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Tintinhull Local History Group Meetings Programme Autumn 2015
23rd September - Ed and Members
‘Community, Church and Commonwealth ’
Anecdotes from the 17th century documents of Tintinhull and elsewhere.
Membership fees due tonight
28th October - John Allen,
Peter & Trish Lockhart-Smith, Steve Whitlock and Keith Rice
will present stories and facts from research about the men and women from Tintinhull who took part in WW1. A book to be published shortly.
Tintinhull and World War One’
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History of Somerset Carnivals’ dating back to 1605
As well as the history, John will relate his involvement in the organisation of Glastonbury
Carnivals This year Glastonbury Carnival will be on 21st November, don’t miss it!!
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16th December - Medieval Social Evening
Medieval food, music, and fun plus an illustrated presentation
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Spring 2016
27th January - Sarah Villiers
‘Bondage’
Sarah’s talk traces some of the Somerset emigrants who in order to fund the journey to the Colonies, became indentured for a fixed period, or ‘bonded servants’.
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24th February - David Mountstephens
‘The History of Yandles’
A talk about the family-run sawmill founded in 1860 by Henry Yandle
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‘The Vikings in the South West’
Records of raids and battles in the Bristol and English Channels, explored through evidence found in the form of stone sculpture, place-names and finds of metal objects.
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27th April - Nigel Harvey and Group Members
‘Tithe Mead Archaeology Dig and TARLAP updates’
All evening meetings 7.30pm Tintinhull Village Hall. Vicarage Street. (Unless otherwise stated)
Free Refreshments. Non members welcome Visitors £3 Members £1 Full membership £8
Contact:- Ed Lorch tlhg@mac.com or Flora.wragg@gmail.com for further information. Check out the history group website at www.tintinhull-localhistory.org.uk

Tintinhull Local History Group

Meetings Programme
Autumn 2015

25th March - Derek Stevens
‘ Life as an evacuee During WW2 billeted in Axminster ‘
Recollections of a Wartime Evacuee and other stories.

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29th April - Denny Robbins
‘A Street in Time: a snapshot of a Somerset street based on 1840’s documents’
A plethora of manufacturers all living & working in one short ‘industrial’ street that
‘magically’ had a stream. This stream was also previously important, being the main
approach to the Norman Castle.
There will be a short AGM tonight

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Summer Break
Wednesday 15th July 10.30 am at Hunter’s Lodge, Raymond’s Hill, Axminster
Guided tour around Whitchurch Canicorum & Charmouth Castle - John Allen
23rd September - Ed and Members
‘Church Commonwealth and the Civil War’

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28th October - John Allen, Peter & Trish Lockhart-Smith
‘Tintinhull and World War One’

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25th November - John Dando
History of Somerset Carnivals’ dating back to 1605

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16th December - Medieval Social Evening
Medieval food, music, and fun

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Spring 2016
27th January - Sarah Villiers
‘Bondage’

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24th February - David Mountstephens
‘The History of Yandles’

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23rd March –Derek Gore
‘The Vikings in the South West’

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27th April - Group Members
‘tba’

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All evening meetings 7.30pm Tintinhull Village Hall. Vicarage Street.
(Unless otherwise stated)
Free Refreshments. Non members welcome Visitors £3 Members £1 Full membership £8
Contact:- Ed Lorch tlhg@mac.com or Flora.wragg@gmail.com for further information. Check out the history group website at www.tintinhull-localhistory.org.uk


Tintinhull Local History Group
Meetings Programme 2014

26th February - Denny Robbins

‘Witch Marks. Protection from evil spirits?’
Apotropaic and other deliberate protective ‘marks’ in vernacular buildings
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26th March - Joe and Christine King

‘Mapping of Somerset’
A compilation of all the intriguing people who have played their part in the Mapping of the County of Somerset. The talk is full of political intrigue and religious skulduggery in the Court of Queen Elizabeth I and carries on until the modern day.
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23rdApril - BrianPhelps
‘Tales from a Somerset Country Copper’ A light-hearted talk about Brian’s ex village Bobby and his life in the force circa 1934 - 1959 (there will be a short AGM tonight)
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Summer Break Wednesday 23rd July
Members tour of Wells Cathedral and ‘High Parts’ 1.15pm start

Autumn

24th September - Richard Bradford
‘Somerset Levels and Moors - past and present’
The geography and illustrated history of the moors from 8,000 - 10,000 years ago to the present day.
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22nd October - Niall Sharples
‘Ham Hill update’

