ZOOM TALK: The Piers of Weston-super-Mare

Date: 6th August 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Online

This ticket is to view the talk online over Zoom. Please buy one ticket per device. The viewing link will be sent out at least 1 hour before the start time. 

We are delighted to welcome back Carole Darling to The Barn for another fascinating talk, this time about The Piers of Weston-super-Mare.

Most of us have visited the Grand Pier at Weston either as children or with our own children and grandchildren. We probably all heard about the devastating fire which occurred in 2008 Did we know an almost identical fire happened in 1930? We probably thought it was just a fun day out but what made Laurie Lee describe it as "loaded with freaks and fancies, a whole series of nightmares for a penny"?

Have you been to Weston in the last few years and seen the sorry state the Old Pier is in? Do you know there is at last efforts to save it? Who knew that the Old Pier was designated as HMS Birnbeck in World War ll, where the "Wheezers and Dodgers" tackled some of the strangest tasks in the history of warfare? 

Come and find out more about the weird and wonderful things which went on there.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Talk: The Piers of Weston-super-Mare

Date: 6th August 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

We are delighted to welcome back Carole Darling to The Barn for another fascinating talk, this time about The Piers of Weston-super-Mare.

Most of us have visited the Grand Pier at Weston either as children or with our own children and grandchildren. We probably all heard about the devastating fire which occurred in 2008 Did we know an almost identical fire happened in 1930? We probably thought it was just a fun day out but what made Laurie Lee describe it as "loaded with freaks and fancies, a whole series of nightmares for a penny"?

Have you been to Weston in the last few years and seen the sorry state the Old Pier is in? Do you know there is at last efforts to save it? Who knew that the Old Pier was designated as HMS Birnbeck in World War ll, where the "Wheezers and Dodgers" tackled some of the strangest tasks in the history of warfare? 

Come and find out more about the weird and wonderful things which went on there.

Refreshments available on arrival and during interval. Cash and card payments accepted.

Free parking on site. Parking for this event will be at the Barn, BS36 1SE.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.

Talk: The story of our barn: medieval to modern

Date: 11th July 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Join our Community Events Coordinator, Ceara, to find out about the turbulent 1400s and what was happening in England, and to the people here, as The Barn was being built.
Hear the fascinating story of how this historic site was almost lost, how and why it was saved, and how it is used today.

Who was Thomas De Bradeston and why did he build Winterbourne Medieval Barn?
How was it built? Why was it so important then and now?
What are the links between The Barn and St. Michael's Church?

Come and find out the answers to these questions and more at this talk about the history of this amazing heritage site: from medieval to modern!
Includes a talk on the history of The Barn (past & present), interesting features pointed out and discussed plus plenty of time for questions with our friendly volunteers.

About your speaker:
Ceara has been a member of the team here at The Barn for 2.5 years. As a local resident she has grown up loving this beautiful site and had attended many events here before she was in charge of planning them! Since joining as the Community Events Coordinator Ceara has become even more interested in the history of our unique heritage site and, after answering many questions about The Barn from the public, has complied this presentation, with input from many of our longest standing volunteers, to help share it's story.

Refreshments available. Cash and card payment accepted.

Please note parking for this event will be on site at the Barn, BS36 1SE. The car park will be locked once the event has finished so please ensure your car is moved if you will be exploring the local area after your visit to The Barn.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

If you wish to avoid the online booking fee then please contact the office to arrange a time to come and book in person.