Programme

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Programme for 2021. 

7:30 Tuesday September 21st.

Saving Britain’s Art Treasures: The Corsham effect by Nick McCamley 
 
Tuesday October 19th

From hill forts to pill boxes: Part 2 Episodes from Wiltshire’s military past by Nick Baxter

November 16th

The Social Impact of John Wesley in the Bristol area by Gary Best

 
December  21st 
 
The Victoria County History Project: West Littleton by Dr John Chandler & Dr Simon Draper
 

Past Meetings

April, 2021 “The Herschels in Bath: Music, science & social climbing” – Dr. Michael McEllin

May  “The Tuckett family of Frenchay” – Alan Freke

June. “The architectural follies of the West Country” – Jonathan Holt

SEPTEMBER 2020   “From hill forts to pill boxes: Episodes from Wiltshire’s military past”- Nick Baxter

A comprehensive sweep of all kinds of defensive and military installations, throughout the ages in Wiltshire. Nick Baxter is a former history teacher, with an M.A. in public history.  Nick is also an experienced leader on public history walks.

OCTOBER 2020     “The industrial heritage of the Cotswolds” – Dr. Ray Wilson

The physical remains of Gloucestershire industries are examined in this talk by Dr.Ray Wilson, who is Secretary of the Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaelogy.

NOVEMBER 2020       “Slavery, public history & the Country house: Dyrham Park” -Dr.Jessica Moody

The title is self explanatory and currently subject to public debate.  Dr.Jessica Moody is a Lecturer in Public History at the University of Bristol.

March 17th          St. Mary Redcliffe: Patronage, landscape& architecture presented by Jon Cannon. 

John Cannon is an architectural historian & lecturer at the University of Bristol.  Jon Cannon is also a journalist, TV presenter and Keeper of the Fabric at Bristol Cathedral.

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April 21st           The Cleveland Pools in Bath: New research & restoration progress. 

Dr. Watts is a former Trustee to the Cleveland Pools Trust, which has been awarded a £4.7 m grant from the HLF to restore the Georgian Pools, due to re-open in 2021.

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May 19th       Burgage plots in mediaeval towns, presented by Peter Dawson.

 Peter Dawson is a retired teacher and member of the Northleach History Society. Marshfield has many of these narrow plots at the rear of the High Street.

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June 16th         AGM & From hill forts to pill boxes:

Episodes from Wiltshire’s military past, presented by Nick Baxter.  Nick Baxter is a retired history teacher, who now specialises in giving talks and guided walks connected to the history of Wiltshire.