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About Westbury Friendly Society
Westbury Friendly Society was founded in the late eighteenth century as an early form of community social security.  It is one of five surviving Friendly Societies in Somerset.  Each society would help members and their families in times of hardship and provide assistance with funeral expenses when a member died.

Some of these traditions live on in Westbury today.  When a member dies a small donation is made to the bereaved family and donations are also made to good causes in the village.

The Westbury Friendly Society is now responsible for many of the events in the village such as the Wassail, Club Day, the Senior Citizens Outing and Quiz Night.  (See the menu on the left of the page.) The biggest event of the year is the annual Club Day on Spring Bank Holiday weekend. This is spread over two days and is combined with the Church Fete.

Everyone in the village is welcome to join the Friendly Society and to become involved with the various events. New residents are particularly welcome.

If you are interested in joining the Society, contact the Chairman, Secretary or any committee member. (For a list of the committee and further details see Read more.)

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