Welcome to WANHS

Our Society exists to promote the study of local archaeology, natural history and history through talks, field studies and nature walks.

Lecture Programme 2019/2020


Our lectures scheduled for April and May have been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. Once it has passed we hope to reschedule these events. When we know more we will let you know here.

Meetings will be held at:

Victoria Methodist Church Hall

Station Road


BS23 1XU

Some parking is available behind the church after 7pm

Meeting and refreshments 7pm

Talks commence 7.30pm

Subscriptions are due in September and are:

ADULT: £12 per annum

STUDENTS: £1 per annum

Visitors are welcome at all meetings and are charged

£2.50 to attend

Programme Secretary

Vivien Pratt

Tuesday 10th September 2019

'Stealing the Common from the goose: The Northmarsh before enclosure'

Vince Russett

Tuesday 8th October 2019

‘The Cat and the Coffin – Excavations at St George’s graveyard, Barton Hill’

Nick Corcos

Tuesday 12th November 2019

‘Wildlife around Brent Knoll’

Ged Keele

Tuesday 10th December 2019

‘The History of Cheddar Cheese’

John Page

NB: 7pm start for festive December Meeting

Tuesday 14th January 2020

‘Nailsea Glassworks’

Andrew Smith

Tuesday 11th February 2020

‘Urban Archaeology - An Embarrassment of Riches’

Bob Jones

Tuesday 10th March 2020

‘Wildlife and Climate Change’

Penny Richards