Events in 2023

Freshford and District Local History Society

Meetings are held 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.

Annual membership is £10. Visitors £3 a talk. 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 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.

2023 Meeting Dates

25 JanuaryAncliff SquareTrevor Turpin, Author
22 FebruaryA History of Iford’s Families & Their Influences On Their SurroundingsMrs Cartwright-Hignett
Co-owner of Iford Manor Estate
22 MarchJoseph Glanvill, Rector of Bath Abbey and Witch Finder of the West CountryTony McAleavy
Author and Local Historian
26 AprilSt Mary’s Church and St Edith’s Pilgrimage WalkDavid Sibley
Retired Director of Music, Monkton Prep School and local organist
24 May AGM & Alan Dodge Memorial LectureAn Extraordinary Life: The Revd. Francis Pocock 1829-1919 Founder of Monkton Combe SchoolJacqueline Burrows
Archivist, Monkton Combe School
21 JuneVisit to Hinton PrioryGuided by Margaret Dodge
28 JuneVisit to Hinton PrioryGuided by Margaret Dodge
27 SeptemberBath And Its Local Government in 1800Dr Rose Wallace
Senior lecturer in British Social History and Associate Director of the Regional History Centre at the University of the West of England
25 OctoberAn Introduction to Wiltshire Gate LodgesJames Holden
Author and local historian
22 NovemberAll the Queen’s Jewels 1445-1548: Power, Majesty and DisplayNicola Tallis
Historical Author
Dates are subject to the Covid-19 rules that are in place at that point in time.

If you have any queries, would like or can offer a lift to meetings, please contact or phone 01225-723447.

7 June 2022
Last Updated
21 May 2023