Mid Somerset


The Mid Somerset group meets in the comfortable surroundings of the Residents' Lounge at Bluestone Court, a retirement apartment complex in Oxendale St, Street. Evening talks start at 7.30pm. As well as running an interesting programme of talks and events, members of the Group help in the Wells and Mendip Museum Library on a Wednesday morning and it was through the Museum that the group became involved in the digitization and indexing of the Phillips photographic portraits. They have been involved in identifying many of the people in the portraits. The Group also runs a Family History Help desk in Wells Library on the second Saturday of the Month.


Steve Wilkinson, 4 King Alfred’s Way, Wedmore, Somerset BS28 4BB. 01934 712724. Click here to e-mail.

Programme 2017

12 January  Annual Business Meeting followed by 'Being a Registrar' - Paola Moor

9 February  Joseph Clark (1834-1926) West Country Artist - Eric Galvin

9 March       My Ancestor was a …. - Members

13 April       Social History of the Parish Registers - Ted Udall

11 May        From Emperor to Workhouse - Peter de Dulin                

8 June         Somerset Coal Canal - Patrick Moss

13 July        Lives around the Borough Gardens - Brian Bates

10 August   Church Houses – the Rise and Fall of Merry England - Sandy Tebbutt        

14 September  William and the Spanish Wife - Andrew Janes

12 October   Pearl and Alfonso - John Porter

9 November  SS Great Britain - Brian Aston

14 December Two out of Three ain’t bad! - Ann-Marie Wilkinson