Discover Somerton’s past in history open day

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VISITORS can take a journey through Somerton’s past at a history open day on Saturday, September 10.

Organised by the Somerton History Project, the event will offer displays and attractions covering everything from the village’s 11th Century church to Somerton’s Dig for Victory campaign during the Second World War.

Visitors can see how the small village was affected by the enclosures of the 18th Century, and the creation of the Oxford Canal and the Great Western Railway.

A new children’s guide to the church will be ready in time for the history day, and organisers hope to be able to display the early 17th Century tower clock mechanism.

A Ministry of Information film will illustrate the Somerton Dig for Victory campaign.

The open day will run from 10am to 5pm.