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Names, addresses and telephone numbers of the Chairman and a Contact are given: usually the Contact is the Secretary. Brief details of meeting places and times are given. If in doubt about an Associated Society's Programme item please telephone that Society's Contact at the number given below.

Axbridge Archaeological and Local History Society
Acting Secretary: Dr Robin Goodfellow at [email protected]
Meetings: monthly from September to April (inc.) at 7.30pm. Usual venue: Cross Memorial Hall.
Visits: monthly in May, June and July.
Details of the Society's programme are included in the calendar on the SANHS website. Visitors are always welcome at Society meetings.

Banwell Society of Archaeology
Secretary: email: [email protected]
Meetings: second Friday in the month, 7.30 pm in Banwell Village Hall. Visitors welcome.

Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society
Contact: [email protected]
Meetings: second Thursday in the month, during the winter, starting at 7.30pm, in the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN. Summer events include excursions, excavations, field walking, etc. Meetings are open to non-members, £3 per meeting.

Blagdon Local History Society
Contact: Philippa Riley at [email protected]
Meetings: 7.30 pm at Court Lodge, except where stated. Membership fees £14 per annum. Meetings free to members. Visitors welcome, £2 per meeting.

Bridgwater and District Archaeological Society
Contact: Alan Hudson, Horsey Manor Farm, Horsey Lane Bridgwater TA7 8QJ Tel 01278 420770, email: [email protected]
Meetings: Winter - usually monthly on Thursdays at 7.30 pm at Blake Museum. Please confirm venue and times with Aubrey Knowles on 01278 733874. Summer - field meetings and visits, usually at weekends. Non-members are welcome - voluntary donation requested

Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society
Secretary: Dr Gundula Dorey, 14 Goldney Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4RB 0117 9276812 [email protected] (Hon Secretary and Membership)
Meetings: Alternate Wednesdays at St Matthew’s Church, Clare Road, Kingsdown, Bristol, starting at 7.30 pm. Non-members are welcome to attend any event - £1. Between May and August, normal meetings are suspended and the Society conducts a series of field visits.

Castle Cary and District Museum and Preservation Society
Secretary: Mrs Annette Bedford, 3 North Street, Castle Cary, BA7 7AU. Tel: 01963 351324, email: [email protected]
Curator: No curator at present time.

Chard History Group
Secretary: Chris Brewchorne at [email protected]
Meetings: Usually second Friday of each month, 7.30 pm at Redstart Primary School, Redstart Road, Chard. Visitors welcome.
Charge £1.50 members, £2 non-members. Summer meetings are outside visits, the times of which are variable. Advance booking usually necessary.

Clevedon & District Archaeological Society
Secretary and Contact: Maureen O'Connor, 1 Queen's Avenue, Portishead, Somerset, BS20 6NH, Tel: 01275 846261 email: [email protected]
Meetings: Last Thursday of each month, September to March, at the Friends' Meeting House, 15 Albert Road, Clevedon BS21 7RP at 7.30 pm. Visitors welcome.
Fee £3, juniors 50p. Field trips April to September.

Evercreech & District Local History Society
Contact: Jane Burgess, 2 Oxford Street, Evercreech BA4 6HT, tel: 01749830162 email:[email protected]
7:30pm on Thursdays at the Back Room of Evercreech Village Hall; £3 entry.

Exmoor National Park Authority
Rob Wilson-North, Exmoor House, Dulverton TA22 9HL. email [email protected]
Principal Conservation Officer, Historic Environment: Rob Wilson-North Tel: 01398 324230/3305

Friends of Museum of Somerset
Secretary : Max Hebditch, c/o Museum of Somerset, Taunton TA1 4AA email: [email protected]. Website
Meetings: at the Museum of Somerset unless otherwise stated. All are welcome to attend. Non-members £2 per person.

Friends of the Somerset Rural Life Museum
Contact: Liz Snelgrove, Secretary, Somerset Rural Life Museum, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury BA6 8DB, Tel: 01458 831197, email: [email protected]. Website

Frome Society for Local Study
Secretary: Margery Hyde, 1A Forest Road, Frome BA11 2TL, Tel: 01373 453395, email: [email protected]
Meetings: Held in the Assembly Rooms attached to Memorial Theatre in Christchurch Street West, Frome, on Saturday afternoons starting at 2.30 pm (except AGM at 2pm). Visitors welcome: £2 at the door. Contact the Society for details of the summer visits programme.

Glastonbury Antiquarian Society
Secretary and Contact: Mr Desmond Miller, Miller & Co, 48 High Street, Glastonbury BA6 9DX Tel: 01458 833660, email: [email protected],
Meetings: Held in Glastonbury Library at 7.30pm. Entrance £1 to non-members.

Keynsham & Saltford Local History Society
Contact: Publicity Officer, Mr Richard Dyson, 31 Windrush Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1QN, Tel: 0117 986 4453, email: [email protected]
Meetings: third Monday of each month at the Key Centre, Victoria Methodist Church, Charlton Road, Keynsham at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Non-members charge is £2.50.

Martock Local History Group
Contact: Mr Will Aslett, Secretary, Tel: 01935 822159, e-mail: [email protected]
Meetings: Held in the Primary School, Elmleigh Road, Martock, on the fourth Tuesday at 7.30pm. Admission £1.

North Curry Society
Contacts: Alan Billinghurst (Chairman), Fosse End, Stoke Road, North Curry, TA3 6LR. Tel: 01823 490421, email: [email protected]
Pat Curtis (Secretary) Tel: 01823 490365
Meetings are held in the North Curry Village Hall on third Wednesday of the month at 8pm. Visitors welcome, £1 per meeting.

