Registered Charity No. 1179718

We organise a programme of talks and visits, collect local photographs, research aspects of local history and produce publications of local interest. We can also provide guided history walks around Langport.
Visiting speakers are invited to give illustrated talks on subjects of historical interest, either about the local area or more generally. Our talks are held in the Langport & Huish Sports & Social Club, Eastover, Langport TA10 9RZ, at 7.30pm on the first Monday of the month, excepting Bank Holidays, when we meet a week later. There are no meetings in July and August. Talks are free to members. Non-members are very welcome, £4.00 per talk.


Our talks usually take place in the Langport & Huish Sports & Social Club, Eastover, TA10 9RZ. They start at 7.30pm on the first Monday in the month, except if that is a Bank Holiday, when we meet a week later, and July and August, when we don't meet. Talks are free to members. Non-members are very welcome, £4.00 per talk.

2 October 2023
Janet Seaton & Barry Winetrobe. The Stuckeys and Stuckey’s Bank (followed by the AGM)

6 November 2023
Giles Bradford. Bradfords: 250 years as part of the Somerset community

8 January 2024
Alan Stone. The orchard Wassail

5 February 2024
Andrew Powell-Thomas. Somerset during World War Two

4 March 2024
Dr Mark Hutchinson. Bishops as Lords of Wells and their Palace c.909-c.1860

8 April 2024
Chris Hocking. History and traditions of Bridgwater Carnival

13 May 2024
Richard Kay. Gaiety, piety and poverty: images of Victorian childhood

3 June 2024
Brian Wright. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall: nursery rhymes – a hidden history

2 September 2024
Chris Eldridge. The Normans in Somerset

Membership costs £15 per annum, which includes all talks, newsletters and a copy of Level Talk, our annual compilation of local history articles. If you would like to join, please contact our Treasurer, Peter Mottram on 07936 166841 or motty.goodwood@yahoo.co.uk

Contact us via our website https://langportheritage.org.uk; email info@langportheritage.org.uk, or phone 0792 146 1765.

Chair - Janet Seaton
Tel: 01458 259310 Email: langporthistory@fastmail.com
Vice Chair – Anne Michell
Tel: 01458 250863 Email: anne.michell@btinternet.com
Treasurer – Peter Mottram
Tel: 07936 166841 Email: motty.goodwood@yahoo.co.uk

For more information about the Langport & District History Society, please visit our website https://langportheritage.org.uk. Here you can also find extensive illustrated information about the history of the area, and about Walter Bagehot, Langport’s most famous inhabitant. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact us at langporthistory@fastmail.com.


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