Meetings 2016

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

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Jerry Sampson will talk on his recent detailed cataloguing of the 427 polychrome mediaeval sculptures from the smashed reredos at St Cuthberts in Wells. Most churches were packed with wondrous colourful decorations before the Puritan iconoclasm, and Jerry will put this all into the wider context of churches in general such as ours in Martock.

Tuesday 28 February

Back by popular demand, Stephen Honey will continue the storey of Muchelney Abbey where he left off last time, taking us from 1066 to the Dissolution.

Tuesday 28 March

Dr Tim Crumplin: The Story of Clarks of Street, a Quaker business of national importance still going strong today. Tim is archivist at the Clarks museum.

Tuesday 25 April

Dr Richard Brunning: The Prehistory of the Levels and Moors. He will discuss Man’s early activity there, such as the Sweet track of 3807 BC.

Note the day ! Wednesday 24th May

Visit to the bell tower and roof of All Saints Church. David Ledger, Tower Captain, will take us up to the belfry for a look and an opportunity to pull the odd bell. 10 adults at a time, if wearing sensible shoes and without serious health or vertigo issues and the weather clement, can go to the top and admire the spectacular views. Meet 6pm at the outside back door of the tower.

Tuesday 27th June

Visit to Gawbridge Mill, a large mill complex on the Parrett.

2pm on 11th July

A guided walk/talk of the Battlefield of Sedgemoor with John Allen at Westonzoylland.

Contact Fergus Dowding on 822202 for more info.


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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