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West Wilts

Events

To avoid disappointment please do not attend any events, group meetings or monthly meetings as a visitor unless you have, in advance, contacted the event organiser / group leader or Membership Secretary (for monthly meetings), Thank you.

Forthcoming Events

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

25 April 2024
2:00 PM
Trips

Walk from Semington

(Group: Walking)

The April Thursday afternoon walk will be led by Eric in the Semington area (date updated)
Venue: Open Air Group

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
11:00 AM
Trips

Walk at Great Chalfield (provisional)

(Group: Walking)

Provisionally, walk involving Great Chalfield. More details to follow.
Venue: Open Air Group

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 Rise and Fall of the Kennet & Avon Canal

(Group: Local History)

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

30 May 2024
2:00 PM
Trips

Walk near Haytesbury (provisional)

(Group: Walking)

Walk up onto the edge of the Plain from Heytesbury. Wonderful views. More details to follow.
Venue: Open Air Group

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

25 June 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

Trowbridge Town Hall

(Group: Local History)

A talk by Lynne Drewett on Trowbridge Town Hall and it's history
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

27 June 2024
Trips

[Cancelled] Trip to Lulworth and Tynham

The planned to Lulworth & Tynham ha been cancelled.

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.

17 July 2024
2:00 PM
Monthly Main Meeting

Adventures of an 'heir hunter'

A talk by Kirstie Grey
Venue: St James Church Hall

23 July 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

Isaac Pitman

(Group: Local History)

A talk by Simon Welch
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

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

21 August 2024
2:00 PM
Monthly Main Meeting

Designing the Trowbridge Flag

A talk by Mike Prior
Venue: St James Church Hall

27 August 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

Box Tunnel and the navvy army

(Group: Local History)

A talk by Dinah Starkey
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.

18 September 2024
2:00 PM
Monthly Main Meeting

A Day in the life of a Roman citizen

A talk by Mike Stone
Venue: St James Church Hall

24 September 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

The John of Gaunt School

(Group: Local History)

A talk by Beryl Baggs
Venue: St Thomas Church Hall / Lounge

1 October 2024
2:15 PM
Talk

"A Salient Spaniard"

(Group: History)

A talk in our "Ladies lost in history" series The meeting title has been updated...... further details to follow
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.

16 October 2024
2:00 PM
Monthly Main Meeting

A Buzz in the garden.....

A talk on gardening for bees...
Venue: St James Church Hall

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