The Wells Natural History & Archaeological Society

Winter Programme 2015

 

Meetings are held at the Wells and Mendip Museum at 7.30pm

Admission Free to member. Visitors £2.00

2015

 

6th March 2015    AGM, followed by Roger Cookman: – “How well do you know your City?”

Committee member Roger Cookman will pose the question – “How well do you know your City?”  He will be using his collection of local photographs taken from unusual angles.

10th April 2015    Phillip Hoyland: – “Local Village and Parish Friendly Societies”

Phillip Hoyland will give a humorous talk on the history, organisation and place of “Clubs” in village life before talking about the tradition of parading the Club’s brass emblem on feast day.

 

SUMMER EXPEDITIONS

FOR INFORMATION ON ALL OF THESE EXPEDITIONS, OR TO BOOK A PLACE,

PLEASE CONTACT GILL KELLY ON 01749 673334 OR EMAIL: <gillkellywells@gmail.com>

VISITS TO SOME OLD HOUSES IN ST. THOMAS STREET

TUESDAY 21st APRIL at 2pm

MEET at 43 St. Thomas Street (home of Paul & Lucy Williams) for introductory talk and visit, then proceed to other houses. Finish at Liberty Coffee Shop in Sadler Street, where the owner, Nigel Dando will show us upstairs before we settle to tea!

Numbers limited to 10/12. Cost: £2 payable on the day.

STEEPHOLM

This was cancelled last year due to high winds. Please contact Gill if still interested.

BLACKFORD BIOAQUA FARM NEAR WEDMORE

One-hour tours can be arranged to see how this form of hydroponic horticulture can be used to produce high quality crops with minimum water loss, in greenhouses and polytunnels.

There is no charge, but donations are invited. Dates: Tuesdays only in May or June. Please indicate if you are willing to share transport.

VISIT TO EXCAVATIONS AT CHEDWORTH ROMAN VILLA & 17th CENT LODGE PARK

FRIDAY 21st AUGUST

Both properties are now run by the National Trust. It is currently running a 5-year excavation programme at Chedworth during August each year.

We will have an introductory tour and will then be able to talk to the archaeologists as they work on the site, in our own time.

Bring a picnic, or light lunches are available.

We will then proceed to lodge Park, a very unusual deer-coursing “grandstand”, and walk in the very beautiful Sherborne Park estate which is rich in wildlife.

Teas available.

Depart at 8.30am prompt from Wells Bus Station. Return by approx. 6.30pm

Cost: NT members £20 Non members £33. Cost includes coach and tour at Chedworth.