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.

MonthDateSpeakerTopic
September8thDr. Richard IrvingHistory of Combe Down mines
October13/20th *Roger RansomeBats
November10thDr. Roger RollsHistory of infectious diseases in Bath
December8thNeil Parkhouse *David Pollard
* Not yet confirmed

PLEASE WATCH FOR ANY CHANGES DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC

CDHS AGM 2021

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.

2021 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.

PLEASE WATCH FOR ANY CHANGES DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC

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.

This comes with our best wishes

Simon Burrows

*** 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@museumofbathstone.org.uk or phone 01225 837439. (N.B. The email address in the image below is wrong.)