History Society becomes a charity

Home » Latest News » History Society becomes a charity
Langport Historical logo

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

More news from Curry Rivel

road-ahead-closed-signs-p1270-38800_zoom
TG: Mon 13 Jul

The road between Puckington and Ruskway Lane is to be closed from 20 July 2020 for 61 days. Click the button underneath the picture for full information and a map with suggested...

St. Andrews church
TG: Sun 12 Jul

St. ANDREW'S CHURCH IS OPENPlease read and observe these rules carefully. They are here for your protection and the protection of others.PLEASE FOLLOW CAREFULLY THE DIRECTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS OF THE CELEBRANT AND SIDESMEN AT ALL TIMES. THEY ARE THERE FOR YOUR SAFETY.�- The Church is open for individual private prayer on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for Acts of...

forgetmenotcafe
TG: Thu 09 Jul 2:53pm

The Forget Me Not Cafe last opened at Curry Rivel Village Hall on 16th March, and for the time being, is closed.Prior to the temporary closure, due to the current Covid situation, the Cafe was very popular and was... 'a great place to make friends, especially for those with memory challenge'We do hope all those that attended the Cafe are surviving the lock down, and we...