On Wed 8th November, Dr Roger Rolls will be speaking on Eighteenth-Century Life in the Bath General Hospital – a Virtual Tour.
This public hospital, later known the Royal Mineral Water Hospital, offered care for “poor persons from all parts of Great Britain and Ireland who are suffering from complaints for which the Bath Mineral Waters are a remedy”. All this some 200 years before the welfare state!
This talk is in Combe Down Primary School hall; the entrance is on Summer Lane, BA2 5JX. The doors are open from 7 p.m. and the talk starts, as usual, at 7.30pm. CDHS Members £1, Visitors £3. All tickets on the door.
We will be conducting a guided walk to see the WW2 Anti-Invasion Defences at Hog Wood, Hinton Charterhouse. This will take place on 9 August.
In 1940, construction of massive defensive works was initiated across the country to hinder the anticipated Nazi attack. Hog Wood has one of the most complete sections of anti-tank ditch, slit trenches and pillbox remains still existing.
The walk is flat over about 2 miles and will take about 2 hours. Wear footwear suitable for rough footpaths, and wear or bring clothing according to the weather forecast.
We will meet on Wednesday 9th August at 2pm at Freshford Football Club, opposite the entrance to Homewood Hotel on Abbey Lane, Freshford BA2 7TB. No pre-booking required – just turn up (and bring a friend if you wish!). Parking available in the Club car park. Please contact email@example.com if you need a lift.
On Wednesday the 9th November, we have the next in our regular talk series: Pyronaut and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant. This depiction of the historic boats in Bristol Harbour will be given by Clive Brain of the M Shed, Bristol.
The talk will be in Combe Down Primary School hall as usual, whose entrance is on Summer Lane, BA2 5JX. The talk starts at 7.30pm; doors open at 7pm. CDHS Members £1, Visitors £3. All tickets on the door.
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.
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.)