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Langford History Group events coming up


The Langford History Group have some new events coming up this season.  
  • Thu, Mar 8th: Domesday Book and the locality
  • Thu, Apr 12th: Commercial Archaeology Uncovered
  • Thu, May 10th: Gardens of the Wills Houses
  • Thu, Jun 14th: Wrington Walk

Membership of the Group is £10 annually, and allows free access to all the meetings and access to the records. Visitors are more than welcome to individual meetings for a nominal fee of £2 to cover speakers’ costs.   See the Langford History Group website for more details.

Talks for 2017

The Weston-Super-Mare Archaeological and Natural History Society (WAHNS) plan to host some new talks this spring for members and non-members. Recommended to check with the group before attending.

Tuesday 11th April 2017: “The Archaeology of Cross Rail, Western Section”
Vix Hughes, Project Officer, Oxford Archaeology.

Tuesday 9th May 2017: “Rock End and the lost cottages of Cheddar”
Susan Shaw, Somerset Vernacular Buildings Research Group.

Meetings will be held at Victoria Methodist Church Hall, Station Road,  Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1XU
Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.  Parking behind church after 7pm.
Refreshments are free and will be served during the meetings.
Members £1, visitors £2.50.

Series of talks arranged by Weston-super-Mare Civic Society

The Civic Society have arranged a series of four talks during January and February 2017, entitled ‘A History of Weston-super-Mare – Local Culture in Weston-super-mare, Weston-super-Mare’.  The fully illustrated lectures will be given by John Crockford-Hawley in the theatre bar.

Rather than take the easy historical route from one year to the next John’s four presentations will be thematic in approach. Starting 4,000 years ago on windswept Worlebury we shall discover how the West Tun’s lethargic evolution was transformed by impressive Victorian determination. Growth brought both prosperity and despair – it still does.

Week 1: Villa to Village – 17 January                           Week 2; The Three ‘B’s – 24 January

Week 3; Conflicting Demands – 7 February             Week 4; Confidence & Doubt – 14 February
For more details of times and costs see the Civic Society website.