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Date Event Information
 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