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The Next Big event

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We held our AGM on 8th February and were pleased to welcome two new committee members, John Lyons and James Everett. The role of Secretary remains unfilled.

Following the AGM, Jacky Kerly gave a presentation 'Insights from the 1921 Census' a recording of which can be viewed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P5ZvpN1NNw&t=28s.

Anyone interested in their family or village history is welcome to view our 1921 records.

Many members renewed their subscriptions and received a copy of the 2024/25 programme. We kick off the new year with

'From sheep to shirts: how wool made Somerset' with Ken Parsons, on 13th March, 7.30pm in Court Lodge.

Ken writes, 'For centuries wool was a key foundation of the Somerset economy. This talk will tell the story of how the industry developed over time, leaving a lasting legacy we can see in many locations in the county even today'.

 

Subsequent presentations: April 10th, 'Wrington Curiosities' with local historian Mark Bullen,

May 8th, 'Unlocking the mysteries of the Stanton Drew stones' with Eamonn McGivern,

June 12th 'Blagdon Water Gardens, the story' with Peter May.

 You will be very welcome able to join us. In addition we hope to organise some visits.

One will be to the famed Chained Library in Wells Cathedral, probably in April/ May. Cost will be about £18, with transport, for an hour and a half guided visit. Please let Jacky know if you are interested on 07971523157, or email her : jackykerly@gmail.com


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