Welcome to Les Hayward's home pages of

Corfe Castle and Purbeck in Dorset,
Also Anglesey, North Wales.

This site was first created while we were residents of the village of Corfe Castle. Since January 2001,
we have been living in Anglesey (Ynys Mon), North Wales. The pages dealing with Anglesey are current,
the content dealing with Corfe Castle and Purbeck is mainly historic.


Amateur Radio on the Isle of Anglesey (MW0SEC)

Some pictures and locations on Anglesey

Some pictures and locations from nearby North Wales

The Corfe Castle Picture Gallery (Historic)

Some old pictures of Swanage

Notes on the industry and WW2 history of Purbeck:Dropper
    WW2 History                                               Bang

    Purbeck Industries

The Royal Naval Cordite Factory - Holton Heath    

My involvement with explosive ordnance  (Maritime & Land Explosive Ordnance Disposal)    

A short autobiography (PDF)

A file of past technical articles I published (Various journals).

A selection of audio recordings made in Purbeck (50's-70's)

My part in the decline of electronic music (Added Oct. 2020)

Links to other associated pages:-

The Corfe Castle Chamber of Trade page

Corfe Castle Parish Council

Swanage Railway              train

For any further information on this site, please contact: (Comments welcomed!)