PURTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MEETING VENUE - PURTON METHODIST CHURCH, PLAY CLOSE

The Society would like to welcome members and visitors to the continuation of their programme as follows: 

THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2022, AT 7.30 PM
RINGSBURY CAMP AND THE IRON AGE - KEITH ALLSOP

Ringsbury Camp was built in the Iron Age, about 2,600 years ago.  It took an incredible amount of effort to build but what was it used for?  This talk looks at the Iron Age, Ringsbury Camp, some other local hillforts (there are more than you think) and their roles.  Ringsbury Camp has never been excavated, but it has been ploughed in the past so the archaeology will be badly damaged, and I will be taking what we know about other hillforts and applying it to Ringsbury.


FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2022, AT 7.30 PM
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL IN THE SILVER THREADS HALL

We welcome back, by popular request, ‘Out of the Box Catering’ and ‘The White Horse Folk Club’ from Highworth.  These are the same caterers and entertainers that were so successful at the 2021 Social.  Tickets are £17.50 per person and include a buffet supper, entertainment, quiz and lucky ticket number.  Bring your own choice of drink and we will supply the glasses.

Tickets are available at monthly meetings and from Janet and Tony Neate (770117),
Jim Mosley (778395) or Marion Hobbs (770185).  We would greatly appreciate it if you could book your tickets before the 24th November.   This would enable us to give our caterers prior notice of numbers.
 

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

This presentation covers the heroic exploits of the men who made first ascents of the Matterhorn, Eiger and Everest plus the exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic
sub-continents. The talk finishes with the mountaineering achievements of arguably, the greatest mountaineer living today – Reinhold Messner.


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



THURSDAY 23RD MARCH 2023, AT 7.30 PM
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOLLOWED BY
PHOTOGRAPHS OF NOSTALGIC LYDIARD VINTAGE CAR RALLY 1989: BARRY DAVIS

 

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