Dorset - ‘Eight Generations, One Passion’

Dorset - ‘Eight Generations, One Passion’

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Hosted by the Cambridge Society of Dorset
Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 10.30am GMT
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of Dorset for ‘Eight Generations, One Passion’ - a talk on Stewarts Garden Centres.

Stewarts Garden Centres are a long-established local family business employing around 250 people, based on the outskirts of Wimborne and Christchurch. From beginnings in Scotland the Company has remained within the family for over 275 years, now in its eighth generation under Martin Stewart, MD since 1982. It has a fascinating history, which includes at least two game-changing innovations in the mid-1900s when Stewarts led the industry in Britain. Martin will take us through this history in a lively and entertaining talk.

After questions we will take a short (approx. 250yds) level walk to Chianti Restaurant on Ringwood Road for a 2-course lunch with a glass of wine or fruit juice included. The main course choices are Lasagna, Penne Della Mamma (with chicken and mushrooms), Penne con Vegetali (roasted vegetables) or Pizza Pescatore (tuna and anchovies), each served with a side salad. For dessert, there is a choice of Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake or Pistacchio Ice Cream. Please select your dishes on the booking slip below and remember your choices.

Booking information

Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer to The Cambridge Society of Dorset. Further details on how to book and make a payment can be found using the link below.

£22 per person


Conference Room, Barrington Centre
Pennys Walk
BH22 9TH
United Kingdom

Location information

The Barrington Centre is in the centre of Ferndown, accessed from the pedestrianised area opposite the main entrance to Tesco superstore. Free, unlimited parking is available in the Tesco car park (entrance off Ringwood Road at BH22 9AG) about 100 yds from the Centre, or immediately behind the Centre in Library Road pay-and-display car park (£2 for 3 hrs). Please arrive at 1030 for a welcoming tea or coffee, and the talk will start at 1100.