Exhibition: Somerset & Dorset Railway
September 4 - October 16
Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays 10am - 4pm
or by appointment
Commemorating the Somerset & Dorset Railway which closed 50 years ago this year. Did you use it? Work on it? Record your own memories of the line.
History of Combe Down exhibition
Weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays 10-4pm
Showing the development of the village over the last 2000 years
Catherine Beale Watercolour Workshops
Tuesdays 10.00 - 15.00 Landscapes:
18 October - Bath Slopes
Wednesdays 10.00 - 15.00 Portraits:
19 October - Head and shoulders
£80 per day includes refreshments and lunch
Gift vouchers available
Contact Catherine for workshop plan and booking form
M: 07891 409490
Children's Animation BFG Workshop
1 September 12 - 3pm
Make your own characters inspired by Roald Dahl's BFG and bring them to life using stop frame animation
£15 per person
Contact Angela for further information or to book
Enhanced DBS (CRB) & Insured
Combe Down Exploring Art Group
Meets 1st Tuesday in the month after a summer break - Next meeting on
Tuesday September 6 from 14.00 - 16.00
Run by Rosemary Simmons
All levels welcome whether you are just starting to draw and paint or have a bit more experience
No fees just a small donation towards hire of the room
For more details contact Rosemary
T: 01225 833301
Kathy Pearce Sewing Classes
Thursdays September 15 to October 20
10.00-12.00 or 19.00-21.00
The course will cover:
- basic machine and hand stitching
- using a commercial pattern
- cutting out, tacking and fitting
- how to create darts, insert zips and make waistbands
- finishing seams and hems
You can bring along your own project and machine or there will be some machines for you to use.
You can also make soft furnishings or other textile products using a range of creative techniques.
For more details contact Kathy Pearce:
T: 01225 833317
M: 0750 555 8318
LOCAL EXCAVATION IN FIRS FIELD -
The Combe Down stone quarries have all but vanished following the stabilisation project. All there is now, just visible in the grass of Firs Field, is a stone circle marking the site of a protective light shaft wall that was removed sometime around 1950. This was well after the quarries had been worked out and the shaft itself had been closed.
A project to excavate and restore this stone circle was initiated by the local Heritage Society in 2009 and is now widely supported by Combe Down Stone Legacy Trust, the Heritage Society and Combe Down community groups, such as Friends of Firs Field. Various departments within B&NES have also given encouragement.
If you would like to be part of the excavation team, the very first stage in this project scheduled for this coming summer, please sign up to our Newsletter by sending us your name, contact phone number and email address to
Experience is not necessary; there will be experts on hand to advise and collate whatever we uncover.
When we have uncovered and can see what is there, there will be professional conservators to protect this historically significant and integral part of Bath’s Heritage.
Do come and join in, or come and watch the excavation progress.