Healing Springs, Holy Wells and Spas
The speaker, Alan Pilbeam, will discuss the distribution of springs and wells in Gloucestershire and their significance.
Alan Pilbeam was Deputy Head of Sir Thomas Rich's, Gloucester - and for many years taught a course for Bristol University on local landscape history. Since retirement he has continued to write and lecture on this topic area.
In this talk the distribution of springs and wells in Gloucestershire and their significance for drinking, washing and healing purposes, taking examples from Roman, Saxon and medieval times through to the establishment of spas in the C18th and early C19th will be discussed.
Wotton-under-Edge Civic Centre
2 Gloucester Street, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7DN
Friday 25th January 2019 at 7.30pm
Non-members £5 on the door
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