Welcome to Wessex Society

Welcome to Wessex Society, the cultural society for the land of Thomas Hardy, King Alfred, Broadchurch, Hot Fuzz and The Wurzels. Here you can buy merchandise, learn about the region, and read our blog.

Wessex Chronicle (Blog)

Essential Wessex: Jethro Tull and the Agricultural Revolution

Jethro Tull (1671-1741) is best known for inspiring the name of a successful prog rock band, but many people will be dimly aware that the band’s name was taken from an agronomist and inventor of the seed-drill. What is less well-known is that his invention inspired an agricultural revolution in 18th century Britain. Tull was …

Contact Us

Drop us a line



Email *


The Society holds events on the closest Saturday to Barnes Night (22nd February), St Ealdhelm's Day (25th May) and King Alfred Day (26th October).See the blog for details of forthcoming events.