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New programme for Freshford and District Local History Society

posted 21 Jan 2014, 03:14 by Parish Council Communications
With over 80 members the Local History Society is one of Freshford's great success stories.  The society has just published its Spring Programme, detailing monthly meetings from January to May.

Coming up on 29th January will be 'Any fool can be a local history publisher' - a talk by Roger Jones of Ex Libris Books in Bradford on Avon.  Roger Jones has published many books on the history, geology and archaeology of places in Wiltshire and Somerset, including Alan Dodge’s book on Freshford.  Without publishers, authors have no way of reaching enough people.  Roger will reveal some of the triumphs and pitfalls of his profession.

Other meetings in the season include talks on Avebury, the role of women in the Great War, the secret history of Avoncliff and the development of Bradford on Avon from an iron age hill fort to an industrial town.  The Freshford and District Local History Society helps to give fascinating insights into the rich history of this area - one of the joys of living here.  You can see full details of the programme on the Society's page of the Freshford website.

Meetings are held at 7.30 pm in Freshford Village Memorial Hall.  There are 8 meetings a year (monthly except June, July, August and December).  The annual subscription is just £7, with visitors paying £2 to attend a meeting.  All are welcome.  For further information please contact Isla Tuck by email or on 722372.