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.

26 March

Joe Lewis on 3 Somerset Women. Joe is from the South Somerset Heritage Centre and has given us excellent lectures in the past. One of the people was an artist living in Martock.
He will pass round various artefacts and tools used in local trades for us to identify.

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.

28 May at 2pm

We will visit the “Church in the Field” at Low Ham, TA10 9DR. Built as a private chapel and completed in 1690 to resemble a church 200 years older, it was part of a grand design of country house and landscape enrichment by Sir Edward Hext. The scheme foundered, Sir Edward died and the church is now stranded in a grass field. Today it is maintained by a group of loving volunteers who will show us around and give us tea. Free admission to this hidden treasure, donations encouraged, parking in the adjacent farmyard, share a car if you can. Ring Fergus on 07517034533 for more.

Wednesday 26th June at 10,30am.

Visit to The Newt to see the remarkable newly built Roman Villa Ventorum furnished and decorated as if the 3rd century family were in residence. It is one of the only Roman villa rebuilds outside the USA and very cleverly thought through. The excavated archaeological remains of the original villa, are largely encased by a state of the art museum. The Newt have given us this visit fro free, places must be booked with , first come first served.

23 July, 6pm.

Walkabout in Bower Hinton looking at its remarkable built heritage and setting in the landscape. The walk will last an hour, £3 for non-members. Meet at Pair Trees and think of others when parking.

24 September

We will be back indoors for a talk by Andrew Pickering on John Steinbeck’s time near Bruton while writing Morte d’Arthur. Ring Fergus on 07517034533 for more info.


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.

For more information contact