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Date Event Information
 10/09/2018 TALK - by Andrew Pickering (FdA and BA, Programme Manager, History, Heritage and Archaeology Strode College in Partnership with Plymouth University) - Witchcraft belief and witch-hunts in 17th century Somerset Polden Post Ed. 298 (10/18)
 09/07/2018 Group meeting; What did we learn from these recent outdoor events? An opportunity to exchange views on the field study/detectorists and Chris Sidaway’s historic walk. Polden Post Ed. 296 (08/18)
 08/07/2018 GUIDED WALK; Shapwick, led by Chris Sidaway.
 24/06/2018 Visit; Metal detecting demonstration, in a field in Edington. Polden Post Ed. 295 (07/18)
 11/06/2018 Group meeting; The Romans in Edington: the evidence sourced and presented prior to exploratory work by metal detectorists planned for Sunday afternoon 24 June (weather permitting) . Polden Post Ed. 295 (07/18)
 14/05/2018 TALK - by Dick Osborne. The Glastonbury Canal: a projected image presentation, it contains photographs along the path that the canal took. The presentation will be of interest to people who enjoy railways, in this case the Somerset Central Railway (S&D) and those who would like to know more about the River Brue and the two other forgotten Glastonbury canals. Polden Post Ed. 294 (06/18)
 09/04/2018 Group meeting; , an exploration of old maps. Polden Post Ed. 293 (05/18)
 12/03/2018 TALK - by retired Polden’s country vet Peter Mackay of Catcott. Polden Post Ed. 292 (04/18)
 12/02/2018 Group meeting; Victorian English as spoken in west Somerset: a fun run through a glossary compiled by philologist Frederick Elworthy in 1886. Polden Post Ed. 291 (03/18)
 08/01/2018 TALK Rev. Andrew Paschall (the incumbent staunch royalist parson of Chedzoy during the Monmouth Rebellion 1685) tells how Polden rebels directly influenced the outcome of the battle. A presentation with reproduction artefacts/visual images by David Sebborn in period costume.  Polden Post Ed. 290 (02/18)
 11/12/2017 SOCIAL gathering over mince pies and mulled wine  N/A
 13/11/2017 TALK by David Gwilliam: How I started Retailing in Edington  Polden Post Ed. 288 (12/17)
 11/09/2017 TALK by Chris Sidaway: History or Mystery? - How Old is Your House?  Polden Post Ed. 286 (10/17)
 15/08/2017 VISIT to Somerset Rural Life Museum, at Glastonbury   Polden Post Ed. 286 (10/17)
 17/07/2017 VISIT to Sutton Mallet Church, in conjunction with the Churches Conservation Trust   Polden Post Ed. 285 (09/17)
 10/07/2017 TALK by Sue Burne: My Tudor Merchant Adventurer Family   Polden Post Ed. 284 (08/17)
 12/06/2017 Chilton Polden material from their recent 'Village Story' day, shared by Chris Lush and Keith Ullyatt  Polden Post Ed. 283 (07/17)
 08/05/2017 TALK by Charlotte Westwood, Sedgemoor District Council Conservation Officer: "Protecting Local Heritage: the role of the conservation officer".  Polden Post Ed. 282 (06/17)
 10/04/2017 AGM. Followed by pictures and records mainly from Catcott and the King William  Polden Post Ed. 281 (05/17)
 13/03/2017 TALK by Dr Timothy Crumplin: Quaker Shoemakers of Street: a 190 year business history of C & J Clark   Polden Post Ed. 280 (04/17)
 13/02/2017 TALK by Tanya Camberwell: Mythology, Legend & Symbolism (the rhythm of life, much more than the prosodic pattern of an ‘elegy in a country churchyard’)  Polden Post Ed. 279 (03/17)
 09/01/2017 "Do You Know Your Somerset Sites", open session, members' photos of off-the-beaten-track sites of historical interest in Somerset  Polden Post Ed. 278 (02/17)
 14/11/2016 TALK - Ron Westmaas: Stories in the Sky - seeing the stars with different eyes   Polden Post Ed. 276 (12/16)
 10/10/2016       TALK - David Evans of Somerset Wildlife: Post-industrial landscapes - from Mersey to Avalon   Polden Post Ed. 275 (11/16)
 12/09/2016 TALK by Anne Murch: 18th Century Medical care   Polden Post Ed. 274 (10/16)
 18/08/2016 GUIDED WALK: Bride's Mound and Beckery Chapel, Glastonbury   Polden Post Ed.274 10/16 (TBC)
 11/07/2016 TALK by Chris Sidaway: From Peasants to Power Brokers - The Hodys of Woolavington   Polden Post Ed.273 09/16
