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Somerset – A Landscape with Chapels Webinar

SANHS Webinar

It is easy to underestimate the significance of the legacy of nonconformity in Somerset. In 1991, the Royal Commission listed 198 nonconformist chapels in Somerset, 13 of them ‘principal monuments’. David will talk about what they tell us about the social history of the county. This is a Free event, but donations are greatly appreciated. […]

The Wyndham Hall Open Day

Wyndham Hall Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset

As many members are aware, the Wyndham Hall was built in 1927 and has hardly changed in the last 100 years. The hall is now back with SANHS and at the beginning of a journey to repair the building for use as a lecture hall and independent cinema. The building will be open for viewing […]

CANCELLED – Associated Societies Day

Tintinhull Village Hall Vicarage Street, Tintinhull, Somerset

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED This event is Free, but there is a £5 cost for buffet lunch. Booking: Please book through the SANHS office (email below) for both the event and lunch, if required. Lunch bookings are needed before 7th September; payment can be taken at the event. Coffee from 10 am, meeting […]

The Wyndham Hall Open Day

Wyndham Hall Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset

As many members are aware, the Wyndham Hall was built in 1927 and has hardly changed in the last 100 years. The hall is now back with SANHS and at the beginning of a journey to repair the building for use as a lecture hall and independent cinema. The building will be open for viewing […]

The Wyndham Hall Open Day

Wyndham Hall Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset

As many members are aware, the Wyndham Hall was built in 1927 and has hardly changed in the last 100 years. The hall is now back with SANHS and at the beginning of a journey to repair the building for use as a lecture hall and independent cinema. The building will be open for viewing […]

The Wyndham Hall Open Day

Wyndham Hall Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset

As many members are aware, the Wyndham Hall was built in 1927 and has hardly changed in the last 100 years. The hall is now back with SANHS and at the beginning of a journey to repair the building for use as a lecture hall and independent cinema. The building will be open for viewing […]

The Wyndham Hall Open Day

Wyndham Hall Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset

As many members are aware, the Wyndham Hall was built in 1927 and has hardly changed in the last 100 years. The hall is now back with SANHS and at the beginning of a journey to repair the building for use as a lecture hall and independent cinema. The building will be open for viewing […]

Book Launch – From Somerset to Portman Square: The Portman Family and their Estates by Tom Mayberry and Richard Bowden

The Old Powerhouse Bryanston Village, Dorset

This is a free event for the launch of the forthcoming book about the Portman Family and their Estates entitled “From Somerset to Portman Square: The Portman Family and their Estates.“  by Tom Mayberry and Richard Bowden.  The Portman family were one of the most influential families in Somerset and Dorset from the 16th to the 20th centuries, and their estates made them among […]

A Walk around Monmouth and the ‘Lost City of Trellech’ – all-day excursion

Shire Hall, Monmouth Agincourt Square, Monmouth

Bath & Counties Archaeological Society (BACAS) Event A Walk around Monmouth and the ‘Lost City of Trellech’ Summary The excursion will be in two parts, namely a guided walk around Monmouth in the morning and then after lunch (not included) you will be able to visit the ‘Lost City of Trellech’ or one of the […]

The Wyndham Hall Open Day

Wyndham Hall Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset

As many members are aware, the Wyndham Hall was built in 1927 and has hardly changed in the last 100 years. The hall is now back with SANHS and at the beginning of a journey to repair the building for use as a lecture hall and independent cinema. The building will be open for viewing […]

A discussion of the local field names of the Harptrees area with Prof Richard Coates

West Harptree Memorial Hall Compton Martin Rd,, West Harptree

Prof Richard Coates will discuss some of the nineteenth century local field names from around the Harptrees area, using the tithe map and other related documents. Chairs will be socially distanced, which restricts numbers, so both members and visitors do need to book seats in advance. Visitors are welcome at £3, payable on the night. The meeting is […]

“The Mary Rose: A Sailor’s Perspective” by Peter Lansdown

Tintinhull Village Hall Vicarage Street, Tintinhull, Somerset

The Mary Rose: A Sailor's Perspective by Peter Lansdown Tintinhull Local History Group Autumn 2022 Programme Coffee available from 7.15pm with presentation from 7.30pm Cost: £3 Venue: Tintinhull Village Hall    

GRADING OF WALKS

Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.

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

2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.

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.

Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.