First notice is that the ss Great Britain visit is now cancelled.
Welcome to our Web Site. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and Government restrictions on holding indoor public meetings, we are not yet able to offer our usual programme of public talks from the autumn. However, a new initiative of holding talks via the medium of Zoom will take place from September -December, 2020. Regrettably, for logistical reasons, it will not be possible for visitors to subscribe to the Zoom single talks only. Applications for membership are, of course, always welcome. Please visit our Programme page for details of the Zoom talks and our Membership page on how to join our Society.
The process for accessing and logging onto zoom will be provided on this page before the first meeting.
Please note that the visit on October 2nd to ss Great Britain & the Brunel Institute has been cancelled. The visit may be rearranged next year (2021).
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.