50 Years of the Mendip Society
2015 saw the Society celebrating fifty years of looking after Mendip - an amazing achievement! To commemorate this historic event a full and varied program inaddition to the normal walks and talks, was organised.. The events were open to everyone and there was something happening every month throughout the year. Full details were available a special Anniversary Program.
A number of speciial projects were introduced as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations one of which is the formal establishment of the Mendip Way, combining both the West Mendip Way and East Mendip Way footpaths. The project involves signing the path in both directions from west to east and from east to west. A new guidebook is being prepared along with a supporting website.
Another project which is in progress is the publication of a new book ‘Man and the Mendips’, updating the 1971 publication which coincided with the Mendip 71 Exhibition we laid on at the Bishops Palace in Wells. If you have any memories of the early days of the Society you would be willing to share, or would be interested in getting involved in the project, then please get in contact.
Other projects are also in the pipeline so as they say, Watch This Space!