 13/06/2016 Group meeting - S&D (Somerset and Dorset 50th anniversary of closure) and Railway memorabilia   Polden Post Ed.272 08/16
09/05/2016 TALK by David Gwilliam: "The Start of Manufacturing on the Suprema site"  Polden Post Ed.271 07/16
11/04/2016 AGM.  Then a "History of Suprema in Edington", largely taken from photos from our archive  Polden Post Ed.270 06/16
14/03/2016 TALK - John Malcolm: "Beside, On and Under the Sea"   Polden Post Ed.268 04/16
08/02/2016 Group meeting - bring your 'interesting objects' - coins, toys, tools, household items   Polden Post Ed.267 03/16
11/01/2016 TALK - Chris Sidaway: "The C17th How the Civil War and the Monmouth Rebellion effected our way of life locally and nationally"  Polden Post Ed.266 02/16
9/11/2015 TALK - A Tale of Two Hoards (or Three?) by Patsy Atkins and Agnes Auld. Hoards found on the Poldens  Polden Post Ed.264 12/15
12/10/2015 Talk - A Life at Sea by Tony Bassi  Polden Post Ed.263 11/15
14/09/2015 "Do You Know Your Somerset Sites", open session, members' photos of off-the-beaten-track sites of historical interest in Somerset  Polden Post Ed.262 10/15
13/07/2015
Talk - House Histories - The Victorian Great House, and the Georgian Poor Houses by Anne Murch, the extremes of living in Edington
 Polden Post Ed.260 08/15
08/06/2015
Group meeting - "Bring Your Local Pictures"
 Polden Post Ed.259 07/15
11/05/2015
TALK - "Fire Insurance Records - the buildings, their owners and tenants" by David Hawkings (Somerset & Dorset Family History Society)
 Polden Post Ed.258 06/15
13/04/2015
AGM.  Then local photos from the recently donated Howard Joint collection
 Polden Post Ed.257 05/15
09/03/2015
TALK by  David Gwilliam: "How not to Start a Business"
 Polden Post Ed.256  04/15
9/02/2015
Local DVDs from our own archives - Edington Panto from 2001, and Edington Pageants between 1977 and 1988
 Polden Post Ed.255  03/15
12/01/2015
Talk by  Mike Woodhead of Avalon Marshes Centre: "A history of Shapwick Peat Works; its conservation and interpretation"
 Polden Post Ed.254  02/15
10/11/2014
Talk by  Sue Burne: 'Publicans and Boatmen’, the Storeys of Bridgwater and North Petherton and how I researched them
 Polden Post Ed.252 12/14
08/11/2014 Special event at the Village Hall, Edington - "Let's Start Finding Out".  Beginners guide to researching your Family Tree.  Polden Post report anticipated
13/10/2014 Group meeting - bring & discuss personal or local objects or documents  Polden Post Ed.251 11/14
08/09/2014 Talk by  Charles Davis - "BTAS: The Italian Leg"  Polden Post Ed.250 10/14
22/07/2014 Exhibition in School Room – Edington & District in WW1  Polden Post report anticipated
18/07/2014 Steering Group Meeting – 6 members  Minutes in Archive
14/07/2014 Group Meeting – Discussion centred on Catcott Archive  No record
08/07/2014 Newsletter No.2  Copy in Archive
09/06/2014 Talk by Gerry Wheeler - Vintage Wheels  Polden Post  Ed.247 7/14
12/05/2014 Group Meeting (Andy Warhol theme)  Polden Post  Ed.246 6/14
09/05/2014 Steering Group Meeting – 8 members  Minutes in archive
09/04/2014 Talk given by Charles Davis entitled “Lady Luck all the Way” Polden Post  Ed.245 5/14
03/04/2014 Steering Group Meeting – 7 members Minutes in archive
31/03/2014 General EDHG Meeting – 18 members Minutes in archive
20/03/2014 Interim Core Team meeting – 9 members Minutes in archive
04/03/2014 Newsletter No.1 Copy in Archive
03/03/2014 Talk given by Neil Tinkley Polden Post  Ed.244 4/14
25/02/2014 Interim Core Team meeting – 5 members Minutes in archive
10/02/2014 Talk given EDHG by Tanya Camberwell of the Avalon Marshes Landscape Project, and Mark Cox, archaeologist at the School Room Polden Post  Ed.243 3/14
29/01/2014 Interim Core Team meeting – 5 members Minutes in archive
09/01/2014 Interim Core Team meeting – 5 members Minutes in archive
07/01/2014 “Way Forward” meeting of members No minutes
15/10/2013 Talk by Hilary Tudgee about Hannah More, benefactor of Bristol Polden Post  Ed.240 12/13
04/02/2013 Talk by Adam Lockyer of the Farming Advisory Group Polden Post  Ed.231 3/13
26/06/2012 Visit by Catcott School children to the School Room  
02/06/2012 Diamond Jubilee Exhibition FC4.1.29
24/04/2012 Talk by Andy Pickering about Somerset Diarists  