The North Sedgemoor Local History Group
Chairman and Contact: John Strickland, 1 Wordsworth Close, Burnham on Sea TA8 2QB Tel: 01278 788680 email: [email protected]
Meetings: second Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm in the Lecture Theatre, King Alfred School, Burnham Road, Highbridge TA9 3EE. Visitors welcome (charge £1).

North Somerset Archaeological Research Group
Director and Contact: David Long, 11 Hazel Close, Clevedon, BS21 5AS. Tel: 01275 875174. email [email protected]

Nynehead and District Local History Society
Secretary and Contact:
Meetings: Winter (October to May) - second Friday of each month, in Nynehead Memorial Hall, starting at 7.30 pm, unless stated otherwise. For further information and details of summer visits contact Tony Lock. Annual subscription £7. Visitors welcome. Nynehead village website carries information on the society and programme:

Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum Society
Manager/Curator: Nick Turner, Radstock Museum, Waterloo Road, Radstock BA3 3EP. Tel: 01761 437722. email [email protected]
The museum is closed on Mondays but open every other day from 2pm to 5pm, Saturday 11am to 5am. Admisson £3.

Somerset Moth Group
Secretary: Mr John Bebbington, Tel: 01458 253027, email: [email protected]
Meetings: Moth Group meetings take the form of moth trapping evenings in the summer months and the AGM is held in the spring. Contact Mike Ridge, Tel: 01278 450793 to confirm trapping evenings are going ahead.

Somerset Vernacular Building Research Group
Secretary: Denny Robins, Lamb Farm, Farm Street, Tintinhull, Yeovil BA22 8PZ. Tel 01935 826396, email: [email protected]
Regular meetings open to the public throughout the winter - third Wednesday of the month (Oct - April) at The United Reformed Church Rooms in Somerton at 7.30pm.

Somerton History Society
Secretary: Nancy Langmaid, 32 Highfield Way, Somerton, TA11 6SQ, Tel: 01458 273859, email: [email protected]
Meetings: on the fourth Thursday in the month, usually at the Parish Rooms, Somerton at 7.00pm; £12 membership, £5 for associate membership. Visitors welcome (£2 donation).

South Petherton Local History Group
Enquiries: Tel 01460 241626. Secretary: email: [email protected]
Meetings: 7:30pm fourth Wednesday in the month, September to May (not December), in the Methodist Church Hall, Palmer Street, South Petherton; £5 membership (Sept - May), visitors welcome (charge £2).

South Somerset Archaeological Research Group
Secretary: Del Wiggins, South Cottage, Little Hill, Buckland St Mary, Chard, TA20 3SS, Tel: 01460 234458, email: [email protected].
Meetings: North Cadbury Village Hall; bi-monthly on third Sunday of the month, 2.30-4pm.

Tintinhull Local History Group
Secretary: Ann Le Flufy, College Farm, Tintinhull, Yeovil, BA22 8PQ, Tel: 01935 822562, email: [email protected]
Meetings: 7.30pm at St Margaret's School, Vicarage Street, Tintinhull; non-members welcome - £3 entrance fee. Contact [email protected] for further information.

Watchet Market House Museum
Secretary: Sue Upstone, The Council Chambers, Swain Street, Watchet, TA23 0AB, Tel: 01984 631925, email: [email protected]. Website:
Meetings: second Wednesday in the month, October to March, at 7.30 pm, in the Methodist Schoolroom, Harbour Road, Watchet; 50p charge.

Wellington Local History Society & Museum
Caroel Moore, 28 Fore Street, Wellington TA21 8AQ, email: [email protected]
Meetings at normally 7.30 pm in the Main Hall of Wellington Junior School, off South Road unless otherwise advised. Non members £3, members £2.

Wells Natural History & Archaeological Society
Secretary and Contact: Andrew Parker, c/o Wells & Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, Tel: 01749 673477 email [email protected]
Meetings: Winter - Fridays, 7.30 pm in Wells Museum. Summer - walks and excursions. Membership - Single: £7.50, Joint: £12, Student: £3. Visitors welcome - £2. Members are entitled to free admission to the Museum.

West Somerset Archaeological and Local History Society
Chairman and Contact: Christopher Wood, Meadowcombe, 31 Periton Lane, Minehead, TA24 8AQ, Tel: 01643 706900, e-mail: [email protected]
Meetings: last Saturday of the months January-April and September-November, at 2.30 pm in the Church Hall, Bancks Street, Minehead. Visitors welcome, £1 per meeting.

West Somerset Village History Society
Secretary and Contact: Marilyn Crothers, Egypt Cottage, Fair Cross, Washford, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0LY. Tel:01984 640787, email: [email protected]
Meetings: third Tuesday in the month at 7.45 pm , in EMN Community Hall, Monksilver.
Visitors welcome, £2 per meeting.

Weston-super-Mare Archaeological and Natural History Society
Secretary: Jenny Kingsbury email [email protected]
Meetings: second Tuesday in the month, September to May, at Victoria Methodist Hall (behind Victoria Methodist Church) Station Road, Weston super Mare BS231XU (plenty of parking behind the Hall). Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start. Some outings during summer months. Visitors welcome - £2.50 a visit.

Winscombe and Sandford Local History and Archaeological Society
Secretary: Peter Owen, Watcombe, Church Road, Winscombe, Somerset, BS25 1BP. Tel 01934 842666, email: [email protected]
Meetings: five times a year on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm at Winscombe Community Centre; membership fees are £6 per annum; visitors welcome.

Yeovil Archaeological and Local History Society
Chairman: Maurice Tomlin, Tel: 01458 241161, e-mail [email protected]
Meetings: usually first Friday of each month, in Holy Trinity Church, Lysander Road, Yeovil at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated. Visitors welcome.

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