Until we are able to meet again regularly, we will keep members up to date with what we are doing here,
on the new, improved website!
After the success of last year’s BA5 Awards we are making plans for 2020/21 and will let you know as soon as nominations are open.
We continue to support Wells in Mosaic by reporting Ruth’s progress on social media and in the local press, especially now that she is actually laying tiles and we can see the mosaic taking shape.
In recent weeks, work on the Neighbourhood Plan has started again and regular updates will be posted.
The programme of Plaques awarded locally continues to acknowledge places and people of note in the City.
The research project into housing growth with the Alliance of Historic Cathedral Cities and Towns (ACT) supported by Historic England is able to begin again and progress will be reported here.
The Tourism Forum will resume meetings in the next few weeks when the draft "Mendip Tourism Strategy" is expected to be available
The Society continues to be approached to support a wide range of projects and issues, not least the ‘Save the Old Deanery’ initiative.
Our programme of evening talks was abruptly halted, and will only be resumed when it is safe to do so; in the meantime, reports of the October 2019 – March 2020 speakers can be seen below:
2019: October 9th
Wookey Hole: the caves and the circus with Gerry Cottle - talk report
Annual General Meeting (read the 2019 annual report) &
Stories of stage and screen with Andrew Fawcett and Richard Green - talk report
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) - report
2020: January 8th
Building a Cathedral - Jerry Sampson - talk report
A year in the life: with Alastair Tighe, Head Master, Wells Cathedral School - talk report
Somerset Buildings Preservation Trust - Russell Lillford, Chair - talk report