September. Monday 18th, 7.30pm Village Hall. Welcome back for John Little’s third dynamic lecture in the WW1 series ‘ Battle of Messines’ – for the most awesome explosions of the war. All welcome. Non-members £1. Refreshments after.
October. Thursday 19th, 7.30pm, Village Hall. Eminent archaeologist, Dr Richard Brunning presents the inside story of his extraordinary 30 year work on the ‘Wet and Wonderful World of Avalon’. Richard is world famous for his continuing archaeological discoveries in Somerset (eg. Beckery). A not-to-be-missed meeting. Non-Members £2. Everyone and their young are welcome. Refreshments after.
November. Saturday 18th, 7.30pm, Village Hall. This is a distinctly one-off evening. No one is like Frank Reynolds and his electric sense of humour. In his talk, ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’, Frank, now living in Stawell, recreates an army career (Intelligence) framed by the History of our Times. All most welcome. Non-members £1. Refreshments – mais bien sur !
December. Tuesday 12th, 7.30pm, Barton Inn. John Stafford, landlord of the one and only Barton Inn is leading a Skittle Alley Forum on the ‘History and Characters of the Waggon & Horses 1775 – 2015’. Open to all. Good bread, cheese, relishes and company.
January. Saturday 27th, Village Hall. In 17th, 18th and 19th century England, Village Bands played music for all manner of church and village events. We are delighted to welcome Chris Blacker and his Somerset Russets Band to Barton. They will explain and demonstrate the importance of these bands in English village life with the help of Thomas Hardy. All welcome. Non members £2 . Festive refreshments.
February. Thursday 15th, Village Hall. Readers of the Western Gazette will have encountered Clare Blackmore’s fascinating weekly ‘Somerset Anecdotes’. Clare is going to ‘find stories, some sad, some funny, some incredible and some about Barton St David’. All welcome, non-members £2. Warm refreshments after.