DORSET Wildlife Trust’s (DWT) Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre is holding a series of events with local authors to celebrate the wildlife, history and lesser-known stories of Weymouth and Portland.

Visitors to the intimate ‘tea with an author’ events will be hearing from the authors about their books and will also have a chance to ask them questions whilst enjoying a cup of tea and slice of cake from the Taste Café in the centre.

On Wednesday, September 30 at 2pm, Julie Musk, who is the author of Lesser Known Weymouth and owner of Roving Press will be giving a talk.

Gary Biltcliffe, author of The Spirit of Portland will be at the Chesil Centre on Wednesday, October 21 at 2.00pm.

He said: “I have been studying Portland for the past ten years and have made some groundbreaking discoveries, including a secret Masonic code.

"Behind Portland’s dominant quarrying and naval history is an island with a fascinating past.”

DWT will also be hosting a ‘teatime guide to everything Chesil’ on Wednesday, October 7 at 2.00pm giving visitors the chance to find out about the famous Chesil Beach and its wildlife, which forms part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, followed by a short walk to visit key areas of interest.

Megan Shersby, seasonal assistant for DWT, said: “These events are a rare opportunity to get an insight into the mysteries and secrets of the area, including surprising facts that people may not be aware of.”

Each event is £6 per person and booking is essential on 01305 206191.

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