The next meeting of the Somerset Record Society will be held on Saturday 12 October 2019 at Wiveliscombe Community Centre from 2pm. Bob Croft will talk about the history of Wiveliscombe and Robert Dunning will speak about his research of Bishop Drokensford. These talks are open to non-members. The AGM will be followed by tea and cake. The address of the venue is West Street, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, TA4 2JP.
The Somerset Record Society (Registered charity 310292) exists to make record sources for the study of Somerset history available in printed form. The society has been preserving, promoting and making accessible the written heritage of the county of Somerset since 1866 and has issued over 97 volumes. They have been heavily used and widely cited by scholars, and sets are maintained in major libraries all over the world. Earlier this year the Society published Volume 98 ‘Handlist of Somerset Probate Inventories and Administrators’ Accounts, 1482-1924’.
Currently the Society is working on a number of volumes for future publication. These volumes will cover subjects including remedies and recipes, The commonplace Book of John Walker, manorial court rolls of West Somerset, a Somerset petition 1641 and an Elizabethan survey.
Copies of a selection of volumes will be available for purchase at the AGM.