2019 IGKT Spring Symposium and AGM - 'Jurassic 19'
The IGKT Dorset Branch invite you to ‘Jurassic 19’ Weymouth, Dorset UK 9-12th May 2019
Weymouth is a Georgian town in the centre of the Jurassic Coast region of Dorset and East Devon, famous for fossils and dinosaur remains.
The venue will be the Nothe Fort, a defensive structure built in the 19th century to protect the strategic port of Weymouth. The fort is located on a hill at the entrance to Weymouth harbour. It contains many displays of coastal defences, massive gun emplacements and weaponry, and has stunning views of the coast. The fort is constructed on three levels with full stairs and lift access, and is designed to entertain all age groups.
The Nothe Fort is located at the end of Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8UF. Car parking is immediately adjacent to the site (all day charge £6). There is additional parking in adjacent Weymouth centre (10min walk). Evening parking in Weymouth is free. Entry to the Fort is free to IGKT attendees throughout the event.
Rail: Weymouth Station (2 hrs from London Waterloo) is a 20min walk from the fort.
Air: Regional airports - Southampton, Exeter, Bristol and Bournemouth, all linked to Weymouth by rail.
Accommodation – As a premier British holiday resort, Weymouth can provide accommodation to suit all needs.
Brownsea Island (for costs see Programme for Thursday 9th May)
An island in Poole Harbour with stunning views, peacocks, red squirrels, activity centre, ‘Mecca of Scouting’ – site of Baden Powell experimental camp 1907 & shop-mini museum, cafe-restaurant (Operated by National Trust/Scout-Guiding). Buggy tours for less able visitors. Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens, Swanage Railway, Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacey House and Park (National Trust), Kimmeridge Bay and Etches Museum (new museum of fossil artefacts), RSPB Arne and many Weymouth local activities
Contact Peter Goldstone for more info on attractions and related advance bookings and discounts (contact details on programme page below).
Thursday 9th May
Excursion available to Brownsea Island (details under Local Attractions)
Costs: Train Weymouth-Poole £14.60 (if required - cars will be going)
Brownsea Ferry £11.50 – (group booking £10 each if 15 or more)
National Trust landing fee £7 (FREE to NT members)
Trip includes the ferry from Poole–Brownsea and a return ferry cruise around Poole Harbour (the second largest natural harbour in the world, after Sydney)
Friday 10th May
Registration desk open at the fort entrance 10:30-17:00.
Talks and Demos at the Ship Inn, Custom House Quay, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8BE Talks include: Bushcraft, Roped Access to Non-Scaffolded Structures
Setting up displays in Nothe Fort during the day
Light refreshments available in the Nothe Fort café all day
Saturday 11th May
Registration desk open from 10:30 onwards.
10:30–16:30 Display in Nothe Fort open to the public
Light Refreshments in the Nothe Fort café throughout the day
18:30 for 19:00 Knot Tyers Dinner with musical entertainment by the
‘Skint Imperials’ in the Ship Inn. Menu will be advised later.
Dress: smart casual
Drinks available from the adjacent bar.
Sunday 12th May
10:30 Entry 11:00 IGKT AGM 13:30 end of AGM
13:00 Lunchtime and closure of event
We hope to include the regular noon gun firing from the fort parade ground.
Tel +44(0)7702 733005 or +44(0)1725 516258