Entries by Andrew Buchanan


Over the past few years Nick Mayor and Austin Little created a series of 20 Westbury Walks. These vary in length, but each one starts and finishes at The Cross, and has a detailed description of the route and points of interest along it. It’s important that these descriptions are kept up-to-date, a major task […]

Westbury Baptisms, Marriages & Burials – full lists

To help those interested in researching local and family history, the Westbury Society page now includes links to downloadable .pdf files covering all the known baptisms, marriages and burials in St Lawrence church and churchyard. For privacy, the publicly available data only goes up to 1920. Should you need post-1920 information, please use the Contact Form […]

Westbury Society programme – 2018/2019

The programme for Thursday evening talks in Westbury Village Hall between September 2018 and April 2019 will be: 20th September 2018   Ladybirds – Brian Pincen 1st November 2018       Westbury WW1, Stories from the Memorial – Sue Caola & Sylvia Healey 29th November 2019    A Village for Bats  – Dave Cottle 24th January 2019       Wassail – Alan […]

Westbury Archaeology display in the Community Shop

Following the recent Barry Lane Lecture given by David Dawson, the display on the  Westbury Society Archaeology Group’s excavation at Court House Farm and other investigations around the parish is now in the back room of the Community Shop. If you want to learn more about the archaeology and history of Westbury, just ask the shop […]

Another Square Tea Party

Westbury’s social life continues to thrive! For the ninth year running, residents of The Square and houses close by held their annual Bank Holiday Tea Party on Sunday 27th August. It’s a very informal event, with people bringing out garden chairs and tables, and providing a wide range of sandwiches, scones, and cakes to share around. […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

An excellent evening, with The Handlebards eliciting gales of laughter from a large crowd. Many thanks to Westbury Footlights for organising and supporting this fun event. Oh yes, we mustn’t forget to mention the Westbury residents who joined the cast…..

Westbury Archaeology – progress?

The dig at Court House Farm continues to throw up questions. We have strong evidence showing that the building we’re excavating was built for the Bishop of Bath and Wells sometime between 1100 and 1150, and that it is most likely to be a “first floor hall house”. (Imagine an earlier version of the Abbot’s […]