Wrington Local History Society was formed in 2011 and since then we have presented over 120 talks. The talks cover a wide variety of subjects and areas including Wrington, Somerset and Bristol and maybe further afield. We also arrange a number of visits to locations with a historical interest.
Our programme for 2023 is shown below and a list of our previous talks can be found by clicking the link below
Meetings and membership
We meet in the URC chapel in Roper’s Lane on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Talks start at 8pm and last around an hour with tea and coffee served beforehand.
Annual Membership: £12 a year from September, pro-rata for joining during year
Attendance Fee: £ 1 for members, £2.50 for non-members
We always welcome new members at any time, just turn up at a meeting to join
Our AGM takes place in August.
Treasurer: Mark Bullen email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme of Talks for 2023
|January 17th||M SHED AND THE PYRONAUT FIRE BOAT||Clive Brain|
|February 21st||LIGHTHOUSES OF THE BRISTOL CHANNEL||John Page|
|March 21st||THE HIDDEN INDUSTRIES OF BACKWELL||Roy Ackrill|
|April 18th||MINING ON MENDIP||Steve Tofts|
|May 16th||FOLLIES OF BATH||Jonathan Holt|
|June 20th||ALFRED THE GREAT||Prof Ronald Hutton|
|July 18th||WESTON, CLEVEDON AND PORTISHEAD RAILWAY||Paul Gregory|
|August 15th||AGM WRINGTONS HISTORIC RECORDS||John Gowar|
|September 19th||BRISTOL AEROPLANE COMPANY||Nick Joy|
|October 17th||PLACE NAMES OF BRISTOL AND AVON||Prof Richard Coates|
|November 21st||A TOWN IN THE WEST COUNTRY THE EMERGENCY SERVICES DURING THE BRISTOL BLITZ (Talk and Film)||Clive Burlton|
|December 19th||INTRO TO HERALDRY AND THE ROYAL ARMS OF GREAT BRITAIN||Mark Bullen|