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Contents of newsletters since 1999

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1999 February … … 90

Chairman’s notes … … 90.1
A summary of the autumn lectures (& time for a new pun) … … … … 90.2
St Patrick’s Somerset birthplace
Mike Mathias and the Tor
Stanton Drew circles and the north Somerset coast
25 years in the chair … … 90.4
1000 trees for Tree Week   Ian Rands … … 90.3
The 1998 AGM: Expand to 10 miles? Trees in Newtown area? … … 90.1
Lecture dates for winter (Mondays at 7:30pm) … … 90.1
Hartlake cycle bridge is re-cycled   Jim Nagel … … 90.3

1999 April … … 91

Chairman’s notes … … 91.1
A summary of the spring lectures … … 91.2
Last lectures—dates for the diary both at 7:30pm … … 91.2
Trees report for winter 1998–99   Ian Rands … … 91.3
Mendip District Environment Forum   Ian Rands … … 91.3
Newtown centenary   JN … … 91.1
Walks   Martin Blake … … 91.3
By bike to the Avalon Marshes: wetlands for wildlife … … 91.4
Pedal through the peat moors   Matt Crisp … … 91.1
Bawdrip bike link instantly popular … … 91.3

1999 July–August … … 92

Chairman’s notes … … 92.1
Restoration work at St John’s Church   JRB … … 92.1
Red bricks start a second century   JN … … 92.1
Mendip weekend … … 92.1
Victoria History becomes extra-complicated at Glastonbury   Sue Rands … … 92.2
Next lecture series—dates for the diary … … 92.2
Summer job: tree maintenance   Ian Rands … … 92.3
One supermarket or another   Stephanie Morland … … 92.3
Mendip Environment Forum   Ian Rands … … 92.3
Memories of childhood in Somers Square   David Orchard … … 92.3
Glastonbury Transport Strategy  … … 92.4

1999 October … … 93

Chairman’s notes … … 93.1
Glastonbury in Bloom 1999   Jan Morland … … 93.1
1999 AGM : Wednesday, October 20 … … 93.1
7:30pm, St Mary’s hall : Do come … … 93.1
Winter lecture series—dates for the diary … … 93.2
Antiquarian Society and the new library … … 93.2
Traffic proposals get broad approval from public survey   Jim Nagel … … 93.3
Repairing your house … … 93.3
1864–1999 … … 93.4

2000AD February … … 94

Chairman’s notes … … 94.1
Same tree radius and a new secretary … … 94.1
Talks and slides for winter evenings … … 94.2
Tor entrances, footpaths and pointing to be tackled   Jan Morland … … 94.2
Continental conservation   Ian Rands … … 94.3
The AGM >> from p.1 … … 94.3
Mendip mines were main source of lead in the Roman empire   JB … … 94.3
Coombe House: then and now ... … … 94.4
Wick Farm wins Bellamy silver for conservation … … 94.4

2000AD April–May … … 95

Chairman’s notes … … 95.1
Big plan to digitize Somerset’s past   Jim Nagel … … 95.1
The Dod Lane kissing gate   Ian Rands … … 95.1
Dates for walks—and the garden … … 95.2
The winter lectures: cathedral and abbey, railways and dinosaurs … … 95.2
Tribute to Sheena Rees   John Brunsdon … … 95.3
In brief … … 95.3
The High Street 60 years ago   Eric King (1 of 4) … … * 95.4

2000AD July–August … … 96

Chairman’s notes … … 96.1
Longest ride on the longest day … … 96.1
Dates for walks—and the garden … … 96.2
Restoring Melrose … … 96.2
Our garage   Derek Hankins … … 96.2
Tree exhibit at Bath&West Show   Ian Rands … … 96.3
Loxley Wood purchased for public … … 96.3
Evening walk: alternative Glastonbury   JB … … 96.3
The High Street 60 years ago   Eric King (2 of 4) … … * 96.4

2000AD October … … 97

Chairman’s notes … … 97.1
Glastonbury in Bloom: three times in five years   Alan Gloak … … 97.1
Gordon Browning … … 97.1
AGM 2000 … … 97.1
Talks and a walk for autumn and winter … … 97.2
26,395 trees   Ian Rands … … 97.2
Orchards in the 18th and 19th centuries … … 97.2
Trench reveals a previously forgotten Abbey chapel   Warwick Rodwell … … 97.3
Paint the town pink—or blue—or green—or even mauve … … 97.4
The High Street 60 years ago   Eric King (3 of 4) … … * 97.4

2001AD January–February … … 98

Chairman’s notes … … 98.1
Works at Glastonbury Abbey … … 98.4
A twin for our Abbey?   Peter Speke … … 98.4
Glastonbury’s geological history   Adrian Pearse … … 98.2
English Nature—and butterflies—reward Geoff Brunt’s dedication … … 98.3
AGM 2000: Ancient and modern in Glastonbury’s new library … … 98.1
27,000th tree planted in December   Ian Rands … … 98.2
Friend of the Glastonbury romancer … … 98.2
Reminiscences … … 98.3
Raising £250,000 for the Tor … … 98.3
Continental conservation: Caen   Ian Rands … … 98.4

2001 May–June … … 99

Chairman’s notes … … 99.1
Looking after orchards   Ian Rands … … 99.3
Tannery ruins at last in public hands   JN … … 99.1
Morland milestone … … 99.2
Dates for summer evenings … … 99.2
Book tells colourful story of our 19th-century canal   JB … … 99.2
A taste of cider’s history   Adrian Pearse … … 99.2
Pilgrim monk returns to Abbey entrance as a sculpture … … 99.3
The High Street 60 years ago   Eric King (4 of 4) … … * 99.4

