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.

OFFICERS
Chairman Alan Billinghurst 01823 490421
Secretary Judith Hincks 01823 490166

Speakers and events, 2019-20

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

2019

20tNovember 
Kay Townsend,
Life Behind the Sideshows

18tDecember 
Brian Wright,
A few Christmas customs

2020

15th January
Brian Lane-Smith,
Airfields in the SW

12th February
David Elkington,
Archaeology of Pompeii

18th March
SCC Road Safety,
Driving Safer for Longer

15th April
Michael Brown,
Eels & The Levels

Saturday 9th May
2:00pm to 4:00pm MAY FAIR in Church Road

20th May
Candy Adkins,
A Lady with Altitude

17th June
Liz Grant,
Tales from the Quarter Sessions

Saturday 11th July
Summer Coffee Morning
Highcroft House

15th July 7:00pm
ANNUAL FOOTPATH WALK

No meeting in August

16th September
Ian Caskie,
SS Great Britain

21st October 7:45pm  A.G.M.
followed at 8:00pm by Sarah Harris,
Marie Antoinette’s Guide to Farming

 

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