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 April to June 2024

 9th April       Jane Howells

 Women’s suffrage campaigns in south Wiltshire: staunch supporters but also whistles and rotten eggs in Tisbury


14th May    Primrose Campbell

Henry Lamb: Painter and Polymath.

Primrose Campbell outlines the turbulent life of her maternal grandfather, the artist Henry Lamb.  It stretched from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth, violently broken by two world wars.   He rebelled from the world of his youth among Manchester dons, moved through bohemian pre-1914 Chelsea, Paris and the wilds of western Ireland, to settled family life in Coombe Bisset, where he lived and painted for over 30 years.   He was an intimate of Lytton Strachey, of Augustus John and Stanley Spencer, and of the grand eccentric hostess and patroness Ottoline Morrell.   As a doctor-soldier he won an MC in Macedonia and at the end of his career he was a Royal Academician.

Primrose is Head of Classics at Godolphin and came to live in the Chalke Valley in 2012, having followed her soldier husband around the world for 20 years.  Having been brought up with Henry Lamb’s Wiltshire landscapes she feels very much at home in this part of the country. She is also the Chairman of the Friends of Erlestoke which helps prisoners to stay in contact with their families and with the challenges they face in rehabilitation.



Our talks take place at 7.30 pm in the Hinton hall Tisbury. 

We usually have teas/Coffees and biscuits served before meetings.


Visitors/ guests £5

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