Discussion Group: Bradford’s Turnpike Roads, Tollhouses and Milestones

Discussion Group: Bradford’s Turnpike Roads, Tollhouses and Milestones

Wednesday 7th March, 7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

In this Discussion Group session, Ivor Slocombe will be talking about Bradford’s Turnpike Roads, Tollhouses and Milestones.  Please do join us to find out more!

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Discussion Group – What’s in your garden?

Discussion Group – What’s in your garden?

Wednesday 7th February,  7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

In the first Discussion Group session of 2018, Jane Mann, aided by Gill Winfield and Roger Clark, will be discussing the sorts of things you might find in your garden…and we don’t mean flowers!  If you live in or around Bradford on Avon,...

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Discussion Group: Solsbury Hill Geophysics and Archaeology Survey

Discussion Group: Solsbury Hill Geophysics and Archaeology Survey

Wednesday 6th December,  7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

In December’s Discussion Group, Rick Buettner will be talking about the Solsbury Hill Geophysics and Archaeology Survey which he has been involved in.

Discussion Group covers a wide range of subjects, and if you haven’t been along to a session yet, do try it out.

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Discussion Group: Bradford Leigh Fair – 200 Years of Trade, Revelry, Wickedness and Vice

Discussion Group: Bradford Leigh Fair – 200 Years of Trade, Revelry, Wickedness and Vice

Wednesday 1st November,  7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

In November’s Discussion Group, Rob Arkell will lead the discussion on the topic of Bradford Leigh Fair: 200 Years of Trade, Revelry, Wickedness and Vice.  Rob has been regular speaker at Discussion Group since it began, and his...

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Discussion Group: The History of the Bradford on Avon Fire Brigade

Discussion Group: The History of the Bradford on Avon Fire Brigade

Wednesday 4th October,  7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

In October’s Discussion Group, our Hon. Curator, Roger Clark, will talk about the history of the Bradford on Avon Fire Brigade.  The Museum holds a collection of items and photographs from the Fire Brigade through the ages, and it promises to be an interesting evening.

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Great War exhibition success

Great War exhibition success

 

Bradford on Avon Museum’s exhibition about the Great War has now closed and has been a great success. Just under a thousand visitors were counted during the times when a Steward was on duty and there must have been many more uncounted when it was not stewarded too.

A special event was the opportunity for children to dress up in military and nursing...

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SOLD OUT! Lecture: Julian Richards – Stonehenge: old rocks, new theories

SOLD OUT! Lecture: Julian Richards – Stonehenge: old rocks, new theories

Please note that this event is now SOLD OUT.

Friday, 13 October, 7:30pm, St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon

Please join us at our inaugural Autumn lecture with Julian Richards for his talk, ‘Stonehenge: old rocks, new theories’ on Friday, 13 October at St...

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Discussion Group: The Work of the Museum Research Group

Discussion Group: The Work of the Museum Research Group

Wednesday 6th September,  7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

Come along to September’s Discussion Group to find out more about our Museum Research Group.  In this session, led by Roy Canham, we will be discussing the work of the MRG – what they’ve been up to so far, and what they might research in future.

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Wiltshire at War exhibition

Wiltshire at War exhibition

. The Museum will be holding a special exhibition about how communities in Wiltshire were affected by the Great War, 1914-1918. It features display material from “Wiltshire At War – Community Stories” that has been put together at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre and we will showing items and photographs from our own collection...

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Discussion Group – Excursions in the 1800s with Rev John Skinner: Part Two

Discussion Group – Excursions in the 1800s with Rev John Skinner: Part Two

Wednesday 5th July,  7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

Rev John Skinner was Rector of Camerton and a keen antiquarian, who kept many journals of his life as a clergyman and his numerous trips to archaeological sites both at home and abroad.  This Discussion Group session, led by Sophie Hawke, follows on from her talk at Discussion Group last December, looking at the life...

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Discussion Group: Bring Up The Bodies – Reordering Holy Trinity

Discussion Group: Bring Up The Bodies – Reordering Holy Trinity

Wednesday 7th June, 7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

In our June Discussion Group session, Gill Winfield will be discussing the work she and others have done on reordering Holy Trinity Church.  This is promises to be a fascinating evening delving into what lies beneath!

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Discussion Group: What A Relief! An Appraisal of the Roman Panel Fragment in Bradford on Avon Museum

Discussion Group: What A Relief! An Appraisal of the Roman Panel Fragment in Bradford on Avon Museum

Wednesday 3rd May, 7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

In our May Discussion Group session, Archaeologist and Museum Trustee, Sophie Hawke will be discussing the fascinating Roman panel fragment on display in our Museum.

Discussion Group covers a wide range of subjects, and if you haven’t been along to a session yet, do try it out.

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Discussion Group: Some Interesting Eighteenth Century Blind Houses – Local and Further Afield

Discussion Group: Some Interesting Eighteenth Century Blind Houses – Local and Further Afield

Wednesday 5th April, 7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

Continuing our richly diverse history and heritage-themed Discussion Group meetings for 2017,  Margaret Dobson, author of ‘Bradord Voices’ will talk about Some Interesting Eighteenth Century Blind Houses – Local and Further Afield.

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Discussion Group: The Archaeology of Budbury

Discussion Group: The Archaeology of Budbury

Wednesday 1st March, 7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

A very local theme for the March Discussion Group session.  Roy Canham, former County Archaeologist for Wiltshire, and the leader of the Museum Research Group, will discuss The Archaeology of Budbury, with help from Ritchie Brown.

Discussion Group covers a wide range of subjects,...

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Discussion Group – List of Talks for 2017

Discussion Group – List of Talks for 2017

Discussion Group covers a wide range of subjects, and if you haven’t been along to a session yet, do try it out.

The meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room, and are FREE to members.  Non-members can attend one session before being asked to join.  If you know of someone who isn’t a member, do bring them along – it’s a...

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Museum AGM

Museum AGM

The Museum’s Annual General Meeting for 2017 will take place on Thursday 23rd March, at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.

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Discussion Group: Tutankhamun

Discussion Group: Tutankhamun

Wednesday 1st February,  7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

Still on a historical theme, although a little further away from Bradford on Avon than usual, John Salvat kicks the  Discussion Group year off with a talk about Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun.

Discussion Group covers a wide range of subjects, and if you haven’t been...

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Discussion Group: Excursions in the 1800s with Rev. John Skinner: rector and antiquarian

Discussion Group: Excursions in the 1800s with Rev. John Skinner: rector and antiquarian

Wednesday 7th December,  7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

Rev John Skinner was Rector of Camerton and a keen antiquarian, who kept many journals of his life as a clergyman and his numerous trips to archaeological sites both at home and abroad.  This Discussion Group session, led by Sophie Hawke, will look at the life of Rev Skinner,  and examine his...

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Discussion Group: The Bradford Hundred Moot Site

Discussion Group: The Bradford Hundred Moot Site

Wednesday 2nd November,  7:30pm, Library Meeting Room

In this session, Rob Arkell will talk about his research into the site of the Bradford Hundred Moot.  A moot site is the meeting place of local dignitaries in ancient – medieval times.  Bradford on Avon’s moot site is a mystery…or is it?

Discussion Group covers a wide...

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The Iron Duke is glazed

The Iron Duke is glazed

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The historic Iron Duke rubber calender machine has now received its partial glazing. The 15mm-thick toughened glass was carefully measured  and manufactured to fit under the COR-TEN roof and delivered from Bristol. The left side went smoothly, but the rough ground on the other side presented some difficulty.

The roof and glass give...

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