2018 Programme so far

All events except walks 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.

Our next talks are :

Wednesday 23 May, 7.30pm

The History of the Packhorse Inns of South Stoke
Bob Parfitt of the South Stoke Local History Committee looks back at the 400 year history of this ancient ale house, recently reopened after a community buy-back with fundraising of over £1 million.

Wednesday 20 June, 7.30pm

World Heritage in Bath and Combe Down
Professor Barry Gilbertson, Chairman of the City of Bath UNESCO World Heritage Site Steering Group, discusses the importance of UNESCO accreditation to Combe Down and Bath.

July and August

No Meetings


“A Village of Schools”


A new book on education in Combe Down by Jill Woodhead has recently been published by the Combe Down Heritage Society.

“A Village of Schools” looks at the many schools that have come and gone on Combe Down between 1727 and 2000.

Available now from the Museum of Bath Stone at the CornerStone, or online at the CDHS eShop : Price £6


Many of us remember the commemorative plates that were commissioned to mark the completion of the stabilisation of the Stone Mines. Each of the 691 householders living over the mines was given a ceramic plate – one small part of a map – representing not only their individual house but the mine world beneath and the creatures to be found there.

Of the single print run that was made for exhibition, there are a number of duplicates remaining and these are available for sale to Combe Down residents.

Prices are from £5 to £10 depending on the image and detail depicted, with further price reductions available on request.
Contact: Jen Morgan at info@ralphallencornerstone.org.uk or phone 01225