Tytherington Local History Group


Visitors and new members are very welcome to come along to our monthly Friday meetings in the Baptist Church School Room at 7.30pm

Annual subscription £3-50. Admission for Members £1, Visitors £2-00

The programme of events for this year is as follows:-

Programme 2019 - 2020

13th September 2019

AGM, Quiz and light refreshments

11th October

The Vale of Berkeley Railway – Rob Carruthers

8th November

S.S. Great Britain Launch to re-Launch – Ian Caskie

12th December (Thursday)

Christmas Lunch at The Swan, Tytherington

10th January 2020

Land Girls of World War 2 – Fiona Warin

14th February

Salmon Fishing on the Severn – Christabel Timko

13th March

St. James Church, Tytherington 850+ years old – event to be held in the Church

10th April

Port to Port a historic journey along the Sharpness to Gloucester Canal – Paul Barnett

8th May

A visit to the National Waterways Museum Gloucester and a trip on the canal


Programme 2018 -2019

12th October     Virtual Tour of Bristol with Bristol Open Top Bus Tour Guide Louise Ingsley

9th November     Heraldry and Symbols at Thornbury Castle - MegWise (Thornbury Museum)

13th December (this is a Thursday)  Christmas Lunch at the Swan Inn, Tytherington


11th January     The Apprentice and the Sorcerer. The life of Edward Jenner - Professor Garetn Williams

8th February     The Newport Medieval Ship - Rob Kenny

8th March        Lost Houses of Tytherington - Roger Howell

12th April        The Abbey Camp, Alveston

10th May         Visit to the Royal Hunting Lodge, Old Down, Archaelogical Dig

14th June         Trip to the Newport Ship Museum


Previous Programmes

Programme 2017-2018

October 13th               Yate-Tytherington-Thornbury Railway - George Ford

November 10th           The Severn Flood of 1607 – Rose Hewlett

December 14th            Christmas Lunch at the Swan Inn (this date is a Thursday)

January 12th                Tytherington Utilities – Bob Jenkins

February 9th                Tytherington School – Roger Howell

March 9th                    The King Family in Tytherington – Reg King

April  13th                   Walk around Rockhampton

May   18th                   Visit to the Concorde Museum  (This is the third Friday of the month)

June   8th                     Trip to Croome (National Trust) near High Green, Worcestershire  (This is a change from the original     programme venue)

Programme 2016 - 2017

September 9th      -    AGM with light refreshments

October 14th         -    Tytherington and the First World War - Taff Huxtable (Chair of Tytherington British Legion)

November 11th    -    Listed Buildings in the Severn Vale including Tytherington - Anne Strong

December 15th     -    Christmas Lunch at the Swan Inn, Tytherington  (This date is a Thursday)

 January 13th         -    Crimes and Celebrities in Tytherington - Bob Jenkins

February 10th       -    Mary Bruton - local artist and major contributor to the artefacts at Thornbury Museum  -     Roger Howell

 March 10th           -    Tytherington Quarries - Roger Howell & Bob Jenkins

 April 21st               -    The Severn Railway Bridge Disaster - Paul Barnett (This date is the third Friday of the  month)      

 May 12th              -    A guided walk through the village

 June 9th                -    Visit to Woodchester Mansion

Programme 2015 – 2016

September 11th  AGM with light refreshments!

October 9th    Arnos Vale and other Victorian Cemeteries – Bob Jenkins

November 13th  Role of Women during the First World War – Joan Flower

December 10th   Thurs)   Christmas Lunch at the Royal Oak, Cromhall, 12.30pm 

                                                                     January 8th  Squire Hardwicke of Tytherington – Roger Howell & Bob Jenkins

February 12th  Excavation of the Royal Hunting Lodge at Lower Hazel – Roger Howell

                                                       March 11th   Kingswood Abbey – Russell Weston

                                                                  April 8th The Cotswold Olympic Games – Roger Howell

      May Visit to Cotswold Olympic Games at Chipping Camden

June  Visit to Arnos Vale and Beckford Tower


Programme 2014-15


October 10th       -  THE THORNBURY QUILT                       Jane Marks & Pauline Montgomery

November 14th     -  THE ROYAL FOREST OF ALVESTON                John Adnams

December 11th     -  CHRISTMAS LUNCH                                The Swan, Tytherington

January 9th        -  TYTHERINGTON CHURCH                       Roger Howell

February 13th      -  UNBUILT BRISTOL                                Bob Jenkins

March 13th         -  THE NORMANS IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE          Roger Howell



June 12th           -  THE GRAND TOUR - EARLY PACKAGE HOLIDAYS!    Helen Roberts



2013-14 Programme

'History of Thornbury Castle’ – Trevor Cherry

  The Silk Road’ – Daphne Brown

 ‘Recollections of Tytherington School’ from the ex-Headteacher Peter Grudgings

‘My Family Connections with Tytherington or Why I’m here!’ – Roger Howell

  ‘A Walk around Historic Tytherington' 

 ‘A Walk around Roman Cirencester’