The Museum’s Millennium Embroidery on show in Bath & Bradford

The Museum’s Millennium Embroidery on show in Bath & Bradford

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Bradford on Avon Museum’s Millennium Embroidery is going to be on display at the Friends Meeting House in York  Street, Bath from 2nd until 16th August, Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

It will join there some of the panels of the famous Quaker Tapestry, other panels of which will be displayed in Bath Abbey for...

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Discussion Group: Anglo-Saxon Bradford on Avon – the beginning of History!

Discussion Group: Anglo-Saxon Bradford on Avon – the beginning of History!

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

The next meeting of the Museum Discussion Group will be held on Wednesday 2nd July at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room, where Martyn Whittock will be leading the session, ‘Anglo-Saxon Bradford on Avon – the beginning of History!’

These Museum Discussion Group sessions are...

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Discussion Group: Results from the Archaeological Dig near the Tithe Barn

Discussion Group: Results from the Archaeological Dig near the Tithe Barn

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

The next meeting of the Museum Discussion Group will be held on Wednesday 4th June at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room, where Roy Canham will be leading the session, reporting on the results of our Community Dig near the Tithe Barn earlier this year, with some additional background on some relevant Wiltshire...

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Exhibition: Peter Maundrell’s Bradford

Exhibition: Peter Maundrell’s Bradford

. Bradford on Avon Museum has mounted an exhibition of black and white photographs of subjects taken in and around Bradford from the last three decades of the 20th century.

They are the work of Peter Maundrell, a keen  amateur photographer who was born in Bradford in 1932 and has lived here all his life. He was joint-author, with...

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Discussion Group: Looking Into Pottery

Discussion Group: Looking Into Pottery

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

The next meeting of the Museum Discussion Group will be held on Wednesday 7th May at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room, where Gill Winfield will be leading the session which will include the opportunity to look through a microscope at pottery...

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Finds Day, Sat 5th April 2014

Finds Day, Sat 5th April 2014

We will be holding a Finds Identification Day on Saturday 5 April to run alongside our Community Dig site. Roy Canham (former Wiltshire county archaeologist), Roger Clark (museum curator, geologist), and Sophie Hawke (archaeologist) will be on hand to help identify finds. Bring along any type of find (please note we do not give valuations) to the dig site (just east of the...

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Community Dig 2014

Community Dig 2014

Bradford on Avon Museum has arranged to excavate on land to the east of the Tithe Barn near Victory Field. We will start on Saturday 29th March, working 9-30am to 4pm each day.

If necessary we will continue until Sunday 13th April. To find us, we are just above the small car park at the end of Pound Lane.

We know little about archaeology in the town, so anything is possible. Near...

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Museum AGM

Museum AGM

The Museum’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 3rd April, at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.

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Museum Discussion Group – My Military Ancestors

Museum Discussion Group – My Military Ancestors

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

The next meeting of the Museum Discussion Group will be held on Wednesday 2nd April at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room, where Jonathan Falconer will be leading the session on researching your military ancestors.

These Museum Discussion Group...

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Museum Discussion Group: Researching Bradford’s Buildings – Fieldwork and History

Museum Discussion Group: Researching Bradford’s Buildings – Fieldwork and History

Wednesday 12th March, 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room

The next meeting of the Museum Discussion Group will be held on Wednesday 12th March at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room, where Pam Slocombe will be leading the session on Bradford’s buildings.

Please note that the March session will be on...

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Museum Discussion Group CHANGE: Field Name Research in the Bradford Hundred

Museum Discussion Group CHANGE: Field Name Research in the Bradford Hundred

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

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have a change of topic and speaker for our Discussion Group meeting on Wednesday 5th February, which will now be:

Wednesday 5th February 7:30pm, Library Meeting Room Field Name Research in the Bradford Hundred led by Rob Arkell

Rob has kindly agreed to step in at...

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Exhibition: St Laurence School Year 7 Roman Villas

Exhibition: St Laurence School Year 7 Roman Villas

Wednesday 18th December – Saturday 4th January,  in the Library Meeting Room

The exhibition will be open during Library hours on the following days: 18th -21st, 23rd, 27th -28th , and 30th December, and 2nd-4th January.

Once again, Bradford on Avon Museum is co-operating with St Laurence School...

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Museum Discussion Group: Ancient Landscapes – The Results

Museum Discussion Group: Ancient Landscapes – The Results

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

The next meeting of the Museum Discussion Group will be held on Wednesday 4th December at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room, where Roy Canham will be discussing the results of our Heritage Lottery funded ‘Ancient Landscapes of the Bradford Hundred‘ project.

Wine and mince...

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Exhibition – A Land Through Time

Exhibition – A Land Through Time

Saturday 23rd November – Monday 2nd December, Bradford on Avon Library Meeting Room, during Library / Museum opening hours

N.B.  This exhibition will now be opening at 12pm on Saturday 23rd November.

Over the course of the past year we have studied and recorded traces of the prehistoric, Romano-British , and medieval landscape over an area...

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Museum Discussion Group – An Introduction to Geophysics

Museum Discussion Group – An Introduction to Geophysics

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

Our next Museum Discussion Group session is on “An Introduction to Geophysics” and will be led by Sophie Hawke.

These Museum Discussion Group sessions are FREE to members.  You don’t need to book or attend all the sessions – just turn up.

Future...

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Museum Discussion Group – Documents Relating to the Manor of Bradford

Museum Discussion Group – Documents Relating to the Manor of Bradford

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

The second of our Museum Discussion Group sessions is on “Documents Relating to the Manor of Bradford” and will be led by Ivor Slocombe.  These Museum Discussion Group sessions are FREE to members.  Please note that non-members can attend one session before being asked to join.  If...

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NEW – Museum Discussion Group

NEW – Museum Discussion Group

From September, we are starting up a new Museum group for Members.  The Discussion Group will be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.  These informal sessions are FREE to Members and will cover a broad range of topics, with a different speaker introducing the theme each month.

Here are the topics for the first four months:

Wednesday...

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Millennium Embroidery at Fringe Festival

Millennium Embroidery at Fringe Festival

The Museum’s Bradford on Avon Millennium Embroidery will be displayed as part of the Bradford Fringe Festival. The twelve panels depict episodes in each of the centuries between the two Millennium Years of 1001 and 2001 and were sewn by hand by Bradford people, based on paintings by the late Jeanne Walpole. It can be seen for the period of 1st to...

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Exhibition: 1950s Shops

Exhibition: 1950s Shops

Bradford on Avon’s Market Street in the early 1950s (Neil Mattingley, freshford.com) Daily dairy deliveries in Bradford on Avon (P45238: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre) Click on the photos above to view larger...

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Museum Trip to Dorset

Museum Trip to Dorset

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—FULLY BOOKED—

New date for your diary – Saturday 14th September 2013.

The June outing for members of the Museum Society has been postponed, and will now be taking place on 14th September instead.

We will visit the Priest’s House Museum in Wimborne Minster, a...

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