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Programme 2024

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Tue 11th June 2024
Town Walk led by Paul Carter
Meet at Rachel Fowler Centre at 7pm

Thu 18th July 2024
Proposed Coach to Tiverton with Horse Drawn Barge Trip
Limited to 50, so Members have priority. Please book your tickets from February

Thu 26th September 2024
An evening remembering The Avon Rubber Company in Melksham
(note 4th Thursday)

Thu 17th October 2024
Atworth – The Romans to the 3rd Millennium
Presented by Gervase O’Donohoe

Thu 21st November 2024
AGM & Social Evening

 
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Thu 16th May 2024
Further display of our local Artefacts & Social Evening
(7pm – 9pm)
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Thu 18th April 2024
Working for the Melksham Urban District Council
Presented by Gill Butler
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Thu 21st March 2024
Jobs for Women
Presented by Dr Fiona Basket
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The Somerset Coal Canal – Past & Present - Thu 16th April 2015
An illustrated presentation by Derrick Hunt

The Somersetshire Coal Canal was built to carry coal from the Paulton and Radstock coal fields to the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Although the coal was relatively plentiful and there were markets for it across the South of England, sales had been small and prices high because the roads of the area were exceptionally poor.
The SCC was built to connect the mines with the major towns and was a very profitable venture. It comprised two branches, one from Paulton and one from Radstock, which converged at Midford and then connected to the K&A at Dundas.



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