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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.
If that leaves you baffled you are not alone, but local Historian Roger Ford will tell you all about it on Friday 22nd February in an illustrated talk to the Wincanton Museum and History Society.
The Mounted Police in Victorian London is the subject of an interesting talk to the Wincanton and District Museum and History Society on Friday 25th January in the Balsam Centre. All are welcome!
Organised by Wincanton Museum and History Society, local historian and railway enthusiast Peter Lewis gives an illustrated talk on the much loved Somerset and Dorset Railway at the Balsam Centre on Friday 30th November.
On Friday 20th July in the Balsam Centre a retired soldier and member of the Queen's bodyguard will be giving us an illustrated talk on the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
Museum and History Society members, together with councillors and other supporters, met for a garden party cream tea to thank museum secretary Jeff Kingaby on his retirement.
Frank Foster’s guided walk around Wincanton on Friday 25th May attracted a record crowd, fascinated by our fascinating local history. Did you know there used to be 52 pubs in the town?
On Friday 25th May Frank Foster will be leading one of his famous walks around Wincanton. Discover Wincanton's quirky and fascinating history for yourself, starting at 7.30pm at the Balsam Centre.
Art Historian Hendrika Foster has chosen for her illustrated talk on Friday 27th April the fascinating story of the mosaics of Ravenna. This Italian city was the scene of the fading of the Roman Empire.
At the next Museum and History Society meeting on Friday 30th March I'll be talking about how the Wincanton Window got started. See a slideshow of some of our enormous collection of pictures and be reminded of our recent history.
Having been homeless since 2010, a brighter future is now within reach for Wincanton Museum following collaborative talks with SCC Libraries Department and Wincanton Town Council. Just one hurdle remains - can you help?
Wincanton's Museum and History Society start their year on Friday 13th January at the Balsam Centre with a brief AGM, followed by refreshments and a talk by Father Louis Beasley-Suffolk about the History of the Catholic Church here.
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