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Thornbury Local History and Archaeology Society

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About Us

Are you interested in local history? The Thornbury Local History and Archaeology Society meets on the second Tuesday of every month between October and May.

We have an interesting programme of speakers, both academic and knowledgeable amateur historians. Talks are illustrated either by powerpoint or occasionally by films or physical artefacts.

The talks cover a wide variety of topics all based on our local area. We also normally organise a summer outing to a local site of historical interest.

The talks normally take place at 7.30pm at St Mary's Church Hall in Eastbury Road. There is a refreshment break half way though a talk when tea/coffee and biscuits are provided.

Membership is £10 for the year or you can come as a visitor for £2.50 for a single meeting.

For more information about membership or our programme of events, e-mail Guy Rawlinson at or visit our facebook page.

We look forward to welcoming you to a meeting soon.

Castle School Essay Competition Winners

Click the links below to read the essays that won our recent Castle School competition:

What was the role of Gloucestershire in vaccination? - Holly Nicholas
Why was there an increase in crime in Gloucestershire by the early 1830s? - Chloe Ross

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Enquiries regarding local and/or family history are best directed to the Thornbury (Local History) Research Group via the Thornbury and District Museum at

We have an archive of articles based on past meetings here on the website for you to browse through:

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