North Curry Society

The objectives of the Society are to promote the appreciation, study and recording of the history and natural environment of the parish of North Curry. Meetings are held in the Village Hall at 8:00 pm on the third Wednesday of every month (unless otherwise stated).

Non-members are very welcome to attend on payment of a small charge.

The North Curry Society also sponsors the North Curry Archives, now constituted as a Trust, which is a collection of village archive material, including rural life artefacts and memorabilia, mainly collected by Mrs. Betty Koppa, BEM which is stored in the Archive Room above the Coffee Shop. For information on the archives or access to them, please contact the archivist of the North Curry Archive Trust, Mrs Betty Koppa at 6, Stoke Road, North Curry, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 6LR – Tel. 01823 490404.

For further information on the archives visit the web page of the North Curry Archive Trust.

Chairman- Colin Trim tel: 01823 490337
Vice- Chairman- Alex Morrice tel: 01823 490917

Speakers and events 2023/24 

The Society meets in the village hall on the third Wednesday of every month – unless otherwise stated. Hot drinks from 7:30pm, talks start at 8pm

20th SeptemberSir Peter Wallis KCB CMG25 Years in HM Diplomatic Service
Ex-High Commissioner on life and diplomacy in Namibia and Malta.
18th OctoberJohn ClarkeBarrington Court
A virtual tour by one of the Court’s guides.
15th NovemberChris SidawayThe Coleridge Way
Across the Quantocks in the footsteps of the Romantic Poets.
13th DecemberCapt. Alex Morrice RNEmma, Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson
A famous relationship examined! Preceded by festive snacks!
17th JanuaryAngela DixThe Evolving North Curry Parish Registers
Local Historian takes a fresh look at the history of the village.
21st February  Stephen LockeGeorge Marston:   Explorer, Artist and Rural Handicrafts Adviser
From the Antarctic with Shackleton to a grave in East Lyng !  
20th March  Richard PetersThe Sedgemoor Rebellion
Ex-Battlefield Guide on our own local military engagement.
17th AprilEsther Hoyle ( Somerset Heritage Trust)Tracing the History of Your Somerset House
With so many listed buildings in the village this must be of interest to so many members and guests.
15th MAYKeith GibbsVoyage to Arcturus
A short journey (37 light years) across the Universe to the brightest star in the northern constellation of Boötes.
19th JuneMembers Evening 
Short presentations by members on their personal topics of local interest.
17th JulyAnnual General Meeting and Summer Social

Publications by the Society include:

North Curry Camera

a collection of old photographs of the village, compiled by Hugh Bushell

Price: £5.00

North Curry ’99

a collection of contemporary photographs of the village, edited by Hugh Bushell

Price: £5.00

School’s Cool

a history of North Curry School, written and compiled by Hugh Bushell

Price: £5.00

The Glorious Dead

a study of the North Curry War Memorial, written by Colin Trim

Price: £4.00

The Village Map Printed copies (A3 or A2) Price: £6.00 or £9.00
The Village Map Tea Towels Price: £5.00
Available from the Society at meetings, or from the Coffee Shop or Archives