Society aims to share fascination with Thornbury’s past

October 01 2018

Thornbury Local History and Archaeology Society kicks off its autumn season with a film telling the story of Bristol’s role in the Great War and a talk on the community of Little Stoke.

The Society meets every month for talks from expert speakers on a range of historical and archaeological topics.  Some speakers are lecturers at UWE and Bristol University, others have spent a lifetime researching an area of special interest.  Film nights also take place regularly. 

‘Why Little Stoke, A Forgotten History’ is on the 10th October with Martin Davis. It’s the story of the community that lived in what was once a hamlet and is now a modern housing estate.  

Bristol’s Great War is showing on 13th November, featuring the role Bristol played role in WW1, to mark 100 years since the Armistice. 

During future months there are talks about Thornbury Castle, and an update from the medieval Newport Ship museum, amongst other topics. 

Talks take place at St Mary’s Hall in Eastbury Road starting at 7.30pm, on the second Tuesday of the month from October through to May. Cost is £2.50 with refreshments.  Membership is £14 a year. For more information follow the society on Facebook or via MyThornbury.