u3a Group Details

Local History

Week 1, Friday, 10.00 – 12.00

Venue: United Reform Church, Glastonbury

Leader: Chris Craig    Tel:01458 833857

A long-standing and very popular group, Local History continues with the usual mixture of interesting and enjoyable talks, covering topics from the locality of Glastonbury, the county of Somerset, to the South West of England.

Subjects covered in the talks and the style of presentation vary immensely, many being given by outside guest speakers showing a great deal of knowledge in their particular subject, and others (especially welcome) by our own members with a wealth of local knowledge.

Next year our subjects will include Alfred the Great, the Reformation and Dissolution of The Abbey, local industry, life in local villages and a potpourri of other subjects.

NB. Sometimes, although infrequently, an outside speaker charges a fee. In these instances group members are asked to contribute £1 each towards the cost.

Autumn 2023 Programme of Talks

22 Sept; Jon Cousns: Richard Whiting and the Dissolution of Glastonbury Abbey

6 October; Polly Corbishley: Langport and Mulchenly Abbey along the river Parrett

20 October; Allen Cotten: East Pennard, the story of a Local Village

3 November; Francis Thyer: Odds & Ens from Francus’s extensive knowledge and collection of Images

17 November; Angela Middleton: King Alfred the Great and Wessex

1 December; Tim Hopkinson-Ball: Some Glastonbury curiosities from mediaeval to modern