The carefully researched presentation highlighted not only buildings
which have been lost, but the hidden gems in the townscape which the new
group wants to appreciate and protect.
evening brought back many memories for long-time residents, while
newcomers to the town were able to gain revealing insight into Midsomer
Nortonís past and present. The audience clearly enjoyed the evening.
business side of the evening involved adopting a constitution and voting
in a Committee to lead on a programme initially focusing on a core local
history group, which plans to approach Radstock Museum to request a home
for its growing archive. The Society is also considering ideas such as
seeking the return of the famous Midsomer Norton Jubilee Lamp and the
fountain, cleaning up the river, and resurrecting the once proud
Midsomer Norton Fair Day granted by Royal Charter in the 13th
was the enthusiasm for this latter project that since the meeting
initial talks have been underway to look at the possibility of the
Midsomer Norton Society and the Chamber of Commerce jointly running an
event in the town centre next year on Saturday 21 June 2008, the nearest
Saturday to Midsummerís Day (24th June).
early days for getting a project such as the Midsomer Norton Fair Day
off the ground but we believe we could make a modest start next year by
combining forces with the Chamber, focusing on demonstrations of
traditional skills, crafts and local groups associated with the town on
a scale akin to the successful farmers marketĒ,
said Paul Myers, Secretary to the Midsomer Norton Society.