Discussion Group: Rowley – Bradford’s Lost Medieval Village

Discussion Group: Rowley – Bradford’s Lost Medieval Village

Wednesday 7th November, 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room

In our next Discussion Group session, Rob Arkell will be taking a look at the history of the village and tithing of Rowley and the possible reasons for its decline which include the Black Death, loss of the church, and the expansion of Farleigh Hungerford Castle’s deer park.  Rob has presented every year...

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Autumn Event 2018: A Night with Phil Harding

Autumn Event 2018: A Night with Phil Harding

Bradford on Avon Museum invites you to ‘A Night with Phil’.

Join us for q & a night with Phil Harding, archaeologist and Time Team regular. Phil will be answering questions from former Wiltshire County Archaeologist, Roy Canham and our audience on Saturday, 27 October 2018 at...

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Discussion Group: The diaries of Beth Hignell, ‘It makes you spit!’

Discussion Group: The diaries of Beth Hignell, ‘It makes you spit!’

Wednesday 3rd October, 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room

In our next Discussion Group session, Colin Johns will be talking about the diaries of Beth Hignell, which he has studied.  Elizabeth (Beth) Hignell came to Bradford on Avon in the early 1940’s, a refugee from the bombing in Bristol, and for the rest of her life lived at 7 St Margarets Street. ...

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Discussion Group – St Laurence School and its Roman villa: one step beyond

Discussion Group – St Laurence School and its Roman villa: one step beyond

Wednesday 5th September, 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room

In this Discussion Group session, Sophie Hawke will be discussing the discovery of the roman villa site, the School’s involvement and her recent geophysical survey work.  Please do join us to find out more!

Discussion Group covers a wide range of subjects, and if you...

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Exhibition: What we bought in the 1950s and 60s

Exhibition: What we bought in the 1950s and 60s

Wednesday 1st August until Friday 31st August.

Bradford on Avon Museum has gone shopping crazy!  We have another exhibition on shops showing what housewives were buying in the 1950s and 60s.

As an extension to our current shops exhibition – Brylcreem and Broken Biscuits –  in every shop in the town, the Museum is...

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Brylcreem and Broken Biscuits Exhibition

Brylcreem and Broken  Biscuits Exhibition

Bradford on Avon Museum’s summer exhibition, Brylcreem and Broken  Biscuits, shows what the shops of Bradford looked like in the 1950s   Saturday 21st July until Sunday 2nd September   1950s Britain was very different from the country we know now.     In Bradford as in every other town people shopped locally and had a huge variety of goods...

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Discussion Group: The History Of Our Station In Pictures

Discussion Group: The History Of Our Station In Pictures

Wednesday 4th July, 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room

In this Discussion Group session, Peter Mann will be taking us through the history of Bradford on Avon Railway Station in picture, and also telling us about the Footbridge Canopy Project.  Please do join us to find out more!

Discussion Group covers a wide range of subjects, and if you...

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Discussion Group: Bradford’s Shops in the 1950s

Discussion Group: Bradford’s Shops in the 1950s

Wednesday 6th June, 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room

In this Discussion Group session, Stephanie Laslett, author of “Brylcreem and Broken Biscuits”, will be leading the discussion about Bradford on Avon’s shops in the 1950s.  Please do join us to find out more!

Discussion Group covers a wide range of subjects, and if you...

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Discussion Group: The Saxons in Wiltshire

Discussion Group: The Saxons in Wiltshire

Wednesday 2nd May, 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room

In this Discussion Group session, Roy Canham, former County Archaeologist for Wiltshire and leader of the Museum’s Research Group, will be leading the discussion about the Saxons in Wiltshire.  Please do join us to find out more!

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

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Discussion Group: Industrial & Provident – Bradford on Avon Co-op Society

Discussion Group: Industrial & Provident – Bradford on Avon Co-op Society

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

In this Discussion Group session, Roger Clark, our Hon. Curator, will be talking about the Bradford on Avon Industrial & Provident Society Ltd. – i.e. Bradford’s Co-op society.  Please do join us to find out more!

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

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Millennium Embroidery on display

Millennium Embroidery on display

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Bradford on Avon Museum’s Millennium Embroidery will be on show in the Library Gallery/Meeting Room from Wednesday 28th March to Saturday 28th April during Library opening hours and on Sundays and Easter Monday 2-4pm when the Museum is open. Admission is free.

The Embroidery...

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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!

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

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Museum Annual General Meeting 2018

Museum Annual General Meeting 2018

The Museum’s 2018 Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 15th March 2018 at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.  All members welcome!

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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.

The meetings take place...

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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.

Discussion Group covers a...

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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.

Discussion Group...

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