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Alveston Local History Society

We meet at 7:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Alveston Methodist Church. There are no meetings during June, July and August. Annual subscription is £12, and visitors are welcome to attend - there is a charge of £2.


Avon Local History & Archaeology

ALHA is the umbrella group for local history and archaeology societies in Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.


Friends of Park Farm Medieval Fishponds

The group has been created to conserve, monitor, maintain, promote and protect Thornbury's Medieval Fishponds. The aim is to preserve the site so that it continues to support a wide range of flora and fauna, and to ensure that the archaeological aspects of the site are protected. For more information, please contact Dave Rowley:

Tel: 01454 412941

Friends of Thornbury & District Museum

The Friends raise funds for Thornbury & District Museum by organising events and also help generally in the running of the Museum. They also have trips to other museums and similar places of interest. For more information, email below.


Oldbury Village History Group

Meetings take place 2.30-4pm, on the second Tuesday of the month, September to March inclusive. The cost is £3 including refreshments. There is no annual subscription and anyone is welcome to come.

Memorial Hall, Camp Road, Oldbury

Olveston Parish Historical Society

The Society promotes interest in the history of Olveston and surrounding areas and collects and preserves documentary and photographic records.
We meet at the Methodist Church on the first Wednesday of each month from October to April with guest speakers on topics as diverse as The Severn Channel during the Ice Age and Concorde. In Summer we usually have two or three field trips, often following up talks given during the previous winter. Visitors are always welcomed and, more often than not, recruited.


South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group

SGMRG was set up by local people to understand, record and where appropriate preserve the remains, of what was once an extensive industry, for the present community and future generations.
SGMRG is a voluntary organisation that relies on grants and donations from local people. Our membership is made up of archaeologists, surveyors, historians, engineers, cavers and those simply interested in finding more about what lies under their feet.
We have regular meetings, walks and talks including the opportunity to get involved in exploration, archaeology and resotoration work. If you would like more information contact the Chairman Roger Gosling:

Tel: 01454 883607

Thornbury (Local History) Research Group

We are a section of Thornbury Museum, meeting at United Reformed Church, Chapel St on the first Thursday of every month at 7.30pm. Come along for an informal exchange of news, discussion and enquiries about local history and local family research.

Tel: 01454 885087

Thornbury Local History and Archaeology Society

Archaeology and local history. See the events calendar for details of meetings. All meetings (AGM excepted) are at St Mary's Church Hall beginning at 7.30pm. All visitors are welcome. There is a small charge of £2.50 for each meeting or £10 for the year. For more information, please call 01454 414727 or click below.


Thornbury New Parke Archaeology Group

A group for people interested in the Archaeology and History of Thornbury, and in particular the area that became the Duke of Buckingham's New Parke. Initially it will be centered around work at the Sheiling School where there is more than enough work to keep the group going for some time. Click below to find out more...


Thornbury U3A Family History Group

Meets on the third Friday of the month (except August) at the Chantry, coffee from 10am, meeting from 10.30am.


Tytherington Local History Group

A glimpse into the past of the parish of Tytherington


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