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Five Villans, Eight Bordars & an Exon

Our next illustrated talk is coming up on Saturday 5th October.; 7.30 in the Village Hall.   
This time we will be travelling back to 1086 to see what the Domesday Book entries for Corston can – and cannot – tell us about the Saxo-Norman village.

We will also be looking at Corston’s place in the eleventh century Somerset economy, the particular contribution Corston made to the Domesday process and some aspects of the village that have remained almost unchanged over a thousand years.

As ever, tickets are available in advance from Martin Seymour & Diane Philips, or on the door on the night.

And yes, there is more than one Domesday entry for Corston, but to find out why you will have to join us!

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Spring talk – The Langtons of Newton Park

Our spring talk is being given by Prof Graham Davis (lately of Bath Spa University).  Graham will be looking at the history of the Langton family who were the owners of Newton Park, outside Corston, for 300 years.

With their roots in the Bristol mercantile community, the family went onto include a Radical MP and a leading suffragist  before the estate was passed to the Duchy of Cornwall.

This fascinating story will be told on April 27th from 7.30pm at Corston Village Hall.  Tickets are £5 and as previously includes bread, cheese and soft drinks – for licensing reasons please bring your own wine, beer or cider!

Tickets are available on the door or in advance from Diane Phillips and Martin Seymour  in the village.  You can also email us at CorstonLHS@gmail.com to reserve your ticket.

Langton poster