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

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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

Weston-super-Mare

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