Our meetings are held generally in Martock on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Note New Location

The school suddenly told us we can no longer use their hall, our new venue will be in the Princes (Function) room behind The George Inn in Church Street TA12 6JL.
Tea from 7, talks start 7.30pm. Free to members, £3 if not.
There is parking on site, the room is upstairs with a chair lift.

Tuesday 28th November:

Steve Creaney will talk on the geology of the landscape and how it has governed the development of human settlement, Ed Lorch will show how much you can deduce from a load of old maps. All this will be with reference to Tint’nll where they live .
Also our much delayed AGM.

23rd January:

Alan Stone on the heritage of Cheddar cheese, the development of its marketing in the second half of the 19th century to what it is today. Alan is Chair of Shepton Mallet Chamber of Commerce, TIC and Local History Group, Co owner of Stones Cider and author.

27th February:

Mary Chisholm on the world of Edward Phelips V 1725-1797 based on his diaries currently being studied by Mary. Phelips was an active man, meeting with many local notables at functions, dining every day with friends, well remembered today for his beautiful addition to the west front of Montacute using architectural salvage from his cousin’s house at Clifton Maybank.
Mary gave us an excellent talk on graffiti at Montacute so this talk bodes well.

26th March:

“Stone Masonry, Stone Carving and Mosaics at Cathedrals and Abbeys” a talk by Nick Durnan, who has spent 45 years working on cathedrals such as Wells, Exeter and Canterbury, he finds any alabaster he needs on the shore at Watchet.
This talk is delayed from last September (!)

23rd April:

Greg Wales will exhibit and discuss an impressive array of finds from Bower Hinton. The finds range from the Mesolithic period through to the Georgian period, but those from the Iron Age and Roman times dominate.
This will be the first of two presentations, the second one concentrating on the results of extensive archaeological surveys that have been triggered by these finds.


Unless otherwise noted all meetings will take place at the Princes (Function) room behind The George Inn in Church Street TA12 6JL
Doors open at 7.00pm for a start at 7.30pm prompt.

An annual membership of £10 gives free access to all talks. For non members a fee of £3 is payable per meeting.

When possible tea and coffee will be provided.

Location map
Nearest Post Code TA12 6EF
Lat/Long 50.971505,-2.770676

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