Wrington website Organisations
WLHS was formed in 2011 and since then we have presented over 100 talks. The talks cover a wide variety of subjects and areas including Wrington, Somerset and Bristol and maybe further afield. We also arrange a number of visits to locations with a historical interest. We meet in the URC chapel in Roper’s Lane on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Talks start at 8pm and last around an hour with tea and coffee served beforehand. Annual Membership: £12 a year from August, pro-rata for joining during year Attendance Fee: £ 1 for members, £2.50 for non-members We always welcome new members at any time, just turn up at a meeting to join Our AGM takes place in August. Contacts Chairman: Nick Joy< wringtonlocalhistory@hotmail.co.uk > Secretary Steve Osman <osmansteve@yahoo.co.uk> Treasurer: Mark Bullen < mark-bullen@hotmail.co.uk > Avon Local History & Archaeology <www.avonlocalhistandarch.co.uk/> Wrington Local History Society Programme for 2022 January 18th The continuing Adventures of Horace Swete Mark Bullen February 15th The Sale of the Wrington Estate: 25th & 26th April, 1895 John Gowar March 15th Walking the 45 Bridges of Bristol Jeff Lucas April 19th Wrington Vale Light Railway Steve Osman May 17th Lighthouses of the Bristol Channel John Page June 21st Oliver Cromwell Prof. Ronald Hutton August 16th AGM; followed by Local History Quiz; Drinks & Nibbles September 20th The Creation of Blagdon Lake Jacky Kerley October 18th 70 Years of the NHS in Bristol and Surrounds – Specially Commissioned Film Clive Burlton November 15th History of Somerset in the Dark Ages Ken Parsons December 20th The Art of Smuggling (using old prints and other illustrations). Mark Bullen