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.


14 March Ancient trees - reading their life story and their value for society Jill Butler, Conservation Advisor for the Woodland Trust specialising in ancient trees
11 April Churches of Greater London. A general survey or architecture, church monuments, stained glass and fittings of London churches. Mike Hodges. Mike is a fellow of the Society of Antiquarians.
9 May Paradise lost: Garden buildings of Stourhead. The garden at Stourhead had many more features originally. What were these and why were they removed? Julia Mottershaw, garden historian and researcher.
13 June Victorian Nile exploration. Triumph over doubt, hostility and privation.The early exploration by Livingstone, the troubled expeditions of Burton and Speke, the discovery of Lake Victoria by Speke and Grant and the meeting between Speke and Grant with Samuel and Florence Baker at Gondokoro. David Baker MBE MA FRGS.
13 July (Thursday) Summer outing to Bowood House To be led by Barbara Farrell


No meeting


12 September

Max Gill, letterer, mural painter and graphic designer

Caroline Walker, MacDonald Gill's great-niece has co-curated several exhibitions of his work.
10 October Villages in the Landscape - a look at how villages have evolved and the different structures that have resulted. Mike Marshman, former Wiltshire Local Studies Librarian.

14 November

Paris in the 1890s: Belle Époque or Fin de Siècle? Alexandra Ormerod works at Longford Castle as principal guide for the art collection.

9 January 2018

William Beckford in Bath. Exploring the architecture and writings of William Beckford after he sold Fonthill Abbey. Dr Amy Frost, curator at Beckford's Tower and Museum.

13 February 2018

AGM. Speaker to be confirmed  


  •    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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