What’s On

The society offers a programme of talks. Non-members are very welcome to attend talks on payment of a small charge. The programme also includes summer group visits for which members pay sufficient to cover costs. Visits are always made by coach and while members are given priority, non-members are welcome at a small additional charge.

To view or download a printable programme for the current year, click here.Evening lecture March 2014

2020 EVENING AND MORNING TALKS, Tuesdays in the Grove Building, Church St, Mere, Warminster BA12 6DS.
A payment of £3 is asked of non-members.


10 March: Lady Butler – 19thC Battle Artist Felicity Herring
13 October: The Borgias Jerry Meyer (in association with Mere Literary Festival)
10 November: Nepal and the Gurkhas Johnny Fenn
1 December: Bikes, Boers, Bleriot and Brooklands: The life and times of an Edwardian Inventor, adventurer and entrepreneur Jane Mason.
Dates for 2021 Morning Talks:5 January, 2 February, 9 March


3 March: “Escape or Die”: King Charles II Escape after the Battle of Worcester,  Paul Cordle
7 April: AGM at 7.00pm + talk
Saxons, swineherds, weavers and convicts: One family’s ties to the history of Mere, Susan Winch
14 April: Trade Route Tapestry: to Eastern Seas, J S Lang
6 October: The Canal Age, Paul Atterbury
3 November: Wiltshire Gate Lodges, James Holden
8 December: tba
Dates for 2021 Evening Talks:2 March, 6 April (also AGM), 13 April

Summer Visits 2020
Monday 18 May: Saint Fagans national museum of history
Thursday 18 June: Forde Abbey
Wednesday 15 July: Knightshayes (National Trust)
Tuesday 1 September: Malmesbury and Crofton Beam Engines