Your committee is really pleased to be able to announce that the regular series of talks will resume on Wed 8th Sep. Professor Dick Irving, a founder member of the Heritage Society, will talk on the History of Combe Down Mines.
This talk is in Combe Down Primary School hall; the entrance is on Summer Lane, BA2 5JX. The talk starts, as usual, at 7.30pm. CDHS Members £1, Visitors £3. All tickets on the door.
On May 6th this year, Dick Irving gave a talk via Zoom to the Chepstow Archaeological Society: “A Brief History of the Stone Mines and Quarries at Combe Down, near Bath”. Thanks to Colin Harris, the Chairman of that society, and to Miranda Litchfield, Chief Executive of our sister organisation the Museum of Bath Stone, we can now make this available here on our own website.
The talk proper begins at 1:50 and lasts until 59:00, after which there are questions.
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.
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All talks are cancelled until further notice
Annual General Meeting 2020
The rescheduled date for our AGM was to have been 22nd May 2020 but in view of the continuing uncertainty about when public gatherings of any sort will be possible the Committee has taken the decision to postpone until life returns to normal. Obviously we all hope this will be as soon as possible.
We will be contacting our members again shortly with copies of the annual accounts and the Chair’s report for last year so that we can answer any questions you may have before the year under review becomes too distant.
Meanwhile do let me know if you have any thoughts on what we could or should be doing before normal service resumes.
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 837439. (N.B. The email address in the image below is wrong.)