2017 lectures


WINCANTON HISTORY SOCIETY Lecture Programme 2017 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.
A talk 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 Lacey
                                 by Judith Teasdale

All lectures start at 7. 30 in the Memorial Hal

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.
  • Please note there are no lectures in August and December
    Nigel Fox, Chairman

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