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For more than 40 years we have communicated the physical, social and intangible history of our area to the local community through lectures and excursions. Our themes are eclectic and we range widely over southern Gloucestershire and the areas beyond.

Meeting reports

Stephen Griffiths’ reports for all the talks of the 2023-24 season are now online. See the index here: Link icon

The most recent is his report of the talk given to the Society by Professor Ronald Hutton on Queen Elizabeth I: Link icon

Stan Morrissey has contributed his impressions of our summer outing to M Shed, part of Bristol Museums: Link icon


Membership is £10.00 for the year or you can come as a visitor by paying £2.50 cash at the door for a single meeting. There is no pre-booking for meetings.

The membership year begins on 1 October. There is no reduction for joining part way through the membership year.

You may pay your subscription by cheque, bank transfer, direct debit or in cash at the first meeting of the season.


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Annual programme

The annual season consists of eight meetings on the second Tuesday of every month from October to May at St Mary’s Church Hall, Eastbury Road, Thornbury. There is also a summer excursion to a place of historical interest.

Meetings begin at 7.30pm and last for about 90 minutes with a break for free refreshments (tea/coffee and biscuits).

Meetings 2024-25 season

All details are as yet provisional.

8 October 2024

Acton Court

Jackie Carpenter

12 November 2024

The Hazel Lane Archaeological Dig

Aaron Girdlestone

10 December 2024

Christmas Ghosts in Gloucestershire

Kirsty Hartiotis

14 January 2025

The Stroudwater Textile Mills

Ian Mackintosh

11 February 2025

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

Tony Conder

11 March 2025

Coal Mining in the Bristol Area

Steve Grudgings

8 April 2025

Utilities in Thornbury

Meg Wise

13 May 2025

Cider Making in Gloucestershire

Andy Meller

This site © Thornbury Local History and Archaeology Society 2024. Site design by Michael Quinion. Page last updated 7 July 2024.