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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.

Have you Ever Heard of Fives?

Tue 19 Feb '13, 15:31
By John Baxter
Have you Ever Heard of Fives?

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.

Be Sober, Be Vigilant! Mounted Police in Victorian London

Fri 18 Jan '13, 10:25
By John Baxter
Be Sober, Be Vigilant! Mounted Police in Victorian London

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!

An Illustrated History - Somerset and Dorset Railway

Wed 28 Nov '12, 13:23
By John Baxter
An Illustrated History - Somerset and Dorset Railway

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.

History and Museum Society Talk on Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

Fri 13 Jul '12, 11:33
By John Baxter
History and Museum Society Talk on Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee

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.

The Sun Shines on Museum Party to Thank Jeff Kingaby

Fri 6 Jul '12, 10:53
By John Baxter
The Sun Shines on Museum Party to Thank Jeff Kingaby

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's Historic Wincanton Walk Attracts Forty

Fri 8 Jun '12, 15:52
By John Baxter
Frank's Historic Wincanton Walk Attracts Forty

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?

A Walk Around Historic Wincanton

Fri 18 May '12, 15:09
By John Baxter
A Walk Around Historic Wincanton

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.

The Fabulous Mosaics of Ravenna - A Talk by Hendrika Foster

Tue 24 Apr '12, 20:23
By John Baxter
The Fabulous Mosaics of Ravenna - A Talk by Hendrika Foster

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.

Museum Talk - The Wincanton Window: A Contemporary Archive

Fri 23 Mar '12, 10:07
By John Baxter
Museum Talk - The Wincanton Window: A Contemporary Archive

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.

Wincanton Museum is to be Reborn

Tue 21 Feb '12, 18:02
By Jim Longley
Wincanton Museum is to be Reborn

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?

Father Louis Gives Church History Talk at The Balsam Centre

Fri 6 Jan '12, 14:45
By John Baxter
Father Louis Gives Church History Talk at The Balsam Centre

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.

The Story of Stourhead Gardens History Society Talk

Mon 21 Nov '11, 18:37
By John Baxter
The Story of Stourhead Gardens History Society Talk

Stourhead is our biggest local attraction for visitors who come to see its fabulous gardens. Mr Tom Burr of the National Trust will be giving us an illustrated talk about them on Friday 25th November.

When Coal Mining Was Local - An Illustrated Talk

Tue 25 Oct '11, 21:10
By John Baxter
When Coal Mining Was Local - An Illustrated Talk

Brian Shingler of Gants Mill, Bruton, is giving an intriguing illustrated talk on Friday 28th October 2011 to the Wincanton and Area Museum and History Society at the Balsam Centre.

Museum and History Society Talk: Art in the 1400's - The Arnolfini Portraits

Fri 23 Sep '11, 12:09
By John Baxter
Museum and History Society Talk: Art in the 1400's - The Arnolfini Portraits

Art lecturer, early music specialist and archaeologist Jonathan Weeks will be giving a talk centred on the Bruges artist Jan van Eyck in the Balsam Centre on Friday 30th September.

Museum and History Society Honours Chris Kemp

Sun 3 Jul '11, 14:46
By John Baxter
Museum and History Society Honours Chris Kemp

The sun shone on the Cream Tea celebration of the award of Life Membership of the Society to Chris Kemp, in recognition of his service to the community.

Somerset Witches - Lecture by Andrew Pickering

Thu 12 May '11, 10:25
By John Baxter
Somerset Witches - Lecture by Andrew Pickering

The fascinating story of one of England's darkest periods which includes the trials for witchcraft in this area. Friday 27th May in the Balsam Centre at 7.30pm. Adults £6, student rate TBA.

Museum Lecture by Hendrika Foster Attracts Excellent Turnout

Thu 3 Mar '11, 15:09
By Jeff Kingaby
Museum Lecture by Hendrika Foster Attracts Excellent Turnout

Hendrika Foster's lecture 'Venice and its Art' was a sell-out and a night to remember.

The Art of Venice - A Lecture by Hendrika Foster

Mon 31 Jan '11, 15:37
By Hendrika Foster
The Art of Venice - A Lecture by Hendrika Foster

Those who have heard her before know an illustrated lecture by Hendrika Foster is not to be missed. Put the date in your diary. Friday February 25th at the Balsam Centre at 7.30pm.

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