History Society becomes a charity

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The Langport & District History Society has just announced that it has become a registered charity.

Its aim is to advance education for the public benefit into the history of Langport and the surrounding areas. Anyone who supports this aim is welcome to become a member. Details of how to join are on its website.
The Society has a number of talks, visits, publications and other activities:

TALKS
Visiting speakers are invited to give illustrated talks on subjects of historical interest, mostly about the local area.
The talks are held in Langport Library, Whatley, Langport. They start at 7.30pm on the first Monday in the month, except if that is a Bank Holiday, when members and guests meet a week later, and July and August, when there are no meetings. Talks are free to members. Non-members are very welcome, £4.00 per talk.

VISITS
Recent visits have been to the Poppy Factory in Richmond, Surrey, John Boyd Textiles in Castle Cary and Dawes Twine Works at West Coker.

PUBLICATIONS
Langport & Huish Episcopi through time Amberley Publishing, 2013. Copies available from the Secretary, price £12.00
Hand in glove: Langport's gloving history. Pict's Hill Publishing, 2017. Copies available from the Secretary, price £5.00
Level Talk. All members receive a copy of our annual collection of local history items, Level Talk. Contributions are very welcome.

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Current research projects focus on: the Battle of Langport Trail, Langport carnivals and Langport cemetery records. Please contact the Society if you have information or would like to help with any of these projects.
We have a collection of digital copies of photographs of Langport and the surrounding area. If you have any old photos that you are willing to lend, please get in touch. A selection is on display at the Black Swan pub in North Street.
The Society has mounted exhibitions about Walter Bagehot, Langport carnivals, the river, and local men who died in the First World War. If you would like to help put on a display again, please get in touch.
The Society is happy to answer enquiries, please contact: langporthistory@fastmail.com.

More information can be found on the website https://sites.google.com/site/langportheritage/home

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