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. 

Talks are at Kilkenny Court (beside the large car park which is above the railway station), Station Approach, Taunton, TA2 7QL, 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 2019

1 January No meeting

5 February Gone & Not Forgotten-a name commemorated - Andrew Janes

5 March Members’ Evening  “Fact or Fiction?” sharing a family legend

2 April  Titanic - John Hudson

7 May  Bygones and Mysterious Objects - Anne Murch

4 Jun Where Did They Come From? - Ted Udall

2 July Politics and Pills: an 1820 Medical Bill - Caroline Gurney

6 August Outing to Watchet: museums and a walk

3 September  Tiverton Museum - Pippa Griffith

1 October Business Women in Bath in the early 19th century - Ana Russell

5 November Local Lads who went to War - Darren Berry

3 December Social and Quiz