Taunton is a thriving group which always attracts good audiences for a variety of speakers at our   Court meetings. Several of our members give talks but we also have guest speakers from other groups within the society and from outside. We try to mix educational and informative talks with fun. Once a year we hold members' evenings when everyone is invited to participate if they wish and we have an annual outing as well as a Christmas Social evening. There are also monthly self-help meetings at a smaller venue when members can get together to discuss research they are doing and to help each other.

Talks are at Kilkenny Court (beside the large car park which is above the railway station), Station Approach, Taunton, TA2 7QL. The Informal self-help meetings are held at Robin Close Community Hall, Bishops' Hull. Talks and meetings begin at 7.30pm

Several members of our branch run voluntary sessions in Taunton Library on a regular basis when the public can book times to get help in discovering how to research their family histories


Sue Burne (Chairman Taunton Group), 6 Townsend Lane, Chilton Polden, Somerset TA7 9EL.

Tel. 01278 722706. Click here to e-mail:

Programme 2018

2 January: Somerset Worthies and not-so-Worthies  - Chris Sideway 

6 February The Fall of the House of Porch  - Roger Parsons

6 March: A Soldier of the Queen - Andrew Janes

3 April Members Evening - MY WW1 Ancestor

1 May Insights into Art: Joseph Clark 1834-1926 - Eric Galvin

5 June Thinking outside the box - Lynne Cleaver 

3 July Mad Earl Henry & other despicable relations -Sue Burne

7 August Members’ outing to Street visiting the Shoe Museum etc.

4 September My Family Tree, Root & Branch - Mike Bolton

2 October The other Phillips Photographic Collection - Ann-Marie Wilkinson

6 November Animals in Archaeology- Steve Tofts  

4 December Members’ evening Xmas Social and Quiz