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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Discussion Group: Trowbridge: a most unlikely County Town

Discussion Group: Trowbridge: a most unlikely County Town

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

This session, led by Ivor Slocombe, will tell the story of Trowbridge and how it came to be the county town of Wiltshire.

 

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...

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Discussion Group: The Castles of the Norman Conquest

Discussion Group: The Castles of the Norman Conquest

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

This session, led by Brian Davison, will focus on the castles of the Norman Conquest – in particular what the Normans were up to in Normandy in the ten years or so before the Conquest and in the ten years or so after 1066. A very narrow span of years, but a lot happened in those years!

Brian is a former...

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Lecture: The Buildings of Bradford

Lecture: The Buildings of Bradford

Wednesday 18th March, 7:30pm, St Margaret’s Hall

Architectural historian Julian Orbach, who recently moved to live in Bradford on Avon, is revising the Pevsner Architectural Guides, and is currently working on the Wiltshire volume. He has kindly agreed to give a talk for the museum on the buildings of...

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Discussion Group: A History of the Church Bells of Bradford on Avon

Discussion Group: A History of the Church Bells of Bradford on Avon

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

Our first Discussion Group session of 2015 is on the church bells of Bradford on Avon and is led by two authorities on the subject: Anne Willis and David Godwin, who are both local bell ringers.

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Discussion Group: A review of this year’s Community Digs

Discussion Group: A review of this year’s Community Digs

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

The next meeting of the Museum Discussion Group will be held on Wednesday 3rd December at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room, where Roy Canham will be examining the results of both Community Digs (April and August) and considering future action.

These Museum Discussion Group sessions are FREE to...

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Lidar exhibition moves to Chippenham

Lidar exhibition moves to Chippenham

. The Museum’s exhibition about the Ancient Landscapes of Bradford project is now on display at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre.

The exhibition “A land through time” was held at Bradford on Avon Museum in November last year. Now it can be seen as a temporary exhibition in the entrance foyer of...

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Discussion Group: The Cradle of English Geology

Discussion Group: The Cradle of English Geology

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

The next meeting of the Museum Discussion Group will be held on Wednesday 5th November at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room, where our Honorary Curator, and former Geology Curator at Bristol City Museum, Roger Clark, will be leading the session.

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Discussion Group: Roots, Routes

Discussion Group: Roots, Routes

Sue Maude: Modern Artist, Ancient Landscape, a personal view

Wednesday 1st October, 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room

The next meeting of the Museum Discussion Group will be held on Wednesday 1st October at 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room, where Sue Maude will be leading the...

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Beau Street Hoard Roadshow

Beau Street Hoard Roadshow

Saturday 18th October 10:30 am – 3:00 pm, at Bradford on Avon Museum

Come and discover the Beau Street Hoard, a unique find of 17,577 silver Roman coins uncovered by archaeologists in Beau Street, Bath.

Learn about the Hoard and its discovery

Handle coins from the...

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The Community Dig

The Community Dig

Monday 11th – Sunday 24th August, Hen Field and Victory Field

The defensive bank showing both side of field boundary wall (click the image to see a larger version)

We are off again! Our dig in April produced a surprising result. A slight bank on the edge of the paddock east of the tithe barn...

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Exhibition: Bradford At War, 1914-18

Exhibition: Bradford At War, 1914-18

Monday 4th – Monday 25th August, in the Library Meeting Room

Bradford on Avon Museum’s exhibition commemorating the First World War, will be focused on the themes: The Eve of War, The Front, The Home Front, and Twin Towns.

The exhibition will include photographs and WWI objects, as well as...

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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!’

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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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