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Langport & District History Society



Registered Charity No. 1179718

02.07.2021 ( Please note latest 'readmore' article below - launch of a new website)

Due to the pandemic most of our activities have been suspended. What follows is a description of what we do in normal times.

We organise a programme of talks and visits, collect local photographs, research aspects of local history and produce publications of local interest. Visiting speakers are invited to give illustrated talks on subjects of historical interest, either about the local area or more generally. Our talks are held at 7.30pm on the first Monday of the month, excepting Bank Holidays, when we meet a week later. There are no meetings in July and August. Talks are free to members. Non-members are very welcome, £4.00 per talk. Our venues are subject to change, so please check our website for details of forthcoming events. Membership costs £15 per annum, which includes all talks and a copy of Level Talk, our annual compilation of local history articles. Contact us via our website; email, or phone 0792 146 1765.

Our aim is to advance education for the public benefit into the history of Langport and the surrounding areas. Anyone who supports this aim is welcome to become a member.

Annual membership of the Society is £15.00 per person. If you would like to join, please contact our Secretary, Sue Standen on 01458 273471 or .

TALKS PROGRAMME:  They start at 7.30pm, usually on the first Monday in the month, the exceptions being Bank Holidays, when we meet a week later, and July and August when we don't meet.  

All events cancelled until further notice

Reports of earlier talks are available on our website (details below).

We organise visits to places of interest in the region. In recent years we have been to John Boyd Textiles in Castle Cary and Dawes Twine Works in West Coker.

Our current projects focus on Langport carnivals, the Battle of Langport trail, and Langport cemetery records. Please contact us if you would like to help with any of these projects.

Langport & Huish Episcopi through time. Amberley Publishing, 2013. Copies available from the Secretary, price £12.00
Hand in glove: Langport’s gloving history. Pict’s Hill Publishing, 2017. Copies available from the Secretary, price £5.00
Level Talk. All members receive a copy of our annual collection of local history items, Level Talk (one per household). Contributions are very welcome.

We have a collection of digital copies of photographs of Langport and the surrounding area. If you have any old photos that you are willing to let us borrow, please get in touch. A selection is on display at the Black Swan pub in North Street.

We have mounted exhibitions about Walter Bagehot, Langport carnivals, the river, and local men who died in the First World War. If you would like to help put on a display please let us know.

We are happy to answer enquiries about local and family history. Please contact us at

Chair - Janet Seaton
Tel: 01458 259310 Email:
Vice Chair – Anne Michell
Tel: 01458 250863 Email:
Secretary - Sue Standen
Tel: 01458 273471 Email:

For more information about the Langport & District History Society, please visit our website, Here you can find all the details about our talks programme, our events and activities and how to join. We are also adding information about the history of the area. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us.