Historical Society

Our society meets in Freshford Memorial Hall at 7:30pm on a Wednesday towards the end of each month. we are always glad to see visitors..


Antiques Roadshow Celebrity Coming To Freshford!

Wednesday 26th February at 7.30pm  in Freshford Village Memorial Hall

Freshford & District Local History Society will be hosting Antiques Roadshow celebrity Marc Allum to talk on Anatomy of Antiques.   Marc will share his knowledge and experience covering the history and psychology of collecting.  He will bring some items from his own collection to illustrate his talk. Tickets £5.00 from Penny Jones: Tel: 723447, email: peter.pennyjones@gmail.com

Wednesday 25th March at 7.30pm

Dr Ann Brooks will talk on the subject of The History of Bath Botanic Gardens.   She will describe the history and development of Bath Botanic Gardens from Georgian times up to the present day.  Visitors £3.00.

 


Article published: 25 Jan 2020

FRESHFORD & DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

will not be meeting in December.

Our first talk in the New Year will be on Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Jill Woodhead:   “A Story of Schools: A history of Combe Down, focusing on its many schools.”

The history of Combe Down has been brought to life in a new book written by a local resident, which explores the village’s past through focusing on its many schools.   Jill Woodhead will discuss her book, ‘A Village of Schools’, which charts the history of Combe Down by unpicking the evolution of education in the village, from the Dame schools of the early 1700s to the present day.  

Meetings take place in Freshford Village Memorial Hall on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  The hall is open from 7.00 pm and meetings begin at 7.30 pm.  There is parking in front of the hall.   Everyone is welcome.


Article published: 23 Nov 2019

The Freshford & District Local History Society

Programme of talks begins again in the Autumn when annual subscriptions of £10.00 are due.  

Our first talk on 25th September will be by Amy Frost,  Senior Curator of Bath Preservation Trust on “From John Wood to the Smithsons: an overview of architecture in Bath, focusing on theories, ideas and innovations.”

Meetings take place in Freshford Village Memorial Hall on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  The hall is open from 7.00 pm and meetings begin at 7.30 pm.  There is parking in front of the hall.   Everyone is welcome.


Article published: 29 Jul 2019

FRESHFORD & DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

 

FRESHFORD VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL

Wednesday 28th November 7pm for 7.30pm. There Is easy parking at the Hall. Visitors are welcome at £2.00 each.

Prof. Barry Gilbertson:   World Heritage Its Importance to Bath

In this talk, Professor Gilbertson will discuss the history of World Heritage and how Bath’s Inscription on the world list in 1987 makes it one of only two cities in Europe with a citywide World Heritage Site (WHS) designation.   He will explain the five aspects of Outstanding Universal Value attributed to the City of Bath in the UNESCO Inscription and why the Inscription is so valuable to Bath’s future and to our economy. 


Article published: 28 Nov 2018

Freshford & District Local History Society


Lectures For Autumn September - November 2018 (There is no meeting in December)

Meetings are held in the Freshford Memorial Hall on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  The hall is open from 7.00 pm and meetings begin at 7.30 pm.  The Annual Subscription is £10.  Visitors are very welcome to attend any of our meetings.  There Is easy parking at the Hall.

Wed 26 Sept:  Bob Parfitt:                 The Packhorse Inns of South Stoke
Wed 24 Oct:   Dr Don Cameron        A History of Ballooning in Bristol and up to the Present Day
                                                  (Lecture sponsored and part-funded by FLiSCA)
Wed 28 Nov:  Prof. Barry Gilbertson:             World Heritage Its Importance to Bath

.If you know of anyone who would like to become a member, or would like to cease membership, please contact me on peter.pennyjones@gmail.com or phone me on

01225-723447.


Article published: 29 Jul 2018

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