The next Wednesday evening talk

Dr Roger Rolls will be speaking on Wednesday 10 November about the History of infectious diseases in Bath. More information will be available nearer the date.

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.

Prof. Irving’s talk to Chepstow Arch.Soc.

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.

Programme for the remainder of 2021

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.

In the hope and expectation that public meetings in some form or other will be possible in the Autumn, four talks have been scheduled as follows.

September8thDr. Richard IrvingHistory of Combe Down mines
October13th Dr. Roger RansomeHorseshoe bat population of the Combe Down mines
November10thDr. Roger RollsHistory of infectious diseases in Bath
December8thMichael Howard-KyanRiding Africa



This year’s Annual General Meeting was held successfully online for the first time, using Zoom. It took place at 7.30 p.m. on Friday 16 April.

It was attended by (at least) 23 people, although many kept their video feeds turned off (at our request) so the actual total number of members present may have been larger.

The minutes of the meeting are available here.