2017 Talks Programme



Lecture Programme 2017

All lectures start at 7. 30 in the Memorial Hall

Please note there are no lectures in August and December

Summer Time Easter to end of October. 10 -1pm Wed and Fri, Sat 10 -12. Winter Times Sat 10-12

 27th January          Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Service By John Crew

24th February         Preparing for the worst World Wars by Terry Stanford

31st March              Somerset and Dorset Railway around Wincanton by Mike Beale

28th April                 Sailing as a junior deck hand on a Brixham sailing trawler  from                                   Cape Town to Acapulco, at the age of 17 by Dr Derek Hudson.

26th May                  My life in Wincanton (final part) by Gill D’Arcy

30th June                Wincanton Soldiers at  Passchendaele by Tony Goddard

28th July                 Old Coaching Inns of Wincanton by Chris Forester

29th  September   The Glorious Revolution of 1688 and William of Orange by John                                    Baxter

27th October         Old Wincanton: Memories by John Sansom

24th November     “Power to Piracy”- Kingston Lacy by Judith Teasdale


Lectures Given in 2016

  • 29th January –  Criminal Justice – Terry Stanford
  • 26th February – “The Black & Tans”  – Chris Forester
  • 18th March –   The River Cale  – Gary Hunt
  • 29th April –  History of Palestine– Brigadier J Deverell
  • 27th May – The Roman Army of Somerset  – John Smith
  • 24th June – Evacuation in War  – John Hollands
  • 29th July –  Life as an historical researcher  – Susan Maltin
  • 23rd September Nathaniel Ireson – Peter Fitzgerald
  • 28th Oct – Thomas hardy Theme (tbc) Charles Buckler
  • 25th November.  A.D. 43. The Roman Invasion of Britannia. David Glossop.

NB   All lectures are at the WINCANTON MEMORIAL HALL starting at 1930


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Jill Smith 50
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