Next meeting

Tuesday 23 April

Forde Abbey by John Allen.
The quality of the 1530s buildings and 1650s plasterwork is some of the best in the country, said Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, and the whole package is like a jewel tucked away in remote countryside, yet near Chard! As you know, John Allen is a deeply knowledgeable raconteur, and we may tour the actual abbey in the summer with him.

All welcome to attend, members free, non members £3

The Martock Local History Group

We are based in Martock, Somerset and meet monthly for lectures on local historical topics. We also carry out research into the history of Martock, its inhabitants and local archaeology.

What's new on the site

The whole site has been moved to a new host is currently being upgraded. The aim is to get the most popular articles back on as soon as possible. Galleries with notes have already been completed.

The size of text can be increased or decreased with " control" and either + or - pressed together.

Martock Post Box

There has been a nice article written on the local post office rare post box.

Second World War bombing decoy site

Link to the Somerset HER record for the "Starfish site". There is a button on the web page to get a map of the site location.

There is also a 2nd World war radar station in the record.