New series of history talks at Wellington School

By Mark Pritchett in Local People

THE history of the town stream, the A38 and Wellington’s banks are the subjects of an illustrated public talk by Colin Spackman at Wellington Prep School Hall.

The town stream, which had its origins in Medieval times, ran down South Street until the 1970s when it was culverted – but some vestiges of its course are still visible in the southern part of the town.

The A38, a main road between the South-West and the rest of the country, also has a history stretching back several centuries. The talk will cover some of its early history and its development over the last 90 years or so.

Wellington still has four High Street banks – although they will soon be reduced to three. The talk will cover the comings, goings, mergers and take-overs of the banks over the last 150 years.

The talk, at 7.30pm on Thursday, February 23 – the first in this year’s programme – is in aid of Wellington Local History & Museum Society. Entry is £3 or £2 for society members. Single membership of the society costs £5 (£4 concessions) – people who attend can join on the night and save £1 straight away.

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