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A Burnham-On-Sea based group of local historians has announced its new schedule of talks for the coming year.

Speakers at North Sedgemoor Local History Group hold regular illustrated presentations about local heritage throughout the year.

The new programme will begin on 9th October 2019 with ‘Andrew Crosse and the mite that shocked the world’ by Brian Wright; and then on 13th November Peter Lander will give a talk on ‘Birnbeck Pier – its history and future’.

On 11th December the topic will be ‘The Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway’ by Paul Gregory. And on 8th January 2020 Larry Bennett will discuss ‘Portishead Radio – the history of the Highbridge radio station’.

The programme will continue on 12th February with ‘Cold War Somerset’ by Oliver Hulme; and on 11th March Pat Nicholls will discuss ‘Baths, Bikes & Butterflies – more Burnham notables’.

The 2020 programme will continue on 8th April with ‘The History of Brewing in Somerset’ by Mary Miles; and on 13th May John Crockford Hawley will give a presentation entitled ‘Ghosts & Murders in Weston’.

Burnham historian John Strickland will also give a talk on 10th June, 2020 titled ‘Burnham now and in Victorian times’-.

Meetings are held in the King Alfred School Academy’s Lecture Theatre from 7pm to 9pm. Annual membership fees are £5 or it is £2 to attend an individual evening. The programme is subject to alteration without prior notification.