Langport & District History Society
We organise a programme of talks and visits, we mount exhibitions, and we do research into local history. We have a collection of digital photographs, and in 2013 we published a book of them, called Langport & Huish Episcopi through time, which is available from our Secretary. We also publish an annual compilation of articles of local history interest called Level Talk, which is free to members.
Visiting speakers are invited to give illustrated talks on subjects of historical interest, either about the local area, or more generally.
Our talks are held in Langport Library, Whatley, Langport. They start at 7.30 pm on the first Monday in the month, except if that is a Bank Holiday, when we meet a week later, and July and August when we don’t meet.
Refreshments are available before each talk, which gives time to chat informally over a cup of tea or coffee with the speaker and other members. Talks are free to members. Non-members are very welcome, £2.00 per talk.
Our talks programme for 2017
9 January 2017 – Peter Stanier. England’s richest historical landscape: Minions Moor, Cornwall
6 February 2017 – Rob Curtis. Inner sanctums
6 March 2017 – John Smith. Roman arms & armour
3 April 2017 – Lesley Sutcliffe. The life & times of Dr Jonathan Toogood, founder of Bridgwater Hospital
8 May 2017 – Mike Soars. Brunel the engineer
5 June 2017 – Mike Beale. The legacy of the Somerset & Dorset railway
4 September 2017 – Janet Few. Remember Then: memories of 1946 and 1969 and how to write your own
2 October 2017 – AGM. Brian Phelps. Gypsy caravans
6 November 2017 – David MacLean. The Martock Treasurer’s House
Annual membership is £12 per year. Please contact our Secretary if you would like to join us.
Chair – Janet Seaton
Tel: 01458 259310 or 0792 146 1765 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair – Anne Michell
Tel: 01458 250863 or email: email@example.com
Secretary – Sue Standen
Tel: 01458 273471 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer – Fiona Thomas
Tel: 01458 272168 or email: email@example.com
For more information please check out our website, Langport heritage.