Our Next Events 2014

A Visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum Thursday, 23rd October 2014 at 2 pm.

There will be tours of both the Documents Store and the Small Objects Store at the Museum- areas which are not normally open to the public - and the Aeronautical Hall will also be open. The charge for the visit will be £4 per head payable at Yeovilton.

The Museum is located on the B3151 just off the A303 and A37. SAT NAV REF: BA22 8HW.   Attendees need to meet up at the Reserve Store, which apparently is well signposted from the Museum.

Please book by contacting Bev or reception at the Somerset Heritage Centre on 01823 278805.

Manoral Documents Beginners Workshop 10 am. to 1 pm. on Saturday, November 22nd at the Somerset Heritage Centre

Would you like to use manorial records but don’t know where to start? This beginners’ workshop can help! See details under Our programme of Events by clicking here

Details of further events can be found under Our programme of Events by clicking here


Transcribing the Tithe Apportionments of Somerset Parishes

Tithe CombinedAn update to the list of the tithe apportionments that have been completed is available under Tithe Award Details from the menu system on the left of this page, or you can go straight to the page by clicking here. These awards are available to view at the Somerset Heritage Centre by request.

Join our transcription team!
If anyone would like to join our transcribing team by transcribing a parish of your choice that has not already been done, please contact Jenni by clicking here. There are two ways of transcribing - one at the Heritage Centre using original documents, or at home using folios sent by email. The choice is yours!

The task is not too taxing, does not need great computing skills and can be done in your own time - there is no rush to complete the job. We will give you full instructions and indeed answer any queries or try to solve any problems that you might have. If you are already a transcriber and would also like, perhaps, to do another parish, please contact Jenni by clicking here.

The Friends of Somerset Archives and the Dickinson Archive

The archive of the Dickinson family of Kingweston, is a large important collection held at the Somerset Heritage Centre.

In December 2011, volunteers from the Friends of Somerset Archives began the arduous task of flattening the thousands of documents previously contained within the hundreds of bundles. The enthusiasm of the team became very evident, enabling them to finish the flattening process 2 months earlier than expected, April 2012, when the seven volunteers divided into two groups. For a current update on the Dickinson Project either go to our Projects Menu on the left or click here to go directly to the page.

If you would like to help with either the conservation work or the indexing please contact Liz Grant at the Somerset Heritage Centre, archives@somerset.gov.uk.

Odd footnote to the Dickinson Project - The emptying of the cellar - and other oddities - click here to see more!


Any suggestions or comments about the website should be emailed by clicking here to web@friendsofsomersetarchives.org.uk - Malcolm Daniels, webmaster.