Same time - second Tuesday of the
month, 8 o'clock.
Same place - Dundry Primary School.
Different subject - each time.
Who are we? Certainly not a group of dry academics living in the past. We are just ordinary villagers who enjoy hearing interesting speakers. Some talks have a local historical bias,others are more wide-ranging. All are worth listening to.
Well the Autumn nights are drawing in and the first meeting of our group (for the period October 2011 to May 2012) took place on the12th October, when Professor Ronald Hutton, from Bristol University gave a fascinating talk on ("Village Magic? or Witchcraft?)
During the coming months we shall have speakers on a range of subjects:
November 8th - The history of the Avon Gorge area.
December 13th- The Central India Horse (A tale of bravery)
January 10th - Ballooning in the Bristol area 1784 -2005.
February 14th .. The Gore-Langtons of Barrow Court.
March 13th- Cosmetics in the 18th Century.
April l0th- Victorian Bristol.
May 8th - A queer little village called Pill.
Why not come to hear what we learn about the area surrounding us? As you can see, we have a varied and fascinating programme and we are eager to make you welcome. So why not pay us a visit.
We are in the process of arranging our annual outing when members will
visit and go down a Coal Mine near Newport. The Mine is part of the National
Museum of Wales.
For further information on Dundry Historians, please contact Francis Gillett. 0117 964 5590