Meetings Programme 2017/18
All Meetings in St Andrew’s Hall,Yetminster at 2.30pm
Annual membership £7.50. Non-members and guests welcome – £2 entrance

13th September 2017

Jonathon Weeks – music
The talk is usually called ‘A Blast from the Past’ and consists of introducing and playing the following instruments in a lively, informative and amusing fashion. Reed pipe, shawm, bagpipes, double pipes, bladder pipe, hornpipe, crumhorn, corn amuse, kortholt, flute, bone whistles, double whistle, gemshorn, pipe and tabor, recorders, partitive organ and small hurdy gurdy. And possibly others!

October 11th
Colin Maggs

Railways – Bath to Weymouth & more

The history of the Wessex line.

Colin G Maggs MBE MA is a railway historian and author of more than 60books about British railways, particularly in the Southwest. He has written many articles and made several TV & radio appearances on the subject

November 8th
Janet Few

 Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs

The lives of our seventeenth century ancestors – Why do you need a bum roll?, what did the cavaliers use for deodorant? These and many more questions you never thought to ask will be answered.

Janet Few works as an historical interpreter and thru’  her alter ego – “ Mistress Agnes“ – brings to life living in the 17th century for everyday folk.


 December 6th

XMAS Party


February 14th
Anne King

The Baronet of Bladen

The life and time of Sir Ernest Debenham

Anne King is a local Dorset historian

 March 14th

Boney Pyke

Tsar Nicholas II & Russian Revolution

The life, and death, of Tsar Nicholas

Boney Pyke needs, I am sure, no introduction.

11th April

Lyme Regis Museum

 and the new Mary Anning Wing

Includes a talk on a specialist subject.

9th May

Coach Trip to Exeter

Tours of Exeter Cathedral,

Guildhall &Tuckers Hall


13th June

Brympton House,

Historic Mansion, Yeovil


11th July

Coach Trip to

Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth

and Breamore House, Fordingbridge

September 12th
Jeremy Michell

The Franklin Expedition – booked

An insight into the ill-fated expedition.

Jeremy Michell is Historic Photographs and Ships Plans Manager, at the National Maritime Museum so is well placed to give the story of this expedition. He has been working on an exhibition of this for sometime and it is now on display at Greenwich