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Kingston St Mary History Society

The Kingston St Mary History Society researches, collects and preserves documents and other items relating to the history of Kingston and its neighbourhood. The society holds regular meetings to which all are welcome and arranges talks on aspects of the history of Kingston and subjects with a wider relevance. Recent talks have included 'Kingston in the 19th century', 'The Black Death' and 'Researching the History of Your House'.
If you would like to join the society, or you have any stories or photos to share please get in touch.

Every effort has been made to check the accuracy of the details given here. However, if you spot any errors or omissions or can add to the information, especially by supplying photographs, please email Ray Stokes or call 01823 762417.

Murder, Mayhem and more...

This latest talk organised by the Kingston St Mary History Society will highlight some of the shocking local events that over the centuries have been the talk of the area and in recent times have made the headlines; good, bad and noteworthy events that at the time certainly set tongues wagging.
The illustrated talk by Alan Hughes will be held in the Village Hallon Friday Nov 10th starting at 7.30pm. The £5 admission charge will include a glass of wine or soft drink and nibbles.

Somerset and Slavery

Discover the links between Somerset families and the horrific slave trade in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Historian Esther Hoyle will reveal the results of her research at an illustrated talk on Thursday 30 March 2017 at Kingston Village Hall at 7.30pm.
Admission £5 (to include a glass of wine or soft drink)

Somerset and Slavery

The Stories behind the War Memorial in Kingston St Mary

Nothing in Kingston's long history has had such a profound effect as the two World Wars. These global conflicts affected every villager; those who lost their lives or suffered life-changing wounds, the families left to grieve the loss of a loved one and others who toiled in so many ways on the home front to help the war effort.

The History Society has done research into the War Memorial and War Dead from Kingston St Mary. They have put a document together as a tribute to them and to ensure their sacrifices will not be forgotten.

Download Kingston St Mary War Memorial (pdf)

War Memorial Kingston St Mary Plaque set into the pillar of the gate to the churchyard at Kingston St Mary