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Made possible with the Heritage FundDid you come to Wincanton’s first History Day last year? If you did then you’ll know what a great day it was. There was something for everyone, young and old. This year will be even better. The metal-detecting event is back, the transport parade even bigger than last year, the history lecture will focus on 500 years of firearms development, there will be a 1960’s classroom and the antiques experts will look at your collectables and that thing from your attic that no-one can identify, and most exciting of all a recreation of a World War One trench complete with soldiers in period dress. It’s going to be another great day!

For the full list of events, timings and locations please keep an eye on Facebook, Instagram, and the posters around the town. If you support this event, you support your town. History is an amazing thing – exploring the past can explain the present.

See You There!

Wincanton History Day 2024 is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to stage an event deserving of this towns rich history and vibrant present and one that involves all members of the community, young and old. It’s going to be great!

Planned events include:
Metal Detecting
Antiques valuation
School Room – 1969 Moon landing theme
Transport Parade
WW1 battlefield reconstruction
Costume Competition
Cake Baking Competition
Walking Tour App
Tea Dance
Geneology Ask the Experts
History Talk – 500 Years of Firearms Development by Guy Hagg
Artisan Crafts
Story Telling


For those of you wanting to take part in the transport parade, all we ask is that your vehicle is a classic or particularly unusual.

Gather in Bayford, on Bayford Hill facing toward Wincanton.

Drive down the High Street, bearing left onto A3081 (one way system) and take the left onto Balsam Fields (there will be a marshal directing vehicles at this turning).

Drive along Balsam Fields to the end, take a left onto Common Road, continue to the end, take a left on to High Street, and repeat!

After the second run you can park in the Memorial Hall Car Park – look out for marshals and big red “P” signs.

If you need any more information, then please call Ian on 07757 490896 or email iant@wincantonhistorysociety.com

Thank you so much for being part of Wincanton History Day!


Photography credits:

Graham Hiscock. studiohphotography.co.uk

Elmira Watts. elmirawattsfineart.com

Chris Turnbull. turnbullgrey.co.uk