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“China Comes to Wells” Webinar with Oliver Kent

24 November, 2022 @ 19:30 - 21:00

The discovery of a very large quantity of pottery dumped in the early 19 th century into a backfilled cellar behind the Wells Museum was unexpected. Many of the 750+ vessels were complete when disposed of and cover a period from the mid-17th century to the end of the 18 th centuries. Mostly day to day, they provide an insight into changing middling class taste in Wells in the 18 th century and the city’s relationship with the wider world. Discover more about theses exciting finds in Oliver’s lecture.

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This is a Free event, but donations are greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate,
please go to the SANHS website and use the Donate button. We suggest a donation of £5 or more.


24 November, 2022
19:30 - 21:00



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1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed.  Comfortable footwear required.

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3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.

4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.

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