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
ALHA is the umbrella group for local history and archaeology societies in Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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! 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 on the second Tuesday of the month starting at 7.30pm, and we meet from October through to May. Guests welcome £2.50, or annual membership £10.
St Mary's Church Hall, Eastbury Road, Thornbury BS35 1DR
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...
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