Meetings 2022

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

Tuesday 26th April at Martock School

“Somerset’s Home Front”, a film discussing Top Secret activities performed in preparation for a German invasion in the 1940s including a long interview with a local resident of Martock. The film was made by the lately retired “Anoraks “, some of whose films we have enjoyed in the past. It is the last film they made and we are most grateful to them for all their hard work and letting us show this film.

Outdoor meetings

Afternoon visit,Tuesday 24th May, 2.30pm

Visit to The Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury. Housed in and around the magnificent two-tier cruck Abbey Barn of 1334-1344 and its surrounding farmyard, it has recently been completely restored and is full of artefacts and curios from all walks of rural life. We will have a guided tour and the cost is only £5. Teas are available to buy in the cafe.

28 June, 2pm

Jordans Grotto or Shell Aviary, built by the Speke family in 1828.
This was the subject of a talk given to us by Mary Chisholm in March discussing the shells used all over the walls and roof, the discovery of the date just visible in the knuckle floor.
The Speke family have recently restored it and will show us round.
The directions are:
The parking is at Jordans, Ilton, Ilminster TA19 9PZ. Coming from the Southfields roundabout take the A358 towards Taunton. Take the first right turn signposted to Ilton. On the first bend (after 100m) the track on the right. Follow this track as far as possible. At the end you will see a set of large gate posts and a cattle grid. Go through the gates and park where indicated. Please note the parking and part of the walking will be across a grass field. Cattle will be present and hence it is best not to bring dogs, other than assistance dogs.

Tuesday 26th July at 6pm.

Walkabout in East Street, Martock led by Fergus Dowding. Starting at 6pm outside The Market house. We will look at the buildings as we walk up the street, discussing why they look like they do, their history and the people who lived or worked in them.

Location

Unless otherwise noted all meetings will take place at Martock C of E Primary School in Elmleigh Road.
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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