SANHS Associated Societies

SANHS Associated Societies are local groups that are members of SANHS. Associated Societies are eligible for most of the benefits received by individual and joint members. Additionally, Associated Societies are invited to advertise their news and events on the SANHS web site and in the SANHS e-bulletin. Some events and talks are organised jointly, and once a year SANHS holds its annual Associated Society Day in collaboration with one of the groups. This year’s Associated Society Day was cancelled due to COVID-19. In 2019 the event was held jointly with Banwell Society of Archaeology in Banwell. View the report from the day here.

Below is a list of SANHS Associated Societies, and where available, their contact information. Up-to-date information for each society, their events and newsletters, can be found by clicking on their name to view their web site.

North Somerset Archaeological Research Group


Radio Museum
Contact: Neil Wilson
[email protected]


Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum Society
Contact: Stephanie Chorley
[email protected]


Somerset Cricket Museum
David Wood
[email protected]


Somerset & Dorset Family History Society
Contact: [email protected]


Somerset Moth Group
Chairman: Rob Grimmond
[email protected]


Somerset Vernacular Building Research Group
Contact: Denny Robbins
[email protected] 


Somerton History Society
Contact: Somerton Community Website
[email protected]


South Petherton Local History Group
Enquiries: [email protected]


South Somerset Archaeological Research Group
Secretary: [email protected]


Tintinhull Local History Group
Secretary: Ann Le Flufy
[email protected]


Watchet Conservation Society
Chiarman: Bob Cramp
[email protected]


Watchet Market House Museum
Contact: [email protected]


Wellington Local History Society & Museum
Information: [email protected]


Wells Natural History & Archaeological Society
Secretary: Sue Marley (via Wells Museum)
[email protected]


West Somerset Mineral Line Association
Secretary: Chris Sampson
[email protected]


West Somerset Village History Society
: Marilyn Crothers
[email protected]


Weston-super-Mare Archaeological and Natural History Society
Contact: [email protected]


Winscombe and Sandford Local History and Archaeological Society
Contact: Peter Owen
[email protected]


Yeovil Archaeological and Local History Society
Vice-Chairman: Andy Dutch
[email protected]