All talks 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 November
Stothert & Pitt and the Titanic
Bryan Chalker, ex-Mayor and heritage champion for Bath, 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 19 December
Suffragettes in Bath
Joy Roberts of the Mayor’s Guides looks back at the role played by women from Bath in the fight for equality a century ago.
As is customary for our Christmas gathering, the meeting will be preceded by mince pies and mulled wine (or juice !).
Wednesday 13 Febrary
Wednesday 20 March
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, and the workhouse, that have come and gone on Combe Down between 1727 and 2000.
Reviewed by local historian Andrew Swift, he praised the work and suggested it would be of immense help to future writers on the history of Combe Down.
Available now from the Museum of Bath Stone, 55 Combe Road, Combe Down; many local bookshops; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01225