Lectures

  • Wotton Women in WWII

    20/12/2019

    David Baird, the Society Curator, relates stories of Wotton-under-Edge women through the dark days of the Second World War or were they?

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  • Wotton Baptist Church - the first 200yrs

    31/01/2020

    Our speaker, Dennis 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 Cisteian 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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We're on Facebook!

Wotton Heritage Centre has a facebook page so you can have rolling updates on the activities of the Historical Society, Museum and Heritage Centre.

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So What's Special About Wortley?

Dr. David Wilson of Keele University, Director of Excavations at Wortley from 1983 to 1996, gives an overview of the finding at this Roman site.

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Tyndale and Venn

Hugh Phillips takes a fairly light-hearted look at their place in History.

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