2001 August–September (6 pages) … … 100

Chairman’s notes … … 100.1–2
Farewell to Rileys and the vicarage   JB, JN … … 100.1
Dennis and Ena Allen retire … … 100.1
Dates for the diary … … 100.2
New footpath coordinator … … 100.2
School display needs help … … 100.2
A fine kettle of fish … … 100.2
Trees — remembering   Ian Rands … … 100.3
Trees walk October 21 … … 100.3
1854: triumphant opening of the Somerset Central Railway … … 100.4

History and list of the society’s achievements 1971–1988 reprinted from newsletter 50 (dated 1988) … … 100.5
... and a summary of the last 50 newsletters … … 100.6

2001 November … … 101

Chairman’s notes … … 101.1
A trip to the Palace     John Brunsdon MBE … … 101.4
Two Fridays, one Tuesday for diaries … … 101.2
Chairman’s notes … … 101.1
Wheelchair-friendly bridge planned for Abbey ruins    JB … … 101.3
Care for trees wins grant from Community Chest … … 101.1
Walk for Woodland … … 101.1
AGM … … 101.1
Two members who will be missed … … 101.2
Lunch at Middle Wick Farm   Ian Rands … … 101.2
National Trust warden retires     JB … … 101.4
Exhibits spur groups to go for grants   Dennis Allen … … 101.3
Those bloomin’ winners     Alan Gloak … … 101.2
Conservation counterpart   Jim Nagel … … 101.4

2002 January … … 102

Death of Cecil Hamilton-Miller … … 102.2
Our speakers — do come and hear them … … 102.2
Chairman’s report to AGM 2001     John Brunsdon … … 102.1
Market Place “redecoration” … … 102.1
A tale of twins in the forest   Ian Rands … … 102.3
Tor fund gets boost … … 102.2
A walk on frozen Splotts Moor   John Brunsdon … … 102.2
Annual meeting represents 165 members … … 102.1
Saplings from Beechbarrow thrive at Sunnyside   Cathie and Alardus van den Bosch … … 102.3
The role of Mendip’s conservation team … … 102.2
Continental conservation: Bonaparte’s battlesites … …   Major Ian Rands … … 102.4
Victorian department store gutted; police suspect arson   Jim Nagel … … 102.4
Rare black poplars set free to grow     JB, JN … … 102.3

2002 April … … 103

Chairman’s notes … … 103.1
Small bits: Edible plates … … 103.1
Planting a thousand imaginative trees   Ian Rands … … 103.3
Dates for the spring and summer diary … … 103.2
Letter written while lorries thunder by … … 103.4
Farewell to Jean Lester … … 103.4
A summary of the winter meetings … … 103.2
Harry Collyer, 92 … … 103.4
Glastonbury gets Pride of Place on brochure … … 103.4
Razing of Morlands ruins to start at last, but Hepworth “gallery” will survive   Jim Nagel … … 103.1

2002 July … … 104

Chairman’s notes … … 104.1
Fiesta celebrates restored Roman statue on Mendips … … 104.1
Morlands workers invited back to plan action at tannery … … 104.1
A visit to the secret Chalice garden   JB … … 104.2
Best-value review and public rights of way   JB … … 104.2
Medieval farm at East Street   JB … … 104.2
Dates for the summer diary … … 104.2
At the Bath and West Show   Ian Rands … … 104.3
Keeping an eye on planning applications   JN … … 104.4
Gallows Clump on Pennard Hill   Adrian Pearse … … 104.4
1 car = 15 trees … … 104.4
A walk from Bristol … … 104.4

2002 October–November … … 105

Chairman’s notes … … 105.1
Letters … … 105.2
Dates for the diary … … 105.2
400 come to see plan for Morlands … … 105.1
Auditors give Mendip a ‘one star’ rating … … 105.2
Revels round Romulus and Remus … … 105.3
A Saturday afternoon tour with the stalwart tree-planters   John Morland … … 105.3
Half a century in Glastonbury   John Brunsdon … … 105.4

2003 January … … 106

Chairman’s notes … … 106.1
Winter talks so far … … 106.2
Dates for the 2003 diary … … 106.2
Then and now   Neill Bonham, Jim Nagel … … 106.4
Abbey tree lives on … … 106.3
Sticklinch hayfield turns into a haven for wildlife   Keith and Josie Matthews … … 106.3
Seeds from the single tree that survived ghastly 1916 battle   Ian Rands … … 106.3
AGM on January 24 … … 106.1
Call for visual plans … … 106.1
Tree troops top 2002 with 30,000th tree   Ian Rands … … 106.1
East Street Farm restorations   John Brunsdon … … 106.2

2003 April–May … … 107

Chairman’s notes … … 107.1
Northload Street open spaces being loaded with housing   Jim Nagel … … 107.1
Tor stonework … … 107.1
Repairs will take all summer … … 107.1
Summary of the winter talks … … 107.2
Dates for the diary … … 107.2
Mendip has four staff for conservation … … 107.3
Thanks for tree contributions   Ian Rands … … 107.3
Proceedings of the annual general meeting for 2002   Janet Morland … … 107.3
Jack Hepworth: artist, architect, beekeeper, founder member   JB, JN … … 107.4
Southwest prospect then and now   Jim Nagel … … 107.4

2003 August … … 108

Ernest John Claude Bromfield, 1916–2003 … … 108.4
Dates for the diary … … 108.2
Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 108.1
BBC researcher illuminates John Cannon’s Glastonbury   Adrian Pearse … … 108.2
Summer attractions at the Abbey Barn … … 108.2
Earliest pictures of Abbey discovered by art dealer in Cheshire … … 108.1
Hidden history of Roman Catholicism in Glastonbury over the past 400 years … … 108.3
A grand planting year by the tree troops: we reach 32,696   Ian Rands … … 108.4
Excerpts from the Cannon memoirs … … 108.3
Eyesore begins to vanish … … 108.1

2003 October … … 109

Chairman’s notes … … 109.1
Our man in Basra   … … 109.1
Dates for the diary … … 109.2
Tree report: The joining of the rows at Wick     Ian Rands … … 109.3
Brief summaries of the autumn meetings … … 109.2
Rest in peace: Beryl Jones, Anne Shells   JB, JN … … 109.3
Tree-planters take a turn at Tor­climbing     Adrian Pearse … … 109.4

