June. Monday 19th, 7.30pm, Village Hall. ‘An amazing space, the Story of the Dove Centre’. We are delighted Bron Bradshaw and Pauline Watson are joining BHC to tell the fascinating story of how this creative powerhouse on our doorstep, has developed over 4 decades. All welcome. Non members £1. Suitable summery refreshment available.
July. Saturday, 15th Carnival. Barton History Club has a stand as last year and hopes to use this base to meet & talk with visitors. This is a chance for an exchange of news & views. Our many publications will be on view and on sale.
August. Wednesday 16th. Glastonbury Abbey guided tour including parts of the museum not open to public. Please meet at the Abbey’s reception at 1.45pm. All welcome. Entry £5.90 group rate.
September. Monday 18th, 7.30pm Village Hall. Welcome back for John Little’s third dynamic lecture in the WW1 series ‘ Battle of Messines’. Open to all in the Village Hall. Non-members £1. Refreshments after.
October. Thursday 19th, 7.30pm, Village Hall. The 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. A not-to-be-missed meeting. Non-Members £2. Everyone and their young are welcome. Refreshments available – mais bien sur !
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 the 19th century England, Village Bands played the music for all manner of church and village events. We are delighted to welcome Chris Blacker and his Band to Barton. They will explain and demonstrate the importance of these bands in village life. All welcome. Non members £2 . Festive refreshments.