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Saturday 13th April 2024, 10.00am

Handel Cossham Conference 2024

Turnberrie's Community Centre, Thornbury

10am to 4.30pm

Join Avon Local History & Archeology and Bristol & Gloucestershire Archeology Society for a special local history day at Turnberrie’s Community Centre, Bath Road, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2BB celebrating the life and works of Handel Cossham, a remarkable figure from 1824 to 1890.

Talks will cover Handel Cossham’s origins and family; his career and development of his business in mining; his work on the geology of the south Gloucestershire coalfield; his charitable and philanthropic work, especially regarding local schools connected with Methodist and congregationalist chapels; his campaigning for temperance; his political activities as Bristol and Bath councillor, mayor of Bath and MP for Bristol east; and the history of Cossham Memorial Hospital on the borders of Bristol and Kingswood.

Cost £15.00 per person. Booking via the Eventbrite link below.


Venue information

Turnberrie's Community Centre, Thornbury
Bath Road, Thornbury, BS35 2BB

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