Monday, December 31, 2012

Swanage loos

Swanage Station toilets will be closed in January. Most of the other toilets are closed from 16:30 to 09:00. Should Swanage follow Wimborne's example and have one toilet open 24/7 and the others open from 07:00 to 18:00.

Posted by Robin from Swanage to swanageview at 31/12/12 10:46 AM

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ugliest Building? Monstrosity?

Betty Hewett writes in this weeks (27/12/12) Advertiser postbag:

"I have.seen many people stop and look in disbelief at the new block of flats in Rempstone Road replacing the Westbury Care Home. Why did the planning committee pass such a dreadful plan? Were they thinking that it could be entered in an 'ugliest building in Swanage competition'? It would certainly win. It doesn't fit in with surrounding buildings. A friend of mine said it was a monsttrosity, and she was right.

IMHO Betty must have blinked as she walked along Rempstone Road consequently missing the most ugly building right next door to Horizons to which she refers, called Mowlem Court, which is particularly dire when seen from the sea.
Why did the planners pass this? It doesn't fit in, she reasons.
Did Betty moan/not notice when the planners passed the two other recent structures behind the Rec? Deco, with very little Art Deco in the area, let alone other blancmange moulds in Rempstone Road; and Island View, the brick building with the plastic mock Tudor beams in the gables -I guess to reflect all the other Swanage Tudor architecture.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sandbanks ferry back

Sandbanks ferry now back in service...

Friday, December 21, 2012

Landslip near Grand Hotel

More on the landslips at

and thanks to Brian Dorey for the last picture...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Making posts

Have been more or less forced into getting people to use identities to make comments. This is an attempt to stop mean-minded, bigoted morons making mindless comments, despite being asked to tone things down. I guess if this doesn't work I'll just close the site. So, if you value having somewhere to have these kinds of discussions, please at least try to behave in a civilised manner. My apologies to those decent people (the majority) who may find it a hassle to register a name.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

The Swanage School

Time for a new thread, perhaps..

Saturday, December 01, 2012



Film: The Kid with a Bike (Le gamin au velo) (French with English subtitles)
Date: Thursday 6 December at 7.30pm
Venue: Langton Matravers Village Hall BH19 3HA
Tickets: £5 on the door

Inspired by the Purbeck Film Festival a group of film fans have got together to create a “pop up” cinema at Langton Matravers Village Hall, dedicated to showing films not usually screened at mainstream venues, with a showing every other month. 

For full details go to their website:

Buying Tickets
Tickets are £5 on the door.  Bring your own drink, glasses will be supplied.