Talks on the history of our local landscapes

A series of 3 talks by local author and historian, David Knapman

Membury Road area

David Knapman, who coordinated the exhibition on how our local landscapes have evolved, will repeat his three talks – the first ones all having ‘sold out’ – as follows:

All three will be held in the Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House (above the museum) on Tuesday evenings at 19:30.

The Yarty valley at Westwater

5 October: The Axe valley, on both sides of the Membury Road, from Cloakham to the fields opposite Tesco
19 October: The Yarty valley at Westwater, and in particular Higher and Middle Westwater
26 October: Foxhill, and the area between Lyme Road, Musbury Road and Woodbury Lane

The talks will last about an hour each, and David will illustrate them using many more photographs and maps than the exhibition can accommodate, as well as providing more historical background.

Please buy your ticket(s) to reserve your seat(s) in advance, just in case demand again each reaches the maximum of 20 per talk.

Tickets cost £3.50, or £7.50 for all three talks* (with a 10% discount for Axminster Heritage members).

(*) If, after attending the first talk, you decide that you’d like to attend all three, bring your ticket back to the museum reception desk, and if spaces are available, you will be able to buy two ‘top-up’ tickets for £4.00. This also applies to anyone who attended one of the first series of talks.

Foxhill area


‘Yeovil Railway Centre – how it started, what it does’

a talk by

Dr John Dirring

Thursday 14th October 2021 at 7:30pm in the Bradshaw Meeting Room, (above the Axminster Heritage Centre), Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH

In this talk Dr Dirring, Trustee at Yeovil Railway Centre, will outline the development of the centre over the past 25 years and the valuable work the centre does regarding the restoration and public operation of the steam and diesel heritage trains on site.

Tickets £3.50, available from Axminster Heritage Centre during opening hours.

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