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February 2018

John Bunn of Wedmore, seaman 1789

February 21 @ 7:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

The title of Frances's talk is  "John Bunn of Wedmore, 1798; a voyage through the local and national archives". Curiosity over an unusual note jotted on the back of an order in Wedmore parish records revealed a very unexpected story, and set off a remarkable trail through local and national archives. What was the son of a Wedmore farmer doing in Gibraltar in 1789? Why was he on the coach from London to Bath, signed off like a parcel at…

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SANHS talk by John Page

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Langford Mead, Norton Fitzwarren
Taunton, TA2 6SF
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Talk entitled "The Axbridge Banners"  by John Page at the Somerset Heritage Centre £3 donation requested. Please book via the SANHS office (01823 272429; office@sanhs.org ).

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March 2018

Somerset Parks and Gardens

March 21 @ 7:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

A talk by James Bond  entitled Somerset Parks and Gardens. James Bond graduated in Historical Geography at Birmingham University. He rapidly developed an interest and expertise in archaeological field survey and the evolution of the English Landscape. He has worked as a field archaeologist in Worcestershire and in the Oxfordshire Museums Service. In 1996, James moved to North Somerset and worked independently as a freelance landscape investigator. He regularly contributed to the continuing education programmes of the universities of Oxford and…

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SANHS Annual Archaeology Day

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Andrews Church Hall, Greenway Avenue
Taunton , Somerset TA2 7BW
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Annual Archaeology Day. St. Andrew’s Church Hall, TA2 7BW. £15 per head. Please book via SANHS office (01823 272429; office@sanhs.org ).

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April 2018

Annual General Meeting

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

This will take place at Cross Memorial Hall at 7pm. Please note that members who have not renewed their subscription to the society by the time of the AGM will not be eligible to vote. It will be followed by the talk on Old Maps by Christine and Joe King.      

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Old Maps of Somerset

April 18 @ 7:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

Joe and Christine King will be talking about their collection of old maps and will have some on display. The talk will be preceded by the AGM at 7pm

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SANHS visit to Axbridge Hill

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

David Roberts will be leading a visit to look at the archaeology of Axbridge Hill . £3 donation requested from non-members of SANHS. Please book via the SANHS office:  Tel 01823 272429 or email office@sanhs.org    

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May 2018

Visit to Stogumber

May 12 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Stogumber, High St
Stogumber, TA4 3TA
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Meet at 2pm in the churchyard opposite the White Horse Inn or inside the church if wet. Duration of visit: about 2 hours The main building of interest in Stogumber is St Mary’s, a large Norman church which still has mediaeval carvings on the outside and was sympathetically restored internally in the 1870’s.  The early C17th almshouses and the High St are also of interest. From the churchyard, we will make a fairly short, but quite hilly, circular walk to view…

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June 2018

Visit to Cross Rifle Range

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An evening visit to the Rifle Range at Cross - the leader is Madeleine Roberts

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July 2018

Tour of the Deanery Gardens in Wells

July 11 @ 6:00 pm
Old Deanery Gardens Wells

Frances Neale will lead the tour

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