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Old Wincanton - a Museum and History Society talk by John Sansom

Sat 21 Oct '17, 17:40
By John Baxter
Old Wincanton - a Museum and History Society talk by John Sansom

Having spent most of his life working in and around Wincanton, John has accumulated a unique collection of stories about our town and the people who live in it and how in his life-time it has changed.

[TALK:] Nathaniel Ireson by Peter Fitzgerald

Mon 19 Sep '16, 22:16
By John Baxter
[TALK:] Nathaniel Ireson by Peter Fitzgerald

Peter Fitzgerald has just had published his book on Nathaniel Ireson the architect, master builder and potter of 18th century Wincanton and on Friday 23rd of September he will be giving a talk on Ireson to the Museum and History Society in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.

A Talk on the History of Palestine

Wed 20 Apr '16, 09:03
By Nigel Fox and John Baxter
A Talk on the History of Palestine

On Friday 29th April the Wincanton Museum and History Society is lucky to have the chance to hear one of the country’s leading experts on the Middle East and its troubled history. Jon Deverell’s topic is: The History of Palestine.

Memories of Working Life in Wincanton

Thu 16 Jul '15, 12:07
By Janet Fray
Memories of Working Life in Wincanton

Members of the Wincanton Museum and History Society recently enjoyed an evening bringing to life working days at Cow and Gate, when it was one of the largest employers in Wincanton.

A History Society Talk About The Amazing SS Great Britain

Wed 27 May '15, 14:07
By John Baxter
A History Society Talk About The Amazing SS Great Britain

Specialist lecturer Ian Caskie will be travelling from Bristol to give what will be a fascinating lecture on this amazing ship on Friday 29th May in the Wincanton Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.

Alan & Rosemary Watson Receive Life Membership of History Society

Fri 22 May '15, 13:59
By Nigel Fox
Alan & Rosemary Watson Receive Life Membership of History Society

The Revd. Canon Alan Watson and his wife Rosemary welcomed John Baxter and I when we turned up at their home to hand over a framed document giving them Life Membership of the Wincanton Museum and History Society.

George Keen Talks to History Society on Traditional Cheese Making

Thu 19 Mar '15, 18:24
By Janet Fray
George Keen Talks to History Society on Traditional Cheese Making

At a packed meeting of the Museum and History Society George Keen gave a fascinating talk on how he and his family have been making Cheddar Cheese on their farm outside Wincanton, which has achieved international fame for its taste and quality.

Museum Gets a Logo Thanks to King Arthur’s Artists

Mon 23 Feb '15, 16:54
By John Baxter
Museum Gets a Logo Thanks to King Arthur’s Artists

Will Bristol and Brad Tucker, students at King Arthur’s Community School, win prizes for designing a powerful logo for the Wincanton Museum and History Society.

From an Art to a Science – A Talk by Hendrika Foster

Thu 27 Nov '14, 11:51
By Nigel Fox
From an Art to a Science – A Talk by Hendrika Foster

In a fascinating and well attended talk to the Wincanton Museum and History Society, Hendrika Foster explored an intriguing topic outlining the history of medicine and how it has shifted from being seen as an art to a science.

Christmas with Dickens – A Talk by David and Jenny Peet

Mon 24 Nov '14, 22:57
By John Baxter
Christmas with Dickens – A Talk by David and Jenny Peet

Well known speaker David Peet and his wife Jenny will be giving a talk on Thursday 27th November to Wincanton Museum and History Society about Charles Dickens and his interest in Christmas.

The Art of Medicine – A History Society Talk by Hendrika Foster

Fri 24 Oct '14, 08:19
By John Baxter
The Art of Medicine – A History Society Talk by Hendrika Foster

The Art of Medicine is the subject of art historian Hendrika Foster’s illustrated talk on Friday 31st October. Sounds mysterious. Isn’t Medicine a Science?

An Extraordinary Life - Constance Charlotte Bailward (1890 to 1970)

Wed 17 Sep '14, 22:24
By John Baxter
An Extraordinary Life - Constance Charlotte Bailward (1890 to 1970)

Attracted by the drawings of First World War nurse Constance Bailward (currently displayed in Wincanton Library, and attracting many visitors), we in the museum had no idea of the life she went on to live. Read what we discovered.

Wincanton’s First Casualties of WWI – Tony Goddard’s History Society Talk

Wed 11 Jun '14, 14:28
By John Baxter
Wincanton’s First Casualties of WWI – Tony Goddard’s History Society Talk

In a well-attended talk in the Memorial Hall, Tony Goddard concentrated on what was known of the first three World War One casualties from the Wincanton area.

Wincanton at War – August to December 1914

Wed 28 May '14, 14:31
By John Baxter
Wincanton at War – August to December 1914

A presentation by Tony Goddard for the Wincanton Museum and History Society on Thursday 29th May in the Memorial Hall. The presentation will be supported by archive photos and battlefield artefacts.

The Vulcan Bomber – A Unique Experience

Thu 20 Mar '14, 12:08
By John Baxter
The Vulcan Bomber – A Unique Experience

At Wincanton Museum and History Society's recent talk, Wing Commander Tony Lewis slipped in a chilling and unique experience for most of us there. Read on to find out what it was.

Museum & History Society Combines AGM with Corfe Castle Talk

Wed 12 Feb '14, 12:59
By John Baxter
Museum & History Society Combines AGM with Corfe Castle Talk

Despite bad weather the Museum and History Society AGM and talk on Friday 31st January attracted fifty people to the Balsam Centre. Speaker Judith Teasdale titled her talk A Very Fair Castle. The Changing Face of Corfe Castle.

Museum Seeks Artefact and Memories of First World War

Wed 20 Nov '13, 13:44
By John Baxter
Museum Seeks Artefact and Memories of First World War

Wincanton Museum is keen to borrow artefacts that will tell us the story and remind us of those who died or took part in the First World War.

A Wincanton Childhood - A Talk by Gill D'Arcy

Tue 24 Sep '13, 23:54
By John Baxter
A Wincanton Childhood - A Talk by Gill D'Arcy

On Friday 27th September, born and bred Wincantonian Gill D'Arcy will be telling a Wincanton Museum and History Society audience her story of what it's been like to live in the town.

Museum Thanks Canon Watson for Years of Support

Mon 12 Aug '13, 13:11
By John Baxter
Museum Thanks Canon Watson for Years of Support

Wincanton Museum and History Society held their annual Garden Party in the Balsam Centre gardens on Saturday 3rd August where Canon Alan Watson was thanked for his years as a Trustee.

Wincanton Museum Opens at Wincanton Library

Tue 9 Apr '13, 22:42
By Steve Lee / John Baxter
Wincanton Museum Opens at Wincanton Library

On Saturday 30th March 2013 Wincanton Museum re-opened at the Towns Library and was officially opened by local MP David Heath. Luckily, Wincanton Window had two people in attendance who were happy to record the event.

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