2004 January–February … … 110

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 110.1
A fresh embrace for the Betrothal Couple … … 110.1
Inspector approves 7 houses at The Hollies, Bove Town … … 110.1–3
Dates for the diary … … 110.2
John Cannon and the church … … 110.2
Death of Barbara Harland, Lady of the Manor   JB … … 110.2
Eric King … … 110.2
Horde of the wings: the starlings moot at Westhay Gillian Booth … … 110.3
The winter birds of Summerlands   Freda Williams … … 110.3
Alice Buckton’s silent 1922 film comes to local screen again   Jim Nagel … … 110.4

 2004 April–May … … 111

Chairman’s notes … … 111.1
David Colman (trees) moves; Hollies refurbishment, Dr Pinniger; Bushy Coombe path
Climate change in the Southwest    Adrian Pearse … … 111.2
Conserving the landscape     Terry Carmen … … 111.2
Ancient woodland   Adrian Pearse … … 111.2
A nature reserve: New chapter opens for Bushy Coombe … …   Anand Rory Weightman … … … … 111.4
11th-century pit found at school site: is this where St John’s bells were cast?   Brian Mountjoy … … 111.1
Total of 33,374 trees planted   Ian Rands … … 111.3
Tree donations … … 111.3
June 19 tour of environmental centre … … 111.1
Dates for the diary … … 111.2
Summary of the winter talks: climate, landscape and woodland … … 111.2
Peace in the Abbey … … 111.3
Town’s 300th year … … 111.3
Footpath upgrades … … 111.3
Chalice Well honours Alice Buckton   Tracy Cutting, JN … … 111.3

2004 August … … 112

Glastonbury’s biggest dairy farm gives up: so where do we get our milk?     Jim Nagel … … 112.1
Chairman’s notes … … 112.1
Dates for the diary … … 112.2
Waste and regeneration at Dimmer     Terry Carmen … … 112.2
County lobbies government over EU’s Single Farm Payments for orchards … … 112.3
John Phillips: a tribute     Dennis Allen … … 112.2
John Vigurs     Ian Rands … … 112.2
A remarkable recycling     Ian Rands … … 112.3
Salvage, waste and landfill … … 112.3
Nominate for an award? … … 112.3
Orchards on show at Bath & West     Ian Rands … … 112.3
Gypsy family on site below Tor reapplies after losing appeal   JN … … … … 112.4

2004 October … … 113

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 113.1
Green burials at cemetery extension, a fine view too … … 113.1
Edgarley herd sold … … 113.1
Dates for the diary … … 113.2
Ah, those walks and talks of summer … … 113.2
A third brood of small tortoiseshells?   JB … … 113.3
A tribute to Tom Todd and his trees   Ian Rands … … 113.3
Satellite system to help maintain footpaths … … 113.3
Global warming: what is a reliable gauge?   Steve Reed … … 113.4
A puzzle: Where was the Swan Inn? … … 113.4

2005 February … … 114

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 114.1
Glass bridge over the Abbey crypt … … 114.1
Carymoor tree-planters need you     Terry Carmen … … 114.1
Dates for the diary … … 114.2
Talks: Ancient well, doctoral dissertation on Bligh Bond, and lost Wells … … 114.2
January farewell for two members: Maureen Luckes, Douglas Smith … … 114.3
Was this the mysterious Swan Inn? … … 114.3
Newsletter index on the net … … 114.3
The 2004 AGM … … 114.4

2005 May (6 pages) … … 115

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 115.1
Methodist church gets an interior refurbishment   Martyn Webb … … 115.1
Dates for the spring and summer diary … … 115.2
Tercentenary talk: Why a mayor for Glastonbury?   Adrian Pearse … … 115.2
Footpath help   Alan Fear … … 115.3
Scaffolding at Market Cross (photo   JN)  … … 115.3
Tree report: 33,745 and counting     Ian Rands … … 115.3
Newsletter index on the net … … 115.3
Memories of childhood in Somers Square   David Orchard … … 115.4
Labyrinth goes back to the starting point … … 115.5
Abbey work taking longer than thought … … 115.5
Ultra-green plant to bottle dowsed water   JN … … 115.5
Local food delivered … … 115.5
Infilling of Northload Street intensifies   JN … … 115.6
Rhyneland estate to have 200 houses   JN … … 115.6
Six houses by Holy Thorn in Roman Way (photos) … … 115.6
Road work soon to start at Morlands … … 115.6
1,300 Bauhaus panes down to zero (photo   JN) … … 115.6

2005 August–September … … 116

Chairman’s notes … … 116.1
Food for thought as petrol nudges £1/litre … … 116.1
A view from when peacetime was new   JN … … 116.1
Living Streets roots for walkers   Nick Harrison … … 116.2
Trees: only one bough survives of Gog and Magog   Ian Rands … … 116.3
Dates for the autumn diary … … 116.2
Trip to Portsmouth … … 116.2
New blood at Street Society … … 116.2
Manning the Bath and West Show   Ian Rands … … 116.2
Kestrel Wood in spring    Jennifer White … … 116.3
One vice-chairman, seven otters … … 116.3
Litterhawk sweep-wash-suck streetcleaning machine … … 116.3
Glastonbury’s war effort, 1939–45, that’s all … … 116.4

2005 November–December … … 117

Chairman’s notes: Dr Pinnigar’s house (The Hollies, Bovetown) … … 117.1
Glastonbury to become a World Heritage Site? Discuss at Friday’s AGM … … 117.1
Assuring the future at the Abbey   Vicky Dawson … … 117.1
Our monthly talks in crisis   Terry Carmen … … 117.1
Talks in summary: a transformed tip, and local food to your door … … 117.2
A visit to wildlife in winter   Terry Carmen … … 117.2
Dates for the autumn and winter diary … … 117.2
Blocked pipe asphyxiated fish   JB … … 117.3
Second-brood butterfly spotted on Tor is another sign of changing climate   John Brunsdon … … 117.3
Mendip in Bloom … … 117.3
Bove Town dig confirms prehistoric human settlement in Glastonbury … … 117.4

