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Thornbury Local History and Archaeology Society

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Tuesday 9th February 2021

7.30pm: Thornbury Local History and Archaeology Society on Zoom

During the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic the Society is not holding meetings at St Mary’s Hall but Zooming their meetings free of charge! 

The February talk is ‘A History of Death in our Society’ by Dr. Helen Frisby.

The March talk, on Tuesday the 9th at 7:30, is on ‘the Berkeley Poaching Affray of 1816’ and ‘the impact of Thornbury Station’ by winners of our school essay competition.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Society please click the link below.

If you would like to attend a zoom meeting please email Jenny Ovens below or call 414727 for log on details. There is no charge.


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"Local History can be far more interesting that you may think! Why not take the chance to hear about the history of our area? I think you will find it is very interesting. At least the Thornbury Local History and Archaeology Society would like to think so!

We meet monthly to hear speakers deliver talks covering a range of historical and archaeological topics. The meetings are relaxed, we even have refreshments to enjoy during an interval!

We would like to invite you to one or even more of our meetings over the forthcoming season. The talks, accompanied by PowerPoint slides and the occasional film, cover a very wide range of topics of historical interest. The speakers are very knowledgeable about their subjects, we often have lecturers from UWE and Bristol University and others who have spent many hours researching their topic. Whoever the speaker is they know what they are talking about!

Our meetings take place at St Mary’s Hall in Eastbury Road starting at 7.30pm, they are always on the second Tuesday of the month and we meet from October through to May.

If you would like to come along you would be more than welcome, all that we ask is that in return for hearing an interesting talk and enjoying some light refreshments is that you pay £2.50 to cover costs.

If you think that is good value, then our annual membership is just £10 per year, which means that each talk costs just £1.40! Now I think you will agree that is really good value for money!

We look forward to seeing you!"

Guy Rawlinson, Chair

For more information about membership or our programme of events, visit www.facebook.com/thornburyhistorysoc e-mail Sean Rinaldi at

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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

Details of our programme can be found at on the right hand side of this page, the library or the Town Hall. The Thornbury Society always welcomes new and occasional members.

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

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