What's on

 

MEETINGS 2019

All meetings start at 7.30 pm at the Methodist Church, Station Road unless otherwise stated.

Entry: Members £2  Non-members £4

 

Tuesday 24 September

Stained Glass in Wiltshire's Churches 1918-2018


As part of the Westbury Festival fortnight, historian Brian Woodruffe brings us an illustrated talk which will explore some of the 400 stained glass windows installed in Wiltshire's churches during the last 100 years. 

Covering war memorials to Millenium commemorations, Brian will also touch on other themes, such as local scenes and figures and also the use of abstract and symbolic designs.  The work of a range of designers, both local and national will also be illustrated.


 

Wednesday 25 September

Heritage Walk around Westbury

Starting at the Heritage Centre in Westbury High Street at 2 pm. 

In association with West Wilts. Ramblers and as part of the Westbury Festival fortnight, this 3.5 mile walk will be led by two of the Heritage Society's expert guides and will take you on a fascinating journey around the historic parts of Westbury.  It covers the town's conservation area and town centre, includes the cemetery and the former workhouse and will tell the story of the town's built heritage. 

Please wear appropriate footwear and outer clothing as this walk will go ahead whatever the weather.

There is no charge but we hope you will join us for refreshments at the end of the walk and would welcome a voluntary donation. 

 


  

Tuesday 1 October

Westbury's Quaker Graveyard

Another fascinating talk taking place in the Westbury Festival fortnight.

The Quaker burial ground and the Matravers family.

Restoration of the long-abandoned Quaker burial ground in a Westbury car park was a community project involving everyone from pupils to pensioners.

Local historians, Sally Hendry and Eileen Dew have  been researching the history of the burial ground and Sally will tell us what has been learnt about the Matravers family members who were buried there and the rise and fall of Quakers in our community.

A fascinating talk and why not stick around for refreshments and a chat afterwards?

 


  

 Tuesday 26 November 

West Country Dialect - Dead or Alive?

Tony Painter, born and raised Wiltshire, explores these questions in an illustrated talk.

 


 

Displays

 
The display in the main window is changed approximately every two months.

The window space and cabinets inside are available for displays by local organisations. Please contact us to arrange a date if you would like to use them.