Saturday 11th June 2011
Ruishton Village Hall, Ruishton, Somerset, TA3 5JD.


Follow the link on the left to download an Adobe Acrobat file containing the flyer, which includes a copy of the Booking Form for you to use, and gives full details of the lecture programme and the speakers.

Ruishton is a village outside Taunton, situated immediately to the east of Junction 25 of the M5, so travelling by car is by far the easiest method of getting there. There is a Holiday Inn, a Holiday Inn Express, and a Travelodge nearby, and also three Premier Inn hotels, as indicated on the area map

Direction By Car

Exit the roundabout at Junction 25 eastwards onto the A358 signposted Yeovil. In 0.2 miles, after passing the Blackbrook Tavern on the left, turn left at the Premier Inn into Ruishton Lane. In 0.3 miles, after entering the village with Orchard Rise on the left, you will see a ‘Give Way’ sign before reaching the Ruishton Inn. The Inn is on a junction, with Bushy Cross Lane as a major road from the right and Church Lane as a no through road on the left.

The signpost for Ruishton Village Hall points across the junction where the main road continues as Cheats Road, and the Hall is a further 0.1 miles on the left (after the road bends first to the right and then to the left). There is a signpost at the entrance to the car park, which is shown in the photo at the top of this page.

Travelling By Train

Taunton Rail Station is on the London to Penzance Line and the Cross-Country Route. It is served and operated by First Great Western and also served by CrossCountry, with services to Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, London, Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance, as well as the rest of the West Country. There is generally one fast train and one slow train each hour to both Bristol Temple Meads and to Exeter St Davids and one train to London Paddington.

FirstGroup bus services 1 and 1A call at the North Side of the Rail Station every 15 minutes, and the journey for the connecting service to Ruishton at Stop 1 on the Parade (see below) takes 5 minutes – on foot, the journey would take over 15 minutes. The service timetable indicates you need to catch the 9.24 am bus or earlier from the Rail Station, and should be able to return to the Rail Station Bridge stop by 5.35 pm.

Buses To & From Ruishton

WebberBusoperates an hourly service from Taunton Town Centre that passes through Ruishton. This is its Easylink Service 15A between Taunton and Bridgwater, which leaves from Stop 1 on the Parade. There is a bus stop opposite the turning for Lawn Meadow on Cheats Road in Ruishton, some 200 yards before the Village Hall (ask the driver to advise you when the bus gets there).The service timetableindicates you need to catch the 9.35 am bus from Taunton Parade to arrive at that bus stop at 9.55 am, and that the bus to board for returning to Taunton stops at Ruishton Lawn Meadow at 5pm. You need to alight from that service at Stop 2 near the War Memorial, which is on the central roundabout in the Town Centre.