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 21 March, 7.30pm

Rare Plants of Somerset
Helena Crouch is an active member of Somerset Rare Plants Group and will show us the many botanical treasures of Somerset.

Wednesday 18 April, 7.30pm

Stothert & Pitt and the Titanic
Bryan Chalker will reveal how Stothert & Pitt was involved in the construction of the Titanic and other great ocean liners, and the role of Thomas Fuller, architect of the Newark Works in Bath.

Wednesday 23 May, 7.30pm

The History of the Packhorse Inns of South Stoke
Bob Parfitt, South Stoke Local History Committee

Wednesday 20 June, 7.30pm



“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


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