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Chard History Group (CHG)
started in 1965, when about 30 people attended the first
meeting. It was decided that the Group's main objectives should be to promote research
into, and gain knowledge of, all aspects of the history of Chard and District. In this case,
district was defined as roughly the mid-point between Chard and its neighbouring local
CHG works closely with
the Chard Museum, with some members serving on both
committees. The Group has associate membership of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History
Society, which enables members to have access to their Member's Reference Library at
Taunton, and also to take part in the SANHS and Associated Societies' events. The Group
is also an Associate of the Council for British Archaeology (SW) and the Somerset Industrial
Over the years, individual
members have produced a number of books, guides, papers
and leaflets. They have also generously produced booklets about Chard for issue as
Group Publications that give a good introduction to the area. These are available from the
Secretary, Chard Tourist Information Centre and the Chard Museum (link below).
The Group helps in answering the many enquiries dealt with by Chard Museum voluntary staff who
refer to the archive there.