2006 spring … … 118

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 118.1
Unanimous yes for World Heritage idea at AGM; and county council now backs it     JN … … 118.1
Glastonbury’s potential as a World Heritage Site  … … 118.4
Saturday walks and a date for the diary … … 118.2
Talks in summary: revel in Butleigh, tower on Tor, absent birds, an 1896 holiday, visit to bird reserve, long-gone trains … … 118.2–3
Undoing 60 years of hedge-grubbing  Ian Rands … … 118.3
Accounts for 2005   Dennis Allen … … 118.3
My father Dr Pinniger … …  118.3
Cross and Crown (photo   Linda Robertson) … … 118.1

2006 June … … 119

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 119.1
Heritage buildings saved at Morlands will affect style of new build   Ian Tucker, chairman of BIRT … … 119.1
Saturday walk and a date in the garden … … 119.2
Talks in summary: tracing sculptures from the Abbey and terminated trains to Burnham … … 119.2–3
The dazzling glory of trees in bloom   Ian Rands … … 119.3
Best wishes to Ian Rands — he’ll be a hard act to follow   John Brunsdon … … 119.3
World Heritage Site is about conservation, before tourism or economic growth  … … 119.4
Bulldozers busy at old tanyards; shop is next to go … … 119.4
Kiwi pioneers kept Glastonbury time … … 119.4
Train youngsters for Abbey chapel refurb? … … 119.4

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2006 September … … 120

Chairman’s notes:
Ian Rands, MBE; Bushy Coombe; Winter talks; Garden delight; Artsweek · … … 120.1
County unveils World Heritage idea   AW, NB … … 120.1
Sunday outing for family of swans   Jim Nagel … … 120.1
Autumn and winter dates for the diary … … 120.2
New tenant for Lake Village   Nancy Hollinrake … … 120.2
New Doulting stone at St John’s … … 120.2
Woollan the local clockmaker   Matthew Willis … … 120.3
Trees—21 years on   Ian Rands … … 120.3
Trees walk   JB
Old Morlands plans … … 120.3
Rare finds on the internet auction — and in the Town Hall   Adrian Pearse … … 120.4
Spotlight shines on Shepton Mallet   Jim Nagel … … 120.2
‘Then and now’ at the Abbey   JN … … 120.4
Gallery 8 opens in Market Place … … 120.4

2006 December … … 121

Chairman’s notes: MBE presented to Ian Rands; report to AGM … … 121.1
Christmas shop windows by night … … 121.1
NEWS High-profile national developers take on Morlands enterprise   JB … … 121.1
Talks in summary   Adrian Pearse
End of the Somerset&Dorset railway line on film
Green men;
Chilton Priory
the Chilkwell Street fragment;
Cathedral development project   JB … … 121.2
Puzzle pictures   Stephanie Morland … … 121.3
Glastonbury submerges in Levels for World Heritage bid   Anthony Ward … … 121.3
Dates for your new 2007 diary … … 121.4
Officers for 2007 … … 121.4
A trainload arrives for the 2006 annual meeting … … 121.4
Accounts for year ending July 31     Dennis Allen … … 121.4

2007 May (double issue) … … 122

Chairman’s notes:
Green Fair: … … 122.1
Local plan till 2027: … … 122.1
Eco track: … … 122.1
Abbey centenary: people behind 1907 auction come to life … …  122.1
Hardware shop has new owner   JN … … 122.1
Town’s oldest business: the Miller dynasty had iron in the blood   Jim Nagel … … 122.2
Wash where you walk—Look! Colour!   JN … … 122.3
It’s a treat to put your feet on the street … … 122.3
Plastic at last to be collected … … 122.3
Picture puzzle: new buildings … … 122.3
The Abbey 1907–2007 … … 122.4
Take a fresh look through a lens: … … 122.4
Vote for the Abbey: … … 122.4
Lacey snowdrops: … … 122.4
Abbey House ancestor (Letter to the editor) … … 122.4
Abbey: assuring the future     Vicky Dawson … …  122.4
Centenary celebrations … … 122.5
Grant will help toward publishing Abbey’s archives … … 122.5
TALKS:
Glastonbury since the destruction of the Abbey … … 122.6
Chalice Well evening tour … … 122.6
Saturday strolls all begin on B … … 122.6
20 years of restoration on the East Poldens   Geoff Brunt … … 122.7
John Brunsdon’s 55 years in Glastonbury … … 122.7
Death of Vic Jones   John Brunsdon … … 122.7
Hugs are possible again in Market Place (the Betrothal Couple carving) … … 122.7
Norwood Park in the 21st century   Jo Fryer, of Town & Country Planning Practice Ltd, Littleton … … 122.8

2007 July … … 123

Chairman’s notes: the Gauntlet; scarlet tiger moths … … 123.1
The Gauntlet opens (photos) … … 123.1
Open evening at Coombe House gardens … … 123.1
Chasing the noble chafer   Ian Rands, Terry Carmen … … 123.2
Chalice Well tour   Alan Fear … … 123.2
Indoor barbecue, in Tudor style … … 123.2
Walks and talks for the diary … … 123.2
Long list of summer events at Abbey Barn … … 123.2
How big is your ecofootprint?   Anthony Ward … … 123.3
Tree report for 2006–07   Alan Fear … … 123.3
Every Action Counts, doesn’t it? … … 123.3
Transition town: what will we do when the oil runs out?   Ian Rands … … 123.3
Furnishings for a bride   Adrian Pearse … … 123.4
Northover Mill seeks community use … … 123.4
Mendip environment forum   Ian Rands … … 123.3
Convent re-conversion to grandeur   Jim Nagel … … 123.4
Morlands traffic lights   JN … … 123.4

