Warminster History Society Programme ~ September To December 2019

Tuesday 18th June 2019:


 Warminster History Society Programme ~ 
September to December 2019.

Thanks to the efforts of a recently-formed sub-committee, namely Sidney Blackmore, Danny Howell, Jill Russell, Rodger Stocks, Dorothy Treasure and David Wiltshire, the Warminster History Society has confirmed the following programme for September ~ December 2019:

Wednesday 4th September 2019
The Buildings Of Warminster.
An archaeological perspective of some of the interesting buildings in the town, by Dorothy Treasure (Principal Buildings Historian at the Wiltshire Buildings Record).
This talk by Dorothy, who lives in Warminster, is a prelude to a planned study of buildings in Warminster which will be overseen by Dorothy. The study will be by volunteers with various interests (i.e. research, architecture, photography, etc.) and their findings will be collated into a dedicated archive about the fabric of Warminster which will hopefully identify the oldest buildings and give a chronology of the town's development.

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
The Warminster Motor Company.
This illustrated talk will be presented by John Pomeroy, a retired motor engineer and motoring enthusiast. John, who lives in Warminster, has an enquiring mind and will be known to many people as a founder of the annual Noggin Nosh & Natter vehicle rally at Longbridge Deverill and his many involvements with other motoring events and organisations. He is the Honorary Lifetime President of Commercial Transport In Preservation Ltd.

Wednesday 6th November 2019
The Church Of St. Leonard, Sutton Veny.
This talk is by Jill Russell who lives in Sutton Veny and has made a name for herself as an amateur local historian. Saint Leonard's Church, off Duck Street, Sutton Veny, was built in the 12th century. It was abandoned in the 1860s when a new church - the Church of St. John The Evangelist - was built nearer the village centre. St. Leonard's Church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building, and is now a redundant church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It was designated as World Heritage Site on 11th September 1968.

Wednesday 4th December 2019
Animal, Vegetable Or Mineral.
A light-hearted pre-Christmas panel game presented by Mary Ross-Gower, Alwyn Hardy and Eric Peddle of Warminster Dewey Museum.
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All the above lectures/meetings will be held at Warminster Library (enter by the back door of the Library off the Library Car Park). Doors open at 7.00 p.m., when tea/coffee will be served. Lectures start at 7.30 p.m. Admission is £2 for Warminster History Society members; £3 for non-members. Payable at the door on the night. Everyone welcome.