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October 2018

The History of Birnbeck Pier and the work of the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust

October 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

Peter Lander, will be talking about “The History of Birnbeck Pier and work of the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust” A former welder, Peter moved from his home in Derbyshire to Weston-super Mare after taking early retirement, and is now the Trust’s archivist. As well as looking at the recorded history Peter will be talking about his work recording people’s memories of the Pier, researching their stories and gathering memorabilia. They now have a collection of personal photographs, which are used in…

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November 2018

Archaeology in the Severn Estuary

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Fagans Nationa Museum of History CF5 6XB + Google Map

ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE SEVERN ESTUARY Annual conference organised by Severn Estuary Levels Research Committee and the National Museum of Wales. Saturday 10thNovember 2018   from 10am -4pm St. Fagans National Museum of History, near Cardiff, CF5 6XB The annual conference of the Severn Estuary Levels Research Committee bringing presentations on the latest exciting discoveries from the wetlands surrounding the Severn Estuary, including: Dr Rhianydd Biebrach - Swansea Bay Community Archaeology project Mick Rawlings - The M4 Corridor around Newport – an…

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Benefits, Brass and the Girtest Day Out

November 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

Philip Hoyland will be talking about local Friendly Societies. The title, ‘Benefits, Brass, and the ‘Girtest, Grandest Day’ relates to the village Friendly Societies, which were set up in the 19th and  20th century. The societies were set up  by the poor for the poor. Members were required to give a regular monthly amount to their particular Society and this allowed them to draw out money in times of need to, for example, pay the doctor, or pay for a funeral or…

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January 2019

Geophysics project at Poolhayes, Chapel Allerton

January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

Liz Caldwell from GeoFlo will be reporting on the results of the full geophysics survey at Poolhayes

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February 2019

Disaster waiting: The Construction, Operation and Destruction of the Severn Railway Bridge

February 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Paul Barnett, a maritime historian will give a talk entitled Disaster waiting:   The Construction, Operation and Destruction of the Severn Railway Bridge.   Paul is a frequent contributor to the BBC with recent interviews on both Radio 4 and Countryfile and is an excellent speaker so do please come along.

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March 2019

The Reverend Thomas Sedgwick Whalley and the Queen of Bath

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

Prof. Chris Stevens will be talking about the results of his research into the life of Thomas Sedgwick Whalley which he has recently published.  He retired in 2002 after 35 years in academic dentistry spent teaching orthodontics and undertaking pioneering work in the application of computers to dentistry and dental education. He is also a dry stone waller and in 2006 was asked by the Woodland Trust if he could help restore the perimeter wall of their Dolebury Warren Wood  property…

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April 2019

AGM and talk by Chris Webster

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

The AGM will be at 7pm and will be followed by a talk from Chris Webster on The Defence of the Bristol Channel in WW2

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May 2019

Discover Axbridge weekend

May 18 - May 19
Axbridge, Axbridge Square Somerset BS26 2BN United Kingdom + Google Map
£3

The Axbridge Archaeological and Local History Society (AALHS) invites you to come and find out lots of things you didn’t know about Axbridge. There are three events. 11 am Saturday, John Page, of the Axbridge & District Museum, will lead a walk around Axbridge 2pm Saturday , Dr Jerry Sampson, a leading authority on church buildings, will give a talk and exploration of the church. 2pm Sunday, Madeleine Roberts, a member of AALHS, will lead a walk around the ‘Port'…

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September 2019

Talk by David Bromwich

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

David will be talking about Artists Impressions of the Western Mendips David is the Hon. Librarian of SANHS and has an unrivalled knowledge of the SANHS archives.

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October 2019

The Great Eastern

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross Memorial Hall BS26 2EL + Google Map

Philip Unwin from the SS Great Britain Trust will be talking about the history of Brunel's ship "The Great Eastern" Philip is ex Royal Navy and since 2008 has been part of the team of speakers from the SS Great Britain Trust. His talk covers the contruction and eventful life of that leviathan, Brunel’s third ship, her management and mismanagement, her brief career as a passenger liner and then trans-Atlantic underwater telegraph cable layer.  

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