2007 November … … 124

Chairman’s notes:
House martins
Glastonbury Spring Water visit
The Tanneries, Abbot’s mill … … 124.1
Change in the churches, old and new     Jim Nagel … … 124.1
It’s happened before … … 124.1
Summer outings and talks:
Butterfly walk   Richard Montagu … … 124.2
Carymoor visit   Debbie Fear … … 124.2
The relics of Abbot Whiting   Adrian Pearse … … 124.3
Glastonbury Spring Water … … 124.3
Modern architects 60 years on   Stephanie Morland … … 124.3
Civic Trust fights loss of local voice … … 124.4
Magdalene almshouses go to church   JN … … 124.4
Abbey and Abbey Barn in brief … … 124.4
Young energy rallies for the building of Bridgwater   Bernice Lashbrook … … 124.4
Ancient mill … … 124.4

2008 June (double issue) … … 125

Chairman’s notes: building goes on; climate change … … 125.1
New shops: Pianos, Boots and fruits join witches in the High Street   Jim Nagel … … 125.1
Paul the cycling watercolourist   Jim Nagel … … 125.1
Gauntlet wins regional award for building quality   JN … … 125.1
It’s a date:
Norwood Park visit … … 125.2
What is Glastonbury made of? … … 125.2
Coombe House gardens … … 125.2
Autumn dates for diary … … 125.2
Antiquarians in the future … … 125.2
Bligh Bond rematerializes in Abbey … … 125.3
Radiocarbon test dates charcoal to Abbey fire of 1184   JN  … … 125.3
Prisoner-of-war exchange, 65 years on … … 125.4
Puzzled by St Ben’s gravestones (letter) … … 125.4
Footpath network gets help from liaison team   Nathan Pritchard … … 125.4
If you find a footpath problem … … 125.4
Society’s trees now total 42,800   Alan Fear … … 125.5
Address abandoned to e-deluge   Jim Nagel … … 125.5
2007 AGM report
Janet puts on second hat from Dennis … … … … 125.5
Accounts for year ending July 31     Dennis Allen … … 125.5
Our new treasurer pleads for Gift Aid and no cash   Janet Morland … … 125.5
Officers for 2008 … … 125.5
Talks in summary: steam, spa and Regency heritage … … 125.6
Steam around the world   Adrian Pearse … … 125.6
Exploring common ground … … 125.6
Glastonbury’s 18th-century spa   Neill Bonham … … 125.6
Regency Glastonbury … … 125.7
St Louis convent is converted, and school is in cyberspace    Jim Nagel … … 125.7
Further back   Neill Bonham … … 125.7
Son of the soil: Ted Hippisley, 1914–2008
Fix or make do   Larry Schenk … … 125.8
Jobs done   John Brunsdon … … 125.8

2008 August … … 126

Chairman’s notes:
Dig for victory … … 126.1
Coombe House gardens … … 126.1
Oldest shop shuts (Millers hardware) … … 126.1
Marchant’s Buildings … … 126.1
Still time to prepare for the self-reliance Harvest Show this September   Linda Hull … … 126.1
Restoration work at Norwood Park and East Street farm   John Brunsdon … … 126.2
Autumn dates for your diary … … 126.2
Why did our house martins relocate?   Ian Rands … … 126.3
Abbey Barn has plenty for summer visitors … … 126.3
Trees: Scouts help plant and prune   Alan Fear … … 126.3
Medallion from 1911 found in Hampshire … … 126.3
What is Glastonbury made of?   Susanna van Rose … … 126.4

2009 January … … 127

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 127.1
Blooming good work; Managing vehicles; Practical volunteers
Morlands buildings are occupied at last ... but it’s not what the RDA intends   Jim Nagel … … 127.1
Dates for the winter and spring diary … … 127.2
Bridgwater visit planned … … 127.2
Talks in summary:
Victorian speculative builder: Marchant’s Buildings   Bill Knight … … 127.2
Greylake nature reserve   Martyn Webb … … 127.2
The early mapping of Somerset   Adrian Pearse … … 127.2
Who remembers Digging for Victory? 50 years on, it’s food for thought   Linda Hull … … 127.3
Tree sites … … 127.3
Local food booklet … … 127.3
Medallion was for George V in 1911   David Orchard … … 127.3
St Margaret’s Chapel and Almshouses   Liz Pearson … … 127.4

2009 April … … 128

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 128.1
Local listing; Wick trees; Poldens; Litter
Light on the path: lantern at Methodist church   Martyn Webb … … 128.1
Workshops focus on local food     Linda Hull … … 128.1
Inching along at the Morland site     JN … … 128.1
Bridgwater visits us and we reciprocate … … 128.2
Summary of the winter talks   Adrian Pearse
Two unknown Glastonbury relics … … 128.2
The lake villages in context … … 128.2
Glastonbury heraldry … … 128.2
Earliest Glastonbury legend … … 128.3
Knights Templar in Somerset … … 128.3

Open days for green homes and gardens … … 128.4
The society’s 2008 AGM … … 128.4
Accounts for 2007–08 … … 128.4
Boyhood in Glastonbury    Roger Lord (letter) … … 128.4

2009 August … … 129

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 129.1
Bushy Coombe; Harvest volunteers
A tale of two houses: planning refusals followed eventually by accolades   John Brunsdon … … 129.1
A third tale: no, yes, eventual award?   Jim Nagel … … 129.1
Bridgwater visits Glastonbury...   Martyn Webb … … 129.2
And we find Bridgwater more colourful than we thought   Jim Nagel … … 129.2
Peat Moors Centre to shut after season … … 129.2
Summary of Neill Bonham’s talk: Early Victorian Glastonbury   Adrian Pearse … … 129.3
Letters to the editor:
1940s boy in Glastonbury; getting our Edwards right   David Orchard … … 129.3
Medallions and  mayoral vanity    F. N. Carling … … 129.3
Summer events at Abbey Barn … … 129.3
Archive how-to … … 129.3
Harvest show 2009 … … 129.3
Happenings at St Ben’s Church   Roger Parsons … … 129.4
Heritage transforms into a Co-op store   JN … … 129.4
New chapter for the Abbey’s new century   JN … … 129.4
Bellchamber grafitti at St John’s   JB … … 129.4
Building begins at Morlands at last … … 129.4

