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West Wilts

Events

Forthcoming Events

26 February 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

New Towns in the 21st Century

(Group: Architecture)

A talk by Alan Soldat and Mary Anderson
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

27 February 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

Curious Bath not 'The Road to Bath'

(Group: Local History)

A change of topice for this meeting. Ex mayoral guide Dickon Povey explores some of the lesser known byways of Bath.
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

29 February 2024
2:00 PM
Trips

Walking near Devizes

(Group: Walking)

The Walking Group walk in the Devizes area.
Venue: Open Air Group

5 March 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

"Ladies Lost in History" - Eleanor of Aquitaine

(Group: History)

A talk part of our "Ladies Lost in History" series
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

6 March 2024
Talk

Climbers and Clematis

(Group: Gardening)

our speaker, Marcel Floyd from Showell Nurseries, Chippenham, is an award-winning grower who has attended many large garden shows.

12 March 2024
2:30 PM
Talk

Control Engineering Introduction

(Group: Science and Engineering)

A talk by Colin Jones
Venue: Progressive Hall

13 March 2024
2:30 PM
Talk

'What lies beneath'....

(Group: Archaeology)

A talk by Dave Howse 'What Lies Beneath': the occupation of Doggerland and Ancient Britain
Venue: Guide HQ Trowbridge Park

14 March 2024
8:00 AM
Trips

Black Country Living Museum Trip

(Group: Day Trips)

If you would like to come please contact the Organiser after 9am on Monday 22nd January to register. There will be a TRIP to the BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM The […]

Cost: £35
Booking Required

20 March 2024
2:00 PM
Monthly Main Meeting

2024 AGM

Book the date for the 2024 AGM papers and details to follow in 2024! Details are posted here as available
Venue: St James Church Hall

22 March 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

Crooners, Chanteuses and Duets  

(Group: Music Appreciation 3)

Carmen presents and afternoon of music featuring Crooners, Chanteuses and Duets  
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

25 March 2024
2:00 PM
Talk

Post war planning of Plymouth

(Group: Architecture)

A discussion on the Post war planning of Plymouth led by Stephen Carey, based on the film 'The Way we live'
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

26 March 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

Trowbridge Barracks

(Group: Local History)

A Talk by Neil Ashley
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

2 April 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

"Ladies Lost in History" - Clementine Churchill

(Group: History)

A talk part of our "Ladies Lost in History" series
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

3 April 2024
Talk

A talk on Stourhead

(Group: Gardening)

Speaker tbc

9 April 2024
2:30 PM
Talk

Electric Cars

(Group: Science and Engineering)

A talk by Ray Fox
Venue: Progressive Hall

10 April 2024
2:30 PM
Talk

Stories of Winchester

(Group: Archaeology)

A talk by John Salvat 'Stories of Winchester.'
Venue: Guide HQ Trowbridge Park

17 April 2024
2:00 PM
Monthly Main Meeting

Spring in Southwick Nature Reserve.

What to look for in Spring. A talk by Ali Rasey, Countryside Officer
Venue: St James Church Hall

22 April 2024
Trips

The Italianate Church in Wilton (Visit)

(Group: Architecture)

The Architecture Group will visit the Italiante Church in Wilton. Details from the Group Leader

23 April 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

May be given in evidence

(Group: Local History)

May be given in evidence: stories from the quarter sessions, a talk by Steve Hobbs
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

26 April 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

In two parts - part one...

(Group: Music Appreciation 3)

The Flute in Jazz, then Yacht Rock, Still Thinking presentations by Alan
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

7 May 2024
2:00 PM
Trips

Guided visit to Trowbridge Cemetery

(Group: History)

This History Group goes 'walkabout' please note the earlier starting time

8 May 2024
2:30 PM
Talk

Virtual Reality in Archaeology

(Group: Archaeology)

A demonstration of  VR applications in Archaeology by Ruth Yoxon, Wessex Archaeology.
Venue: Guide HQ Trowbridge Park

14 May 2024
2:30 PM
Talk

Drones

(Group: Science and Engineering)

A talk by Dickon Povey
Venue: Progressive Hall

14 May 2024
Trips

Round Robin Boat and Train Trip

(Group: Day Trips)

Travelling by boat and train, this is a fun and distinctively different way to explore two of Devon’s charming towns! This is a daytrip where you can make the day […]

Cost: The cost for this trip is: £17.50 coach & drivers tip, plus £9.50 boat & train – at total of £27.00
Booking Required

15 May 2024
2:00 PM
Monthly Main Meeting

It's a vet's life

A talk by Neil Brimson
Venue: St James Church Hall

20 May 2024
2:00 PM
Talk

Charles Rennie MacKintosh's Hill House

(Group: Architecture)

A talk by Mary Anderson on Charles Rennie MacKintosh's Hill House, Helensburgh.
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

24 May 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

In two parts - part two...

(Group: Music Appreciation 3)

The Flute in Jazz, then Yacht Rock, Still Thinking presentations by Alan
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

28 May 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

The Kennet & Avon Canal

(Group: Local History)

A talk by Ken Foster
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

4 June 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

"Ladies Lost in History" - Ela, Countess of Salisbury

(Group: History)

A talk part of our "Ladies Lost in History" series
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

11 June 2024
2:30 PM
Talk

Man made pollution

(Group: Science and Engineering)

A talk by Colin Jones
Venue: Progressive Hall

19 June 2024
2:00 PM
Monthly Main Meeting

What happens to our rubbish?

A talk by Allan Mason
Venue: St James Church Hall

27 June 2024
Trips

A Trip to Lulworth and Tynham

(Group: Day Trips)

A trip is planned to Lulworth & Tynham. Further details will be available in May.

2 July 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

"Ladies Lost in History" - Lady Painters

(Group: History)

A talk in our "Ladies Lost in History" series
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

11 July 2024
Trips

Trip to Banbury & Sulgrave Manor

(Group: Day Trips)

A trip is planned to visit, Banbury & Sulgrave Manor & Gardens. Details in due course.

6 August 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

Miscellany of short presentations from our members

(Group: History)

A Miscellany of short presentations from our members
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

3 September 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

"Ladies Lost in History" - Bess of Hardwick

(Group: History)

A talk in our "Ladies Lost in History" series
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

12 September 2024
Trips

Sculpture Lakes and Dorchester

(Group: Day Trips)

A trip is planned to the Sculpture Lakes & Dorchester. Details in due course.

1 October 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

"Ladies Lost in History" - Jennie Trout

(Group: History)

A talk in our A talk in our "Ladies lost in history" series
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

1 October 2024
Trips

Seaton & Beer Quarry Caves

(Group: Day Trips)

A trip is planned to Seaton & Beer Quarry Caves. Details later.

22 October 2024
Trips

ABBAphonic at the Royal Albert Hall

(Group: Day Trips)

Tuesday 22 October 2024, 7.30pm Dance the night away to timeless chart-topping tracks: Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Money, Money, Money, Take a Chance on Me, S.O.S., Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper, The […]

Booking Required

1 November 2024
Trips

London Free & Easy

(Group: Day Trips)

A Trip to London is planned for November, the date and other details to be confirmed.

5 November 2024
Trips

Let’s Face the Music at the Royal Albert Hall

(Group: Day Trips)

Tuesday 5 November 2024, 7.30pm Featuring much-loved songs and duets from: Singin’ In The Rain, Guys & Dolls, Anything Goes, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Hello, Dolly!, West […]

Booking Required

1 December 2024
Trips

Waddesdon Manor

(Group: Day Trips)

A trip is planned for December to Waddesdon Manor NT. Date and details to be confirmed later