Meetings for 19th May & 16th June plus the visit on 2nd July are now cancelled

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO RESTRICTIONS CAUSED BY THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, the AGM & talk on Tuesday, June 16th, 7.00p.m titled  “From Hill forts to pill boxes,” by Nick Baxter has now been CANCELLED.  We hope to re-arrange the talk at a future date, as with all our  cancelled meetings.

Our next scheduled meeting and the start of the new programme is on Tuesday, September 15th, 7.30p.m, when Stuart Burroughs  is due to give a talk on ”Bath & The Workhouse.  However, this is is by no means certain, due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. Please check our web site again nearer to the date, for a further announcement.

Thursday, July 2nd: Our all day coach visit to Sandham Memorial Chapel & the Vyne is also CANCELLED, for the same reasons.  We intend to re-arrange this visit around the same time in 2021, again subject to any Government restrictions remaining in place.

Future Visits

Friday, October 2nd, 10.30a.m for 10.45 a.m: Half day self drive/public transport visit to ss Great Britain & the Brunel Institute: This re-arranged date HAS been confirmed by the ss Great Britain Trust.  We hope that this visit will go ahead, even if an extension of restrictions is made up to October.  However, nothing can be guaranteed, so a further announcement will be made nearer to the time.

Our Local History Society encompasses not only Marshfield but also the  surrounding villages in South Gloucestershire & Wiltshire.  The Society was founded in March, 1983, with the aim of forming an association for people interested in local history and the preservation of historic records and the promotion of research, publications and talks on historic subjects.

TALKS: We take a broadly regional approach in terms of our talks, which are held on the third Tuesday of the month, from September to June, at the usual time of 7.30p.m.  Our Annual General Meeting takes place in June at 7.00p.m. and is followed by a talk.  Our speakers come from a wide background  within the region and many have published books upon their chosen subject.  We believe that we offer a varied programme of talks, based upon subject, period and geographical area.

VISITS: In addition to these talks, we also arrange visits to places of historic interest.  Usually, these are two self drive half day visits in the spring and autumn, plus an all day coach outing in the summer, to places further afield.

RESEARCH: please see our Projects Page for details of our Social History Project.

Contact: Please see Contact Page to email the secretary.

LOCATION:  Our meetings are held at Marshfield Church Hall (shown on map below) Bell Square, off Tormarton Road, Marshfield SN14 8NN.


Photographs on this site are by Arthur Lees. Thanks for letting us use them.