Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Hinton Hall in Tisbury.
Visitors are welcome at a charge of £3.


Tuesday 13 March Graham Brown
Nuns on the run - A monastic community in Amesbury in the Late eighteenth century
Graham was a landscape archaeologist with English Heritage before his retirement. His research since has mainly been in the field of monasticism in the country, but more recently has concentrated on the post Reformation period.
Tuesday 11 April Caroline Dakers
Fonthill recovered - The lost houses of Fonthill 1560-2017
Caroline Dakers is Professor of Cultural History at Central Saint Martins. She will tell the extraordinary story of the many houses at Fonthill and their powerful, wealthy and sometimes infamous owners.
Tuesday 8 May Judith Teasdale
A very Fayre Castle
The changing face of Corfe Castle
Judith is a Project Curator for the National Trust. She first studied Corfe Castle while writing a conservation management plan for the castle in 2006.
Tuesday 22 May
Outing to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Contact Barbara Farrell for details bafarrell46@gmail.com
Tuesday 12 June Michael Ranson
Fonthill Volunteers
Michael served a full career in the Royal Army Education Corps, including some years lecturing at Sandhurst in military history.

Tuesday 11 September

Ros Liddington
Sugar to Camels - Stories from Wilton House

Ros ran the Schools Programme at Wilton House winning the Sandford Heritage Education Award in 2000 and again in 2008.She has recently set up her own business, providing themed history days for schools

Tuesday 9 October

David Richards
Augustus Pugin's early work in Salisbury

Pugin was one of Britain's greatest architects who was a driving force in the 19th century Gothic Revival and who influenced a whole generation of other architects. He started his architectural career here in Salisbury, restoring John Hall's Hall, built his first house, started his work on the Palace of Westminister, converted to Catholicism and perhaps, most important of all, he wrote and published in Salisbury, "Contrasts", his book on the merits of Gothic architecture.
Tuesday 13 November John McAleer
Captain James Cook and his exploration of the Pacific
This year is 250th anniversary year of Cook's first voyage. John is a History Department Lecturer at Southampton University

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Jonathan Betts
Clocks and watches in the English country House
He was the Senior Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory Greenwich (part of the National Maritime Museum) for 35 years before retiring in 2015.

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Annual General Meeting
Emma Rouse
Heywood Sumner - Artist - Illustrator, Archaeologist.
Heywood was a key member of the Arts and Craft Movement, This talk will focus on his work locally based on the Cranborne Chase and the New Forest.


  •    To promote interest in history, especially the history of Tisbury and its neighbourhood
  •    To carry out research
  •    To promote interest in archaeology and all associated studies
  •    To establish a local museum and archives to be available to all
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