The Friends of King John’s Hunting Lodge in Axbridge have announced a series of spring talks of interest to residents and those interested in local history in Somerset in general.

The events are:

March 15th – Lead Mining on Mendip. What the Romans & Victorians did for us .

Speaker- Steve Tofts

Venue Cross Memorial Hall at 2 pm  £5 donation to include refreshments

April 19th – The Story of Compton Bishop & Cross- an illustrated history of two interesting villages.

Speaker – Margaret Jordan

Venue – Cross Memorial Hall at 7.30 pm £5 donation to include refreshments

May 17th Peter Wickens Fry – a pioneer photographer from Compton House, Axbridge

Speaker  –  John Page

Venue – Compton House, Axbridge, Somerset

Numbers are limited at this event so please let us know if you are interested in coming along and further details will be sent out nearer the time.

For details of the Friends of King John’s Hunting Lodge and how to join visit

For more on Cross Memorial Hall visit