Lectures

  • Wotton Baptist Church - the first 200yrs

    31/01/2020

    Our speaker,David Wilson, will discuss the impact on the church of the ups and downs of local community life in the 1800s. .

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  • Where is Kingswood Abbey?

    28/02/2020

    Our President, Prof. Mark Horton will enlighten us on this fine late medieval gatehouse that once led into an important abbey, founded by Cistercian monks in the 12th century. The abbey was closed in 1538 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

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  • Royal Army Medical Corp

    27/03/2020

    Chris Thompson, a retired member of the Royal Army Medical Corp, will inform us of it's Formation and History.

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  • The Lives of Rolls and Royce

    1/05/2020

    Roger James will discuss the lives of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, explains how they met and formed the Rolls-Royce Company, why it was (and is) so successful and then follows their stories to the end of their lives in 1910 and 1933 respectively.

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The Historical Society

If you are interested in local or family history and want to meet others with similar interests, The Historical Society and Heritage Centre is the organisation to join. By becoming a member you will also be able to attend our lectures as well as participate in the many social events, excursions and other activities we sponsor throughout the year. In addition you will receive our annual journal and newsletters.

Please visit the Society page to find out more.