2015 Field Trips
This year we have had groups going to the Horsehair factory at Castle Cary, Yeovilton Meteorological Office and our summer visit was to Glastonbury on June 5th where we met with Brian Wright. This was the spin off visit from our course on British and Celtic Mythology.
We first visited John the Baptist church. An interesting church dating back to the 15th Century full of gems including the 1936 stained glass window by AD Davies depicting the Glastonbury legend. A church well worth a visit.
Photo by Kim Bailey
We went on to the Abbey, the legendary burial place of King Arthur, to see an excellent exhibition and enjoy lunch in the grounds.
It was good to have Brian pointing out things we would have otherwise missed in the church and the Abbey and to hear more of the myths and legends associated with the area.
Thank you Brian. A good day soaking up the atmosphere of Glastonbury was had by all.
Summer field trip 2014
It was a perfect summer day when Long Sutton and Castle Cary WEA groups met with Stephen Parker in Poole Harbour. This was to be our long awaited follow-up field trip from our course on The History and Natural History of the Islands of Britain. We travelled on the Yellow Boats ferry to Brownsea Island.
Brownsea is one of the best places for seeing wildlife in Dorset. Here we explored the woodland, heath land and coastal walks, spotted terns, black tailed godwits and spoonbills amongst the many other birds on the lagoon and visited the site of Robert Baden Powell’s first scout camp. Lots of photo opportunities!
Some members of the group were lucky enough to see the elusive and rare red squirrels. Thank you Stephen. A great day was had by all!
This field trip concluded our advertised programme for the academic year 2013/2014. Our next course in the autumn of this year is Somerset’s Industrial Heritage. Do come and join us!