2020 Programme so far

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 :

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
AGM and Talk
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.

“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, 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

*** CHRISTOPHER TIPPING PLATES FOR SALE !!! ***

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
834317.