26th November - Philip Hoyland
‘Benefits, Brass and the Girtest, Grandest Day - The West country Friendly Societies’ A verbal history with images and a selection of brasses.
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17th December - Stanchester Quire
Around 50 Quire members will present a Christmas concert with historical anecdotes. Tickets will be on sale for £5 each in November
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All evening meetings 7.30pm Tintinhull Village Hall. Vicarage Street.
(Unless otherwise stated)
Refreshments. Non members welcome. - £3 entrance fee. Members £1 Contact:- Ed Lorch tlhg@mac.com or Flora.wragg@gmail.com for further information. Check out the history group website at www.tintinhull-localhistory.org.uk


Meetings Programme 2013

23rd January – Ray Cozens ‘Grave Matters’
What are the secrets beneath the collapsed grave in Tintinhull Church grave yard? And how is this grave linked to one of our History Group Members?
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27th February – Ed Lorch ‘Anecdotes of medieval village life
How village documents give us insight into village life in medieval and early modern period Tintinhull
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27th March – Dr. Tim Hopkinson-Ball ‘Glastonbury Abbey’
After a three year study in partnership with the University of Reading, Tim will present an updated overview of the Abbey's history and archaeology, with special reference to Tintinhull
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24th April - Fergus Dowding Crawling out of the Dark Ages
A look at early local settlement and governance. The creation of the Hundred Parish of Martock and the effect the Tithe Acts had, with reference to Tintinhull There will be a short AGM tonight
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Summer Break
26th June - John Allen Summer Walk - ‘Westonzoyland and the Monmouth Rebellion’ (Weather permitting - Time and meeting place to be arranged)
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Autumn Meetings
25th September - Sarah Villiers ‘Indoors - Outdoors; servant’s lives’
Using data from Lytes Cary (and beyond)
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23rd October - tba
27th November - Mike Robbins ‘Law and Order in the Past’
How were Medieval muggers brought to justice?

18th December - Jonathan Weeks
‘A Blast from the Past pt 2 ; The horns and strings of the Middle Ages’
The horns and strings of the Middle Ages. Jonathan will talk about and play 18 different musical instruments from that period, such things as lyres, citoles, symphonies, tromba marina and rebec and will sing the earliest know song in the English language. 
(please note this is an earlier than normal meeting night for Dec only)

All evening meetings 7.30pm Tintinhull Village Hall. Vicarage Street.
(Unless otherwise stated)
Refreshments. Non members welcome. - £3 entrance fee. Members free Contact:- Ed Lorch or Flora Wragg for further information.

Meetings Programme 2012

Wednesday 27th June 7pm Unfortunately this event has been CANCELLED
'A Guided Tour around the Archaeological Landscape of the Village of Tintinhull'
This will be a 1.5 - 2 hour walk across fields describing Prehistoric and Medieval features of the village.. Meet at Tintinhull Village Hall at 7pm.
Wednesday 25th July 6.30pm - John Allen
'Montacute Guided Walk' 1.5 to 2 hours
Starting from Montacute House at 6.30pm. Taking in the Park, visiting the site of Montacute Mill and then over to the Village Pound area, across to Ladies Walk and through the woods to Hollow lane. Down the lane towards the village and turning left into the area of the Abbey, with its pond and dove cote etc. and then left behind St Michael's Hill towards Hedgecot Hill, around St Michael's and back into the village. Finishing with a drink at the King's Arms and if possible take a look in St Catherine's Church.
Wednesday 1st August - Hayley Roberts - Click to see the Poster
Outreach Officer, Cambridge Archaeological Unit, University of Cambridge
'Ham Hill Talk' at Tintinhull Village Hall, Vicarage Street, 7:30pm
Ham Hill is the largest hillfort in the country. Archaeologists from Cambridge Archaeological Unit and Cardiff University will talk about their amazing discoveries on the hill. You will see some of the artefacts recovered and learn about the hidden history.
There will be a small entrance charge of £2 for this event
26th September – Sarah Villiers
‘Village Schools of Somerset’
24th October – Peter Tinney
‘Childhood reflections of life on a Somerset Farm in 1950's’
28th November – Rob Curtis
‘Smuggling Tales and Trails’
Tintinhull & Martock History Groups Joint Event
5th December – Beaminster Gallery Quire
'West Gallery' music directed by Ronald Emett
St. Margaret's Church, Tintinhull at 7.30pm
An c18th costumed quire of twenty or so singers and musicians perform a light hearted and amusing concert including traditional village church music with readings, and anecdotes of times past. Tickets will be sold for this event from October
All evening meetings 7.30pm Tintinhull Village Hall. Vicarage Street.
(Unless otherwise stated)
Refreshments. Non members welcome. - £3 entrance fee
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