Tintinhull Local History Group
Meetings Programme




Autumn 2017 meetings in
Village School
School Close, Vicarage St. BA22 8PX
27th September - Ross Aitken
‘Flax in South Somerset in the C14th to C18th’
The history of flax & hemp growing in our area and the social conditions as a labourer and at sea just before Trafalgar.

25th October - Brian Read
Metal Detecting

Brian will bring selectionmetal artefacts (possibly coins as well) found by members of Yeovil and Weymouth & Portland Metal-Detecting Clubs. Some objects are extremely rare or even unique in the known record.

22nd November - Ted Udall
From Slavery to the Workhouse: TheLaws in England

How the origins of the Poor Laws evolved back in Tudor times up to the start of the Victorian era, including some of the documentation which those laws generated and which can be used for family research.

13th December - Group
Elizabethan Social Evening
Frolics, vittles and quizes ‘Tudor Style’ in Village School Hall





Spring 2018 meetings in the new
Tintinhull Village Hall
24th January - Matthew French
Dowsing - some history and uses
This talk will focus on various aspects of dowsing, its history, its uses and how it can be applied both to everyday life and to various disciplines such as water divining, health and archaeology. Pendulums and rods will be available for people to try for themselves.
28th February - Richard Brunning
Lost Islands

The project looks at the archaeology of the ‘islands’ of hard geology in the Somerset levels and moors floodplain from all periods with work at Aller, Greylake, Burtle, Beckery, Muchelney and Shapwick set against what we know about the changing environment of the floodplain.

28 March - Members
The post conquest evolution of the Tintinhull Landscape
25th April - Marilyn Smith - after a short AGM
19th Century Rings and their Significance

After a short AGM, group member Marilyn, will give a colourful presentation with a brief overview of the huge variety of rings which were made and worn for different reasons e.g. Memorial rings:- rings commemorating significant events and people; simple wedding rings; love tokens etc., as well as rings made purely for decoration or statement of fashion awareness; for those of very modest means or the wealthy. All these rings would have been worn all over England and Bath was certainly a leader of fashion in the early 19th century. A few specimen rings will be on display.

Summer Break
Tour of Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker
- Saturday 12th May 3pm

After a very interesting talk last September, Ross Aitken will give our group a tour around the new re-furbished Twineworks and Museum. Donation of £2 per person


Tour of Church House, Crowcombe - Wednesday 4th July 10am - 1pm

A guided tour by Peter Menneer of the Church and into Church House for a presentation and refreshments.
Then a guided tour around Church House, followed by a walk to the quarry and lime kiln.
Local pub for lunch, if booked. Donation of £2 per person

2018 meetings are held in Tintinhull Village Hall
at 7.30 pm Vicarage Street. BA22 8PY

Visitors £3 Members £1 Full membership £8
Refreshments included.
Non members welcome.
Contact:- Ed Lorch tlhg@mac.com or Flora.wragg@gmail.com
Check out the TLHG website at
www.tintinhull-localhistory.org.uk