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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 Stone

21st February 2019      Strawberries  –  Helen Batt

21st March 2019           Barry Lane Lecture, archaeological subject TBC – Vince Russett

25th April 2019            The Hedgehog Predicament – Colin Varndell

 

All talks start at 7.30pm

Westbury 1838 Tithe Roll

For those interested in local history, we have a facsimile of the 1838 Tithe Roll for Westbury.

If you’d like to see it, contact us via the form on the Westbury Society page

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 […]

Westbury-sub-Mendip census returns for 1851, 1861 & 1871

The Westbury Society has hard copies of the complete census lists for 1851, 1861 & 1871.

If you’re interested in local history, or just want to find out who lived in your house back then, email us using the form at the bottom of the Westbury Society page to arrange to look at them.

As you can see from the photo of a sample page, they’re not that easy to decipher, but they are very rich in detail.

WsM 1851 census sample page