2009 November … … 130

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 130.1
Conservation Area Appraisal; Bouquets; Tree-planting
25 years for petrol post-steam: canopy in carpark … … 130.1
“Bees and  mankind” after AGM … … 130.1
A visit to Carymoor   Ian Rands … … 130.2
AGM and winter talks … … 130.2
Taunton reciprocal tour being planned … … 130.2
Fruit Trees for All … … 130.2
The 12th-century east ends at Wells and Glastonbury (summary of talk by Jerry Sampson)   Adrian Pearse … … 130.3
News in brief   JN
Carnival deli-pie … … 130.3
Missing hotel … … 130.3
Pedal repair … … 130.3
Nine times gold (Wick Farm) … … 130.3
Growing food … … 130.3
Romulus and Remus: merry charity   Ian Rands … … 130.3
Street’s international ichthyosaur fame   Susanna van Rose … … 130.4

2010 April … … 131

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 131.1
Paths; Assessment; Financial straits; Winter; Tor … … 131.1
Edgarley mystery revealed on Friday … … 131.1
Victorian Glastonbury was in transition too   JN … … 131.1
AGM affirms officers … … 131.2
Year’s accounts for the society … … 131.2
Spring talks, Street Pride and Taunton visit … … 131.2
Historic Shepton … … 131.2
Bees and mankind: they give us far more than honey … … 131.3
How woods work with fungi friends … … 131.3
Somerset defences in wartime … … 131.3
John Cannon books near publication, 266 years on   JN … … 131.4
Redbrick group plans studios at Morlands … … 131.4
Weston pier … … 131.4
Civic Voice launches as national champion with campaign against street clutter   Jim Nagel … … 131.4
Wessex Muster … … 131.4

2010 July … … 132

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 132.1
Appraisal; Garden evening on July 30 … … 132.1
Beckery chapel becomes a heritage site … … 132.1
Street’s sea-dragons and their discoverer: Strode seminar celebrates Hawkins’ 200th … … 132.1
Events in summer and September … … 132.2
Archaelogical fest; Open day at the youth hostel … … 132.2
Cycle Tour of Britain stops here in Sept … … 132.2
Catching up on winter talks   Adrian Pearse … … 132.2
The late-mediaeval cultus of Our Lady of Glastonbury
2,000 years of state and church in central Somerset
Glastonbury from the Romans to the Saxons
Great lunch, ‘Mum’ (Great Crane Project) … … 132.3
Keep children busy at the Abbey Barn … … 132.3
The Porch family saga continues   JN … … 132.4
Trees total 45,000 as planters rest   Alan Fear … … 132.4
Moving mountains to restore St Margaret’s chapel and almshouses … … 132.4

2010 November … … 133

Chairman’s notes   John Brunsdon … … 133.1
Tor vista; The Tor and Street; Work afoot; Garden thanks
40th AGM on November 19 is a milestone: chairman retiring … … 133.1
Fanned to a frenzy — the Tour of Britain hurtles into a Glastonbury din   Susanna van Rose … … 133.1
New Glastonbury myth in the making? Muddled Margarets (letter to the editor,   Michael Protheroe) … … 133.2
The once-great Glastonbury dynasty: ‘Montie Porch, a charmed life’ … … 133.3
Roger Parsons’ first talk is in print … … 133.3
Kilver Court open day   Susanna van Rose … … 133.3
Christmas fair … … 133.3
Alice Buckton’s Eager Heart on Strode stage for Christmas   Jim Nagel … … 133.4
Crocker family’s garden recalled … … 133.4
High-street dreams in Shepton … … 133.4
Deadline on redbrick site … … 133.4
Newly published (or not) … … 133.4
The Chronicles of John Cannon:
… …   foreword by Dr John Money … … on the website

2011 March (double issue) … … 134

Chairman’s notes   Alan Fear … … 134.1
Starting with a bang; Trees at Morlands; Local Development Framework; Holy Thorn
The artist and the Thorn: the late Paul Matten … … 134.1
Madonna statue by Gill finds home in Abbey … … 134.1
Society’s 40th AGM is a milestone: Alan Fear takes over as chairman … … 134.2
Accounts for year ending 2010 July 31 … … 134.2
Milestones — of the road sort   Adrian Pearse … … 134.2
New houses at top of town promise more trees than before   Jim Nagel … … 134.3
Fiona’s tree in the coombe … … 134.3
Camera club and U3A update the High Street archive … … 134.3
New findings from 20th-century Abbey archaeologists’ digs … …  134.4
Local boy made good … or bad: the life of Thomas Hawkins, fossil collector   Susanna van Rose … … 134.4
Somerset tsunami 404 years ago killed thousands   Richard Hanks … … 134.5
The winter talks to Glastonbury Antiquarian Society   Adrian Pearse … … 134.6
The Abbey church in 1530: what did pilgrims see? … … 134.6
“And did those feet...?” Origins of the Jesus voyage story … … 134.7
Glastonbury from the Romans to the Saxons (part 2) … … 134.7
Talks and lectures for spring … … 134.6
Outings with space for outsiders … … 134.7
The Misses Impey and the Swiss chalet … … 134.8
John Cannon’s Chronicles — a review   Adrian Pearse … … 134.8

