March. Thursday 15th, Village Hall, 7.30pm. ‘SOMERSET FARMS – Then and now’ We are delighted to welcome well known local artist and historian Kate Lynch who documents Somerset farmers and their history. This will be an illustrated talk using Kate’s paintings, drawings, old photographs and oral recordings. Good bread, cheese and refreshments after. Visitors £1. All welcome.
Saturday 17th March, 2pm. We are going to prison. To be exact Shepton Mallet Prison. For just a few months more this ancient county jail will field guides with ‘first hand’ experience to show us round. The tour will be 2 hrs. We are advised to wear warm clothing since both outside and inside the jail its cold. The cost is £18 per adult or £16 for concessions, payable at the door. There is a minimum 48 hr. cancellation period, otherwise we shall be required to pay for tickets booked. If you would like to join the party please contact Secretary 851692 or email@example.com
April. Monday 16th, Village Hall, 7.30pm. BHC’s 4th AGM. Open to BHC Members and Potential Members. A time to review, celebrate and have our say. Short SW Heritage films (4 mins) will be shown on the Glastonbury Iron Age Lake Village and Neolithic Sweet Track. Nice nibbles and bubbly.
May. Thursday, 24th, * Village Hall, 7.30pm. ‘The Romans in Somerset’ a vivid recreation of roman life by seasoned local historian and presenter, John Smith. John will bring items from his collection of roman artefacts. All welcome, visitors £1. Suitable refreshments after – but no dormice. For the Romans, Somerset was both geographically and economically a strategic region. It also provided the best bath house ‘in town’, Aqua Sulis ! * Note change to previous date.
June. Friday, 22nd, Village Hall, 7.30pm. ‘Desert Island …. Dates’. Please make a date for this novel evening. Better still join our panel who are being asked ‘if you were cast away on a desert island alone what (total) 8 dates would be fixed in your memory ?’ The idea is to explore events which in your opinion most shaped the history of a chosen time, be it past or present. Each panelist will have 5 minutes to make the case for each date. 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.
July. Its carnival on Saturday 21st. BHC will ask for a table so we can set out our stall. We get to meet and greet new and old acquaintances and all sorts of ‘things’ develop out of these meetings.