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Acton Court


A Tudor House built for the pleasure of Henry VIII

Latteridge Road, Iron Acton BS37 9TL
Tel: 01454 228224
www.actoncourt.com
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Domesday 1986 Project


The BBC Domesday Project created a snapshot of Britain in 1986. Originally published on laserdisc, which rapidly fell into obsolescence, the project is now available on-line. Click below for several old photos and articles on Cromhall.

www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/db...


GENUKI - Cromhall


Lots of links to historical resources for family history research centred on Cromhall.

www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/GLS/Cro...





Images of Thornbury


Visit Eric Dodd's fascinating site for many photos of Thornbury past and modern, with some excellent side-by-side then-and-now comparisons.

www.images-of-thornbury.co.uk


Know Your Place


Explore your neighbourhood online through historic maps, images and linked information with this digital heritage mapping project.

www.kypwest.org.uk


Thornbury & District Museum


Due to the Coronavirus crisis the museum is closed to the public now, but emails will still be answered as quickly as possible. Please do not leave messages on the museum's phone as volunteers will be attending the building but will not be able to respond quickly to enquiries. Very best wishes, and stay safe, from all volunteers here.

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Thornbury Museum needs your assistance with a history project - please help us gather and keep the history of Coronavirus (Covid-19) 2020.

We are experiencing one of the worst times in our lives, just as people did during WW1 and WW2 because we are fighting a deadly virus.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) will become history and in classrooms children will be learning about what happened to us in 2020.

As a museum, it is our responsibility to gather, document and keep preserved for the future any aspects of this awful time with regards to Thornbury and the surrounding district.

We are hoping that those of you who are willing and able to do so, would be interested in keeping notes or a diary, photos, of any/ all that you or your friends and family experience, good and bad, during this time relating to shopping, medical, travelling, communication, entertaining and schooling at home, working, etc. We would like to hear about anything, no matter how insignificant you may think it is.

You can send us information at any time, or you may prefer to wait until this episode in our history has passed.

Send it by email or post to Thornbury & District Museum, c/o The Town Hall, 35 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR.

By submitting information, the museum will assume that your permission is given for the material to be used in the future. This could be in print, on-line or in one of our exhibitions.

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The museum was started in 1986 to house a collection of artefacts bequeathed to The Thornbury Society, and rapidly expanded. It is managed by the Thornbury & District Heritage Trust, a registered charity as well as a Trust company, and is supported by South Gloucestershire Council and Thornbury Town Council. It is an independent museum and financed by grants and donations. Come to visit our exhibition rooms, chat to our volunteers, visit our shop, enjoy your local museum.
The museum is next to the Armstrong Hall, and opening times are Tuesday to Friday 1-4pm, and Saturday 10-4pm. We have a small shop with books, leaflets, pamphlets, postcards, all of local interest.

Postal address: Thornbury & District Museum, c/o The Town Hall, 35 High Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AR

Chapel Street, Thornbury
Tel: 01454 857774
www.thornburymuseum.org.uk
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Tytherington Local History Group


A glimpse into the past of the parish of Tytherington

Visitors and new members are very welcome to come along to our monthly Friday meetings at 7.30pm.

Baptist Church School Room, 2 Itchington Road, Tytherington GL12 8QE
Tel: 01454 415035
www.tytheringtonroots.co.uk/tythe...
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