2011 July … … 135

Chairman’s notes     Alan Fear  … … 135.1
Abbey director; Holy Thorn; Bovetown houses; Footpath pruning
Coombe House gardens July 29 … … 135.1
Morland site has new owners again   Jim Nagel … … 135.1
Double jubilee … … 135.1
Giant hornets spied at Pennard   Adrian Pearse … … 135.1
Bees by the pound at Portway House … … 135.3
Centuries of turmoil and “the Idea of Glastonbury”   Adrian Pearse … … 135.2
Between Bere and Bligh Bond … … 135.2
Antiquarian talks for coming season … … 135.2
Definitive history website … … 135.2
Outing to Old Wardour Castle and its Saxon cup from the Abbey   AP … … 135.3
Symposium looks over Abbey research   Adrian Pearse … … 135.3
Tree total reaches 47,500 in society’s 29 years   Alan Fear … … 135.3
New players in the long-running saga of the Morland site   Jim Nagel … … 135.4
BIRT … … 135.4
Maidencroft … … 135.4
Cubex … … 135.4
History … … 135.4

2011 December … … 136

Chairman’s notes     Alan Fear  … … 136.1
Guard and bounds for Jubilee; 47,500 trees; Email
Long-distance footpath joins Glastonbury to pilgrim sites   Nathan Pritchard … … 136.1
AGM meets 1950s boss of Snows Timber … … 136.1
Talks: the town’s past in words and pictures   Adrian Pearse … … 136.2
Glastonbury’s archive … … 136.2
Compilers of the visual record … … 136.2
Ancient tankard returns from Wardour Castle to Abbey   Mary Gryspeerdt … … 136.3
Somerset craftspeople on camera in Abbey … … 136.3Big changes in planning policy … … 136.3
40 years after design award, Wells Road clinic is replaced   Jim Nagel … … 136.4
New eye for blind chapel … … 136.4

2012 July (double issue) … … 137

Chairman’s notes     Alan Fear  … … 137.1
New Thorn; Bounds beaten; Footpath surfaces … … 137.1
Trees; No dates yet … … 137.1
Young George Tucker is sure to recall his Jubilee ‘beating’ the bounds of Glastonbury   Stuart Marsh … … 137.1
The bounds beaten — map … … 137.2
Was a panther also beating the bounds of Glaston? … … 137.2
Take your secateurs for a walk   Nathan Pritchard … … 137.2
Queen honours Arthur’s champion … … 137.2
Daily Tor award to John Brunsdon … … 137.2
Glastonbury’s going for a third blooming gold in 2012   Alan Gloak … … 137.3
‘Article 4’ will give Conservation Area more protection   JN, Judith Edmondson … … 137.3
Pennard lead stolen … … 137.3
Abbey’s medieval crafts on display this summer … … 137.4
A correction   Mary Gryspeerdt … …  137.4
Vice-chairman to step down at next AGM … … 137.4
John Snow & Co.     Adrian Pearse … … 137.4
Town gives thanks for the life of Keith Miller … … 137.4
Sixth­generation descendant visits Dod Lane farm roots   John Brunsdon … … 137.5
Wilfrid Road stars in Street’s heritage days, a national event … … 137.5
Events for summer and beyond … … 137.6
Glastonbury Abbey restored: 200 years of imagination   Adrian Pearse … … 137.6
“... But not of bignes …” — the Abbey stone collections
Glastonbury past and present … … 137.7
The town’s 1911 coronation medal   AP … … 137.7
Bridgwater College joins Redbrick project at old tannery site   Jim Nagel … … 137.8
New-look millstream … … 137.8
Surprise at t’mill … … 137.8
Tesco, Whitbread and Howdens leave just one three-acre plot seeking a developer … … 137.8

2012 December (six pages) … … 138

From flood to freeze … … 138.1
AGM report: Ian Rands retires after 40 years planting thousands of trees   Jim Nagel … … 138.1
Review of 2012; Trees; Finances
Major memories of trees;
Annual accounts   Janet Morland
John Coles on local history of peat
Chairman’s notes     Alan Fear  … … 138.2
Wilfrid Road; Blooming gold; Clear-up at new park
2,400 flock to open day at refurbished Red Brick Building   Jim Nagel … … 138.3
Mendip’s Heritage Champion: ‘Please make use of me’   John Brunsdon … … 138.3
Tesco’s neon sign makes some see red … … 138.3
Preserving the Lake Village   Adrian Pearse … … 138.4
Abbey excavations 1904–79
Winter and spring talks … … 138.4
The seafaring Hood family: Butleigh brothers, Dorset cousins   AP … … 138.5
How old police courts did without ASBOs   AP … … 138.5
United Reformed Church marks 350 years since ejection of St John’s vicar   Evelyn Ridout … … 138.6
Membership update … … 138.6
Lavish book records Cary’s oral history … … 138.6

2013 June … … 139

Chairman’s notes … … Alan Fear  … … 139.1
Holy Thorn; Tree-planting; Abbot Bere’s footsteps; Garden evening
New signs are ‘overkill’ … … 139.1
Saturday tour behind the scenes at bakery … … 139.1
Tree-disease talk postponed till autumn
1949 town from the air … … 139.2
Farewell to two of our members … … 139.2
• John Little
• Frank Carling
Modern oaks will be ancient for future generations   Nathan Pritchard … … 139.2
Footpaths … … 139.2
Abbey Barn and Old Farm win awards for preservation   John Brunsdon … … 139.3
Tour sees ancient mill ready to roll, and progress at listed tannery   JN … … 139.3
Bees: pesticide is not the only threat   David Charles … … 139.4
A butterfly-filled summer thanks to West Pennard nettles   Tim Phillips … … 139.4

