CCHS meetings are held in Campden Town Hall on the third Thursday in the month and begin at 7.30pm.
Family History Group (FHG) meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month in The Court Room, Old Police Station, starting at 7.30pm. Cost: £1.00 per person
Stone Age to Corinium – recent excavations at Bourton-on-the-Water
Thursday 21 September
Diagram of Salmonsbury
Dr. Alison Brookes, Collections Development Office, Corinium Museum
The Corinium Museum in Cirencester holds the major archaeological finds in Gloucestershire. They have received a Lottery Grant to refurbish all their pre-Roman galleries and Alison will tell us how they are spending the money, and in particular, about all the early material from Bourton-on-the-Water.
FHG: The History of the Hartwells of Ebrington and Campden
Tuesday 26 September
Unveiling of War Memorial 1921
CCHS: The Architecture of Memory: War Memorials of the Great War
Thursday 19 October
Adrian Barlow, former Director of Madingley Hall, Cambridge University
FHG: Life in a Tudor Household
Tuesday 24 October
Campden House project
Interior of The Red Lodge, Bristol
CCHS: Renaissance Architecture in England – the view from Bristol
Thursday 16 November
Nick Molyneux, Principal Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas, West Midlands Historic England
Nick has been working on a now demolished house - all that is left is a lodge, "The Red Lodge" - which belonged to Sir John Young, a minor courtier, contemporary with Baptist Hicks. He sees many architectural parallels between this and Campden House, although the Bristol house is less grand, and will make some comparisons. Nick has been following our Campden House blog, and has asked to see some of our finds when he comes that evening.
Enoch Bennett and cart
FHG: The Bennett family – Five Generations of Campden Retailers
Tuesday 28 November
CCHS: 'The Quicksilver Doctor – the Life and Times of Thomas Dover'
Thursday 7 December
CCHS: Campden Post-Inclosure: the creation of Campden Hill and Lapstone Farms in a modern farming landscape
Thursday 18 January 2018
Alan Barclay, CCHS
This talk follows on from Alan's previous talk on Chipping Campden's Inclosure Act of 1799, and what the subsequent Inclosure Award of 1800 put in place (Alan uses the term "Inclosure" rather than "Enclosure" because that's what the Campden Act did!). Campden Hill and Lapstone Farms are familiar places up on Broad Campden Hill, both created by the Inclosure Award. Using them as case studies, this talk will explore how the Inclosure created modern farms, and changed not only the look of the landscape and agricultural practice, but also the rural way of life.
FHG: Water, water everywhere….
Tuesday 23 January
Judith Ellis & Jenny Bruce
Flooding in Campden and the efforts made to prevent them, going back to the "King's Flood" of 1830.
CCHS: Bodicacia: A New Lady of Quality from Cirencester
Thursday 15 February
Neil Holbrook, Chief Executive, Cotswold Archaeology
The tombstone of Bodicacia was discovered in 2011 at the former Bridges Garage Site in Tetbury Road, Cirencester when it was excavated ahead of building work for St James’ Place. It is one of the best preserved Roman tombstones to be found in the UK.
FHG: George Ballard – from Mantua Maker to Oxford Beadle – and his uncle, John Ballard, a benefactor of Campden
Tuesday 27 February
CCHS: Chipping Campden, the Cotswolds, and the Earls of Chester
Thursday 15 March
Peter Coss, Emeritus Professor of History, Cardiff University
The Conduit House
FHG: Campden House water supply
Tuesday 27 March
Vanessa Rigg & Rob Grove
Vanessa and Rob have been investigating the route of the watercourse put in by Sir Baptist Hicks from the Conduit House on Westington Hill to old Campden House and the Almshouses.
Baptist Hicks (by kind permission of Diana Noel)
CCHS: AGM, followed by 'Baptist Hicks: behind the Public Persona'
Thursday 19 April
Mary Fielding, CCHS
Was Sir Baptist Hicks really the generous benefactor that Campden celebrates, or was there another side to his character? Find out what has been revealed about his life through research in Gloucestershire Archives, the National Archives and online resources.
FHG: The Griffiths family and Bedfont House
Bedfont House and Singer House (right)
Tuesday 24 April
Bedfont House Group
CCHS now has an established group of volunteers working on the history of Bedfont House and the Griffiths family who lived there. Much has come to light following the donation of a suitcase of material - drawings, painting, diaries and other writing that belonged to Miss Josephine Griffiths.
FHG: Members Research Evening: three presentations
Tuesday 22 May