Programme of Events   
 
Meetings Autumn 2018  
 
Please note that our usual venue, Antrobus House, is due to receive extensive refurbishment starting in October. Meetings for October onwards will be at the George Hotel unless alternative arrangements have to be made. Please look at the posters for each meeting to confirm details.

 

Thursday, September 27th

7.30 p.m. at the Antrobus House, Salisbury Road, Amesbury

Michael Nottage will give a  talk about his research into the life of  Edward Wyndham Tennant. Edward Tennant was the son of Lord and Lady Glenconner (nee Wyndham) and was brought up in the Woodford Valley. He loved the Wiltshire countryside and also wrote poetry. He joined the Grenadier Guards and died aged just nineteen in the Battle of the Somme. His memorial is in Salisbury Cathedral. The Wyndham Hall in Amesbury is named in his honour.

 

Thursday, October 25th

7.30 p.m. at the George Hotel, High Street, Amesbury

Lorraine Mepham of Wessex Archaeology will talk about local excavations and finds.  

 

Thursday, November 22nd

2.30 p.m. at the George Hotel, High Street, Amesbury

AGM followed by Dave Allen on World War 1 battlefields and militaria. Dave is a former soldier and experienced battlefield tour guide with a wide knowledge of weapons and armour. He was at Fort Nelson for some years giving talks and explaining how soldiers were armed and the weapons used in both World Wars. He has collected militaria for some time.

 

2019  ( Spring talks series)

Thursday February 28th  

2.30pm. probably also at the George Hotel.

The Great Bustard. An illustrated talk from a member of the Great Bustard group, whose members and supporters have worked tirelessly to reintroduce this lovely bird to Salisbury Plain.

 

 
Entrance free to Amesbury Society members, £3 for guests/non members.
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