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Previous page: issues 90 to 124

2008 June (double issue)   Newsletter 125

Chairman’s notes John Brunsdon … … 125.1   symbol to click

Building goes on

Climate change

New shops: Pianos, Boots and fruits join witches in the High Street Jim Nagel … … 125.1   symbol to click

Paul the cycling watercolourist Jim Nagel … … 125.1

Gauntlet wins regional award for building quality JN … … 125.1   symbol to click

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   symbol to click

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   symbol to click

Address abandoned to e-deluge Jim Nagel … … 125.5

2007 AGM report   symbol to click

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   symbol to click

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   symbol to click

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   Newsletter 126

Chairman’s notes John Brunsdon

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   symbol to click

2009 January   Newsletter 127

Chairman’s notes John Brunsdon … … 127.1

Blooming good work; Managing vehicles; Practical volunteers

Morland buildings are occupied at last ... but it’s not what the RDA intends Jim Nagel … … 127.1   symbol to click

Press releases from Regional Development Agency — full text   symbol to click

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   Newsletter 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

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   Newsletter 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  symbol to click

And we find Bridgwater more colourful than we thought Jim Nagel … … 129.2  symbol to click

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   symbol to click

Building begins at Morland site at last … … 129.4

2009 November   Newsletter 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   Newsletter 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   symbol to click

Redbrick group plans studios at Morland site … … 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   Newsletter 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   Newsletter 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   symbol to click

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   symbol to click

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   symbol to click

... and staged every year since 1933 — in Kansas

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: an abstract Professor John Money … … [on website only]   symbol to click

2011 March (double issue)   Newsletter 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   symbol to click

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

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   symbol to click

2011 July   Newsletter 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

Beckery Island Regneration Trust (BIRT); Maidencroft; Cubex

History

2011 December   Newsletter 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 … … 136.3

Big 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)   Newsletter 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   symbol to click

The bounds beaten — map … … 137.2

Was a panther also beating the bounds of Glaston? … … 137.2   symbol to click

Take your secateurs for a walk Nathan Pritchard … … 137.2

Queen honours Arthur’s champion … … 137.2   symbol to click

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   symbol to click

John Snow & Co. films shown by John Coles Adrian Pearse … … 137.4   symbol to click

Town gives thanks for the life of Keith Miller … … 137.4   symbol to click

Sixth-generation descendant visits Dod Lane farm roots John Brunsdon … … 137.5   symbol to click

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)   Newsletter 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   Newsletter 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   Newsletter 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   symbol to click

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   symbol to click

2014 June (double issue)   Newsletter 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 — catching up on a backlog Adrian Pearse

Glass production at the Saxon monastery (Cheryl Green (Allum)) … … [on website only]   symbol to click

An evening of Beere, the Abbey’s great builder (Adam Stout) … … 141.6   symbol to click

Glastonbury as the “Second Rome” (Tim Hopkinson-Ball) … … 141.6   symbol to click

Secular and monastic communities (Jon Cannon) … … 141.7   symbol to click

Recent archaeology in Somerset (Robert Croft) … … 141.7   symbol to click

Glastonbury and the Shroud of Turin (Paul Ashdown) … … 141.7   symbol to click

John Morland, 1930–2014 John Brunsdon … … 141.8

Frank Naish: oldest cider-maker Mary Gryspeerdt … … 141.8

2015 spring   Newsletter 142 (AF)

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   Newsletter 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   symbol to click

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   symbol to click

Jeannie Wall, 1938–2014 … … 143.4   symbol to click

2016 April   Newsletter 144

All four banks abandon Glastonbury; Lloyds, the last, slams door on April 5 JN … … 144.1   symbol to click

‘Clean for the Queen’ tackles Wearyall JN … … 144.1   symbol to click

News in brief: Fire at Baily site; Churchyard work … … 144.1   symbol to click

Sign of the times—at the post-office Jim Nagel … … 144.1   symbol to click

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   symbol to click

All of Somerset’s coast path now open … … 144.4

Sculptor’s colours fit the Abbey … … 144.4

2016 July   Newsletter 145

Bill Knight’s mural wins a vague stay of execution JN … … 145.1   symbol to click

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   symbol to click

2017 summer   Newsletter 146 (AF)

Chairman’s report Alan Fear … … 146.1

Coombe House garden; corporate membership of SBPT

Somerset Buildings Preservation Trust … … 146.1

Planning applications for the month … … 146.1

St John’s church restoration appeal … … 146.2

Joseph Keers, 1947–2017 … … 146.2

2017 autumn   Newsletter 147 (AF)

Antiquarian Society field trip to Sherborne and around … … 147.1

The Crown Hotel [Mendip council orders repairs] … … 147.1

Planning applications for the month … … 147.1

AGM on November 3; dates for your diary … … 147.2

2018 winter   Newsletter 148 (AF)

Chairman’s report Alan Fear … … 148.1

The Tribunal; footpaths; treasurer’s report

The Tribunal … … 148.1

Glastonbury Abbey 1066–1126 — sixty fascinating years (talk by Tim Hopkinson-Ball) … … 148.1

Planning applications for the month … … 148.1

Reflections on nature — art inspired by the Abbey gardens and grounds … … 148.2

2018 spring   Newsletter 149 (AF)

Chairman’s report Alan Fear … … 149.1

Household survey

Tree-planting gets very little help

Norwood Park Farm, Wick … … 149.1

St Margaret’s chapel and Royal Magdalene almshouses … … 149.1

Planning applications for the month … … 149.2


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