All events are held at the Combe Down Primary School Hall in Summer Lane, BA2 5JX. Events start at 7.30pm. CDHS Members £1, Visitors £3. All tickets on the door.
Wed 10 February ‘The Dark Side of Bath – The city’s criminal past’
Kirsten Elliott, local author and founder of Bath Walks, will tell us about crime and vice in Bath during the 18th century
Wed 16 March ‘The Schools of Combe Down’
A talk by Jill Woodhead about how schools have come and gone in Combe Down over the years
Wed 27 April ‘The Legacy of the Somerset & Dorset Railway’
A talk by Mike Beale, a Director of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust. commemorating the 50th anniversary of the closure of the S&D
Wed 18 May
The Combe Down Heritage Society Archive at Ralph Allen CornerStone
With the opening of the CornerStone last year it has been possible to move our archive from the temporary office we had been kindly loaned at Isabella Place into our own repository in the basement of the new building. This cavernous room below the visitor centre is ideal for storage of all the records and artefacts that have been collected and donated to CDHS over the years. It also has the preserved remains of the stonelined cistern used to steep the grain as part of the malting process when the building was used as a brewery.
We have installed tables and shelving bought with a grant from the Arts Council and work proceeds on completing the archiving project. This will safely preserve the physical objects in appropriate storage media and record our collection on a computer database. We would love you to help us with this so if you are interested please contact David Bishop, our Archivist on 01225 425320.