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Celebrating the life of Roger Carter - Saturday 4th September

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

The Museum is starting its Autumn events with a tribute from the history and wider Chard community for our former Curator, author, local historian and most importantly, friend to so many people.

Roger had a vision for the future. This included the Museum, but also more importantly he wanted to excite young people about history and science, and especially engineering. Our programme represents Roger’s vision and recognises his contribution to the Chard and local community.

The Extraordinary General Meeting of Chard and District Museum will be held in advance of this event. We are asking that anyone who wants to attend either or both events complete a Registration Form. The reasons for this are explained at the end of this information sheet.


14:45 Museum Open

15:15 – 15:45 Chard and District Museum EGM

16:00 Guests attending ‘Roger’s Tribute’ arrive and receive a Welcome drink

16:15 Tribute Event – Master of Ceremonies – Vince Lean, Chair, Chard Museum

16:20 Tribute to Roger Carter – The Worshipful Major, Cllr. Jason Baker

16:25 My friend Roger Carter and his impact on those he knew – Angela Loader,

Curator Chard Museum

16:30 Unveiling of the Roger Carter Plaque

16:40 Refreshments and Exhibition(s)

Entertainment, to accompany the food and drink will be provided by Mike Froom. Mike has a great repertoire but does not take requests.

After the formal Tribute there will be an opportunity to:

  • Look at all the publications Roger contributed too

  • Read a selection of his letters to people across the international community

  • Spend an afternoon with people you might not have seen for 18 months

  • Share with some of our Museum Members your memories of Roger and create a record of his wide contribution for posterity

There is no charge for attendance or for refreshments. This is a community tribute to Roger. However, we hope that you will make a donation. All donations will directly fund an annual science workshop in our new half-term activity programmes for families and young people (starting in October 2021), and also the archiving of Roger’s extensive Collection that he donated to Chard Museum. Roger’s passion was for engaging young people and making sure that history was saved for future generations.


We are still in a time of change. The Museum wants to manage this Tribute safely for everyone attending. We are asking that anyone who intends to attend complete a Registration Form. When you have completed your on-line registration form or called 07870697956 (between 1000 – 1500) we will send you, within four days of the event

  • an invitation (to be brought with you on the day)

  • event guidelines (just some suggestions so we can all be safe)

  • final programme

If you have any questions then email at

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