Please note that a zoom notice email will be sent before each meeting.

Programme for 2021. 

Please note: In view of the ongoing Pandemic, all talks will be provided for members only, by Zoom UNTIL we are made aware of any changed Government regulations, which allow large indoor public meetings to resume.   It will clearly be dependent upon mass vaccinations for Covid 19 being made available, especially for the older age group.

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

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

Tuesday, May 18th, 7.30p.m.

“The Tuckett family of Frenchay” – Alan Freke

Tuesday, June 15th 7.00p.m. (Please note time change)

A.G.M. & “The architectural follies of the West Country” – Jonathan Holt

Please note, once Covid 19 rules permit talks will begin at 7.30p.m., at Marshfield Church Hall, Bell Square, Tormarton Road, Marshfield SN14 8NN. This website will be updated when the government provide further advice.


Past Meetings

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.


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.


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.


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.