June. Friday, 22nd,* Village Hall, 7.30pm. ‘Desert Island …. Dates’. Please make a date for this novel and hopefully fun evening. We are looking for up to 8 panellists who are being asked ‘if you were cast away on a desert island alone, what historical date(s) would remain fixed in your memory ?’ The idea is to explore 8 events which the panel believe changed the subsequent course of history whether at the very big or the very local scale. Each panellist has just 5 minutes to make the case for their chosen date(s). Projector-screen/DVD player/ sound system available. Open to all, visitors £1. Strawberries and crème after… oh and fizz ! Please contact secretary to join the panel – 2 have already put their names down. It’ll be fascinating to see what gets selected.
July. Its Carnival on Saturday 21st. BHC has a table so we can set out our stall. A chance to meet and greet new and old acquaintances; all sorts of ‘things’ develop out of these meetings.
August. Wednesday 22nd. Guided Tour of Muchelney Abbey. £6 / £5 conc. Free entry with English Heritage membership, remember your card ! Plus £1 per head to cover guide. 2 pm at Abbey reception. Afternoon tea. All welcome. Please contact Sec. if you are coming.
September. Friday 21st, Village Hall,7.30pm. For much of the last 2000 years the Church and State have been as one. Eminent historian, Dr Robert Dunning, will explain many ‘Ecclesiastical Obscurities’ now hazily understood – parsons, prebendaries, rectors, tithes, advowsons, glebes……. All welcome. Visitors £1. Refreshments and solace after.
October. Thursday 18th, Village Hall, 7.30pm. ‘A photographic Exploration of the Mendips’. Bernard Selllnick and David Daggar spent 2 years exploring the Mendips with their cameras to reveal surprising facets of the Mendips past and present – henges, roman mines, plague churches, ironworks, ancient fields, vanished villages and much more. All welcome. Visitors £1. Refreshments after.
November. Monday 19th, Village Hall, 7.30pm. Fourth of Dr John Little’s powerful WWI presentations. ‘Victory 1918’. All welcome. Visitors £1. Refreshments after.
December. Date,details tbc. ‘The Story of the Waggon & Horses, Part 2’. Led by John Strafford landlord of the Barton Inn. Following last year’s popular event.