2017/18 Programme

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 13 December, 7.30pm

Christmas Meeting
Mulled wine (or juice) and mince pies for the launch of Jill Woodhead’s book “A Village of Schools”, a history of education on Combe Down.
Steve Rose, former Deputy Head of Ralph Allen School, and Richard Bullard, who is retiring from the post of Headteacher at Combe Down School after 32 years of teaching in Bath, will discuss the challenges – and achievements – in educating generations of “our kids”.

January 2018

No Meeting

Wednesday 21 February, 7.30pm

Charmy Down WW2 Airfield
Howard Burton and Richard Wynn-Jones have studied the history of this Second World War airfield near Bath and its role in the conflict.

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.



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