22/02/2012 Edington & District History Group meeting with 7 members present Minutes in archive
14/11/2011 Edington & District History Group meeting with 15 members present Minutes in archive
15/09/2011 Edington & District History Group meeting with 7 members present Minutes in archive
06/09/2011 Talk by Tony Bassi about his maritime experiences  
08/06/2011 Edington & District History Group meeting with 8 members present Minutes in archive
03/05/2011 Visit by Catcott School children to the School Room  
04/04/2011 Talk by Wendy Ransom Polden Post  Ed.209 5/11
28/03/2011 Talk by Hazel Hudson about a 17thc Wedmore doctor Polden Post  Ed.208 4/11
14/02/2011 Edington & District History Group meeting with 14 members present Minutes in archive
15/11/2010 Edington & District History Group meeting with 9 members present Minutes in archive
13/09/2010 Edington & District History Group meeting with 11 members present Minutes in archive
14/06/2010 Edington & District History Group meeting with 10 members present Minutes in archive
06/05/2010 Visit by Catcott School children to the School Room  
12/04/2010 Talk by Elizabeth Oakley on the subject of Housmans of Street, entitled “Inseparable Siblings” Polden Post  Ed.197 5/10
15/03/2010 Talk entitled “Crosse Connections” by John Porter about Andrew Crosse, early electrical experimenter of Fyne Court Polden Post  Ed.197 5/10
08/02/2010 Edington & District History Group meeting with 15 members present Minutes in archive
30/11/2009 Talk entitled “Change in the Museum” by Peter Cattermole about the Blake Museum Polden Post  Ed.193 1/10
16/11/2009 Edington & District History Group meeting with 7members present Minutes in archive
21/09/2009 Edington & District History Group meeting with 14 members present Minutes in archive
29/06/2009 Talk about Edington Poor given by Anne Murch Polden Post  Ed.188 8/09
15/06/2009 Edington & District History Group meeting with 6 members present Minutes in archive
20/05/2009 Talk by John Malcolm entitled “A Journey Through Time” Polden Post  Ed.187 7/09
20/04/2009 Edington & District History Group meeting with 7 members present Minutes in archive
23/03/2009 Talk by Mike Beale about the “Somerset & Dorset Railway Polden Post  Ed.185 5/09
09/02/2009 Edington & District History Group meeting with 8 members present Minutes in archive
19/11/2008 Talk by David Elkington about the Romans in Somerset Polden Post  Ed.181 1/09
01/11/2008 Edington & District History Group meeting with 12 members present Minutes in archive
22/10/2008 Talk by Anne Farmer about the village school at Moorlinch Polden Post  Ed.180 8/08
11/08/2008 Edington & District History Group meeting with 12 members present Minutes in archive
14/07/2008 Visit by Catcott School children to the School Room  
19/05/2008 Edington & District History Group meeting with 10 members present Minutes in archive
18/03/2008 Exhibition of Edington Story at Blake Museum Polden Post  Ed.171 3/08
25/02/2008 Talk entitled “Digging up the Past” Polden Post  Ed.170 2/08
20/02/2008 Talk given by John Rigler to Ashcott History Group about and on behalf of the EDHG  
11/02/2008 Edington & District History Group meeting with 9 members present Minutes in archive
08/10/2007 Edington & District History Group meeting with 9 members present Minutes in archive
21/07/2007 Exhibition of archive items and photographs in the School Room in association with the Flower Festival at the Church  
16/07/2007 Edington & District History Group meeting with 14 members present Minutes in archive
17/04/2007 Edington & District History Group meeting with 11 members present Minutes in archive
29/01/2007 Edington & District History Group meeting with 16 members present Minutes in archive
11/10/2006 EDHG meeting with eleven members present. Financial arrangements resolved Minutes in archive
28/06/2006 Inaugural meeting of the Edington & District History Group at Edington School Room. Sixteen members present. EDHG objectives established. Polden Post  Ed.152 8/06
19/04/2006 Final meeting of the Edington Village Archive Group, precursor to the Edington & District History Group Minutes in archive