Current programme of talks and visits

Meetings are normally held on the second Tuesday of most months starting at 7.30pm in the Hinton Hall, Tisbury.

Tisbury History Society Programme from September to December 2023

10th October     Lesley Self   ArtCare

During a presentation you will get to know the historic collection which ranges from the 1760s to present day. Photographs, documents, books, instruments, objects and stories relating to General Infirmary to Odstock Hospital and many other sites around Salisbury.

The artefacts and archives provide a fascinating insight, not only into medicine and healthcare but social history of the city for the past 250 years.

14th November   Julian Richards Shaftesbury – Alfred’s Abbey, Alfred’s town – the results of the SAVED project 2019-22.

In 2019, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other sponsors, a community project was carried out in Shaftesbury to explore King Alfred’s two great legacies: the Abbey and the town itself. Involving local schools, archaeological volunteers and lots of enthusiasm, geophysical surveys were carried out, test pits were dug in the Saxon town and excavations explored enigmatic elements of the ruined Abbey. Needless to say, we answered some questions and asked a lot more……

Julian Richards is a Shaftesbury based archaeologist, author and educator who those with long memories may remember from BBC’s ‘Meet the Ancestors’

The proceeds of this are going to the Salisbury Sudan Medical Link.

12th December  Social evening for Members  to be arranged.

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