours Ian Brown has been awarded the British Empire Medal after 30 years of volunteering as part of the Swanage Coastguard Rescue team. 2 years ago
Swanage Lifeboat Station chairman, Peter Foster accepting a cheque After 17 years of volunteering, Swanage RNLI chairman steps down Peter Foster who's described by the crew as “kind and professional” has retired, after spending the last nine years as Swanage Lifeboat Station’s chairman. 2 years ago
Swanage Pier Christmas Tree 2020 Swanage Pier Christmas tree filling with baubles for loved ones A family who’s donated the Christmas tree on Swanage Pier in memory of their mum, is urging others to hang baubles on the tree in memory of their own lost ... 2 years ago
Sally Poole and Lou Condie from Bliss Food Co in Swanage Bliss Food Co in Swanage wins Successful Women in Business award Swanage restaurateurs, Lou Condie and Sally Poole have won the Independent Food and Drink category at the Successful Women in Business Awards. 2 years ago
Julie Wheeldon Tributes paid to “feisty and outspoken” and “thoughtful and truly caring” former Swanage Mayor The funeral is to take place of one of Swanage’s most remarkable residents, Julie Wheeldon, who will be remembered for her campaign against plans for a marina in Swanage. 2 years ago
Sarah Lillian Priest Happy 112th birthday to Lillian who lives in Swanage – UK’s oldest person! Officially the UK's oldest person, Lillian Priest celebrated her 112th birthday with a party at her care home in Swanage. 2 years ago
Dave Corben receiving is record of service certificate. Dave Corben retires from Swanage RNLI after 50 years of volunteering Well known Swanage resident and local estate agent, Dave Corben has announced his retirement from the RNLI, calling it an “honour and privilege”. 2 years ago
Karen Penny raising money for Alzheimers in Swanage Woman on mammoth trek around UK “absolutely overwhelmed” by Swanage welcome As part of a four year journey around the British Isles - raising an impressive £70,000 for charity on the way - Karen Penny described the kindness of Swanage residents ... 2 years ago
Gaia Pope Date set for the full inquest into death of Swanage teenager Following delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, the full inquest into the death of Gaia Pope will now be heard four months later than expected. 2 years ago
Alison Milmer on her bike Swanage sports therapist needs own treatment for “sausage feet” after ultra endurance challenge! A sports therapist from Swanage, Alison Milmer has just completed an amazing five continuous ironman triathlons, called doing the ‘Quin’ - a total of 703 miles in six days. 2 years ago
Wedding ring found in grass Small miracle as man reunited with lost wedding ring A man has found his treasured wedding ring – just days after he feared it was lost forever along the coastal path in Studland. 2 years ago
Oly completes Jurassic Coast swim Rush to the finish – Oly completes 96 mile Jurassic Coast swim With extraordinary determination, anti-plastic pollution campaigner Oly Rush arrived in Studland, completing his challenge to swim the Jurassic Coast - SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEO. 2 years ago
Rhiannon Bramley Injured coasteering woman says she can’t thank Swanage Lifeboat crew enough! The woman who was rescued from Dancing Ledge after injuring herself coasteering says she’s so grateful to her rescuers, that she’s making a donation to the RNLI - WATCH VIDEO. 2 years ago
Jordan Wylie TV’s ‘Hunted’ celeb, Jordan Wylie turns up in Swanage! As part of a world record breaking attempt to circumnavigate Great Britain on a paddleboard, adventurer Jordan Wylie has stopped off in Swanage. 2 years ago