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Thornbury Local History and Archaeology Society

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Tuesday 11th October 2022

7.30pm: Thornbury Local History and Archaeology Society
St Mary's Church Hall

Meg Wise - The railway comes to Thornbury

Thornbury Society meetings take place on the second Tuesday of the month from October through to May.

Please book by email below or phone 01454 414727.


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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.

During the pandemic some of the talks have been on Zoom. Please check the Society’s facebook page or here on MyThornbury.co.uk for details.

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 Stephen Griffiths at .

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

Wickwar Quarry

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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:

Forthcoming events

Tuesday 11th October 2022

Tuesday 8th November 2022

Tuesday 13th December 2022

Tuesday 10th January 2023

Tuesday 14th February 2023

Tuesday 14th March 2023

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