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July 2021

Visit to Stanton Drew Neolithic Circles

July 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stanton Drew, Stanton Drew Somerset BS39 4EJ + Google Map

We had planned to follow Ian Blake’s talk on Brean Down with a visit to the Down which Ian had kindly agreed to lead. However, Ian reports that the National Trust has not yet decided on a date for the re-opening to the public of Brean Down Fort. We have therefore decided to postpone arranging a visit to Brean Down until there is a firm opening date. As an alternative, we have organised a visit to Stanton Drew Neolithic Circles,…

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August 2021

Garden Party

August 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The George House, The Square
Axbridge, Somerset BS26 2AP
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Following the success of last years garden party at The George House, by kind permission of Robin Goodfellow, we are planning a return visit.  All welcome but be aware that the garden extends up the hill and the path is quite steep.  If you would like to attend then please contact the secretary.  

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September 2021

Understanding Avebury

September 15, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
By Zoom

Malcolm Taylor will be giving a talk by zoom entitled “Understanding Avebury” Please contact Matthew Cornborough via zoommaster@aalhs.co.uk  if you would like an invitation to the talk    

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October 2021

HMS Fox

October 20, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
By Zoom

Rob Hutchings will be giving a talk about “HMS Fox” Please contact Matthew Cornborough via zoommaster@aalhs.co.uk  if you would like an invitation to the talk

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November 2021

John Steinbeck and the re-telling of Malory’s Morte d’Arthur

November 17, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
By Zoom

Andrew Pickering will be talking about “John Steinbeck's year in Somerset and his endeavour to retell Malory's Morte d'Arthur” a talk which should be of considerable local interest. Andrew is a lecturer at Strode College where he designed the History, Heritage and Archaeology degree programme accredited by Plymouth University. He studied Medieval and Modern History at the University of Birmingham and he holds MA degrees in Victorian Studies (University of Keele) and Archaeology and Heritage (University of Leicester) He has been a…

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February 2022

The influence of the Clarks family on the buildings of Street.

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

Mary Miles will be talking about The influence of the Clarks family on the buildings of Street. This will be in Cross Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Due to ongoing concerns over Covid chairs will be spaced out, their will be no refreshments (but please bring your own if you wish) and we will encourage people to wear masks.

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March 2022

The Archaeology of Pottery Making

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

David Dawson, our President, will give a talk based on work which he and his colleague Oliver Kent did at a site in Newport, Pembrokeshire where the remains of two large updraught kilns dating back to the late 15th or early 16th century were found.  David and Oliver are well-known authorities on the archaeology of pottery kilns and are probably better known in this area of the country for running the Bickley Ceramics Project for thirty years. Please note: Due…

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April 2022

AGM

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

The AGM will take place at Cross Memorial Hall at 7pm and will be followed by a talk given by Suzanne van Rosen

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What Axbridge is built of

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

Suzanna van Rose will give a talk entitled “What Axbridge Is Built Of” and this will be followed by a visit to Axbridge for further study.    

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May 2022

Westbury Dig

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Andrew Buchanan will give a walk around the site when he will talk about the finds and progress to date.  This will take place on Wednesday 18 May at 10.30am Please contact Elizabeth Friend if you would like to attend - numbers are limited

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