The current season of talks at the Harptrees History Society will culminate in a fascinating look at the many intriguing architectural follies to be found around Bristol and North Somerset.

Jonathan Holt, author of Somerset Follies and the Follies of Bristol and Gloucestershire, the result of numerous explorations, will reveal some of the stories behind these intriguing buildings, which dot our landscape.

Jonathan is a tour guide, author of books on Dorset and Wiltshire and Editor of Follies, the organ of the Folly Fellowship, a charity dedicated to their preservation and enjoyment (

Visitors are very welcome, although everyone is asked to book.

Booking opens on April 10th and closes at midday on April 24. Members go free, visitors £3, payable on the night. Email: [email protected] with the subject line “April 2024”.

The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at West Harptree Memorial Hall for 7.30pm start.