2019/20 Programme

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 18 December 2019

Fred Weatherly

A Christmas Cracker Centenary Celebration of the life of Fred Weatherly, song writer and resident of Combe Down 1911 – 1921/2. The years in Combe Down were particularly productive ones for Fred and included the popular lyrics ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Roses are blooming in Picardy’
Jill Woodhead will speak about Fred Weatherly and his celebrity life with accompaniment by Sue West and local soloists from the Weatherly song book. There will be opportunity to join in the choruses as well as to enjoy a glass of wine.

January 2020

No Meeting

Wed 26 February
Secret Underground Cities
Nick McCamley examines the history of the vast underground arsenals, factories and bunkers built by the British government around Bath during WW2 and the new uses found for them.

Wed 25 March
Saxon Bath
Steve Pratt returns to give us another talk on Bath’s history and to take us further back in time to the Dark Ages.

Wed 22 April
Rediscovering the Blue-eyed Samurai
Dick Irving has lived in Japan for many years and has been involved in the recent discovery of the grave of William Adams, one of the first and very few Western samurai.