All events except walks are at the Combe Down Primary School in Summer Lane. Refreshments from 7pm ; events start at 7.30pm.
‘ The Avon Valley Copper and Brass Industry ‘ A talk by Tony Coverdale
‘ Avon Street ‘ A talk by Paul Emanuelli
Afternoon Walk along the S&D at Shepton Mallett
A guided walk along a section of the old Somerset & Dorset Railway near Shepton Mallett will be led by Tim Lunt from 2pm on Wednesday 14 August.
This part of the line around the north of Shepton Mallet required significant engineering works. You will see, go over and go through several viaducts and tunnels and hear about the history of this part of the line from construction in 1872-74 to use in Concorde development in the 1960s. We guarantee that these tunnels and viaducts are still bike-free!
The walk is about 2.5 miles and will take about 2.5 hours. It is relatively easy but on rough paths and with a height gain of approx 50m. Bring a torch. We will finish at a place of refreshment !
Transport is not provided to Shepton Mallett but assistance in finding lifts/ car sharing can be provided. Spaces are limited so if you want to go please send name, address, email and £5 per person to Tim Lunt, 141 Church Rd, Combe Down, Bath BA2 5JL also indicating if you need or can offer a lift. Further details of the meeting place etc will be provided nearer the time.