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PURTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

MEETING VENUE - PURTON METHODIST CHURCH, PLAY CLOSE

 

THURSDAY 26TH JANUARY 2023, AT 7.30 PM
THE GOLDEN AGE OF MOUNTAINEERING AND EXPLORATION:
MARTIN COLLISSON


THURSDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2023, AT 7.30 PM
THE SHIP WILHELM GUSTLOFF:  
PAUL BOOY

The sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff was the biggest disaster in maritime history, yet few people have heard of her. She was a German ship sunk by a Russian submarine. The reasons why she is so little known will be the subject of this talk.


THURSDAY 23RD MARCH 2023, AT 7.30 PM
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOLLOWED BY:
PHOTOGRAPHS OF NOSTALGIC LYDIARD VINTAGE CAR RALLY 1989
AND WW2 LEGACY IN THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
BARRY DAVIS

These photographic presentations will be accompanied by music.
 

THURSDAY 27TH APRIL 2023, AT 7.30 PM
LYDIARD HOUSE, LOCAL HISTORY AND FAMILIES
SPEAKER: TO BE ADVISED

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR 2023

Membership subscriptions for 2023 are now due, at the same rate, £15, as last year. They can be paid in cash, or by cheque made payable to “Purton Historical Society”, and sent to Jim Mosley at 1 Jewels Ash, Purton, SN5 4DW. Alternatively, payment by bank transfer is possible; the account details are:

 

                    Account name:        Purton Historical Society

                    Account number:     00662136

                    Sort code:               30-98-41

 

If paying by bank transfer, please record your name in the reference field on the payment authorisation.  If paying by cash, please include a note of your name.

 

The Committee would be very grateful if existing members could renew their membership as soon as possible.

 

New members are very welcome; please include a note of your postal and email addresses with your payment, or, if paying by bank transfer, please email Jim Mosley at J.Mosley1@btinternet.com with that information.

 

 

Janet and Tony Neate
email: tjneate57@gmail.com
 

MUSEUM NEWS
The exhibition on Education at St Mary’s School brought back fond memories for our visitors and the stewards enjoyed hearing about playground escapades, favourite teachers and sporting success. Thank you to everyone that visited.

The museum is now closed for the winter and will open in the spring with a new exhibition.

Lucy Lewis, Museum Archivist

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After visiting Purton Museum why not pop into "Pips Community Café"

Silver Threads Hall, High Street

next to War Memorial

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