Alveston Local History Society arranges talks by experts on local places, historic figures and issues. There is also a social programme of events and trips throughout the year.
Talks are held at 7:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Alveston Methodist Church. There are no meetings during June, July, August and December. Annual subscription is £12, and visitors are welcome to attend - there is a charge of £2.50.
Alveston Methodist Church, Wolfridge Ride, Alveston BS35 3RA
Tel: 01454 416290
Tel: 01454 417048
Lots of links to historical resources for family history research.
This site has an excellent database of monumental inscriptions from Thornbury Cemetery and St Mary's Church, complete with photographs, and has recently added the monumental inscriptions from the United Reformed Church as well as details of births, marriages and burials from the URC registers up to about 1900.
There's a searchable database of Thornbury Trade directories, with 24 directories included, covering the period 1790 to 1939. There are also various Voter Lists, Coroners Lists, Street Directories and a gallery of old Thornbury adverts from local businesses.
There are in-depth histories of the houses in many of the older streets of Thornbury and of the families who lived in them with an extensive collection of photographs.
Meets on the third Friday of the month (except August) at the Chantry, coffee from 10am, meeting from 10.30am.
A glimpse into the past of the parish of Tytherington
Visitors and new members are very welcome to come along to our monthly Friday meetings at 7.30pm.
Baptist Church School Room, 2 Itchington Road, Tytherington GL12 8QE
Tel: 01454 415035