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..


    FRESHFORD & DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

LECTURES FOR AUTUMN October and November 2017

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 25 Oct:   Geoffrey Parkes:  

                       Can Genghis Khan be found?  An account of recent researches  on horseback in Mongolia.

Wed 22 Nov:  Robert Parfitt:

                       The sailing pilots of the Severn Sea.

There is no meeting in December.

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: 27 Sep 2017

Freshford & District Local History Society

Our Society meets in Freshford Memorial Hall at 7.30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  

On Wednesday 26th April 2017,  Sophie Hawke will tell us about a pioneering local archaeologist: “Excursions in the 1800s with the Rev. John Skinner - Rector and Antiquarian.”

On Wednesday 24th May 2017, following our AGM,  Ivor Slocomb will give the first Alan Dodge Memorial Lecture:  “Medieval Bradford on Avon.”       We are always very glad to greet visitors at our meetings.


Article published: 26 Mar 2017

FRESHFORD & DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

LECTURES FOR SPRING - January to May 2017

 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. Annual subscriptions remain at £10.   Visitors are very welcome to attend any of our meetings.

 Wednesday 25th January         Phillip Wooster:

A Walk around Bath in 1905 illustrated with images from postcards of the time

Wednesday 22nd February      David Crisp:

The discovery of the Frome Hoard 

 Wednesday 22nd March            Martyn Whittock

Anglo Saxon Bradford on Avon

Wednesday 26th April               Sophie Hawke: 

      Excursions in the 1800s with the Rev. John Skinner:     Rector and Antiquarian.

 Wed 24 May:                                  AGM and Alan Dodge Memorial Lecture

            Ivor Slocomb:  Medieval Bradford on Avon


Article published: 27 Jan 2017

      FRESHFORD & DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

 Our Society meets in Freshford Memorial Hall at 7.30 pm on the fourth Wednesday

of each month.  

 On Wednesday 23rd November 2016,  Nicola Tallis of Alison Weir Tours will speak to us about the Life and Times of Lady Jane Grey.

There is no meeting in December 2016.  Our meetings will resume on

Wednesday 25 January 2017 when Philip Wooster will describe A walk around Bath in 1905, illustrated with postcards of that date.

 We are always very glad to greet visitors at our meetings.


Article published: 22 Nov 2016

      FRESHFORD & DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

 Our Society meets in Freshford Memorial Hall at 7.30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  

 Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 26th October 2016, when Francesca Breedon of Sheffield University will talk about Recent archaeological work at the Carthusian Friary at Hinton Charterhouse. 

 On Wednesday 23rd November 2016,  Nicola Tallis of Alison Weir Tours will speak to us about the Life and Times of Lady Jane Grey.

 We are always very glad to greet visitors at our meetings.  


Article published: 27 Sep 2016

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