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Freshford and District Local History Society


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Meetings are held in the Freshford Memorial Hall on the fourth Wednesday of each month.   The hall is open from 7.00 pm and meetings begin at 7.30 pm.   Visitors are very welcome to attend meetings.  The annual subscription is just £10, with visitors paying £2 to attend a meeting.  All are welcome. If you know of anyone who would like to become a member, or want to cease membership please contact Penny Jones on or phone me on 01225-723447 and leave a message.

Forthcoming meetings are shown below and you can click on the link in the box to the right to print out a sheet with the details.

Covid-19 Update

Please note that Freshford & District Local History Society has suspended its autumn talks due to Covid-19 restrictions.
We will monitor developments carefully and resume meetings as soon as we can reasonably do so.

Penny Jones, Programme Secretary. 

Local History Programme

Wednesday 23 January Nicola Tallis:

Elizabeth’s Rival – The tumultuous tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester. (Nicola’s latest book will

be on sale at the meeting.)

Wednesday 27 February Andy Thearle: Historical Ironwork, National Heritage Ironwork Group

Wednesday 27 March 

Tom Boden:Focus on the significance of William Blathwayt on 17th Century Dyrham Park.

Wednesday 24 April 

Alan Gwynn: History of St John’s Foundation Hospital Chapel, Bath

Wed 22 May 

AGM and Alan Dodge Memorial Lecture:Reflecting Alan’s interest in Social History, his wife Margaret and others will offer anecdotes of past times.

Wed 25 September 

Amy Frost:From John Wood to the Smithsons: A good overview of architecture in Bath, through ideas and innovations.

Wed 23 October

Dickon Povey:Tolls, taverns and turnpikes: by stage coach from London to the West including horrors, hold-ups and hilarity.

Wed 27 November 

Nicola Tallis: Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VIII.


There is no meeting in December. Membership £10.00. If you have any queries, can offer

or would like a lift, please contact penny or on 01225 723447.



Parish Council Communications,
2 Dec 2018, 06:47