SIAS

 

 

 

Diary

 

Please note that members or guests taking part in meetings, visits or field events do so at

their own risk as the societies can not accept any responsibility for injury or damage.

 

SOMERSET INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

BRISTOL INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

COKER ROPE & SAIL TRUST

DORSET INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY

INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SECTION of the DEVON ASSOCIATION

WESTONZOYLAND ENGINE TRUST

GREAT WESTERN SOCIETY (Taunton Branch)

SOMERSET INDUSTRIAL

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

 

NEW VENUE - Please note that as North Town School have declined to continue accommodating SIAS all meetings will now be held at

Silver Street Baptist Church in Taunton

 

SEE BELOW

 

Talks: Held fortnightly at Silver Street Baptist Church, Taunton on Monday evenings at 19.30 from October to March and cover a wide range of topics. There is a free-of-charge Book Exchange and SIAS publications are on sale. There is no charge to members to attend lectures; non-members are welcome and are charged £3.

 

Field Trips: SIAS enjoys a full programme of day, half-day and evening visits to places of industrial and historic interest. There is no charge to members unless there are transport costs or admission fees to pay.

Members must indicate the visits in which they intend to participate. Please contact the Field Officer, Peter Daniel (address below) to book places.

Non-members can attend field trips on payment of a £3 fee in addition to any other charges, but please first contact the Field Officer, Peter Daniel (address below) to book places.

Where the number of available places is limited, preference will be given to members.

Contact: Peter Daniel, peter.daniel51@btinternet.com

 

WINTER PROGRAMME SUSPENDED

 

Monday 23 March - Annual General Meeting and Quiz. - POSTPONED - new date to be announced.

 

 

North Town School has declined to continue accommodating SIAS. Finding a new venue has not been an easy task. Some halls were ideal but their out-of-town location presented potential travel difficulties. Other more central possibilities lacked either parking or suitable seating. The choice was further restricted by a reluctance to change the evening on which meetings take place.

A NEW HOME FOR SIAS

After exhaustive enquires and many visits to inspect facilities, the SIAS committee finally settled on Silver Street Baptist Church, which is situated on the gyratory system where the B3170 from Corfe meets the A38.The nearest parking is at Sainsbury’s in-town store and is charged at £1 per hour until 20.00 on Mondays (free if at least £20 is spent in Sainsbury’s). The nearest free parking is at Duke Street car park at the northern end of Tancred Street, and there is also on-street parking nearby. If using the Church's private car park please do not park in reserved spaces.

 

Location maps

 Contact: For field trips, please contact the Field Officer, Peter Daniel, peter.daniel51@btinternet.com.

(E-mail contact is preferred when possible since it makes it easier to contact those

booked on trips in the event of changes, but telephone 07736 374003 if urgent.)

BRISTOL INDUSTRIAL

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

 

Meetings are held in Keynsham British Legion, Charlton Road, Keynsham BS31 2JA

Contact: Maggie Shapland BEM, 97 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4DD

maggie.shapland@googlemail.com

More information: www.b-i-a-s.org.uk

COKER ROPE & SAIL TRUST

 

Dawes Twine Works - West Coker

Open on the 4th Saturday of every month - 10am to 4pm.

More information: www.westcoker.net/home-page/ropewalk

DORSET INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY

 

Autumn & Winter meetings start at 7.30pm in the Dorset Room of the Colliton Club, Dorchester (opposite County Hall). All are welcome, including non-members (£2 charge)

Contact: For information contact Ian White on 01929 462868

More information: www.dorsetias.com

INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SECTION

of the DEVON ASSOCIATION

 

Further details from Brendan Hurley - brendanhurley@fastmail.co.uk

More information: www.devonassoc.org.uk/sections

WESTONZOYLAND ENGINE TRUST

 

Steaming Days

Wednesday 31st October - Halloween 5pm to late

Tuesday 1st January 2019 - New Year’s Day 11am to 4pm

Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum is open every Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 5pm throughout the year. Admission is free when not in steam.

More information: www.wzlet.org 

GREAT WESTERN SOCIETY - Taunton Branch

 

Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month, throughout the year, at Stoke St Mary Village Hall, near Taunton. TA3 5BY (unless otherwise indicated) commencing at 19.30 All are welcome.

More information:

https://didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/article.php/31/local-great-western-society-groups/ab3813246d76567898d7973ba600942a

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