A meeting open to the public was held in Willowbed Hall, Chickerell, on the 15th November 2010. It consisted of a number of presentations by members of the Fleet Study Group on a variety of topics set out below. In addition, there was a small display of artefacts associated with Chesil Beach and The Fleet and a set of posters covering a variety of topics. Visit the poster page for more information on the posters.
The meeting programme is shown below. Unfortunately downloadable copies of the presentations are not available.
The programme for the meeting
Welcome and introduction. Ed Harland, Chairman of the Fleet Study Group
Chesil and The Fleet: What is special about the area? Rachel Waldock, Natural England.
The formation of Chesil Beach. Richard Edmonds, Dorset County Council World Heritage Site team.
The biological importance of the Fleet and Chesil Bank habitats. Bryan Edwards, Dorset Environmental Records Centre (DERC).
Introduction to the posters. Ed Harland, Chairman of the Fleet Study Group.
Portland Harbour - a perfect location. Sandie Wilson, Portland Port.
Archaeology of the Fleet. Gordon Le Pard, Dorset County Council.
Human influences today. Don Moxom, Warden of the Fleet.
Conclusion and questions. Ed Harland, Chairman of the Fleet Study Group