2013 October … … 140

Chairman’s notes     Alan Fear … … 140.1
Abbot’s perambulation … … 140.1
Colin’s garden … … 140.1
AGM and tree talk … … 140.1
New fungal diseases threaten yet more of our trees   JN … … 140.1
Almshouse flowers win Mendip trophy … … 140.1
Allen Cotton awarded OBE … … 140.1
Two Bovetown members: farewell   JB … … 140.2
Colin Wells-Brown … … 140.2
Derek Hankins … … 140.2
New old livery: the railway canopy in the carpark … … 140.2
Tiles, tiles everywhere: our visit to Burns the Bread … … 140.2
Abbey afterlife, 1538–1825 … … 140.3
Visitors like Glastonbury walks and new edition of footpath booklet … … 140.3
Glastonbury’s listed post office marks 75th anniversary   Jim Nagel … … 140.4

2014 June (double issue) … … 141

Chairman’s notes     Alan Fear … … 141.1
Committee; finance; trees; footpaths; Glastonbury in Bloom
St Ben’s has a new look within … … 141.1
Wildflowers along Paradise Lane   Ian Tucker … … 141.1
The Tor as you’ve never quite seen it … … 141.1
A Knight in Glastonbury: first night   John Brunsdon … … 141.2
Tree diseases increase as global trade imports pests (Guy Litchfield speaking at AGM)   Adrian Pearse … … 141.2
Postal history … … 141.2
Date for Coombe House gardens … … 141.2
Band of neighbours buys Bushy Coombe to keep it beautiful   John Brunsdon, JN … … 141.3
Thatched house in new hands … … 141.3
Wisdom on the way     Nathan Pritchard … … 141.3
A most unusual kitchen makeover … … 141.4
‘Stone and scribe’ runs all summer … … 141.4
St Dunstan’s Christ reappears as embroidery … … 141.4
Glastonbury shows strongly in awards for development   John Brunsdon … … 141.5
Chilkwell Street concerns raised at Local Plan enquiry   JB … … 141.5
Christmas gale: beech blocks path   Clifford Gould … … 141.5
Avalon Marshes festival in July: ‘Bringing the landscape to life’ … … 141.5
Antiquarian talks   Adrian Pearse
An evening of Beere, the Abbey’s great builder … … *141.6
Glastonbury as the ‘Second Rome’ … … *141.6
Secular and monastic communities … … *141.7
Recent archaeology in Somerset … … *141.7
Glastonbury and the Shroud of Turin … … *141.7
Glass production at the Saxon monastery … … [*see website]
John Morland, 1930–2014   John Brunsdon … … 141.8
Frank Naish: oldest cider-maker   Mary Gryspeerdt … … 141.8

2015 spring … … 142

Chair’s report   Alan Fear … … 142.1
Jim Gossling joins committee as planning man; trees; greener planet
A typical Glastonbury walk: up Bushy Coombe … … 142.1
Abbey Barn progress report   John Brunsdon … … 142.2
Baltonsborough and Australia’s early prosperity (talk by Owen Mace at Abbey House)   Adrian Pearse … … 142.2
The postal history of Glastonbury and district (talk by Allen Cotton)   Adrian Pearse … … 142.3
World War I in 3D (talk by Jim Woodcock at AGM) … … 142.3
Antiquarian Society talks   Adrian Pearse— … … 142.4
The life and times of the Revd Charles Marson, 1859–1914 (talk by David Sutcliffe)
John Dee, St Dunstan and the Glastonbury elixir (talk by Paul Ashdown)

2015 July … … 143

Chairman’s notes     Alan Fear … … 143.1
• Reclamation yard
• Coombe House gardens
• Footpath snippers
Lorry crash transforms Benedict Street by revealing walls of Abbey stone   Jim Nagel … … 143.1
Some events around town this summer … … 143.2
• Henry of Blois
• Somerset Wildlife Trust
• A jumble trail
• Plays in the Abbey

Convicted Baltonsborough boy makes good in Australia — result: his family in Somerset ends up owning the Abbey   Adrian Pearse, Jim Nagel … … 143.2–3
Reclaimed materials and curious artefacts of Glastonbury heritage (Tour of Glastonbury Reclamation yard)   JN … … 143.3
Trevor Adams, 1941–2014: vet, gardener, magistrate, churchwarden John Brunsdon … … , Niall Taylor … … 4
Richard Senior, 1931–2014 … … 143.4
Jeannie Wall, 1938–2014 … … 143.4

2016 April … … 144

All four banks abandon Glastonbury; Lloyds, the last, slams door on April 5   JN … … 144.1
‘Clean for the Queen’ tackles Wearyall   JN … … 144.1
News in brief: Morland site; Churchyard work … … 144.1
Sign of the times—at the post-office   Jim Nagel … … 144.1
Glastonbury’s pioneer cameraman   Adrian Pearse … … 144.2
Protected trees form bul of spring planning requests Jim Gossling, JN … … 144.2
Cider and Holy Thorn … … 144.2
400-year-old house in Chilkwell Street ready for new life; Banksy’s contribution   John Brunsdon … … 144.3
Founders’ High Street office is now Wilton House, six flats   Jim Nagel … … 144.3
The River: Bruce Garrard makes a friend of the Brue   Kevin Redpath … … 144.4
All of Somerset’s coast path now open … … 144.4
Sculptor’s colours fit the Abbey … … 144.4

2016 July … … 145

Bill Knight’s mural wins a vague stay of execution JN … … 145.1
Chairman’s notes: Coombe House garden party; Paradise Lane; Bushy Coombe path … … 145.1
Town in bloom impresses judges … … 145.1
Pylle celebrates the railway’s 104 years Adrian Pearse … … 145.2
Antiquarians explore unique sites in Devon and Dorset Adrian Pearse … … 145.2
Long-service award to John Brunsdon … … 145.2
One month of planning applications in the Conservation Area: Victoria Buildings, Somerset House … … 145.3
Rescue Our Ruins appeal reaches the one-third mark … … 145.3
Every tree at Bushy Coombe needs separate permission Jon Groocock … … 145.4
Cliff in Wick Hollow … … 145.4
War effort brought profound changes to the Brue Valley (Bruce Garrard talk) Jim Nagel … … 145.4