Programme 2015 … so far

All events except excursions are held at the Combe Down Primary School Hall in Summer Lane.   Events start at 7.30pm.  CDHS Members £1, Visitors £3

17 June              ‘Fullers Earth and Stone : Combe Down and the Somerset Coal Canal’   

A talk by Tim Wheeldon on the origins of the SCC at Dundas and its contribution to the prosperity of Combe Down in the 19th century.

18 June, afternoon              Excursion to WW2 Anti-Invasion Defences at Hog Wood, Hinton Charterhouse with excavation and talk by Bristol University.  

Park at Homewood Park Hotel, Freshford BA2 7TB and meet Abbey Lane entrance at 1:45pm.

Lifts available with Simon Burrows, phone 833966.

Walk is approx 2 hours and 2 miles. Price £5

July/August               No meetings


News and Events


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.