Activities Normally, we hold a minimum of 11 meetings yearly, an AGM in April, and a summer break in August. Potentially, loose subgroups may be set up to investigate various aspects of Wringtonxs past. Annual membership      £12 to cover room hire and refreshments Lecture attendance fee £1 (non-members £2.50 Meetings are usually held at 8pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the school room of the URC Chapel, Ropers Lane Contacts Chairman: Nick Joy <wringtonlocalhistory@gmail.com> Secretary: Mark Bullen <mark-bullen@hotmail.co.uk>
PROGRAMME 2021 REVISED Jun 15 More Bristol Films Gordon Young Jul 20 Joan of Arc Prof. Ronald Hutton Aug 17 AGM & “Bring & Tell” by members Meeting Sep 21 History of W-s-M RNLI Glynn Hayes Oct 19 The History of sundials Cyril Routley Nov 16 The history of Clevedon Pier Steven Beggs Dec 21 The Further Adventures of Dr Horace Swete Mark Bullen (Wrington Village Hospital Founder)
Sally Benwell has submitted the following Ideas for WLHS visits Aerospace Bristol | Supersonic Family Fun I think this was included some time ago but we couldn’t go! Visit & Explore - Clifton Suspension Bridge (cliftonbridge.org.uk) I have heard good reports about this visit. They will do groups. The Museum of Somerset (swheritage.org.uk) This is where Clare Marston works. Anne tells me that the café is good too! Somerset Coalfield Life – at RADSTOCK MUSEUM Have heard very good reports about this for school groups – presumably interesting for anyone. The following are ideas from me and Lynda: Bristol Archives (up to 8 people) – 1hour £72 Bristol Old Vic Theatre Thunder Run (£10 per person) for 2022. Current tours end 28 August The Thunder Run Experience | Bristol Old Vic OR The Historic Spaces Tour | Bristol Old Vic SS Great Britain (“one-off” price. N.B. Group tickets are NOT valid for 12 months) Small-Group Brunel Guided Tour in Bristol 2021 (viator.com) History walk of the (8) bridges of the “New” Cut (dug 1809!) Mark Bullen. No charge. Guided walk of Bath city centre’s “Ghost Signs” (based on information in Ghost Signs of Bath of which I have a copy) – Mark Bullen. No charge. 90 minute History walk of Wrington. Mark Bullen. No charge
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