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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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?

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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.

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Discussion Group: Plaster from the Bradford on Avon Roman Villa Bath House

Discussion Group: Plaster from the Bradford on Avon Roman Villa Bath House

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

In this session, Gill Winfield will talk about the Roman plaster found at the site of the Bradford on Avon Villa Bath House.

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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King John and the Millennium Embroidery

King John and the Millennium Embroidery

Bradford on Avon Museum’s Millennium Embroidery will be displayed in the library’s exhibition/meeting room for the whole of August.

One of the twelve panels depicts King John crossing the Town Bridge during his visit to Bradford in August 1216, so this is an 800th anniversary of the event.

The embroidery can be seen during the hours that the library is...

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Discussion Group: New Results from LIDAR for the Bradford Hundred

Discussion Group: New Results from LIDAR for the Bradford Hundred

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

In this session, Roy Canham and Ritchie Brown will give us an update on new results from LIDAR for the Bradford Hundred.

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: The Buildings of Barton Farm

Discussion Group: The Buildings of Barton Farm

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

In this session, Pam and Ivor Slocombe will discuss the history of Barton Farm’s building.  This Discussion Group session Group will complement the new Museum Publication, The Buildings of Barton Farm.

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Discussion Group: Conserving historic buildings in a changing world – 1887 to the present day

Discussion Group: Conserving historic buildings in a changing world – 1887 to the present day

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

In this session, Colin Johns will describe how attitudes in favour of protecting buildings have evolved over the last 100 + years and how this led in the UK to the introduction of the listing process, and later to the designation of conservation areas.

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Museum AGM

Museum AGM

The Museum’s Annual General Meeting for 2016 will take place on Wednesday 23rd March, at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.

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Discussion Group: The Romans in the Bradford Hundred

Discussion Group: The Romans in the Bradford Hundred

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

In this session, Roy Canham and Sophie Hawke will discuss what we know of the Romans in the Bradford on Avon and the local area.

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...

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Discussion Group: Medieval Bradford south of the river

Discussion Group: Medieval Bradford south of the river

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

In this session, we have not one speaker, but four!  Roy Canham, Pam Slocombe, Ivor Slocombe and Gareth Slater will discuss Medieval Bradford south of the river.

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: Little Chalfield – the other Chalfield Manor

Discussion Group: Little Chalfield – the other Chalfield Manor

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

In this session, Rob Arkell will talk about the history of the manor as well as his archaeological findings.

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...

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Discussion Group: The Honourable Mrs Victor Bruce

Discussion Group: The Honourable Mrs Victor Bruce

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

We are very lucky to have Nancy R Wilson, who is visiting from the United States, to talk to us about the life of the pioneer female aviator, Mildred Mary Petre (1895-1990), better known by her married name of the Honourable Mrs...

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Discussion Group: 1766 – Revolution to Evolution, Francis Yerbury’s new cloth

Discussion Group: 1766 – Revolution to Evolution, Francis Yerbury’s new cloth

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

In this session, Roy Berrett will tell the story of Bradford on Avon’s Yerbury Cloth.

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...

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Discussion Group: The Making of the Millennium Embroidery

Discussion Group: The Making of the Millennium Embroidery

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

In this session, Gill Winfield will tell the story of the making of the Millennium Embroidery.

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...

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Discussion Group: Saxon Bath: a healthy place to live?

Discussion Group: Saxon Bath: a healthy place to live?

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

In this session, Laura Mountford will lead us through the process of interpretation of human remains to answer the question ‘Saxon Bath: a healthy place to live?‘.

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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