THE history of two local families is the subject at Merryfield Hall in Ilton this afternoon, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

Richard Emeny, of the Orchard Wyndham Estate, will recount the Wyndham family history, and Peter Speke will talk about his famous ancestor, John Hanning Speke, who discovered the source of the River Nile.

Entry is £5, including refreshments. More information is available from 01460-54164.