Our popular WHS Talks are held at the Balsam Centre, Balsam Park BA9 9HB (accessed from Memorial Hall Car Park), usually on the last Wednesday evening of the month.

Doors open 6.30pm with the talk starting at 7pm. Our 9 talks throughout the year range widely, covering local and national topics such as the Roman Villa at the Newt, life of a local vet in 20th century, restoration of Earl of Shaftesbury’s house, the Nuremburg Trials.

A brief round-up of previous talks are available if you click the “Previous Talks” button further down this page.

The programme is being constantly developed so do revisit this site, check out our Instagram or Facebook and look out for our eye-catching posters in various locations around the town advising forthcoming subjects.

Entry Charges (per person):
Members and under 18s: free
Non-members: £10.00

From time to time Special Talks are being booked. The venue for these is the Memorial Hall. Last year we heard from John Blashford-Snell, and enjoyed a live performance of Flamenco dancing. Charges for these talks differ from the standard Talks charge. Keep an eye on this site for details.

Special Talks (per person):
Members: free (donation welcomed)
Non-members: See listing for prices

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Forget the high-powered, flashy car chases and drama fuelled scenes from TV or cinema. Mr Jenkinson dialled down to the steady, methodical, unglamourous side of huge squads working round the clock in teams that change personnel and vehicles often to avoid being spotted while they observe and trail those giving cause for concern.

He also introduced us to “Mrs Miggins” one of the most important contributors to the wide-ranging work of those who combat the threat of terrorism in society. He made clear that each and everyone can help in this cause by being aware of things unusual in our midst and, if really concerned by something, reporting it to the authorities.

His personal contributions have included working in Weymouth to ensure the 2012 Olympic sailing events happened without interruption.
While an unsettling subject, his wide-ranging and well-illustrated talk, that included several “spot the terrorist” opportunities in some of the photographs, was reassuring and much appreciated by those attending.

Image by Flickr user TheMachineStops (Robert J. Fisch)derivative work: CC BY-SA 2.0,

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