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Hurstbourne Tarrant Historical Society

Member's interests

The committee is made up of five members who are listed below along with a brief introduction to who they are and what projects they are currently working on.

Andy Watson, Chairman – I moved to the village in 1989 and my main interest is industrial archaeology. I have also been involved in Iron Age experimental archaeology as well as digging at a Roman metal smelting site on a cold and wet Welsh hilltop.

Bryn Evans, Secretary – I have lived in the village for more than 40 years and have recorded photographically many aspects of village life and activities over that period. I am currently converting the complete census records of the Parish from 1841 to 1911 into digital format. The Society holds a large archive covering village life, burial records, people, buildings, historical information, activities and events as well as an extensive photographic collection and would welcome any further contributions to add to the archive. Our aim is to hold as much information as possible in a digital format so that it can be more easily accessed and disseminated.

Mike Nash, Programme Officer – I’ve lived in the village almost 18 years and interested in everything! At the moment am looking at the "ritual marks" in our church and hope to publish shortly, I will then be starting work with Kim Vella on past village pubs.

Sarah Gould, Membership Officer & Treasurer – I’ve lived in the village since 1989 and have studied field archaeology. I work as a volunteer in the archives section of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. I’m currently writing blog entries on archaeological work for the Hampshire Cultural Trust at Chilcomb.

Michael Bateman, Publicity Officer

Margaret Jensen, Committee Member

The full list of current projects that the committee and other society members are involved in is below, along with who are working on them. 

    The ritual marks in the local church (Mike Nash)

    Pubs & Malthouses (Mike Nash & Kim Vella)

    The early 20th century memoirs of Percy Ball, a local gardener (Margaret Jensen)