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Freshford and District History Society

Meetings usually last about an hour and are held in the Freshford Village Memorial Hall on the fourth Wednesday of each month, September-November and January-May.

The hall is open from 7.00 pm and the talks start at 7.30 pm. Visitors are very welcome to come to meetings without advance notice.

The annual subscription is just £10, with visitors paying £3 to attend a meeting. All are welcome.

If you know of anyone who would like to become a member, please suggest they just turn up at the next meeting, contact Penny Jones on peter.pennyjones@gmail.com or phone 01225 723447 and leave a message if you have a query.  Email Penny Jones if you are interested and would like to be kept informed but can’t get to meetings.

Covid-19 Update

Please note that Freshford & District Local History Society is hoping to resume its meetings in Freshford Village Memorial Hall with a new Programme, starting in September.

Next Meeting – 22 September

The subject of the next meeting is ‘Discoveries at Chedworth Roman Villa’, which promises to be a fascinating subject for the meeting.

Please use the button below to see details of the meeting.

2021 Meeting Dates

DateSubjectSpeaker
22 SeptemberDiscoveries at Chedworth Roman VillaMartin Papworth
(National Trust Archaeologist)
27 OctoberNelson in Bath: The History and the TrailBarry Gilbertson
(Chairman, Bath UNESCO World Heritage site)
24 NovemberCasting the World: The Story of JW Singer & Sons, FromeSue Bucklow
(Curator, Rook Lane Chapel, Frome)
Dates are subject to the Covid-19 rules that are in place at that point in time.

2022 Meeting Dates

DateSubjectSpeaker
26th JanuaryHistory of Bath Botanic GardensAnn Brooks
(retired Pharmacist and botanical history researcher)
23rd FebruaryA History of Mells ManorJenny Waller
(Textile Artist)
23rd MarchSomerset and Wiltshire on Old FilmDavid Parker
(Involved with TV production)
27th AprilBath-v-Lyme: Architecture in Austen’s PersuasionAmy Frost
(Senior Curator, Bath Preservation Trust)
25th May AGM & Alan Dodge Memorial LectureThe Fishers. Significant families in our neighbourhood from the 17th to the early 19th centuriesJohn MacDonald
(Chairman, FDLHS)
Dates are subject to the Covid-19 rules that are in place at that point in time.
Published
15 December 2020
Last Updated
21 June 2021