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 centenary lectures. ‘Victory 1918’. All welcome. Visitors £1. Refreshments after.
December. Thursday 13th, Village Hall, 7.30pm. A ‘What have we here’ evening. Please bring any ‘objets’ you have to challenge us. There are a few surprise extras lined up to help make this a fun meeting – well deserved after all we’ve been through this year – along with minced and mulled refreshments. Visitors very welcome, £1.
January. Friday 25th, Village Hall, 7.30pm. ‘The Story of Muchelney Abbey 600 to 1066 ‘ Illustrated candle lit refectory talk by ‘Abbot’ Stephen Honey. Stephen explains Muchelney’s ancient origins, King Ine’s charter, King Alfred’s and King Althelstan’s endowments, Viking rape and pillage and finally what happened to Muchelney when the Norman Duke William defeated King Harald at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. A thrilling story in dark times. Visitors and pilgrims welcomed, £1. Crusty bread, cheese, ale, other drinks both soft and strong – donations please. Come in Saxon attire if you wish.
February. Wednesday 20th, Village Hall, 7.30pm. Dr Doug Robinson comes from Wookey Hole to tell us about the ‘Making of the Mendip Hills – a 200 million year, 7,500 km journey across the planet’. Visitors most welcome, £1. Refreshments after.
March. Friday 22nd, Village Hall, 7.30pm. ‘The Story of Muchelney Abbey 1066 to 1540’. The second of ‘Abbot’ Stephen’s illustrated talks covering Muchelney’s great age through to the Dissolution of the Monasteries and, briefly, what happened thereafter to the present day. Visitors and pilgrims as you know, most welcome, £1. Refreshments may include broth, but certainly, delightful nibbles and sundry soft and strong drinks – oh and donations please. Come in Tudor attire if you wish.
April. Date,details tbc. ‘The Story of the Waggon & Horses, Part 2’. Led by John Stafford landlord of the Barton Inn. Following the success of Part 1 held in the Skittle Alley in December 2017.