Wells in Mosaic

Lockdown for mosaic artist Ruth Ames White has been spent mostly in her Wells studio working on the Wells in Mosaic.

Having completed all the design and preparatory work, and had the 6-metre diameter print-out made, she has made great progress with the next stage of the project – cutting and placing thousands of tiles which make up the intricate historical map of the city.

A spokesperson for the group steering the project said: ”We were delighted at our recent zoom meeting to see just how much Ruth has achieved. It looks even more beautiful than we could have imagined.”

Ruth is pleased with her work so far but added: “There is a great deal more to do. I have enough materials to keep me busy for a while but I am likely to need more tiles and the custom-made storage boxes before the lockdown is released when we will be able to hold more fundraising events.”

Local residents and businesses have already made some generous donations and sponsored several of the Blue Lias stones which will surround the mosaic. If anyone would like to donate or sponsor the project that would be greatly appreciated. More pictures of Ruth at work, and ways to donate can be seen at the mosaic website and the facebook page.

                                       Evening talks

Join us for our programme of evening events held on the  2nd Wednesday of each month

from October to June (inclusive) in the Museum at 7.30pm.


Visitors are very welcome and asked to make a £2 contribution.

If you have a suggestion for a talk topic or speaker, please fill in the form at the bottom

of the page.

                               Programme of Evening Events 2019 - 2020

All of the Society’s evening meetings are held in the Conference Room at Wells Museum, Cathedral

Green and begin at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Visitors and guests are very welcome.


October 9th


Wookey Hole: the caves and the circus with Gerry Cottle - talk report

November 13th - read the 2019 annual report


Annual General Meeting


Stories of stage and screen with Andrew Fawcett and Richard Green - talk report


December 11th

Seasonal Celebration

with presentation of the BA5 awards for contribution to the community of Wells


The further exploits of Gert and Daisy (and little Betsy)



January 8th


Building a Cathedral - Jerry Sampson - talk report

held in the exhibition room


February 12th

A year in the life: with Alastair Tighe, Head Master, Wells Cathedral School - talk report


March 11th


Somerset Buildings Preservation Trust - Russell Lillford, Chair - talk report


Events below are cancelled until further notice

April 8th


A Bishop's wife - then and now with Jane Hancock

May 13th


A load of rubbish!  Mickey Green, Managing Director, Somerset Waste partnership


June 10th

Summer Social event

6.30pm - venue to be announced


Download a copy of this programme here.

Read about the newly introduced BA5 Awards


For information about events or other activities or if you would like to suggest speakers or events please contact me at chris.f.winter@btinternet.com  or on 01749 673610 or complete the form below.

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