Next meeting: Alfred Day 2021

Our first in-person meeting since the start of lockdown will be our AGM on Saturday 23rd October 2021. The meeting will be held at the George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire. We will meet at 11am in the pub car park for a walk around the village before lunch at noon, and the AGM proper will start at 1pm.

According to Dr Paul Kelly's excellent book King Alfred: A Man on the Move (ISBN: 978-1916182004), the Upper Deverills are the most likely location for Egbert's Stone, where Alfred mustered the men of Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and possibly Dorset. Longbridge Deverill is actually one of the Lower Deverills. but is well-known to the Society as the home of Wessex Brewery, run by one-time Society member Chaz Hobden. Directions to the pub can be found by clicking the link marked "Directions" on the map below.

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