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 2022

 will be meeting in Freshford Village Memorial Hall.   Doors will open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm on 27th April with a talk on ‘Bath-v-Lyme: Architecture in Austen’s Persuasion’ by Amy Frost, Senior Curator at Bath Preservation Trust.    We will also meet on 25th May for our AGM and a talk by our Chairman, John MacDonald, on ‘The Fishers:  Significant families in our neighbourhood from the 17th to the early 19th centuries’.   Members free, visitors

£3.00 per person per meeting.   Everyone is welcome.



Article published: 04 Apr 2022

Freshford & District Local History

 Freshford & District Local History Society Events:  on 23rd February at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start there will be a talk in Freshford Village Memorial Hall on A History of Mells Manor by Jenny Waller, Textile Artist and Historian;   On 23rd March there will be a talk on Somerset and Wiltshire on Old Film by David Parker, retired Programme Creator for Channet 4 TV.   There is an entry fee of £3.00 for visitors or annual membership of the Society for  £10.00.   Visitors are very welcome.

 With many thanks Geoff and best wishes for this somewhat challenging new year

Penny.

 

 


Article published: 30 Jan 2022

Freshford & District Local History Society

Wednesday 22nd April

DEREK HAWKINS:  

THE HISTORY OF BATH STONE QUARRYING AND THE OLD QUARRIES AROUND BATH AND WEST WILTSHIRE  7.30pm  Freshford Village Memorial Hall (doors open at 7.00pm)

Wednesday 27th May

JULIAN RICHARDS (of TV’s ‘Meet the Ancestors’:

EXPLORING SHAFTESBURY ALFRED’S ABBEY AND TOWN  7.30pm  Freshford Village Memorial Hall (doors open at 7.00pm)


Article published: 23 Mar 2020

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

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